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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 8
5. Editor's letter: Beyond the 12 per cent barrier
Even before we look to new audiences, there's so much more we can do to attract people who have already bought into exercise, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Barefoot or shod, people run best when they're comfortable, says Ben Hudson of Taylor & Francis Group
10. News round-up:
easyGym opens on Oxford Street, Xercise4 Less teams up with Tesco, and FLAME winners are announced
18. International news:
A new independent health club opens in Abuja, Nigeria, and FITLANE announces eighth location
20. People news:
The Gym Group grows its property team as part of expansion plans
22. IHRSA update: News
Kristen Walsh presents The IHRSA Global 25 annual listing of the world's top health clubs, and there's a look ahead to this year's European Congress in Madrid, Spain
26. ukactive update: Budget Cuts
ukactive CEO David Stalker reports on how the latest round of spending cuts are likely to affect the physical activity sector
29. Diary dates:
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is taking place in Los Angeles, California, this month
30. Everyone's talking about...:: Beyond 12 per cent
The 12 per cent market penetration figure gets bandied about, but how accurate is it? What figure could the sector reach and what does it have to do to achieve this?
32. Interview – John Penny:
The MD of Reebok Sports Club London talks Kate Cracknell through the major redevelopment project that's seen a “total transformation” of the offering
38. Nutrition: Running on juice
Whether you're looking for weight loss, detox or disease prevention, juicing claims to have the answers. Kate Cracknell reports
45. Indoor cycling: Pedal power
As indoor cycling booms, Levze Kerey asks the experts for tips on how to capitalise on this trend
50. Research round-up: Estrogen booster
A new study has highlighted one of the reasons why exercise is effective in helping to prevent breast cancer
52. Behaviour change: It's a goal!
Setting goals with members based on an understanding of their underlying motivations – their superordinate goals – is a vital to ensuring adherence, says Dr Paul Bedford
56. Pilates: Pilates predictions
What are the most exciting innovations in the world of pilates at the moment? Kath Hudson asks the experts for their thoughts on current and future trends
60. Exercise management: Tapping into apps
Kath Hudson takes a look at the growing technological options available for tracking members' physical activity both in and out of the health club environment
64. Sunbeds: The sunshine vitamin
Sunbeds: friend or foe? Our panel of experts outlines the current health arguments for and against their use
68. Health club spa: Embracing spa
Today's multi-faceted spas have important lessons to teach health clubs about the customer experience, says Liz Holmes
72. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects from CYBEX, Pavigym and Life Fitness
78. Nutrition: fitness-kit.net special
Nutritional products
84. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
Full details of the just-released 2013 Members' Choice Health Club Awards shortlist
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HCM understands that Fitness International, which operates more than 700 health clubs under the LA ...
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A court has given Virgin Active the green light to erase the rent arrears it ...
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The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has partnered with a psychologist to provide new mindfulness and ...
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A report commissioned by Parkrun has estimated that allowing mass-participation outdoor events carries an "exceptionally ...
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Jan Spaticchia, founder and chair of énergie Fitness has died aged 51 following a short ...
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A new pioneering approach looks to help cancer patients prepare for and respond to treatment ...
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HCM People
When women train on half-truths and crap science it’s painfully limiting
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Editor's letter
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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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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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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Wellbeing - the Health Agenda
Prescribe exercise, not painkillers, to chronic pain sufferers, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, as Tom Walker reports
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Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym. But this studio has a unique story, too. Owner Louis Hamilton tells us why he was determined to create such a special place
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Fitness, wellness and recovery are driving new investments in the hotel and resorts market, with Kerzner the latest to enter this space, as Megan Whitby reports
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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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We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
Opinion
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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: 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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Venueserve Fitness
Venueserve Fitness is an easy-to-use, low-cost web- and mobile online exercise platform, already being used ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
With our digital member solutions, branded app and branded virtual classes your clients can now ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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 8
5. Editor's letter: Beyond the 12 per cent barrier
Even before we look to new audiences, there's so much more we can do to attract people who have already bought into exercise, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Barefoot or shod, people run best when they're comfortable, says Ben Hudson of Taylor & Francis Group
10. News round-up:
easyGym opens on Oxford Street, Xercise4 Less teams up with Tesco, and FLAME winners are announced
18. International news:
A new independent health club opens in Abuja, Nigeria, and FITLANE announces eighth location
20. People news:
The Gym Group grows its property team as part of expansion plans
22. IHRSA update: News
Kristen Walsh presents The IHRSA Global 25 annual listing of the world's top health clubs, and there's a look ahead to this year's European Congress in Madrid, Spain
26. ukactive update: Budget Cuts
ukactive CEO David Stalker reports on how the latest round of spending cuts are likely to affect the physical activity sector
29. Diary dates:
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is taking place in Los Angeles, California, this month
30. Everyone's talking about...:: Beyond 12 per cent
The 12 per cent market penetration figure gets bandied about, but how accurate is it? What figure could the sector reach and what does it have to do to achieve this?
32. Interview – John Penny:
The MD of Reebok Sports Club London talks Kate Cracknell through the major redevelopment project that's seen a “total transformation” of the offering
38. Nutrition: Running on juice
Whether you're looking for weight loss, detox or disease prevention, juicing claims to have the answers. Kate Cracknell reports
45. Indoor cycling: Pedal power
As indoor cycling booms, Levze Kerey asks the experts for tips on how to capitalise on this trend
50. Research round-up: Estrogen booster
A new study has highlighted one of the reasons why exercise is effective in helping to prevent breast cancer
52. Behaviour change: It's a goal!
Setting goals with members based on an understanding of their underlying motivations – their superordinate goals – is a vital to ensuring adherence, says Dr Paul Bedford
56. Pilates: Pilates predictions
What are the most exciting innovations in the world of pilates at the moment? Kath Hudson asks the experts for their thoughts on current and future trends
60. Exercise management: Tapping into apps
Kath Hudson takes a look at the growing technological options available for tracking members' physical activity both in and out of the health club environment
64. Sunbeds: The sunshine vitamin
Sunbeds: friend or foe? Our panel of experts outlines the current health arguments for and against their use
68. Health club spa: Embracing spa
Today's multi-faceted spas have important lessons to teach health clubs about the customer experience, says Liz Holmes
72. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects from CYBEX, Pavigym and Life Fitness
78. Nutrition: fitness-kit.net special
Nutritional products
84. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
Full details of the just-released 2013 Members' Choice Health Club Awards shortlist
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: 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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Venueserve Fitness
Venueserve Fitness is an easy-to-use, low-cost web- and mobile online exercise platform, already being used ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
With our digital member solutions, branded app and branded virtual classes your clients can now ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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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