GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
The Retention Guru
The Retention Guru
The Retention Guru
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

Sports conditioning: The power of prehab

Sam Murphy reports on the value of pre-exercise assessment, not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but to help members stick to their programme and feel looked after

By Sam Murphy | Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
Whether you’re a PT or a large health club, if someone gets injured on your watch, you lose them as a customer

Not so long ago, a whistle-stop tour of the facilities and an induction constituted the standard welcome for a new gym member. But increasingly clubs are recognising that more can be done to set new joiners off on the right foot. One of the buzzwords is ‘prehab’ – assessing and addressing an exerciser’s likely limitations in relation to their goal, with injury prevention in mind.

“Before starting exercise, people are often advised to see their GP,” says Michael Goulden, director of Integra, an independent gym based in east London. “The doctor will generally check their heart, blood pressure and weight, but seldom looks at joint health and musculoskeletal factors.”

Integra uses ‘Muscle Activation Technique’ (MAT), a method of testing and then restoring an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction around each joint, before prescribing an appropriate exercise programme. Created by American strength and conditioning specialist Greg Roskopf, MAT is currently available at just a handful of centres in the UK.

“We use MAT to set up every client with a solid base on which to build,” explains Goulden. “It helps prepare them for sport or exercise and get better results.”

KEEPING MEMBERS MOVING
Recent industry figures on retention show that just 52 per cent of people maintain their gym membership for 12 months. Fewer than a quarter maintain it for one or two years. The reasons are manifold, but it’s likely that at least some of those abandoning the gym have been laid low by injuries. Or, says Gareth Cole – head of education at The Third Space, a health club operator with two central London sites – because they aren’t getting the benefits they expected.

The Third Space launched its screening service ‘Prehab, Rehab, Performance’ (PRP) last year. “It’s designed to assess readiness for the task in hand, be it running a marathon or regaining strength following an injury,” explains Cole. “We’re not looking at any blueprint of how a body should move – it’s individual. We’re fitting the client to their goal, not the other way round.”

PRP involves four main assessments: gait (walking and running), bilateral and unilateral squatting and shoulder mobility. “This establishes a start point and signposts where we need to investigate further,” says Cole. After the 60-minute screening, clients receive a video report outlining the trainer’s findings and recommendations. They are then encouraged to work with a PT within the club to address any limitations or weaknesses identified.

Meanwhile, at 37° – a group of three health clubs in Surrey and London – a LifeScore screen is free to members (£150 to non-members). This one-to-one assessment, described as a ‘total body-mapping tool’, looks at posture and gait, strength, body composition, nutrition and hydration. You can even opt to pay extra for a DNAfit test, to ensure your diet and training are optimal for your genetic make-up.

Independent operators are at the helm of the prehab trend – typically high-end gyms with specialist staff. But Goulden believes any club could benefit from offering similar services. “Whether you’re a PT or a large health club, if someone gets injured on your watch, you lose them as a customer,” he says. “It’s in everyone’s interests – the club and the user – to minimise the risk of injuries by introducing initial screening and regularly monitoring exercise performance.”

MEMBER SUPPORT
Cole and Goulden both have extensive specialist knowledge of movement – including neuroscience and motor learning theory – so are well-positioned to offer in-depth musculoskeletal screening. The average gym instructor, however, isn’t likely to have the necessary level of education or experience. So that means further training, or taking on specialist staff.

“Whether these services add value depends on how well they are delivered,” says Dr Paul Bedford, a specialist in member retention. “Research suggests they can contribute to retention, but unfortunately most operators are not prepared to invest in the training required to make them work.”

Goulden agrees, but believes that trainers and clubs need to take more responsibility for ongoing training and development. “Too often, the approach is ‘I’ve done my training course – now I know everything I need to know’,” he says. To encourage and facilitate learning, Goulden runs regular study groups and courses at Integra, which are open to all health and fitness professionals.

Bedford isn’t convinced a significant number of memberships fall by the wayside due to injury, but believes there’s an issue with discomfort in the early days of exercise. “A high heart rate, profuse sweating and burning muscles signal progress to the experienced exerciser, but to a beginner they can feel more like a medical emergency,” he says. “Having some guidance and reassurance through that period could be beneficial.”

Goulden supports the idea of more ‘hand-holding’ and monitoring early on. “Instead of a bog-standard induction, why not offer a six-week ‘way in to exercise’?” he suggests. “It could focus on really finding out what the client’s needs are and educating them about movement. This would help ease them into exercise and build a stronger relationship between club and client.”

