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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
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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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The pandemic has disrupted everything and as businesses across the leisure industry reshape themselves to survive and thrive, new competition is emerging that will change the sector
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With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of the pandemic, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting.
Featured operator news
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13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
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: How are hundreds of gym operators suddenly saving a lot of money for doing a lot less work?
Let’s talk about Orbit4 – the secret behind successful gyms.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Introducing the Official Hammer Strength Box: a complete small group training solution
With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of the pandemic, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting.
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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Magicline GmbH
For more than 30 years, Magicline has been driving the digitalisation of the fitness industry ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor: The power of networking
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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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