MyZone
MyZone
MyZone
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

Virgin Active to focus on nutrition and mental wellbeing of members

It’s early days but we’ll be looking to work with various companies on ways to develop mental fitness and agility, as well as cultivating a good state of mind
– Robert Cook, managing director, Virgin Active UK

Virgin Active has begun the next stage of its 360-degree wellness concept by focusing on nutrition and the mental wellbeing of its members.

The first part of its Body Movement initiative, launched last year, was to introduce a suite of dedicated treatment rooms and studios providing physiotherapy, sports massage and reformer pilates.

The concept consists of body maintenance and rehabilitation, nutrition, mental wellbeing and movement.

Now, managing director Robert Cook has revealed that Virgin Active has begun plans with nutritional companies to expand its offering.

“We're working with some nutritional companies to come in and give advice that can be passed on to members through our PTs," said Cook, speaking in the latest edition of Health Club Management.

"And similarly for mental wellbeing, it’s early days but we’ll be looking to work with various companies on ways to develop mental fitness and agility, as well as cultivating a good state of mind.”

The company is assessing potential interventions it could provide, whether “through social interaction, buddying up, different forms of exercise, meditation or live chat lines,” Cook said.

The Scotsman, who has been in the role for 18 months, joined the brand as it was in the process of selling 35 clubs to Nuffield Health, and has since sold a further 14 gyms to David Lloyd.

Focusing on its remaining 43 sites, Cook said he plans on creating clubs that not only function as gyms but serve as lifestyle hubs for socialising, working and relaxing.

Having scaled the business down, he said he wants to “concentrate on getting the jewel we’ve got properly polished”.

To read the full interview click here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Virgin Active has begun the next stage of its 360-degree wellness concept by focusing on nutrition and the mental wellbeing of its members.
HAF,FIT,PTS,CAS,PHR
Robert Cook joined Virgin Active UK in June 2016 / Paul McLaughlin
Fitness On Demand
Fitness On Demand

News

More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September).
Simon Devane, CEO of sports injury clinic Pure Sports Medicine, has revealed plans to take
Developer Moda has signed a pioneering partnership with wellness company Hero, which will look to
A new report has called for a "major culture shift" in order to get older
Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise
MyZone
MyZone
More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
A boutique indoor rowing and personal training studio – described as the first of its
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the
Work could soon begin on what has been described as one of the first developments
Independently-owned boutique fitness operator Ten Health and Fitness has reopened its Mayfair studio following a
Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention
There has been an increase in the number of people seeking mental health advice and
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
Encouraging members to take part in group exercise and make friends at the gym could
Independently-owned Clifford Health Club and Spa in Nottingham will undergo a two-year, £2m expansion and
Myzone has appointed retention specialist Tamara Bailey as key account manager. Bailey has more than
Fitness On Demand
Fitness On Demand
1 - 15 of 10,456
Features
Supplier showcase
GoCardless & Speedflex
Features
feature
The IHRSA European Congress, which takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal, is a must-attend, must-experience event for industry leaders doing business in Europe says IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh
Features
feature
Calisthenics: is it just for hardmen, or is it an alternative activity that could appeal to your crossfitters or those in your free weights area? Kath Hudson reports
Features
feature
How far is the health club industry from completing its evolution from a niche sector to a mass mainstream movement?
Features
People
people
The drive behind everything we do is to help our patients get better. Whether that means climbing Everest, or climbing the stairs
People
people
With the EXOS programmes, I can guarantee vitality. Our goal is to upgrade people’s lives by finding their true purpose
People
people
We’re offering members the convenience of having a workout and a chance to shop in a lively, welcoming environment
People
people
Physical activity needs to be recognised as a ‘vital sign’ that health professionals ask people about at every medical consultation
People
People profile
Aerial is tough initially, but people get addicted because of the results they see and because it makes you completely switch off
People
Interview
In five years’ time, I see us being closer to 500 clubs than 400 and there’s opportunity internationally too –possibly in the US - Rebecca Passmore
People
Interview
I want to build a social lifestyle brand that combines music and wellness to create something that inspires people. I want to change the way people think of working out, so it’s like going to a club or a concert
People
People profile
There’s no doubt in my mind that training outdoors is a huge mood booster, and a better mood will always result in a better workout
People
Interview
Having a service proposition that stands clearly above the benchmark against which the market is judged motivates us much more than just growing our estate and building more clubs
People
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Gym80 partnership strengthens Dyaco proposition
After finalising a strategic partnership with gym80 earlier this year, Dyaco is offering the class- leading gym80 product ranges alongside its growing portfolio of brands.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Escape launches Master Trainer programme
In a first of its kind event, Escape Fitness has launched its worldwide Master Trainer programme.
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Active IQ
Active IQ is the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the active leisure sector. The range ...
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Origin Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Elemis: Skincare
Computer solutions
EZ-Runner Systems Ltd: Computer solutions
Property & Tenders
White Rocks, Hastings
GVA
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2018
Worldwide,
Diary dates
24-27 Sep 2018
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, United States
Diary dates
Job search
MyZone
MyZone