Nuffield Health’s Fitness and Wellbeing Centres are already on the ball with such an offering. All new members get a Health MOT – a clinical assessment of overall health, including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, aerobic fitness and resting heart rate. But Nuffield’s recently introduced Wellbeing membership option also provides ongoing individual support and monitoring (see also p34).

Wellbeing members get four one-to-one appointments with an expert of their choice – a physiologist, physiotherapist, nutritionist or personal trainer – as well as a free physiotherapy session (which could be used as a pre-exercise musculoskeletal MOT) and four sessions with a health mentor.

“Our health mentors are educated by our Fitness Academy to a significantly higher standard than the average personal trainer,” says Natalie Cornish, the company’s fitness and wellbeing director. “We educate them not only on how to deliver exercise prescription, but also on nutrition, sleep and stress. All of our training is underpinned by effective coaching and understanding of how we can help our members achieve behavioural change.”

How has the membership been received? “The comments have been incredibly positive,” says Cornish. “We run feedback surveys twice a year and our members feel more supported, find our health clubs less intimidating and are more confident about achieving their goals. We’re also getting feedback that, in some cases, members are specifically choosing our clubs because we provide a more supportive membership option.”

THIRD PARTY EXPERTISE
But if you’re not in the market for to provide such a service, the other option is to find a partner who is.

Six Physio is a London-based chain of 10 physiotherapy clinics that offers a range of assessment services. “These reflect Six Physio’s company mantra ‘to cure, not treat’ and differentiate us from many other physiotherapists by identifying problem areas even before symptoms present themselves,” says Robert Crowfoot. “From a business perspective, assessments have proved a big pull for many new clients. We’ve also seen increased demand from existing clients who, following treatment by Six Physio’s rehab specialists, have signed up for assessment services for injury prevention purposes.”

Take-up of running assessments has grown more than threefold since November 2012, and cycling assessments almost twofold.

While there are no official partnerships, individual clinics within the chain have built strong links with the gyms and PTs that they rate highly in their area, so that they can work together to meet a client’s needs.

Six Physio movement assessments use an iPad set-up to video clients performing their chosen activity. “We can identify areas that may need a little more work, either because they’re not moving well or not stabilising well,” explains Carla Lodweijks, clinic director at the Fleet Street branch. Real-time ultrasound is also used to monitor different muscles during movement. “Our aim is to provide a comprehensive assessment and ensure that the client goes away with a clear idea of the exercises they need to do to prevent injury,” she adds.

Meanwhile, Run 3D is a specialist within the running arena and claims to be the UK’s first company to offer a three-dimensional motion analysis service. “We assess running technique from above, to the side and behind, comparing the results to our database of thousands of runners to advise on what injuries a runner may be vulnerable to and how to prevent them,” explains director Dr Jessica Leitch.

Run 3D’s flagship clinic is in Oxford, but it also franchises the Run 3D service to sports injury clinics, podiatrists and physiotherapists. “Clinics lease the equipment from us and we train them in how to use it,” says Leitch. “They then make revenue by selling the service to their clients.”

Due to the specialist nature of the analysis, a healthcare professional (such as a physio, biomechanist, sports therapist or sports massage therapist) is needed on-site to interpret the data in a meaningful way. “Thus far, we’ve been approached by healthcare professionals who want to make their clinics stand out from the crowd,” says Leitch. “But that’s not to say we wouldn’t be open to gyms and health clubs taking on the system, as many now have such specialists on-board anyway.”

Bedford agrees that forging links with external experts could be a good way of offering specialist services to club members. But he has a caveat: choose carefully. “Complex terminology that might be acceptable within a specialist clinic won’t put your members at ease,” he says. “And you don’t want people to leave an assessment with the feeling that they are ‘broken’ and need to be ‘fixed’.”

PERCEIVED VALUE
There’s no doubt that there’s a growing demand for prehab services – particularly in areas like the City of London, where hardcore exercisers are cash-rich but time-poor and want to maximise every workout. But can prehab earn its keep? While Bedford says it’s difficult to quantify the impact such services have on member retention and exercise adherence without data, Nuffield’s experience suggests investing in pre-exercise assessment and early-days support adds value when it’s included within a membership cost.

Paying services like MAT and PRP bring in their own revenue. MAT at Integra costs from £90 per session. A PRP screen at The Third Space, regardless of whether you’re a member, costs £150, with an additional charge of £90 for any follow-up sessions – alongside fees earned from any PT sessions the client may take up. But Cole believes its contribution goes beyond the club’s coffers. “It adds perceived value,” he says. “Members feel more cared for. I’d like to think that, in time, this sort of service could be industry standard.”

