STA-Swimming Teachers Association
STA-Swimming Teachers Association
STA-Swimming Teachers Association
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

Twenty million UK adults physically inactive, BHF reveals

More than 20m UK adults are increasing their risk of heart disease and costing the health service as much as £1.2bn (US$1.5bn, €1.4bn) each year because of physical inactivity, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) report has revealed.

The Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour Report found that 39 per cent of adults are failing to meet government guidelines for physical activity.

The 10-page report revealed:

- around 11.8m women across the UK are insufficiently active, compared to around 8.3m men- women are 36 per cent more likely to be classified physically inactive then men

- in England, 39 per cent of adults - around 16.8m – are physically inactive- in Northern Ireland, 46 per cent of the adult population – around 650,000 people – are inactive

- in Scotland, 37 per cent of adults – around 1.6m people – are physically inactive- in Wales, 42 per cent of the adult population – over 1m people – are physically inactive.

In England, the North West is the worst region as almost half of the adult population – 2.7m adults – are insufficiently active.

According to the report, around 60 per cent of adults are unaware of the government’s physical activity guidelines. The government recommends that adults take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two days a week. It is also recommended that adults minimise their levels of sedentary behaviour.

Evidence is growing that also shows a sedentary lifestyle, regardless of how physically active you are, is associated with poor health. The BHF estimates that the average man in the UK spends a fifth of his lifetime sitting – the equivalent of 78 days each year. For women this is around 74 days a year.

The report shows that physical inactivity is high among people who have gone on to suffer a cardiac event. Three quarters of people in England (76 per cent), when referred for cardiac rehabilitation after suffering a heart attack or undergoing heart surgery, are considered physically inactive. In some areas of the UK this figure is as high as 97 per cent of patients.

The BHF is launching its MyMarathon challenge, which urges people to kickstart a more active lifestyle to help improve their heart health. The challenge encourages people of all fitness levels to run 26.2 miles in their own time over a month, from as little as a mile a day.

Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the BHF, said: “Physical inactivity is one of the most significant global health crises of the moment. Levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in the UK remain stubbornly high, and combined these two risk factors present a substantial threat to our cardiovascular health and risk of early death.

“Making physical activity easier and more accessible for all is of paramount importance if we are to reduce the burden of inactivity-related ill health. Our MyMarathon challenge is an ideal way for people of all fitness levels to increase their physical activity and improve their heart health. Every pound raised will help fund vital research in the fight against heart disease.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
More than 20m UK adults are increasing their risk of heart disease and costing the health service as much as £1.2bn (US$1.5bn, €1.4bn) each year because of physical inactivity, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) report has revealed.
HAF
THUMB18424_471645.jpg
Latest News
Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson ...
Latest News
Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University ...
Latest News
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. ...
Latest News
Leading UK cancer charities have called for newly diagnosed to be prescribed exercise and nutrition ...
Latest News
Pure Gym has appointed Premier Global NASM as its exclusive UK fitness training provider. The ...
Latest News
Solent University has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses ...
Latest News
David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit ...
Latest News
Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow ...
Features
Strength training
You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Asia
Over 300 fitness executives gathered in Singapore recently for the World Fit Summit. HCM’s Steph Eaves attended to chat with CEO and founder Ross Campbell and find out more about the industry in Asia
Features
ukactive
Following the ActiveLab Live! finale at the recent Active Uprising conference, we take a look at startups that are using technology to help people become healthier and more active
Features
Member payments
It’s essential for clubs that the payment process is as easy to use as possible. HCM caught up with some of the leading member payment services to find out how they’re helping clubs
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
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
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
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
People
HCM people

Pitbull and Tony Robbins

Founders and advisers, Grit Bxng
Parents often tell their children to become doctors or lawyers, but now they’ll encourage their children to become fitness pros. At $1,000 an hour, they’ll make more than the best Wall Street lawyers. Trainers are the new superstars
People
HCM people

Ben Keenan

SUF Cycling: commercial director
This isn’t a spin around the park: SUF Cycling requires participants to dig deep, which can push some people not used to HIIT out of their comfort zone
People
The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
EMS training is a great opportunity to differentiate your offering in a crowded fitness market. The kit requires very little space and the business model can be extremely lucrative - Phil Horton, miha bodytec
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates

News

Twenty million UK adults physically inactive, BHF reveals

More than 20m UK adults are increasing their risk of heart disease and costing the health service as much as £1.2bn (US$1.5bn, €1.4bn) each year because of physical inactivity, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) report has revealed.

The Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour Report found that 39 per cent of adults are failing to meet government guidelines for physical activity.

