Gocardless
Gocardless
Gocardless
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

Could indoor cycling classes cause kidney damage "similar to car crashes"?

High-intensity indoor cycling classes carry a "significant risk of kidney damage" – especially for first-time participants – according to a report in the American Journal of Medicine.

The study claims that indoor cycling classes – which simulate climbing hills, cycling on flat roads and include sprint cycles – may result in rhabdomyolysis.

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition where severe muscle trauma – due to a lack of oxygen – causes muscles to break down and release their contents into the bloodstream.

The syndrome, typically found in victims of a crush injury – such as a result of a car crash – can lead to serious complications, including kidney failure.

"Risk factors for the development of rhabdomyolysis are related to the intensity of the exercise, the conditioning of the participant, hydration, and body temperature, in addition to other potential contributing factors," the report says.

"Physiology studies have demonstrated that significant numbers of calories are burned, fluid losses are significant and body temperatures increase during indoor cycling classes."

The study presented details of three "unusual cases of exertional rhabdomyolysis", each occurring in a patient who had taken part in their first indoor cycling class.

In the first case, rhabdomyolysis developed following 15 minutes of a class. In the second case, it occurred in a young individual who exercises regularly. In the third case, the patient developed "biopsy-proved acute kidney injury" secondary to exertional rhabdomyolysis and required hemodialysis.

As a result of the study, the authors – a team from the Westchester Medical Center in New York, US – recommended a set of guidelines for indoor cycling to be set up.

"The only way to prevent rhabdomyolysis from indoor cycling is to have safety guidelines set up," the authors write in the report.

"Beginners need to know how to gradually increase the time and cadence on the indoor cycle.

"They need to be made aware of the importance of staying hydrated and the need to avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Participants need to be informed of the risks of rhabdomyolysis.

"Guidelines should include information about the signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis and the urgency of seeking hospital treatment when such manifestations occur."

To read the study in full, click here for the American Medical Journal website .

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Dyaco International
Dyaco International

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
Active IQ
Active IQ
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
Taylor Made Designs
Taylor Made Designs
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
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
1 - 15 of 10,393
Features
Design
We see ourselves on a par with Equinox. We’re a luxury provider - Julien Delande
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
Research
Allegra Strategies has researched the UK fitness market for a new report. Analyst Leonor Stanton reviews it exclusively for HCM
Features
Tech
We asked some of the biggest names in health club management software to share their predictions for the future
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
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
Interview
We believe the world becomes a better place when more people exercise, which is why we need The Mirai as a beacon – to motivate millions of people to enjoy exercising and moving more
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
Profile
We’ve strategically positioned ourselves as mid-market, with a more premium offering than many of our competitors
People
New concept
This is a forgotten generation and the business case is irrefutable. Over-50s now make up nearly half of the population, and they have the highest disposable income of any group
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
People profile
We develop a community feel by partnering people up in classes and running social events and monthly challenges
People
Interview
We believe every individual who becomes healthier can create a ripple effect in their community and our industry has such an important role to play in driving this - Dr Jackie Mills MD
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: Calling all salon and spa owners!
The Salon & Spa Owners’ Club invites you to Olympia Beauty! Held on Sunday 30 September and Monday 1 October 2018 at Olympia London
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: PfP uses NBS to boost participation in deprived areas
Places for People Leisure (PfP) is using Sport England’s National Benchmarking Service (NBS) alongside clever tactics to increase participation in deprived areas across its Rotherham contract
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
For more than 45 years, Life Fitness has been dedicated to creating fitness solutions that ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Club management software
Brightlime: Club management software
Exercise equipment
Precor: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Gerflor Ltd: Flooring
Finance
Portman Asset Finance Limited: Finance
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
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
Gocardless
Gocardless