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Run 3D operates what it says is the UK’s first 3D motion analysis service
Run 3D operates what it says is the UK’s first 3D motion analysis service
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Members who feel monitored and looked after are less likely to quit
Members who feel monitored and looked after are less likely to quit
Prehab services are increasingly popular in the City, where cash-rich, time-poor clients want to maximise every workout / PHOTO: WWW.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM/BIGWAVEMEDIA
Prehab services are increasingly popular in the City, where cash-rich, time-poor clients want to maximise every workout / PHOTO: WWW.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM/BIGWAVEMEDIA
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/HCM2014_5sports.jpg
Pre-exercise assessment can be used not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but also to make health club members stick to their routines and feel looked after
Sam Murphy,Pre-exercise assessment, prehab, retention, Run 3D, Third Space, Nuffield, Six Physio, Integra, MAT, injury
HCM magazine
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
HCM magazine
I used to worry about competition, but today, I have such confidence in our new business model I don’t feel worried. The rest of the market can try to compete, but our clubs will be in a different league
HCM magazine
We haven’t applied a blanket freeze to membership during lockdown 2, instead we’ve challenged our members to use the time to achieve a specific health and fitness goal
HCM Magazine
Research
“Research typically investigates sleep and recovery using passive approaches as solutions. This study shows that an active approach is beneficial and positive for participants as well”
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
HCM Magazine
Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
HCM Magazine
Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
HCM Magazine
Latest News
Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
Latest News
This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
Latest News
Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
Latest News
To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
Latest News
Closing gyms and leisure facilities during any possible future lockdown would be "unthinkable", according to ...
Latest News
The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
Latest News
Gyms are right near the bottom of the list in terms of places people have ...
Opinion
promotion
With January now close on the horizon your thoughts will be firmly focused on sales campaigns to attract new members through your doors in the new year rush.
Opinion: Sealing the Leaky Bucket – 7 Research-Based Tips for Retaining New Members in January 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dr Paul Bedford announces Retention Convention will go virtual for 2020
Global retention expert, Dr Paul Bedford, will host his sixth annual Retention Convention virtually, bringing together global speakers to form a documentary-style event around turning customers into communities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

features

Sports conditioning: The power of prehab

Sam Murphy reports on the value of pre-exercise assessment, not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but to help members stick to their programme and feel looked after

By Sam Murphy | Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
Whether you’re a PT or a large health club, if someone gets injured on your watch, you lose them as a customer

Not so long ago, a whistle-stop tour of the facilities and an induction constituted the standard welcome for a new gym member. But increasingly clubs are recognising that more can be done to set new joiners off on the right foot. One of the buzzwords is ‘prehab’ – assessing and addressing an exerciser’s likely limitations in relation to their goal, with injury prevention in mind.

“Before starting exercise, people are often advised to see their GP,” says Michael Goulden, director of Integra, an independent gym based in east London. “The doctor will generally check their heart, blood pressure and weight, but seldom looks at joint health and musculoskeletal factors.”

Integra uses ‘Muscle Activation Technique’ (MAT), a method of testing and then restoring an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction around each joint, before prescribing an appropriate exercise programme. Created by American strength and conditioning specialist Greg Roskopf, MAT is currently available at just a handful of centres in the UK.

“We use MAT to set up every client with a solid base on which to build,” explains Goulden. “It helps prepare them for sport or exercise and get better results.”

KEEPING MEMBERS MOVING
Recent industry figures on retention show that just 52 per cent of people maintain their gym membership for 12 months. Fewer than a quarter maintain it for one or two years. The reasons are manifold, but it’s likely that at least some of those abandoning the gym have been laid low by injuries. Or, says Gareth Cole – head of education at The Third Space, a health club operator with two central London sites – because they aren’t getting the benefits they expected.

The Third Space launched its screening service ‘Prehab, Rehab, Performance’ (PRP) last year. “It’s designed to assess readiness for the task in hand, be it running a marathon or regaining strength following an injury,” explains Cole. “We’re not looking at any blueprint of how a body should move – it’s individual. We’re fitting the client to their goal, not the other way round.”

PRP involves four main assessments: gait (walking and running), bilateral and unilateral squatting and shoulder mobility. “This establishes a start point and signposts where we need to investigate further,” says Cole. After the 60-minute screening, clients receive a video report outlining the trainer’s findings and recommendations. They are then encouraged to work with a PT within the club to address any limitations or weaknesses identified.

