Active IQ
Active IQ
Active IQ
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 Subscribe to Health Club Management
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Survey proves clear link between physical activity and wellbeing

Any kind of physical activity can boost mental wellbeing, from swimming to walking and pilates to dance
– Lisa O’Keefe, insight director, Sport England

Life satisfaction and happiness are higher for people who are physically active, while levels of anxiety are lower, a survey has shown.

Analysis by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University examined the responses of more than 50,000 people to Sport England’s Active Lives Survey between 2016 and 2017.

On average, respondents who undertook at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week scored themselves 7.27 out of 10 for happiness.

But the figure dropped to 7.07 for fairly active people (30 to 149 minutes of physical activity) and 6.69 for those who are inactive (fewer than 30 minutes a week).

Participants were also asked, ‘Overall, to what extent do you feel that the things you do in life are worthwhile?’ Active people scored themselves 7.44 on average, with the fairly active scoring 7.30 and the inactive scoring 6.94.

And for life satisfaction, researchers saw a clear trend from those who were inactive (6.51) to those who were fairly active (7.00) and active (7.24).

“We now have conclusive evidence that sport and physical activity are clearly linked to mental wellbeing,” said Lisa O’Keefe, Sport England insight director.

“The benefits come from more than just playing in a team or joining a club – any kind of physical activity can boost mental wellbeing, from swimming to walking and pilates to dance.”

The survey also asked people how anxious they were and found a similar trend, with active people scoring 3.21 and inactive people scoring 3.56.

Other patterns showed those who volunteer in sport score highly for wellness, and the best scores were achieved by those who were both active and volunteered.

The top drivers of life satisfaction included being a member of a sports club, which increased the likelihood of having a ‘very high’ life satisfaction by 35 per cent. Walking for leisure just twice a month increased the likelihood by 32 per cent likelihood and cycling, by 24 per cent.

The analysis also showed people who were active felt more able to achieve their goals and were more trusting of their local community.

Sports minister Tracey Crouch said she was “delighted” with the fresh evidence and said work was underway across government departments to encourage more people to get active.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Life satisfaction and happiness are higher for people who are physically active, while levels of anxiety are lower, a survey has shown.
SAR,HAF,FIT,PTS,CAS,ACD,RES,SSC
THUMB23924_894164.jpg

News

Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based
Leisure operator Everyone Active will begin offering its members free access to a digital resource
Budget yoga chain MoreYoga has opened a studio in Woolwich, London. The launch is the
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured a three-year extension to its deal with premium
Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre in Suffolk has become the first facility in the UK
Services giant Serco Group has appointed Simon Bailey as the new managing director of its
Elevate Arena
Elevate Arena
Now in its fourth year, Elevate continues to explore the benefits of physical activity for
Construction work is set to begin later this spring on a £38m leisure centre and
British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint
US operator Fitness Connection, which has 41 health clubs across three states, has been acquired
Chris Symons, who has spent the past 18 years at leisure trust GLL, has been
Exercise alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, according to research
Fitness tech group eGym has appointed Sir George Buckley as its new chair. Sir George's
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
Managing memberships and admin can be time and resource intensive taking your staff away from
Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival.
Parkwood Leisure has been awarded a 10-year contract to operate leisure facilities on behalf of
Worsley Leisure Centre in Salford has opened following a £1.4m redevelopment of its fitness facilities.
Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
1 - 15 of 10,791
Features
Supplier showcase
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
Features
EHFF 2019
The sixth European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), will take place on 3 April 2019 in Cologne, Germany, the day before the start of FIBO. HCM gives a sneak preview
Features
Group Exercise
We look at the current group exercise landscape and ask what’s likely to be trending in the year ahead, as well as tactics club operators can use to improve their results
Features
Retail
Years ago, gym retail meant a small selection of basic products sold behind a counter. Now retail can turn more profit more than anywhere else in the gym, with opportunities in activewear, supplements and specialised gym equipment. We look at what’s working according to three industry experts
Features
Sweating the details
The ubiquity of screens offers our sector greater reach than ever before. The challenge is to find creative solutions to transform this perceived threat into an opportunity
Features
Training
The UK’s first hotel with high altitude rooms has opened its doors, hot on the heels of the launch of a hypoxic chamber at the new Third Space in London. Is altitude training heading for the mainstream? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Trends
Is going sub-zero the next big thing in health clubs? We take a closer look at the benefits of cryotherapy and some of the options on offer if you’re thinking of making the leap into the big chill
Features
Wellness
Our industry needs to get older people significantly more active if the UK is to avoid a major crisis in social care, says a new report. Abi Harris explains what the key findings mean for you
Features
Flooring
The feel of a certain surface under a member’s feet can unconsciously put them in the right headspace to workout. We take a look at the latest flooring projects inspiring members to move...
Features
Report
What role can sport and physical activity play in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour – and are our prisons making the most of this opportunity to change lives? Kate Cracknell reports
Features
People
In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
People
We signed an agreement with FoodWell, to be part of its inaugural 9,000sq ft site in Manchester, offering group fitness classes, a mindful restaurant and a series of workshops on healthy living options and we’ll be operating a Rejuvenate studio within this development
People
The capitalist model may create wealth in the short term, but if it doesn’t address the broader issue of serving society, it risks losing its licence to operate. If inequality grows, that might force more difficult change
People
As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
People
You can do lots of great stuff, but find there are still large numbers of people who don’t engage. If you can start to understand why, then you’re onto something
People
I think we’ll start to see more pay-as-you-go concepts, as they offer better value for money and flexibility. HIIT will stay popular and we will see more use of data in workouts to engage people
People
Anyone looking into the boutique market thinking it’s going to cost them ‘X’ needs to double that figure. it isn’t enough just to give your club a new lick of paint and new flooring every 10 years
People
Every Blaze participant wears their own Myzone heart rate belt, which monitors their pulse and shows work rate in easy to understand colour zones
People
As long as people do the 30-minute circuit, twice a week, they are guaranteed results, and that’s a simple message to get across
People
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
Star Trac’s FreeRunner delivers a revolutionary running experience, while cutting costs for owners
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Chief medical officer announced as Elevate 2019 keynote speaker
The UK Government’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, will be a keynote speaker at the Elevate Thought Leaders’ conference.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Elevate 2019 - offering visitors more content than ever before
Now in its fourth year, Elevate continues to explore the benefits of physical activity for health and wellbeing.
Video Gallery
This is Myzone
Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Lightmasters UK Ltd: Audio visual
Corporate retreats
Barcelona Bootcamp: Corporate retreats
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Management software
SportSoft UK Ltd: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Waterlooville Hampshire
Horizon Leisure Centres
Property & Tenders
Waterlooville Hampshire
Horizon Leisure Centres
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
27-28 Feb 2019
Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-09 Mar 2019
Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China
Diary dates
Active IQ
Active IQ