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

Wellness professionals gather for inaugural Women in Wellness Leadership Conference

On 6 March, two days before International Women’s Day, 230 wellness professionals from across the US and beyond convened in New York City for the first-ever Women in Wellness Leadership Conference presented by American Spa magazine.

Recharging and reinvention were the focus of three keynote sessions. “I saw a general theme that many people who get into the spa business are looking for healing themselves,” said Emme, a model, TV personality, designer and women’s advocate whose infectious zest and joie de vie inspired women to be more accepting of themselves and of others in relation to body image, self-esteem and overcoming negative thought.

Lesley Jane Seymour, former editor in chief of women’s lifestyle magazine More, spoke about the importance of reinvention and preparing for unexpected opportunities for change.

Since leaving More in 2016, she’s set up the Covey Club – an online and offline hub for the 40-plus set.

“Ageing is not a disease. It’s not something you can outrun or outsmart. It will happen to you,” she said. “After starting Covey Club, I’m learning that I don’t have to build consensus. And I’m still learning that I can try anything I want that’s new.”

Seymour plans to launch spa retreats for her subscribers – something they have been very vocal about needing to incorporate into their lives.

Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and co-founder of women’s investment platform Ellevest addressed the need for women to create their own financial future through smart investing and planning. The room was filled with laughter thanks to her unique style of storytelling, along with not so funny and eye-opening anecdotes about losing her life’s savings along with her job, when the market crashed in 2008.

Between keynotes, breakout sessions ran with topics ranging from burnout to brand building, and financial wellness to embracing feminine traits. Discussions were also held throughout lunch with each table focusing on different subjects such as managing toxic working environments and cultural sustainability and self-care.

Commenting on the day, attendee Michelle Gamble, VP global business development for the Global Wellness Summit, said: “Today was an extraordinary event on so many levels – inspiration, information and connections with women that I admire and respect.”

Attendee Glenny Legendre, executive vice president of sales and marketing for LaFlore Probiotic Skincare, agreed. “I came to the conference to celebrate my years of friendships of women in the spa and wellness industry, get a little work in and make new friends,” she said. “My takeaways are threefold: to take control of my financial destiny; to commit to indie beauty as a vendor; and to create a partnership with a potential new spa partner for our brand that I met here at the conference.”

Julie Keller Callaghan, editor in chief and publisher of American Spa, who’s behind the event, said inspiration for the conference first came when she was inundated with more than 400 nominations for the magazine’s Women in Wellness Awards last year.

“I’ve been at American Spa for 14 years – what I love most about the industry are the women in it,” said Keller Callaghan. “I’ve always been empowered and inspired by you. I wanted to put something positive in the universe.”

In her closing remarks she added, “I hope that everyone left today with powerful tools to help them grow and evolve, and be better leaders and better people – and to spread the word of women's empowerment and wellness.”

Join American Spa's Women in Wellness Leadership Group on Facebook for ongoing updates and news about future conferences and events.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
On 6 March, two days before International Women’s Day, 230 wellness professionals from across the USA and beyond convened in New York City for the first-ever Women in Wellness Leadership Conference presented by American Spa magazine.
SAB,CPW,CAS,EVT
Keynote speaker Emme, body positive model and women's advocate, addressed women's needs for recharging and healing
MoveGB
MoveGB

