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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: what's in a name?
Kate Cracknell asks if we need to re-think the labels we use in our sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness sector must review the quality of its nutrition training, says lecturer Dr Gary Mendoza
8. News round-up:
New health and wellbeing research unit to open at Leeds Met university.
16. International news:
Anytime Fitness opens its 100th Australian club, while Intensiti gears up to open its first gym in Jordan
18. People news:
SkillsActive CEO Stephen Studd stands down after eight years
20. IHRSA update:
Thoughts on low-cost gyms and operational lessons from Denmark
24. FIA update:
A 2012 national campaign is set to latch onto the power of London’s Olympic Games
26. Competitive edge:
Scaling three peaks in Egypt’s Sinai desert and racing huskies in Lapland
27. Diary dates:
ECA World Fitness/Thrive takes place in Florida, plus new B-Fit Expo in London and Spatex in Brighton
28. Everyone’s talking about…: The banks
How do banks currently view the health and fitness industry? We ask our panel of experts
30. Interview – Nuffield: Laura Kerby
The MD of Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing talks to Kate Cracknell about outcomes data and the importance of a holistic offer
36. New opening: A star is born
Independent health club Stars Gym in south London aims to make martial arts more mainstream
40. Training & qualifications: Branching out
Kate Cracknell reports on the opportunities for operators to enter the training provision arena
44. Retention series: Are you experienced?
The rise of customer experience management is leaving traditional member retention activities behind, says Stuart Dyson
49. Active ageing : Exercise & ageing
Kath Hudson looks at some inspiring health initiatives designed for the older generation
52. Research round-up: Making headway
Research suggests that exercise can be as effective as drugs in the preventative treatment of migraines
54. Service & maintenance: Location, location, location
Darren Weiss investigates ways in which geolocation technology can help equipment manufacturers boost their bottom line
56. fitness-kit: Product round-up
Booking software from Yapps, Flexi-cord technology from Viper, new equipment from Total Gym and a training platform from Studio Sports
58. LIW 2011: Show review
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the exciting new products that made their debut at this year’s Leisure Industry Week and details the key show events
63. IDEA trends survey: Trending now
Rhianon Stevens reports on the top exercise trends identified in the 16th annual IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Trends report
66. Mintel report: Creative thinking
Mintel analyst Michael Oliver examines the consumer reaction to gyms in 2011 and the opportunities to get more people active
68. Health Club Awards: Could you be a winner?
With new awards categories and a call for entries, the Health Club Awards gather momentum into 2012
70. fitness-kit – studio equipment: Search engine for buyers
Escape Fitness launches SteelBell and the new Easy Tone Step is added to the Reebok range
73. Supplier showcase : Project profile promotion
We profile projects from Big Wave Media, Technogym and Better Belly
83. Lightweights: Just desserts for London xmas race
Sporty Santas get set for a Christmas dash and Scooby Doo is hailed as the most active cartoon character
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Gympass has been busy innovating and forging powerful partnerships. We find out more
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Technogym’s Live and On-Demand solution is transformational for its clients
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Reopening
Craig Blain outlines the challenges and opportunities facing operators who are aiming to appeal to a diverse membership
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Interview
Barnsley Premier Leisure has pushed on with a major rebrand, in spite of the pandemic. Tom Walker talks to its head of corporate fitness about the impact
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Research
New research into Type 2 diabetes and COVID-19 is establishing the risks across different age groups, enabling policymakers to design interventions more effectively
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COVID-19
The health and fitness sector knows the vital role it plays in boosting immunity in the face of COVID-19. Now there’s another opportunity to be an essential service: helping people recover from the virus. Kate Cracknell reports
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Creating spaces where exercisers feel both safe and inspired to return to the gym is vital, says James Anderson
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Get your group fitness offering back on track faster in the face of ongoing restrictions, courtesy of Myzone’s tier-transcending digital experience
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The aggregator market is developing, diversifying and changing in response to market demand. We talk to suppliers and operators about their collaborations
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Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
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Featured supplier: Strengthening your mind...one work out at a time
There’s nothing quite like discovering a product that creates a huge impact in our life. After all, isn’t that what we’re all searching for?
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness offers the commercial health and fitness club marketplace an unmatched portfolio ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: what's in a name?
Kate Cracknell asks if we need to re-think the labels we use in our sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness sector must review the quality of its nutrition training, says lecturer Dr Gary Mendoza
8. News round-up:
New health and wellbeing research unit to open at Leeds Met university.
16. International news:
Anytime Fitness opens its 100th Australian club, while Intensiti gears up to open its first gym in Jordan
18. People news:
SkillsActive CEO Stephen Studd stands down after eight years
20. IHRSA update:
Thoughts on low-cost gyms and operational lessons from Denmark
24. FIA update:
A 2012 national campaign is set to latch onto the power of London’s Olympic Games
26. Competitive edge:
Scaling three peaks in Egypt’s Sinai desert and racing huskies in Lapland
27. Diary dates:
ECA World Fitness/Thrive takes place in Florida, plus new B-Fit Expo in London and Spatex in Brighton
28. Everyone’s talking about…: The banks
How do banks currently view the health and fitness industry? We ask our panel of experts
30. Interview – Nuffield: Laura Kerby
The MD of Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing talks to Kate Cracknell about outcomes data and the importance of a holistic offer
36. New opening: A star is born
Independent health club Stars Gym in south London aims to make martial arts more mainstream
40. Training & qualifications: Branching out
Kate Cracknell reports on the opportunities for operators to enter the training provision arena
44. Retention series: Are you experienced?
The rise of customer experience management is leaving traditional member retention activities behind, says Stuart Dyson
49. Active ageing : Exercise & ageing
Kath Hudson looks at some inspiring health initiatives designed for the older generation
52. Research round-up: Making headway
Research suggests that exercise can be as effective as drugs in the preventative treatment of migraines
54. Service & maintenance: Location, location, location
Darren Weiss investigates ways in which geolocation technology can help equipment manufacturers boost their bottom line
56. fitness-kit: Product round-up
Booking software from Yapps, Flexi-cord technology from Viper, new equipment from Total Gym and a training platform from Studio Sports
58. LIW 2011: Show review
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the exciting new products that made their debut at this year’s Leisure Industry Week and details the key show events
63. IDEA trends survey: Trending now
Rhianon Stevens reports on the top exercise trends identified in the 16th annual IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Trends report
66. Mintel report: Creative thinking
Mintel analyst Michael Oliver examines the consumer reaction to gyms in 2011 and the opportunities to get more people active
68. Health Club Awards: Could you be a winner?
With new awards categories and a call for entries, the Health Club Awards gather momentum into 2012
70. fitness-kit – studio equipment: Search engine for buyers
Escape Fitness launches SteelBell and the new Easy Tone Step is added to the Reebok range
73. Supplier showcase : Project profile promotion
We profile projects from Big Wave Media, Technogym and Better Belly
83. Lightweights: Just desserts for London xmas race
Sporty Santas get set for a Christmas dash and Scooby Doo is hailed as the most active cartoon character
1 - 40 of 134
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Strengthening your mind...one work out at a time
There’s nothing quite like discovering a product that creates a huge impact in our life. After all, isn’t that what we’re all searching for?
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness offers the commercial health and fitness club marketplace an unmatched portfolio ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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