Meanwhile, at 37° – a group of three health clubs in Surrey and London – a LifeScore screen is free to members (£150 to non-members). This one-to-one assessment, described as a ‘total body-mapping tool’, looks at posture and gait, strength, body composition, nutrition and hydration. You can even opt to pay extra for a DNAfit test, to ensure your diet and training are optimal for your genetic make-up.

Independent operators are at the helm of the prehab trend – typically high-end gyms with specialist staff. But Goulden believes any club could benefit from offering similar services. “Whether you’re a PT or a large health club, if someone gets injured on your watch, you lose them as a customer,” he says. “It’s in everyone’s interests – the club and the user – to minimise the risk of injuries by introducing initial screening and regularly monitoring exercise performance.”

MEMBER SUPPORT
Cole and Goulden both have extensive specialist knowledge of movement – including neuroscience and motor learning theory – so are well-positioned to offer in-depth musculoskeletal screening. The average gym instructor, however, isn’t likely to have the necessary level of education or experience. So that means further training, or taking on specialist staff.

“Whether these services add value depends on how well they are delivered,” says Dr Paul Bedford, a specialist in member retention. “Research suggests they can contribute to retention, but unfortunately most operators are not prepared to invest in the training required to make them work.”

Goulden agrees, but believes that trainers and clubs need to take more responsibility for ongoing training and development. “Too often, the approach is ‘I’ve done my training course – now I know everything I need to know’,” he says. To encourage and facilitate learning, Goulden runs regular study groups and courses at Integra, which are open to all health and fitness professionals.

Bedford isn’t convinced a significant number of memberships fall by the wayside due to injury, but believes there’s an issue with discomfort in the early days of exercise. “A high heart rate, profuse sweating and burning muscles signal progress to the experienced exerciser, but to a beginner they can feel more like a medical emergency,” he says. “Having some guidance and reassurance through that period could be beneficial.”

Goulden supports the idea of more ‘hand-holding’ and monitoring early on. “Instead of a bog-standard induction, why not offer a six-week ‘way in to exercise’?” he suggests. “It could focus on really finding out what the client’s needs are and educating them about movement. This would help ease them into exercise and build a stronger relationship between club and client.”

Nuffield Health’s Fitness and Wellbeing Centres are already on the ball with such an offering. All new members get a Health MOT – a clinical assessment of overall health, including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, aerobic fitness and resting heart rate. But Nuffield’s recently introduced Wellbeing membership option also provides ongoing individual support and monitoring (see also p34).

Wellbeing members get four one-to-one appointments with an expert of their choice – a physiologist, physiotherapist, nutritionist or personal trainer – as well as a free physiotherapy session (which could be used as a pre-exercise musculoskeletal MOT) and four sessions with a health mentor.

“Our health mentors are educated by our Fitness Academy to a significantly higher standard than the average personal trainer,” says Natalie Cornish, the company’s fitness and wellbeing director. “We educate them not only on how to deliver exercise prescription, but also on nutrition, sleep and stress. All of our training is underpinned by effective coaching and understanding of how we can help our members achieve behavioural change.”

How has the membership been received? “The comments have been incredibly positive,” says Cornish. “We run feedback surveys twice a year and our members feel more supported, find our health clubs less intimidating and are more confident about achieving their goals. We’re also getting feedback that, in some cases, members are specifically choosing our clubs because we provide a more supportive membership option.”

THIRD PARTY EXPERTISE
But if you’re not in the market for to provide such a service, the other option is to find a partner who is.

Six Physio is a London-based chain of 10 physiotherapy clinics that offers a range of assessment services. “These reflect Six Physio’s company mantra ‘to cure, not treat’ and differentiate us from many other physiotherapists by identifying problem areas even before symptoms present themselves,” says Robert Crowfoot. “From a business perspective, assessments have proved a big pull for many new clients. We’ve also seen increased demand from existing clients who, following treatment by Six Physio’s rehab specialists, have signed up for assessment services for injury prevention purposes.”

Take-up of running assessments has grown more than threefold since November 2012, and cycling assessments almost twofold.

While there are no official partnerships, individual clinics within the chain have built strong links with the gyms and PTs that they rate highly in their area, so that they can work together to meet a client’s needs.

