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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 10
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
3. Editor’s letter: Active Every Day
The activity sector has to act now to embed the Active Every Day message in the public psyche, making it as potent a health mantra as Five a Day, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
This month’s post bag was full of letters about ukactive and CIMSPA’s efforts to drive professionalism in the sector. What are your thoughts?
12. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness finds the formula for its roll-out, National Fitness Day hits the headlines, Precor signs deal with Spinning, and LA fitness’ Arthur McColl heads to Anytime Fitness in Australia
20. International news:
Elements set to open two more clubs in Frankfurt, and World Class Russia opens largest club to date
22. IHRSA update: Ken Hughes
Personalisation of products and services is the key to future-proofing your fitness business, says Ken Hughes of Glacier Consulting
24. ukactive update: Business works out
ukactive’s latest report investigates best practice in the area of community wellbeing cross-sector partnerships. Executive director Steven Ward explains more
25. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA Europe, which takes place in Marseille, France this month? And how about SIBEC Europe, coming up in November?
26. Talkback: Health messaging
The Royal Society of Public Health has suggested hairdressers and bar staff could push health messages. So where do health clubs fit in?
28. Interview – Sébastien Foucan:
The founder of freerunning talks to Kate Cracknell about James Bond, growing his academy network, and the vital need for everyone to move and have fun
36. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s Learn2 software has revolutionised course management, with benefits for both customers and the bottom line
38. Extreme training: To the extreme
Extreme fitness challenges such as Tough Mudder have really captured the imagination of the public. So how can health club operators benefit from the trend?
48. Customer insight: The path to purchase
Touchstone Partners’ Tim Baker looks at the journey to becoming – and staying – a health club member
52. Consumer trends: The Uber-all economy
The health club of the future will have to be more flexible and adaptable, says Imke Schuller of The Futures Company
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
56. Technology: Up close and personal
Bryan K O’Rourke takes an in-depth look at beacon technology and considers its future implications for health and fitness clubs
60. Interview: Chrissie Wellington
The former triathlon and Ironman world champion talks to Kate Cracknell about her new role as part of the team at parkrun
64. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
With its use of EMS technology, just one 20-minute workout a week is all that’s needed, say the manufacturers of the miha bodytec system
66. Nutrition & obesity: Good fat
Could brown fat offer a lifeline in battling obesity, and how do we activate it in our bodies? Kate Cracknell reviews the latest research
72. Online fitness: Home delivery
Streaming classes into the home shouldn’t be seen as a threat to health clubs, say the experts. In fact, it could be the way to engage more people with exercise
76. Promotional feature: Running Unlimited
Win a trip to Australia to train with a top pro cycling team, courtesy of Running Unlimited
78. Global trends: All the rage
Stephen Tharrett of ClubIntel shares the findings from the 2015 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
82. Studio innovations: fitness-kit.net special
New ideas to keep your studio offering up to date
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects by Premier Software, D2F Fitness and Matrix Fitness
90. Flexible memberships: Come one, come all
Are ‘exercise passports’ the shake-up the industry needs to improve retention and market penetration?
98. Research: Hot topic
Regular exercise can help reduce hot flushes in menopausal women, and could provide a natural alternative to HRT
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Groundbreaking research from around the world is proving the many ways exercise can support health and creating opportunities for the sector to be more valued and useful
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We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
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"Prescribing exercise will always be preferential to prescribing painkillers, given the risks associated with their long-term use"
Opinion
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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: Bounce back faster with a new risk-free joiner channel
The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty.
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: Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure is a family-owned leisure management company working with local authority partners across England ...
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Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
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fibodo Limited: Management software
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Power Plate: Exercise equipment
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MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
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Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
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12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
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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
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 10
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
3. Editor’s letter: Active Every Day
The activity sector has to act now to embed the Active Every Day message in the public psyche, making it as potent a health mantra as Five a Day, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
This month’s post bag was full of letters about ukactive and CIMSPA’s efforts to drive professionalism in the sector. What are your thoughts?
12. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness finds the formula for its roll-out, National Fitness Day hits the headlines, Precor signs deal with Spinning, and LA fitness’ Arthur McColl heads to Anytime Fitness in Australia
20. International news:
Elements set to open two more clubs in Frankfurt, and World Class Russia opens largest club to date
22. IHRSA update: Ken Hughes
Personalisation of products and services is the key to future-proofing your fitness business, says Ken Hughes of Glacier Consulting
24. ukactive update: Business works out
ukactive’s latest report investigates best practice in the area of community wellbeing cross-sector partnerships. Executive director Steven Ward explains more
25. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA Europe, which takes place in Marseille, France this month? And how about SIBEC Europe, coming up in November?
26. Talkback: Health messaging
The Royal Society of Public Health has suggested hairdressers and bar staff could push health messages. So where do health clubs fit in?
28. Interview – Sébastien Foucan:
The founder of freerunning talks to Kate Cracknell about James Bond, growing his academy network, and the vital need for everyone to move and have fun
36. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s Learn2 software has revolutionised course management, with benefits for both customers and the bottom line
38. Extreme training: To the extreme
Extreme fitness challenges such as Tough Mudder have really captured the imagination of the public. So how can health club operators benefit from the trend?
48. Customer insight: The path to purchase
Touchstone Partners’ Tim Baker looks at the journey to becoming – and staying – a health club member
52. Consumer trends: The Uber-all economy
The health club of the future will have to be more flexible and adaptable, says Imke Schuller of The Futures Company
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
56. Technology: Up close and personal
Bryan K O’Rourke takes an in-depth look at beacon technology and considers its future implications for health and fitness clubs
60. Interview: Chrissie Wellington
The former triathlon and Ironman world champion talks to Kate Cracknell about her new role as part of the team at parkrun
64. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
With its use of EMS technology, just one 20-minute workout a week is all that’s needed, say the manufacturers of the miha bodytec system
66. Nutrition & obesity: Good fat
Could brown fat offer a lifeline in battling obesity, and how do we activate it in our bodies? Kate Cracknell reviews the latest research
72. Online fitness: Home delivery
Streaming classes into the home shouldn’t be seen as a threat to health clubs, say the experts. In fact, it could be the way to engage more people with exercise
76. Promotional feature: Running Unlimited
Win a trip to Australia to train with a top pro cycling team, courtesy of Running Unlimited
78. Global trends: All the rage
Stephen Tharrett of ClubIntel shares the findings from the 2015 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
82. Studio innovations: fitness-kit.net special
New ideas to keep your studio offering up to date
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects by Premier Software, D2F Fitness and Matrix Fitness
90. Flexible memberships: Come one, come all
Are ‘exercise passports’ the shake-up the industry needs to improve retention and market penetration?
98. Research: Hot topic
Regular exercise can help reduce hot flushes in menopausal women, and could provide a natural alternative to HRT
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: Bounce back faster with a new risk-free joiner channel
The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty.
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: Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure is a family-owned leisure management company working with local authority partners across England ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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