TAISPO
TAISPO
TAISPO
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 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

Sugar levy money should go towards physical activity schemes outside school, says Tanni Grey-Thompson

The hundreds of millions of pounds the government is expecting to generate as a result of its soft drinks sugar levy should be pumped into physical activity initiatives outside schools as well as within them, according to Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Launched earlier today (18 August), the government’s obesity strategy set out its plan for physical activity within schools, encompassing a recommendation of 30 minutes of dedicated time every day, funded by the levy.

The levy – which will be applied to all soft drinks with a certain amount of sugar – is expected to generate £520m (US$684.6m, €604.9m) for the Treasury.

However, ukactive chair Grey-Thompson stressed that while it was “encouraging” that schools were being encouraged to promote physical activity, with Ofsted monitoring progress, a slice of the fund should be earmarked for initiatives during the school holidays.

“Funding from the soft drinks levy being used beyond the school gates to offer accessible physical activity sessions over holiday periods,” was one “practical” recommendation put forward by the former Paralympian.

She added: “Our research shows that children are losing around 80 per cent of the fitness they build up during the school year due to inactive summer holidays.”

Grey-Thompson also recommended the rollout of “fitness measurement programmes” for primary school children, which would allow schools to “safeguard children who are at risk of ill health due to their fitness levels”.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The hundreds of millions of pounds the government is expecting to generate as a result of its soft drinks sugar levy should be pumped into physical activity initiatives outside schools as well as within them, according to Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
SAR,HAF
THUMBTHUMBTHUMB705055_751404.jpg

News

Low-cost fitness operator Xercise4Less is has revealed plans to double in size and have 100
Andy Tee, co-founder of boutique fitness studio V1BE, has revealed plans to expand the concept
Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym has revealed that it will open its first UK locations
A partnership between leisure operator GLL and the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) – designed to
Tesco has signed a corporate fitness deal with Gympass, which will see the retail giant's
Bungee Workout, which offers group fitness classes utilising the increasingly popular, acrobatics-style indoor bungee technology,
Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
Treadmills are the most used cardio equipment in the gym but have seen the least
A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the way leisure trusts operate –
ukactive has appointed six additional sector professional to its Membership Council and Supplier Council. The
Leisure operator GLL has revealed plans to make its 14,000-strong workforce "dementia-aware" in order to
Obese people have an increased risk of developing 13 types of cancer – and the
Lift Brands, the parent company of fitness franchises and brands – including Snap Fitness, YogaFit
Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed a new long-term plan for the NHS, saying that
Elevate Arena
Elevate Arena
Matrix Fitness – the commercial division of Johnson Health Tech – is set to transform
All primary schools in England could be offered the opportunity to get involved in the
An independently-owned boutique fitness operator focusing on TRX training has opened its first studio on
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is shuffling its top team heading into
Les Mills
Les Mills
1 - 15 of 10,751
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
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
Sweating the details
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
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
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
People profile
CEO, Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities
People
Interview
We’ll be opening our own fitness studios, offering a mixture of group and personal training, and bringing our own consumer products to market via a new partnership with Moda Living
People
Interview
We raised around £20m of capital for our first Social Impact Fund. We’re on course to receive outcomes payments of about £60m, with predicted savings to government of about £130m
People
People profile
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
People profile
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
People profile
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
Interview
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
People profile
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
Interview
We have over 80,000 registered customers & 50,000 social media followers. I believe that’s the highest of any fitness brand in the UK
People
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
Our qualification seeks to help people most likely to encounter those with mental health issues to spot the signs, understand and be skilled in offering support - Jenny Patrickson, managing director Active IQ
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Clarins: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Computer solutions
EZ-Runner Systems Ltd: Computer solutions
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: SportsArt Eco-Powr line feeds power, harnessed from exercise, back into the grid
SportsArt has developed a new range of environmentally-friendly fitness equipment that could dramatically reduce a facility's carbon footprint, as well as lower operational costs.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Opportunities abound at SPATEX 2019
SPATEX 2019, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure exhibition is returning to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena this January.
Video Gallery
This is Myzone
Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Property & Tenders
High Lodge, Thetford Forest
Forestry Commission
Property & Tenders
White Rocks, Hastings
GVA
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Jan 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-29 Jan 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, Stansted, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Job search
TAISPO
TAISPO