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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
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2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
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Interview
I’d like to see the gym sector help champion the social prescribing agenda, as a route to getting more people engaged in physical activity
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HCM People
Our vision is a future with ethnic diversity in aquatics
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Editor's letter
In this issue, we’re focusing on sharing insights and thought leadership to highlight opportunities for the development of the sector in terms of both markets and offerings, says Liz Terry, HCM editor
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Everyone’s talking about
In the last issue of HCM, we checked with big box operators in the UK to see how trading has been going since restrictions were lifted. This month we turn our attention to boutiques and urban studios to find out how they’re faring. Kath Hudson reports
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Research
Focusing on dieting has failed to offset the rising tide of obesity, say researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Virginia. A focus on fitness gives better health outcomes
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Sponsored
Les Mills is launching a new digital network called Les Mills Connect to help clubs build back better and emerge from the pandemic with a stronger business
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HCM People
We first started talking to KSL over two years ago, so this was not a rushed partnership
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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David Minton says the healthy movement industry is ten times bigger than the health club sector, and the care industry four times bigger and ask why we’re not rushing to collaborate?
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Research firm Qualtrics surveyed 12,157 consumers across 15 countries in seven languages to create the Les Mills 2021 Global Fitness Report, highlighting the ways consumers are choosing to work out as we emerge from the pandemic. Jak Phillips reports
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Are traditional gyms going to war with smart gyms?
CEO of Orbit4, Daniel Jones, says: “There’s no reason traditional gyms and smart gyms can’t live in harmony. With a little reorganisation and education, there’s a really bright future for all gyms.”
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Humanising the member app experience
FunXtion has upgraded its White Label Member App with a raft of new features to support its partners in scaling up and keeping up with rising member expectations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
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Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Company profiles
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07-10 Apr 2022
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
1 - 40 of 141
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Are traditional gyms going to war with smart gyms?
CEO of Orbit4, Daniel Jones, says: “There’s no reason traditional gyms and smart gyms can’t live in harmony. With a little reorganisation and education, there’s a really bright future for all gyms.”
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Humanising the member app experience
FunXtion has upgraded its White Label Member App with a raft of new features to support its partners in scaling up and keeping up with rising member expectations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Hussle
Hussle exists for two reasons: To increase opportunities for people to engage in physical activity ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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