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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 4
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
3. Editor's letter: We must stay ambitious
The fitness sector needs to ensure it's maintaining ambitious targets when it comes to getting more people more active, says Liz Terry
6. Letters: Write to reply
The public sector won't survive unless it becomes more community and commercially focused, believes Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
16. International news:
World Class International opens its eighth club in Bucharest, Romania, and Just Fit opens a new flagship facility in Cologne, Germany
19. People news:
FitPro recruits Fergus Ahern and Mel Spooner, and Jenny Patrickson joins Active IQ
20. Promotional feature: Escape fitness
Functional training is generating a real buzz both for members and for the balance sheet
22. IHRSA update: News
Eric Vandenbeele presents an overview of the Belgian market, while Kristen Walsh highlights IHRSA's new Trends Report
26. ukactive update: Passing on the fitness bug
ukactive teams up with Judy Murray to put family exercise on the agenda
27. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Getting active online
29. Diary dates:
The inaugural Active-net event takes place at the end of this month, with SIBEC UK in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Exercise and the QOF
What does it mean now that physical activity has been taken off the QOF, and can it be reinstated?
32. Interview – Matt Roberts:
Kate Cracknell talks to the fitness entrepreneur and celebrity PT about data-based training, personalisation and driving a health-focused message
38. Group exercise: GX vs gym
Group exercisers versus gym-only exercisers. Who does what, and does this predict retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon reports
44. Public health: A nudge in the right direction
ukactive's 'Turning the Tide on Obesity' campaign is the latest to rely on nudging. But what is nudging, and does it work? Tom Walker looks at what's involved
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
48. Retention software: Rewarding activity
With today's activity tracking devices, reward schemes can acknowledge actual activity, not just attendance
52. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part seven of a nine-part Alliance Leisure brings strong supply chain benefits to clients – not just in terms of price, but range, quality and aftercare
54. Gymtopia series: Take a shower, build a well
Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda
56. Vibration training: Science speaks
From falls prevention to improving explosive power, studies show vibration technology is effective in a wide range of applications
60. Management series: Need, not want
In the second part of our management series, Carl Bennett looks at the importance of understanding a community's needs
64. Health Club Awards:
Now in its fourth year, the deadline is looming for entry to the awards
66. Physical inactivity: Turning the tide
Is ukactive's campaign to tackle inactivity on track to achieve its goals?
68. New opening: Mix 'n' match
Lauren Applegarth looks at a council scheme to open multiple sites, each with their own specialism
72. Research round-up: There's an idea
New research suggests that exercise can boost creative thinking
75. Changing rooms: Changing places
We look at some recent, brand-enhancing changing room projects
78. European market review: Going Deutsch
Dirk Kemmerling gives an overview of Germany's fitness market
80. Studio special: fitness-kit.net special
The latest news and products for group exercise studios
82. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects by Matrix Fitness, Technogym and Escape Fitness
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HCM People

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Co-founder, Grndhouse
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
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Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 4
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
3. Editor's letter: We must stay ambitious
The fitness sector needs to ensure it's maintaining ambitious targets when it comes to getting more people more active, says Liz Terry
6. Letters: Write to reply
The public sector won't survive unless it becomes more community and commercially focused, believes Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
16. International news:
World Class International opens its eighth club in Bucharest, Romania, and Just Fit opens a new flagship facility in Cologne, Germany
19. People news:
FitPro recruits Fergus Ahern and Mel Spooner, and Jenny Patrickson joins Active IQ
20. Promotional feature: Escape fitness
Functional training is generating a real buzz both for members and for the balance sheet
22. IHRSA update: News
Eric Vandenbeele presents an overview of the Belgian market, while Kristen Walsh highlights IHRSA's new Trends Report
26. ukactive update: Passing on the fitness bug
ukactive teams up with Judy Murray to put family exercise on the agenda
27. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Getting active online
29. Diary dates:
The inaugural Active-net event takes place at the end of this month, with SIBEC UK in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Exercise and the QOF
What does it mean now that physical activity has been taken off the QOF, and can it be reinstated?
32. Interview – Matt Roberts:
Kate Cracknell talks to the fitness entrepreneur and celebrity PT about data-based training, personalisation and driving a health-focused message
38. Group exercise: GX vs gym
Group exercisers versus gym-only exercisers. Who does what, and does this predict retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon reports
44. Public health: A nudge in the right direction
ukactive's 'Turning the Tide on Obesity' campaign is the latest to rely on nudging. But what is nudging, and does it work? Tom Walker looks at what's involved
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
48. Retention software: Rewarding activity
With today's activity tracking devices, reward schemes can acknowledge actual activity, not just attendance
52. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part seven of a nine-part Alliance Leisure brings strong supply chain benefits to clients – not just in terms of price, but range, quality and aftercare
54. Gymtopia series: Take a shower, build a well
Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda
56. Vibration training: Science speaks
From falls prevention to improving explosive power, studies show vibration technology is effective in a wide range of applications
60. Management series: Need, not want
In the second part of our management series, Carl Bennett looks at the importance of understanding a community's needs
64. Health Club Awards:
Now in its fourth year, the deadline is looming for entry to the awards
66. Physical inactivity: Turning the tide
Is ukactive's campaign to tackle inactivity on track to achieve its goals?
68. New opening: Mix 'n' match
Lauren Applegarth looks at a council scheme to open multiple sites, each with their own specialism
72. Research round-up: There's an idea
New research suggests that exercise can boost creative thinking
75. Changing rooms: Changing places
We look at some recent, brand-enhancing changing room projects
78. European market review: Going Deutsch
Dirk Kemmerling gives an overview of Germany's fitness market
80. Studio special: fitness-kit.net special
The latest news and products for group exercise studios
82. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects by Matrix Fitness, Technogym and Escape Fitness
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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: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active to launch new exercise classes to reduce gender gap
As part of their work to break down the barriers that deter women and girls from participating in sport and physical activity, Everyone Active has teamed up with EMD UK to launch new exercise classes linked to the This Girl Can campaign.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Video Gallery
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Sport Alliance GmbH
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company
Physical Company’s mission statement is ‘First for Fitness Solutions’ – a statement that reflects the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
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Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
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