The 10-page report revealed:

- around 11.8m women across the UK are insufficiently active, compared to around 8.3m men- women are 36 per cent more likely to be classified physically inactive then men

- in England, 39 per cent of adults - around 16.8m – are physically inactive- in Northern Ireland, 46 per cent of the adult population – around 650,000 people – are inactive

- in Scotland, 37 per cent of adults – around 1.6m people – are physically inactive- in Wales, 42 per cent of the adult population – over 1m people – are physically inactive.

In England, the North West is the worst region as almost half of the adult population – 2.7m adults – are insufficiently active.

According to the report, around 60 per cent of adults are unaware of the government’s physical activity guidelines. The government recommends that adults take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two days a week. It is also recommended that adults minimise their levels of sedentary behaviour.

Evidence is growing that also shows a sedentary lifestyle, regardless of how physically active you are, is associated with poor health. The BHF estimates that the average man in the UK spends a fifth of his lifetime sitting – the equivalent of 78 days each year. For women this is around 74 days a year.

The report shows that physical inactivity is high among people who have gone on to suffer a cardiac event. Three quarters of people in England (76 per cent), when referred for cardiac rehabilitation after suffering a heart attack or undergoing heart surgery, are considered physically inactive. In some areas of the UK this figure is as high as 97 per cent of patients.

The BHF is launching its MyMarathon challenge, which urges people to kickstart a more active lifestyle to help improve their heart health. The challenge encourages people of all fitness levels to run 26.2 miles in their own time over a month, from as little as a mile a day.

Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the BHF, said: “Physical inactivity is one of the most significant global health crises of the moment. Levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in the UK remain stubbornly high, and combined these two risk factors present a substantial threat to our cardiovascular health and risk of early death.

“Making physical activity easier and more accessible for all is of paramount importance if we are to reduce the burden of inactivity-related ill health. Our MyMarathon challenge is an ideal way for people of all fitness levels to increase their physical activity and improve their heart health. Every pound raised will help fund vital research in the fight against heart disease.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
More than 20m UK adults are increasing their risk of heart disease and costing the health service as much as £1.2bn (US$1.5bn, €1.4bn) each year because of physical inactivity, a British Heart Foundation (BHF) report has revealed.
HAF
THUMB18424_471645.jpg

News

Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson
Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer.
Leading UK cancer charities have called for newly diagnosed to be prescribed exercise and nutrition
Pure Gym has appointed Premier Global NASM as its exclusive UK fitness training provider. The
Solent University has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses
Nautilus
Nautilus
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and
David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit
Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow
Bannatyne Group has named Karen Wilkinson to the board of Bannatyne Fitness. The appointment comes
UK children will be offered a greater opportunity to take part in 60 minutes of
Regular exercise, a balanced diet, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol are the best
The best class instructors earn the best salaries the market offers, bringing enhanced value to
Hutchison Technologies
Hutchison Technologies
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in
Research from property experts at Colliers International suggests people are increasingly willing to pay more
The Grade II listed, 17th century Grantley Hall hotel and wellness retreat will reopen today
Boutique health and fitness operator Ten Health and Fitness plans to double the size of
Focus Training
Focus Training
1 - 15 of 10,997
Features
Strength training
You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Asia
Over 300 fitness executives gathered in Singapore recently for the World Fit Summit. HCM’s Steph Eaves attended to chat with CEO and founder Ross Campbell and find out more about the industry in Asia
Features
ukactive
Following the ActiveLab Live! finale at the recent Active Uprising conference, we take a look at startups that are using technology to help people become healthier and more active
Features
Member payments
It’s essential for clubs that the payment process is as easy to use as possible. HCM caught up with some of the leading member payment services to find out how they’re helping clubs
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
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
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
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
People
HCM people

Pitbull and Tony Robbins

Founders and advisers, Grit Bxng
Parents often tell their children to become doctors or lawyers, but now they’ll encourage their children to become fitness pros. At $1,000 an hour, they’ll make more than the best Wall Street lawyers. Trainers are the new superstars
People
HCM people

Ben Keenan

SUF Cycling: commercial director
This isn’t a spin around the park: SUF Cycling requires participants to dig deep, which can push some people not used to HIIT out of their comfort zone
People
The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
People
People think we live in terrible times, but actually the world has never been in a better state - Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
People
We bought gyms in Brisbane, Queensland, and we were one of the first clubs to put proper air conditioning in – that was the big thing that was needed at the time
People
HCM people

Lisa Smosarski

Editor in chief – Stylist magazine
We watch trends closely at Stylist and we’ve seen a real growth in women strength training as a way of reclaiming a traditionally male sp
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
HCM people

Hannah Lanel

Founder: The Fore
With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
People
HCM people

Dirk Van Der Flier

Gym Plus Group: chair
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
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
EMS training is a great opportunity to differentiate your offering in a crowded fitness market. The kit requires very little space and the business model can be extremely lucrative - Phil Horton, miha bodytec
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
STA-Swimming Teachers Association
STA-Swimming Teachers Association