Six Physio movement assessments use an iPad set-up to video clients performing their chosen activity. “We can identify areas that may need a little more work, either because they’re not moving well or not stabilising well,” explains Carla Lodweijks, clinic director at the Fleet Street branch. Real-time ultrasound is also used to monitor different muscles during movement. “Our aim is to provide a comprehensive assessment and ensure that the client goes away with a clear idea of the exercises they need to do to prevent injury,” she adds.

Meanwhile, Run 3D is a specialist within the running arena and claims to be the UK’s first company to offer a three-dimensional motion analysis service. “We assess running technique from above, to the side and behind, comparing the results to our database of thousands of runners to advise on what injuries a runner may be vulnerable to and how to prevent them,” explains director Dr Jessica Leitch.

Run 3D’s flagship clinic is in Oxford, but it also franchises the Run 3D service to sports injury clinics, podiatrists and physiotherapists. “Clinics lease the equipment from us and we train them in how to use it,” says Leitch. “They then make revenue by selling the service to their clients.”

Due to the specialist nature of the analysis, a healthcare professional (such as a physio, biomechanist, sports therapist or sports massage therapist) is needed on-site to interpret the data in a meaningful way. “Thus far, we’ve been approached by healthcare professionals who want to make their clinics stand out from the crowd,” says Leitch. “But that’s not to say we wouldn’t be open to gyms and health clubs taking on the system, as many now have such specialists on-board anyway.”

Bedford agrees that forging links with external experts could be a good way of offering specialist services to club members. But he has a caveat: choose carefully. “Complex terminology that might be acceptable within a specialist clinic won’t put your members at ease,” he says. “And you don’t want people to leave an assessment with the feeling that they are ‘broken’ and need to be ‘fixed’.”

PERCEIVED VALUE
There’s no doubt that there’s a growing demand for prehab services – particularly in areas like the City of London, where hardcore exercisers are cash-rich but time-poor and want to maximise every workout. But can prehab earn its keep? While Bedford says it’s difficult to quantify the impact such services have on member retention and exercise adherence without data, Nuffield’s experience suggests investing in pre-exercise assessment and early-days support adds value when it’s included within a membership cost.

Paying services like MAT and PRP bring in their own revenue. MAT at Integra costs from £90 per session. A PRP screen at The Third Space, regardless of whether you’re a member, costs £150, with an additional charge of £90 for any follow-up sessions – alongside fees earned from any PT sessions the client may take up. But Cole believes its contribution goes beyond the club’s coffers. “It adds perceived value,” he says. “Members feel more cared for. I’d like to think that, in time, this sort of service could be industry standard.”

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Run 3D operates what it says is the UK’s first 3D motion analysis service
Run 3D operates what it says is the UK’s first 3D motion analysis service
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Nuffield’s Health MOT measures factors related to a client’s overall health
Members who feel monitored and looked after are less likely to quit
Members who feel monitored and looked after are less likely to quit
Prehab services are increasingly popular in the City, where cash-rich, time-poor clients want to maximise every workout / PHOTO: WWW.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM/BIGWAVEMEDIA
Prehab services are increasingly popular in the City, where cash-rich, time-poor clients want to maximise every workout / PHOTO: WWW.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM/BIGWAVEMEDIA
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/HCM2014_5sports.jpg
Pre-exercise assessment can be used not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but also to make health club members stick to their routines and feel looked after
Sam Murphy,Pre-exercise assessment, prehab, retention, Run 3D, Third Space, Nuffield, Six Physio, Integra, MAT, injury
Latest News
Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
Latest News
This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
Latest News
Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
Latest News
To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
Latest News
Closing gyms and leisure facilities during any possible future lockdown would be "unthinkable", according to ...
Latest News
The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
Latest News
Gyms are right near the bottom of the list in terms of places people have ...
Latest News
A new, Europe-wide initiative will look to chart the level of risk of COVID-19 infection ...
Latest News
UK Parliament will debate COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and leisure centres on Monday 23 November, ...
Latest News
The UK government has launched a £1bn Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS), providing grant funding ...
Opinion
promotion
With January now close on the horizon your thoughts will be firmly focused on sales campaigns to attract new members through your doors in the new year rush.
Opinion: Sealing the Leaky Bucket – 7 Research-Based Tips for Retaining New Members in January 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dr Paul Bedford announces Retention Convention will go virtual for 2020
Global retention expert, Dr Paul Bedford, will host his sixth annual Retention Convention virtually, bringing together global speakers to form a documentary-style event around turning customers into communities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
The Retention Guru
The Retention Guru