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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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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
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A new pioneering approach looks to help cancer patients prepare for and respond to treatment ...
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Peloton is recalling all of its Tread and Tread+ machines in the US, after striking ...
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Health club operator Bannatyne is repositioning itself as a wellness provider, as it looks to ...
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Health clubs and leisure centres in Northern Ireland reopened their doors on Friday 30 April, ...
HCM Magazine
Editor's letter
Many assume this work will fall largely to the public sector, however the private sector will also want to be involved
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
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
HCM Magazine
Policy
The health and fitness industry felt as though it wasn’t invited to its own party when news of the government’s Fit Miles programme broke. But what does it actually mean and is it good or bad news for the sector? Kath Hudson investigates
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
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
HCM Magazine
Interview
Amid reports of a bid to buy the business, HCM was keen to get an update on the state of play at the Bannatyne Group. We sent Kate Cracknell to (virtually) speak to the FD
HCM Magazine
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
HCM Magazine
Hospitality
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
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
When women train on half-truths and crap science it’s painfully limiting
HCM magazine
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
HCM magazine
A new report, conducted by Deloitte, analyses the growth of the Chinese fitness industry and the outlook ahead, as Kristen Walsh reports
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: iFit: your readymade omnichannel fitness solution
With gyms and leisure centres in England reopened, and the rest of the UK due to shortly follow suit, the time for being theoretical is over.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Precor supports Aneurin Leisure Trust in three-site refurbishment
Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure (ALT), has announced it’s forging ahead with a £600,000 (US$821,000, €696,000) gym refurbishment in all three of its leisure centres.
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
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

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
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: iFit: your readymade omnichannel fitness solution
With gyms and leisure centres in England reopened, and the rest of the UK due to shortly follow suit, the time for being theoretical is over.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Precor supports Aneurin Leisure Trust in three-site refurbishment
Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure (ALT), has announced it’s forging ahead with a £600,000 (US$821,000, €696,000) gym refurbishment in all three of its leisure centres.
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
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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