News

Stuart Broster, CEO of Anytime Fitness UK, has revealed plans to become the UK's largest
GPs and health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf
Entrepreneurs Shamir Sidhu and Daniel Marin are aiming to build the UK’s dominant yoga chain
Finnish architects OOPEAA have won a competition to design and create floating sea pools for
Low-cost operator énergie Fitness is looking to more than double the number of franchised clubs
US-based fitness franchise Gold's Gym has secured its 10th facility in Saudi Arabia. The 27,000sq
Fitness On Demand
Fitness On Demand
Stuart Broster, CEO of Anytime Fitness UK, has revealed plans to become the UK's largest
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) has introduced a new points system to record Continuing
The value of the UK fitness club market has been valued at £5.1bn – a
Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, has announced plans to open
Alternative fitness operator 1Rebel has opened the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre in Victoria, London.
Getting university students physically active can have a dramatic effect on improving their mental wellbeing,
Leejam Sports Company, which owns and operates Fitness Time, the largest network of sports and
Active IQ
Active IQ
Stuart Broster, CEO of Anytime Fitness UK, has revealed plans to become the UK's largest
Polish low-cost operator CityFit is expanding its portfolio with the addition of two new sites
Fitness operators looking to improve their member retention should focus on recruiting "knowledgeable, friendly instructors".
The Biltmore Hotel, located at Coral Gables, near Miami, has announced that it has commissioned
MoveGB
MoveGB
1 - 15 of 10,394
Features
Tech
Providing customers with the best member experience, while maximising revenue, is vital. We look at the latest in customer centric payment solutions
Features
ukactive
Following the ActiveLab Live! finale at the recent Active Uprising conference, we take a look at startups seeking to solve some of society’s biggest challenges through technology designed to get people active
Features
Tech
We asked some of the biggest names in health club management software to share their predictions for the future
Features
Research
Allegra Strategies has researched the UK fitness market for a new report. Analyst Leonor Stanton reviews it exclusively for HCM
Features
Design
Soho House has opened one of the most high-end gyms in London. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Boutique trends
They’re young, they’re female and they like working out on Tuesdays. Lizzie Broughton, insights manager at ukactive, outlines the results of the organisation’s first survey of the boutique fitness market
Features
Pool fitness
Swimming laps isn't for everyone, so why limit your pool to one activity? Steph Eaves speaks to the providers of some of the most exciting water-based exercise concepts on the market, who explain how you can make a splash with your members
Features
People
New concept
Women over the age of 50 are becoming super-consumers – in the US, they control nearly 75 per cent of all wealth – and they’re spending their money on products and services that improve their health and lifestyle
People
People profile
I love that CycleBar encourages a community while not taking itself too seriously. We want our riders to have a great time while they’re making positive choices for their fitness
People
Interview
We aim to establish The Mirai as a ‘fitness tourism’ attraction, to reinvigorate facilities in the region, enrich the broader fitness market and provide more people with access to fitness
People
People profile
We develop a community feel by partnering people up in classes and running social events and monthly challenges
People
Profile
With Anytime Fitness, all clubs are available to members, so whatever your lifestyle and wherever you’re travelling, there’ll be an Anytime Fitness location nearby that you can use
People
People profile
There are lots of players in the yoga market, but many are small independent studios. We aim to be the dominant chain. By 2022 we visualise having 100 sites in London (and growth in regional cities)
People
Interview
My wife Colleen put a huge effort into getting the first gym off the ground. We had to work pretty hard and there was no goofing around – times were tough - Les Mills
People
People profile
I’m hugely excited to launch our new two-week Revive programme in Harrods. It’s just the start of the unique programming we’re going to deliver in The Wellness Clinic
People
Interview
Six out of seven people in the US don’t exercise. In the meantime, gyms are fighting over the one in seven, trying to convince them their fitness method is better. Me? I want to focus on the six out of seven and try to understand why they don’t work out. People say the LA fitness market is saturated. It isn’t. It’s just everyone’s going after the same people
People
Opinion
We teach you how to keep customers engaged, make your staff more compelling and increase the value of every customer.
Opinion: Retention Academy 2018: Helping operators improve the customer experience
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Free your space with EXF bespoke storage solutions
With an ever-increasing number of accessories now available to create a dynamic functional training space, storage is becoming a problem for many gym owners and operators.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers celebrates 25 years
Twenty five years ago, Crown Sports Lockers’ founder, Richard Downing, walked into Addington Palace Golf Club to talk changing rooms with its then secretary Lawrence Dennis-Smither.
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK LTD
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 37 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions, with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Directory
Flooring
Rephouse: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Finance
Portman Asset Finance Limited: Finance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Precor: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Club management software
Brightlime: Club management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Property & Tenders
White Rocks, Hastings
GVA
Property & Tenders
Gravesham Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28 Aug - 01 Sep 2018
tbc, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2018
Worldwide,
Diary dates
Job search
MoveGB
MoveGB