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Men’s health focus for The Gym Group in Movember

The statistics about men's health are staggering, and the links between fitness and good mental and physical health are undeniable
– John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group

The Gym Group has partnered with The Movember Foundation, pledging to raise £50,000 towards men’s health.

In a move which highlights the links between fitness and good physical and mental health, throughout November 100 gyms across the UK will inspire members to take on in-gym fitness challenges and raise funds.

As part of 'Movember' The Gym Group will encourage members to ‘Move for Movember’ by taking on challenges such as ’Row to the home of Mo’, ‘Trek the Inca Trail,’ ‘Climb Mount Everest’ and ‘Run the marathon de Sables.’

John Treharne, CEO of The Gym Group, said: “The facts and statistics about men’s health are staggering and the links between fitness and good mental and physical health are undeniable – that’s why we’ve partnered with Movember.

“Move is for anyone, anywhere. It’s not about being the fittest or going the furthest. It’s about getting out there, having fun and doing good by raising funds along the way. It's not about losing pounds – it's about raising them.”

The Movember Foundation funds game-changing health projects and research to tackle testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Owen Sharp, CEO of the Movember Foundation, said: “Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are at risk of dying too early, from conditions such as at prostate cancer, testicular cancer and illnesses related to mental health issues. We need to talk about it. We need to act.

“Our corporate partners play an invaluable role in helping to increase the visibility of the causes supported by Movember. Their ability to raise vital funds through their internal participation and marketing efforts will help spark important conversations.”

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The Gym Group has partnered with The Movember Foundation, pledging to raise £50,000 towards men’s health.
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The Gym Group wants to raise awareness among its members and raise £50,000 for men's health
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Gym design
We take a closer look at Trainyard Gym, the stunning street-art inspired, recently opened 3,500sq m Shangri-La health club in Hotel Jen, Beijing
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Research
A new study has shown that combining yoga with aerobic exercise is twice as effective at reducing heart disease risk factors in patients than either done alone
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IHRSA update
The newest research on US health club consumers paints an encouraging picture of the market. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh outlines the opportunities identified and how they outweigh the potential challenges
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ukactive update
As a new year begins, ukactive’s CEO Steve Ward explains the not-for-profit’s plans for making 2018 the year that physical activity makes its biggest impact in society to date
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IHRSA update
Last June, executive VP of fitness for private-equity firm New Evolution Ventures (NeV) Derek Gallup became chair of IHRSA. Here, Gallup, who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, provides an insight into NeV’s operations and shares his intentions for his time at IHRSA
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Changing rooms
Gender neutrality has never been more topical, with high-profile restaurants and museums recently replacing their male and female toilets with gender-neutral facilities. We explore if it is time for all gyms to swap single-sex communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
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Consumer trends
Aged 21 years or younger, Generation Z are the next customers and employees of health clubs worldwide. Tom Walker asks generational researcher Denise Villa, PhD, how this tech-savvy and social media-driven generation will affect the industry
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Industry trends
Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of US-based research and consulting firm ClubIntel share the take-home messages from the 2017 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
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ukactive update
ukactive CEO Steven Ward discusses the need for a collaborative approach to solving issues in the sector
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ukactive update
Following the release of a new report on mental health in the workplace, ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards, highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
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Retention
Member retention is often a challenge, with operators typically losing 50 per cent of their membership annually. But a close look at the habits of clubs with impressive retention rates suggests that how you communicate with members significantly impacts their loyalty
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People
Interview
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India has severe health issues due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and long working hours. If reports are correct, by 2020 more than 65 per cent of all mortality will be linked to chronic diseases
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I strongly believe the fitness industry is at the beginning of an increasingly innovative period and it’s exciting to be at the heart of that as part of the FIBO team
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Clear plans for a future capital realisation event, innovations such as ‘thé Yard’ and ambitious growth plans make this an exciting time to be joining énergie
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We believe the qualifications that are out there now aren’t fit for purpose for boutiques or operators with a strong focus on group exercise
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WeWork’s mission is to humanise work, so putting the social experience at the centre of fitness is how we intend to reinvent the traditional gym experience
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The technology they have at nanoM can help to pinpoint potential issues before you even know about them
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I don’t quite understand why others in the sector have decided that staffing is the best place to cut costs. Low cost airlines don’t reduce costs by removing the pilot and the flight crew
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You could offer me a million pounds to promote something, but if it isn’t true to me or it’s damaging to my audience, I’m not going to do it
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Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Fitness assesment
MYZONE: Fitness assesment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Conceptek - Sistemas de Informacao, S.A.: Software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Retail solutions
Swimrite Supplies Ltd / SRS Leisure: Retail solutions
Featured suppliers
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Featured supplier: Elevate 2018 will feature new thought leadership conference alongside trade exhibition
Thanks to increasing industry support Elevate, the UK’s largest physical activity trade event, has announced details of a new thought leadership conference.
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