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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
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
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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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07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
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 139
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: A new world for memberships
During lockdown clients have had more time to self-reflect than ever before. As a result, many are prioritising mental health and incorporating activity into their day to improve overall wellbeing.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Mystery Shopping
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure is a family-owned leisure management company working with local authority partners across England ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Changing concept
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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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