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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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2013 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Staying on the radar
We must present a united front with our wellness allies to keep the momentum behind integrated wellbeing, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: write to reply
Vibration training can greatly benefit MS sufferers, according to a Borders Sport & Leisure pilot study
8. News round-up:
ON-X leisure centre opens, CCMP set to acquire Pure Gym, and Wattbike secures Fitness First deal
16. International news:
Finnish chain Hukka Oy unveils a functional studio, and Fresh Fitness opens two more clubs in Denmark
18. People news:
Neil King joins Leisure Connection as MD, and Rob Barker is named as the new Precor president
20. IHRSA update: News
Bill McBride reflects on IHRSA's achievements over the past year, as he passes on the mantle of chair of the board of directors
24. ukactive update: Children’s activity agenda
CEO David Stalker reports on a recent focus group examining children's activity and school sport
26. Competitive edge:
The Crossing, a three-day mountain bike challenge in Cumbria, takes place on 12–14 July
27. Diary dates:
July sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards
28. Everyone's talking about...: Research databases
Should the fitness industry follow the example of the spa sector and launch a central research portal?
30. Interview: Steve Price
The founder and CEO of Mytime Active talks to Kate Cracknell about opportunities in public health, building community partnerships and re-investing profits to change lives
36. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
A key to attract and retain new members - make the right choice first time round.
38. Plus-size fitness: A big welcome
Kath Hudson talks to gym operators specifically targeting plus-sized customers with tailored, non-intimidating packages
42. Software: Man vs machine
As technology gets more and more advanced, will the time come when it actually replaces gym staff? Abigail Harris asks a panel of experts
46. Research: Strong thoughts
Studies in the scientific field of neuroplasticity show that just thinking about exercise can translate into actual, physical benefits
50. Retention series: Keep it up
In the second of his three-part series on retention and the member journey, Guy Griffiths looks at the ongoing health club member
54. Behaviour change: Asking the right questions
As part of our continuing series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss offers his advice on the questions, tools and strategies needed to effectively deliver health coaching
58. Disability fitness: Expanding horizons
Becca Douglas takes a look at some of the initiatives aiming to deliver a legacy from last year's London Paralympic Games
62. Nutrition: Legislating nutrition
Nutritional supplements are potentially a great revenue stream for clubs, but new European legislation is going to make it harder to promote them
66. New opening: A burning ambition
Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in Liverpool is a new, £5.2m, dual-use community facility enabling firefighters to get fit for duty, while also helping to inspire youngsters in an area of social deprivation to be more active. Lauren Applegarth reports
70. Tabata: High-speed workouts
Kate Cracknell talks to Jane Irving of Big Shot Productions about the fitness industry launch of Tabata – the clinically-proven Japanese workout system that promises results in just four minutes
74. Project Profiles: Supplier Showcase
WTS International Reports On Its Consultancy Project For Harmony
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest free weight products for fitness clubs, including new launches from PowerBlock, Les Mills, Jordan Fitness and Physical Company, plus details of some interesting new installations
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Everyone’s talking about
For years the health and fitness sector has aspired to be taken seriously by the health sector. Is now the time? asks Kath Hudson
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We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
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Town planning
Over time, town planning has led to the creation of obesogenic environments, but Hamilton in New Zealand is taking a fresh approach to mobilising its population, by turning the city into a playground, as Kath Hudson reports
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Software
As we adapt to a new way of living, software developers have been supporting the fitness sector with new systems and strategies. We asked operators and developers to share successes
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"Prescribing exercise will always be preferential to prescribing painkillers, given the risks associated with their long-term use"
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Craig Cocking was appointed Life Fitness UK’s country manager in December, following over 13 years with the business. He reflects on the impact of the past 12 months and shares his views on the future of the industry
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Groundbreaking research from around the world is proving the many ways exercise can support health and creating opportunities for the sector to be more valued and useful
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A new report, conducted by Deloitte, analyses the growth of the Chinese fitness industry and the outlook ahead, as Kristen Walsh reports
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The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Staying on the radar
We must present a united front with our wellness allies to keep the momentum behind integrated wellbeing, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: write to reply
Vibration training can greatly benefit MS sufferers, according to a Borders Sport & Leisure pilot study
8. News round-up:
ON-X leisure centre opens, CCMP set to acquire Pure Gym, and Wattbike secures Fitness First deal
16. International news:
Finnish chain Hukka Oy unveils a functional studio, and Fresh Fitness opens two more clubs in Denmark
18. People news:
Neil King joins Leisure Connection as MD, and Rob Barker is named as the new Precor president
20. IHRSA update: News
Bill McBride reflects on IHRSA's achievements over the past year, as he passes on the mantle of chair of the board of directors
24. ukactive update: Children’s activity agenda
CEO David Stalker reports on a recent focus group examining children's activity and school sport
26. Competitive edge:
The Crossing, a three-day mountain bike challenge in Cumbria, takes place on 12–14 July
27. Diary dates:
July sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards
28. Everyone's talking about...: Research databases
Should the fitness industry follow the example of the spa sector and launch a central research portal?
30. Interview: Steve Price
The founder and CEO of Mytime Active talks to Kate Cracknell about opportunities in public health, building community partnerships and re-investing profits to change lives
36. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
A key to attract and retain new members - make the right choice first time round.
38. Plus-size fitness: A big welcome
Kath Hudson talks to gym operators specifically targeting plus-sized customers with tailored, non-intimidating packages
42. Software: Man vs machine
As technology gets more and more advanced, will the time come when it actually replaces gym staff? Abigail Harris asks a panel of experts
46. Research: Strong thoughts
Studies in the scientific field of neuroplasticity show that just thinking about exercise can translate into actual, physical benefits
50. Retention series: Keep it up
In the second of his three-part series on retention and the member journey, Guy Griffiths looks at the ongoing health club member
54. Behaviour change: Asking the right questions
As part of our continuing series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss offers his advice on the questions, tools and strategies needed to effectively deliver health coaching
58. Disability fitness: Expanding horizons
Becca Douglas takes a look at some of the initiatives aiming to deliver a legacy from last year's London Paralympic Games
62. Nutrition: Legislating nutrition
Nutritional supplements are potentially a great revenue stream for clubs, but new European legislation is going to make it harder to promote them
66. New opening: A burning ambition
Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in Liverpool is a new, £5.2m, dual-use community facility enabling firefighters to get fit for duty, while also helping to inspire youngsters in an area of social deprivation to be more active. Lauren Applegarth reports
70. Tabata: High-speed workouts
Kate Cracknell talks to Jane Irving of Big Shot Productions about the fitness industry launch of Tabata – the clinically-proven Japanese workout system that promises results in just four minutes
74. Project Profiles: Supplier Showcase
WTS International Reports On Its Consultancy Project For Harmony
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest free weight products for fitness clubs, including new launches from PowerBlock, Les Mills, Jordan Fitness and Physical Company, plus details of some interesting new installations
1 - 40 of 136
Opinion
promotion
The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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