Les Mills
Les Mills
Les Mills
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 Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

features

Editor's letter: Gym injuries should be tackled in-house

With sports injuries given little attention by health services, exercisers who find themselves injured are often forced to create their own road to recovery. Fortunately, gyms and health clubs are perfectly situated to help

By Dr Lauretta Ihonor, Health Club Management Magazine | Published in Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
In-house physiotherapists could keep members active / PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
In-house physiotherapists could keep members active / PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
41 per cent of adults have suffered a so-called ‘gym-jury’ while trying to get into shape

Exercise-related injuries are a frustrating but common reality for many gym goers, especially those who favour high-impact workouts. While operators can and should put strategies in place to minimise the risk of injury to customers, some risk always remains and even the most diligent fitness enthusiast is likely to pick up an injury or two along the way.

Despite well-defined treatment pathways for common illnesses, a lack of clarity has long existed when it comes to effective and timely treatment for sports injuries.

GPs and A&E doctors are usually the first port of call, but they often lack the specialist knowledge needed to identify and deliver the long-term care needed. This usually leaves many exercisers forced to rely on trial and error to identify if a physiotherapist, chiropractor, orthopaedic doctor or other musculoskeletal specialist has the solution they need to get back into action.

A recent survey of 1,500 UK adults by Hayward Baker Solicitors and Ginger Polls showed that going to the gym is the most popular way to exercise, but 41 per cent of adults have suffered a so-called ‘gym-jury’ while trying to get into shape. If, as this data suggests, the majority of those at risk of injury already use gyms, perhaps it’s time for fitness facility operators to take the lead in creating and offering a streamlined injury recovery process?

This could involve arranging the services of in-house musculoskeletal recovery specialists, directories of approved treatment providers who can be accessed through the club and at home, a PT- and physio-led injury recovery pathway or a combination of these services.

Regardless of the approach taken, offering such add-ons to existing gym and health club services could be vital in preventing exercisers from worsening their injuries or turning away from physical activity altogether. It would also create an additional revenue stream for clubs.

It’s been highly encouraging to see the medical and physical activity sectors moving closer together in recent years. Tackling injuries within the gym environment could be another useful, effective and powerful way to continue to bridge the gap between these two inextricably linked industries.

http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/697343_223165.jpg
With 41% of adults reporting that they've suffered an injury at the gym, in-house treatment options could be a perfect add-on for operators, says HCM editor Lauretta Ihonor
People
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
Features
feature
If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
Features
feature
Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
Features
feature
A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
feature
Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
Features
feature
TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Features
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
Latest News
Sport England has published an update on its digital strategy, in which the grassroots organisation ...
Latest News
A new all-in-one digital platform will begin offering certified, trainer-led live group fitness classes in ...
Latest News
Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why ...
Latest News
Seattle-based studio Best Practice Architecture has created a new gym with innovative design touches and ...
Latest News
A study assessing the impact of physical inactivity on national economies has suggested that if ...
Latest News
Low-cost operator Basic-Fit is set to speed up its expansion plans across the European market. ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has signed a master franchise deal to open 100 Club Pilates studios in ...
Latest News
Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a ...
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

features

Editor's letter: Gym injuries should be tackled in-house

With sports injuries given little attention by health services, exercisers who find themselves injured are often forced to create their own road to recovery. Fortunately, gyms and health clubs are perfectly situated to help

By Dr Lauretta Ihonor, Health Club Management Magazine | Published in Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
In-house physiotherapists could keep members active / PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
In-house physiotherapists could keep members active / PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
41 per cent of adults have suffered a so-called ‘gym-jury’ while trying to get into shape

Exercise-related injuries are a frustrating but common reality for many gym goers, especially those who favour high-impact workouts. While operators can and should put strategies in place to minimise the risk of injury to customers, some risk always remains and even the most diligent fitness enthusiast is likely to pick up an injury or two along the way.

Despite well-defined treatment pathways for common illnesses, a lack of clarity has long existed when it comes to effective and timely treatment for sports injuries.

GPs and A&E doctors are usually the first port of call, but they often lack the specialist knowledge needed to identify and deliver the long-term care needed. This usually leaves many exercisers forced to rely on trial and error to identify if a physiotherapist, chiropractor, orthopaedic doctor or other musculoskeletal specialist has the solution they need to get back into action.

A recent survey of 1,500 UK adults by Hayward Baker Solicitors and Ginger Polls showed that going to the gym is the most popular way to exercise, but 41 per cent of adults have suffered a so-called ‘gym-jury’ while trying to get into shape. If, as this data suggests, the majority of those at risk of injury already use gyms, perhaps it’s time for fitness facility operators to take the lead in creating and offering a streamlined injury recovery process?

This could involve arranging the services of in-house musculoskeletal recovery specialists, directories of approved treatment providers who can be accessed through the club and at home, a PT- and physio-led injury recovery pathway or a combination of these services.

Regardless of the approach taken, offering such add-ons to existing gym and health club services could be vital in preventing exercisers from worsening their injuries or turning away from physical activity altogether. It would also create an additional revenue stream for clubs.

It’s been highly encouraging to see the medical and physical activity sectors moving closer together in recent years. Tackling injuries within the gym environment could be another useful, effective and powerful way to continue to bridge the gap between these two inextricably linked industries.

http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/697343_223165.jpg
With 41% of adults reporting that they've suffered an injury at the gym, in-house treatment options could be a perfect add-on for operators, says HCM editor Lauretta Ihonor
Latest News
Sport England has published an update on its digital strategy, in which the grassroots organisation ...
Latest News
A new all-in-one digital platform will begin offering certified, trainer-led live group fitness classes in ...
Latest News
Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why ...
Latest News
Seattle-based studio Best Practice Architecture has created a new gym with innovative design touches and ...
Latest News
A study assessing the impact of physical inactivity on national economies has suggested that if ...
Latest News
Low-cost operator Basic-Fit is set to speed up its expansion plans across the European market. ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has signed a master franchise deal to open 100 Club Pilates studios in ...
Latest News
Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a ...
Latest News
David Lloyd Clubs has revealed plans to spin off its HIIT-based group exercise format Blaze ...
Latest News
Swim England has called on the government and healthcare professionals to "maximise the benefits" of ...
Latest News
Google has revealed plans to acquire wearable company Fitbit in a deal worth US$2.1bn (€1.88bn, ...
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Les Mills
Les Mills