MoveGB
MoveGB
MoveGB
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Follow Health Club Management on Google+ Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Subscribe to Health Club Management Get RSS alerts from Health Club Management magazine
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Video: Alan Shearer opens new Speedflex studio as Bannatyne plans five more this year

Former England football captain Alan Shearer has helped launch the second of seven new Speedflex studios planned by Bannatyne Group before the end of the year.

Shearer, who is also a director of the boutique operator, opened the studio at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa Mansfield, with five more set to follow over the next month, although locations have not been disclosed.

Speedflex uses hydraulic machine-based technology to offer high-intensity interval training at low impact, generating personalised resistance levels.

"It's the only thing I've been able to do since I retired in 2006 that has given me no pain whatsoever because of my knees, my back and ankles after playing football for 20 years," said Shearer.

“More than £1m [€1.1m, US$1.3m] has been invested in our Mansfield health club to vastly increase the offering to clients and members," said Justin Musgrove, chief executive of the Bannatyne Group.

"We want to provide members with the latest fitness workouts and trends, and the addition of the Speedflex studio is part of this ambition.”

Bannatyne’s is the first national health club operator in the UK to offer Speedflex training and opened its first studio in Darlington, County Durham, in January.

Speedflex has separate studios in London, Reigate, West Byfleet, Newcastle, Cork, as well as Dallas in the US and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Shearer spoke to Health Club Management about plans for Speedflex earlier this year. For the full interview click here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Company Details
Speedflex Europe Ltd
A Speedflex session is a dynamic experience for all involved. Small groups of people train together with an experienced personal trainer to ensure everyone is motivated and getting the most benefit from their 45 minute session.
Address
Nelson House, Fleming Business Centre, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 3AE
Telephone
+44 (0)191 212 7450
Related news

Bannatyne Group introduces Speedflex to Scottish fitness market

23 Jan 2018
The Bannatyne Group has introduced Speedflex to the fitness market in Scotland as it continues ...

Speedflex launches individual training pods

31 Oct 2017
Speedflex has expanded its offering of functional training equipment with the launch of its individual ...

Speedflex launches eighth studio in newly-owned Surrey club

22 Sep 2017
Boutique operator Speedflex has completed the purchase and rebranding of a fitness club in Reigate, ...
SportSoft UK Ltd
SportSoft UK Ltd

News

Virtuagym, provider of a cloud-based fitness software platform and mobile apps, has secured €6m (US$7m,
Those wanting to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up need to
YMCA Awards has become the UK’s first awarding organisation to achieve accreditation from the Chartered
Active Northumberland has appointed Mark Tweedie – former chief executive of Active Tameside – as
The UK government is encouraging businesses to get their staff more physically active, as part
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new degree aimed at helping exercise professionals "change
MYZONE
MYZONE
Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire has reopened after undergoing an 18-month, £6m redevelopment.
Leisure operator Everyone Active has been awarded two 10-year contracts to deliver services on behalf
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed four
A huge majority – 87 per cent – of fitness professionals working in the physical
The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value, with the number
Global Wellness Day – an international celebration offering a range of free health and wellness
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
Budget chain Xercise4Less has secured growth investment worth £42m from Swedish credit provider Proventus Capital
The number of accidental drownings in the UK fell by 15 per cent last year.
The Northfield Leisure Centre in Birmingham has opened to the public on 14 May, as
SportSoft UK Ltd
SportSoft UK Ltd
1 - 15 of 10,327
Features
IHRSA update
Full-time group cycling instructors are paid an average of US$26 an hour in the US
Features
New trends
David Minton goes on a US road trip and shares emerging trends and fitness roll outs
Features
People
Interview
One of the benefits of our IPO is that people who work for the company have the chance to be shareholders. It’s driving incredibly high retention rates because people feel ownership of the business
People
Interview
So many of the women we used for our research reported negative experiences with gyms and suggested we create the space to be as unlike a gym as possible!
People
Interview
We launched a functional training concept called Escalate, that combines non-powered cardio with metabolic conditioning, working around a grid system. We have a fantastic, fluid studio design for this – a huge, immersive space that opens out onto the gym floor
People
People profile
Our research, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, showed certain types of exercise trigger greater fat-burning
People
People profile
Loughborough’s new hotel will have altitude bedrooms designed to improve performance by up to 5 per cent
People
People profile
We want to create partnerships with hotels, resorts and country clubs to design inspirational fitness spaces
People
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: AJ Products offers surprisingly more to help you stay active and love your workplace
AJ Products (UK) Ltd. is a supplier of office and workplace furniture, lockers and changing room facilities, canteen furniture, shelving and racking, premises management equipment and much more.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Getting a fitness business up and running is no sweat with Portman
When setting up a new gym or expanding an existing business, the purchasing of fitness equipment is a significant outlay that often requires a six-figure sum.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Opinion
Opinion: Retention Academy 2018
Helping operators improve the customer experience
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Gerflor Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Lightmasters UK Ltd: Audio visual
Skincare
Elemis: Skincare
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Furniture suppliers
AJ Products: Furniture suppliers
Software
Conceptek - Sistemas de Informacao, S.A.: Software
Property & Tenders
Lee Valley
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Dundonald International Ice Bowl
Lisburn and Castlereagh Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
29 May - 02 Jun 2018
Various, Minneapolis, United States
Diary dates
09 Jun 2018
Bucks New University, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Job search
MoveGB
MoveGB