Hussle (formerly PayAsUGym)
Hussle (formerly PayAsUGym)
Hussle (formerly PayAsUGym)
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Most popular group exercises revealed in new industry trend report

Indoor cycling has been identified as the most popular group workout in the UK – beating pilates and yoga – by a new industry report from ukactive and the DataHub.

The Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends 2018 report indicates that group cycling currently makes up 13 per cent of all exercise classes.

Other findings from the report – which was based on data from more than three million customers and 150 million individual visits across 396 leisure centres over the past three years – include that group workouts are far more popular with women than men.

While 38 per cent of women visits are for group exercise, the percentage of men visiting leisure centres for group classes is only 14 per cent.

Women also make up 74 per cent of group exercise participants.

The report also confirms that swimming is the choice of exercise of the elderly population – and much less popular among the young.

Swimming makes up 39 per cent of visits for people aged 75 and over, compared to just 8 per cent for those aged 16 to 24.

"This report shines a light on the key trends influencing public leisure," said Steven Ward, ukactive CEO.

"Our sector now knows more about how customers interact with fitness facilities than ever before – understanding when, where and how they work out.

"Armed with this knowledge, operators are better able to tailor their fitness offerings to meet the wants and needs of their customers, which can only help support our goal to get more people, more active, more often."

Describing the report, DataHub Director Utku Toprakseven added: "Our primary goal in working with ukactive on the Moving Communities report remains to address the wave of inactivity we face; getting the nation more active and healthy by giving the industry valuable, credible and actionable insight.

"This report is a great example for DataHub’s mission coming to life through strong sector partnerships; helping operators and delivery partners to unlock the potential of their data."

To read the report in full, click here to download a copy from the ukactive website.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Indoor cycling has been declared as the most popular group workout in the UK, beating pilates and yoga, in a new industry report from ukactive and the DataHub.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,RES
THUMB27845_45638.jpg

News

Northumbria University (NU) has set out to uncover in detail the important role that structured
A majority of mothers do not exercise because it makes them feel guilty about not
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City
Fitness tech business Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director for its European operations.
Low-cost gym operator EōS Fitness has acquired five former Gold's Gym locations in Utah –
Health club operator Total Fitness has completed a turnaround of its fortunes, reversing a "steady
Les Mills
Les Mills
There is no doubt that the boutique studio market is expanding rapidly. London is leading
CoachAi, a virtual companion that interacts with members through their smartphones, has been declared the
The Gym Group has launched a marketing campaign targeting teenagers who are in the midst
Health club design can play a crucial role in improving member retention – partly by
A new health club and sports complex will launch as part of the Alderley Park
Dance-based boutique studio operator AKT has revealed ambitious plans to grow its US portfolio from
Boxing-based fitness operator 30 Minute Hit has revealed plans to open 20 studios in the
Focus Training
Focus Training
EMD UK, the national governing body for group exercise, has been working with Active IQ
US-based indoor cycling operator SoulCycle has opened its first UK location. Located on Soho's Great
UK-based boutique fitness operator TRIB3 has opened its second studio in the Spanish capital Madrid.
A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wake up
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
1 - 15 of 10,965
Features
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Statistics
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
Features
HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
Features
Retention
There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
Features
Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
Features
Innovation
Silicon Valley hacker Dave Asprey used his tech skills to gather the latest fitness kit to create a bio hacking boutique. Kath Hudson investigates cusapero
Features
Active ageing
The older people get, the more likely they are to have a long term health condition. But getting ill is not an inevitable consequence of getting older, so targeting the over 50s market could bring about multiple wins. Kath Hudson reports
Features
HCM Celebs
Being a touring musician can be tough on your wellbeing, so country music star, Tim McGraw, developed his own workouts to stay fit. Now he’s collaborating with Snap to launch a gym brand
Features
Research
New research from Deloitte China and IHRSA shows the market for health and fitness in India is starting to grow, as Kirsten Walsh reports
Features
Strength
Do you need strength training kit that fits a smaller space? Julie Fisher takes a look at the options
Features
Analysis
Features
People
We want to develop the next generation of health and wellbeing centres, offering a mix of clinical, physical and emotional wellbeing services
People
We estimate that we have 110,000 children in primary schools that have introduced the Daily Mile as part of the everyday school day. That’s 400 schools, and the feedback is great. It’s been a real success
People
Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
People
With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
People
The founders of F45 Training have done an incredible job building a global brand, and with this partnership, we hope to continue to disrupt the fitness industry
People
We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind
People
So, the competition is now here… and who’s to say it always has to be at a premium price point? Why shouldn’t someone also come in with a cheaper at-home option?
People
Ceilidh dancing is great; it’s full of fun and energy and after a night of it you leave happy, smiling and sweating
People
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
These new products offer the market a complete indoor cycling solution. We have indoor bikes that cover both home and commercial fitness sectors, and user groups from general health and fitness, to elite sport - Richard Baker, CEO, Wattbike
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB
What really drives customer retention in 2019? Is it proactive customer care? Frequency of attendance? Added value provision? Community building? Across the industry, debate on this topic never stops. And neither does market change.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Property & Tenders
Will to Win
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Diary dates
Search news & features:
Find a supplier:
Hussle (formerly PayAsUGym)
Hussle (formerly PayAsUGym)