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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 2
5. Editor's letter: Physical inactivity kills
Does the sector need to cement its intent to combat physical inactivity with a bold ‘physical inactivity kills' message, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
If we categorise obesity as a disease, is that not just another wrong message we send out to the nation, asks fitness coach Vera Duman
11. Advertisement promotion: Gladstone promotion
Learning with Learn2
12. News round-up:
Fitness First unveils its rebrand and announces a £270m investment. Virgin Active's £100m investment will prepare the way for flotation. And JD Sports enters the gym market with the launch of JD Gyms
20. International news:
Turkish low-cost operator MACFit continues its roll-out, Vivafit opens its first club in the Middle East, and Donna's opens sixth ladies-only club
22. People news:
Former FIA CEO Andrée Deane returns as head of YMCAfit after a four-year break from the industry
24. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2014
Kristen Walsh previews next month's 33rd IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
CEO of ukactive David Stalker discusses the parliamentary group set up to examine physical inactivity
30. Diary dates:
Professional Beauty London takes place in February, and the ECA World Fitness Conference in March
32. Everyone's talking about...: The medical message
Is 'exercise is medicine' an appealing message for the public, or is it too geared towards doctors?
34. Interview – Kevin Fenton:
The new director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England talks to Steven Ward about his mission to tackle the ‘wicked problem' of physical inactivity
40. New opening: An active education
A free school in Luton is the first in the UK to be set up by a leisure trust. Rhianon Howells finds out about its healthy approach
44. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part five of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities – Fixed price contracts
46. Spa experiences: Men's wellness
Luxury health club spas are increasingly offering wellness services just for men. Kate Corney examines this growing trend
50. Health & wellbeing: Wellness trends
Camilla Parke of The Futures Company outlines some of the trends that will influence the health and wellness sector this year
54. Gymtopia series: Click to join, click to give
In the second part of our new series, Ray Algar takes a look at a charitable fundraising venture being run by The Gym Group in the UK
57. Tech series: People management
Whether it's payroll support, scheduling or task allocation, Sean James says today's CRM systems can play a key role in staff management
62. Retention series: Creating a community
In the latest part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford looks at the importance of clubs maintaining a link with their members
66. Group exercise: All together now – fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the realm of group exercise programming for health and fitness clubs
68. Research round-up: Flavour behaviour
Being obese can alter the tastebuds – especially when it comes to sweet foods – and could be a possible cause of over-eating, says new research
70. Pilates: Revenue driver
Kath Hudson looks at how clubs are turning pilates into a successful secondary revenue stream
74. CV equipment: People power
Can human energy expended on CV equipment realistically be converted into electricity to run your club?
78. Professional Beauty London: Show preview
What's in store at the UK's largest trade beauty event taking place at ExCeL, London, this month?
85. Lightweights:
Intelligent fitness bras and socks that give you running advice
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2012 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
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2011 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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2011 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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2010 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
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2010 issue 10
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2009 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
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2009 issue 10
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Everyone's talking about
In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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Q&A
Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden explains
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Insight
The pandemic brought about our sector’s biggest ever collaboration on COVID safety data. Lizzie Broughton tells the story
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Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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HCM People
We’ve set ourselves the initial goal of developing 100 Feel Electric sites, using a cluster model
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Pulse Fitness and Bolsover District Council have been collaborating for many years to deliver dedicated community activity spaces
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Chief of athletics, F45
Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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Operators must be clear in their messaging so people find their way to a club they stick with. Try not to be all things to all people, and we can be successful at keeping them engaged
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
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Featured supplier news: What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?
According to our poll the first thing 80 per cent of operators and gym owners think about when it’s time to sell gym equipment is how much your equipment is worth.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
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Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
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15-16 Jun 2022
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30-30 Jun 2022
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12-13 Sep 2022
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25-28 Oct 2022
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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 2
5. Editor's letter: Physical inactivity kills
Does the sector need to cement its intent to combat physical inactivity with a bold ‘physical inactivity kills' message, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
If we categorise obesity as a disease, is that not just another wrong message we send out to the nation, asks fitness coach Vera Duman
11. Advertisement promotion: Gladstone promotion
Learning with Learn2
12. News round-up:
Fitness First unveils its rebrand and announces a £270m investment. Virgin Active's £100m investment will prepare the way for flotation. And JD Sports enters the gym market with the launch of JD Gyms
20. International news:
Turkish low-cost operator MACFit continues its roll-out, Vivafit opens its first club in the Middle East, and Donna's opens sixth ladies-only club
22. People news:
Former FIA CEO Andrée Deane returns as head of YMCAfit after a four-year break from the industry
24. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2014
Kristen Walsh previews next month's 33rd IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
CEO of ukactive David Stalker discusses the parliamentary group set up to examine physical inactivity
30. Diary dates:
Professional Beauty London takes place in February, and the ECA World Fitness Conference in March
32. Everyone's talking about...: The medical message
Is 'exercise is medicine' an appealing message for the public, or is it too geared towards doctors?
34. Interview – Kevin Fenton:
The new director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England talks to Steven Ward about his mission to tackle the ‘wicked problem' of physical inactivity
40. New opening: An active education
A free school in Luton is the first in the UK to be set up by a leisure trust. Rhianon Howells finds out about its healthy approach
44. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part five of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities – Fixed price contracts
46. Spa experiences: Men's wellness
Luxury health club spas are increasingly offering wellness services just for men. Kate Corney examines this growing trend
50. Health & wellbeing: Wellness trends
Camilla Parke of The Futures Company outlines some of the trends that will influence the health and wellness sector this year
54. Gymtopia series: Click to join, click to give
In the second part of our new series, Ray Algar takes a look at a charitable fundraising venture being run by The Gym Group in the UK
57. Tech series: People management
Whether it's payroll support, scheduling or task allocation, Sean James says today's CRM systems can play a key role in staff management
62. Retention series: Creating a community
In the latest part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford looks at the importance of clubs maintaining a link with their members
66. Group exercise: All together now – fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the realm of group exercise programming for health and fitness clubs
68. Research round-up: Flavour behaviour
Being obese can alter the tastebuds – especially when it comes to sweet foods – and could be a possible cause of over-eating, says new research
70. Pilates: Revenue driver
Kath Hudson looks at how clubs are turning pilates into a successful secondary revenue stream
74. CV equipment: People power
Can human energy expended on CV equipment realistically be converted into electricity to run your club?
78. Professional Beauty London: Show preview
What's in store at the UK's largest trade beauty event taking place at ExCeL, London, this month?
85. Lightweights:
Intelligent fitness bras and socks that give you running advice
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 148
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?
According to our poll the first thing 80 per cent of operators and gym owners think about when it’s time to sell gym equipment is how much your equipment is worth.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Video Gallery
Mindbody, Inc
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Sport Alliance GmbH
Company profiles
Company profile: énergie Fitness
Empowered Brands, owner of the énergie fitness business, has leveraged more than 18 years of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Art of Cryo
Art of Cryo is a new division of a renowned family business with 30 years’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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