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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 3
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
3. Editor’s letter: Making Activity normal
Do we need legislation to get people moving, and if so are we looking for fitness’ equivalent of the smoking ban? Kate Cracknell offers her thoughts
8. People: Samantha Moyo
The co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
10. People: Sam Hill and Ben Barker
PAN Studio's Run An Empire app aims to bring sport to a gaming generation
12. People: Alex Smith, Mike Geier and Tejas Shastry
AMPY harnesses your own movement to charge your phone, as its co-founders explain
14. Letters: Write to reply
School PE is failing to inspire people to engage in activity as adults, says Dean Horridge of Fit for Sport
18. News round-up:
Virgin Active partners Tough Mudder, David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO, and filmmakers’ favourite Stoke Park unveils new gym
26. International news:
Innovation in Hong Kong, with utimeFitness’ inaugural 24/7 club and Pure Group’s first hybrid site
29. People news:
Tara Dillon is CIMSPA CEO, and Keith Burnet takes on international role for Les Mills
30. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Ninety per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group – ensure your group exercise timetable has pulling power, says Les Mills UK
33. Diary dates:
The industry gears up for FIBO, which takes place in Cologne in April
34. ukactive update: Staff Skills
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines plans to drive the skills agenda back to the top of the priority list
36. IHRSA update: Eastern promise
The new IHRSA Asia-Pacific report shows potential for growth in 13 markets across the region
38. Everyone’s talking about...: Promoting activity
Physical inactivity is a major factor in lifestyle diseases like cancer and diabetes. Is it time for a top-down intervention to get people moving?
40. Active design: Street smart
What more can the health and fitness industry do to get people more active while moving from A to B? Kath Hudson reports
46. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone showcases its new app, which has been designed to help users book and pay for classes and activities on the go
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
48. Interview - Sandra Dodd:
The new CEO of Places for People Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about the company becoming a social enterprise and rolling out a private community gym brand
52. Gymtopia series: Leaving a legacy
Ray Algar reports on the health club chain giving young homeless people a future, thanks to the legacy of Baron Carl Gripenstedt
54. Consumer research: Infectious inactivity
New Ipsos MORI research highlights a worrying trend for people to follow the sedentary norm
58. Mind-body: Yoga for men
How can gyms better position the popular discipline to appeal to male clients? We talk to the operators who are having success in this area
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Using technology to measure, test and track performance has become an essential consideration for many operators. Wattbike outlines its latest innovations in this area
64. Exercise & ageing: Age inclusivity
As the world’s population ages, how can the wellness industry best provide for older people’s needs? Katie Barnes asks a global panel of experts
70. Strength training: Empowering women
Women tend to avoid weights for fear of looking like a bodybuilder, but strength training should be a key part of their workouts. We take a look at some best practice examples
74. Marketing: A picture speaks 1,000 words
Video can ignite your social media, but you need to know how to use the medium to its best effect. Manraaj Sunner offers his advice
78. Promotional feature: Matrix
Here come the girls – Matrix offers an overview of its initiatives to promote, develop and encourage women’s sport and activity
82. Exercise referral: Exercise is medicine
What do health and fitness providers need to know before committing to an exercise referral scheme? We offer an overview of the key points to consider
86. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Star Trac, Technogym and Safe Space Lockers
92. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news from the world of vibration training, including the launch of the VibroGym Evolution in the UK
98. Research round-up: Changing our DNA
Taking regular exercise has the power to actually change our DNA, according to the latest findings by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
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Consumer research has shown a population-wide surge in interest in reducing lockdown weight gain and getting fitter. Is the industry ready and willing to put its hand up to help people with weight loss? Kath Hudson reports
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Opinion
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While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: INEOS: The future of hand-sanitising
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff and members are confident to return.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Active IQ launches two industry-ready health and fitness diplomas
Active IQ has launched two new qualifications – the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Fitness – to help engage learners in an industry-ready training experience that can be tailored to suit local employer needs.
Featured operators news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
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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.
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MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
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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,
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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

2015 issue 3
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
3. Editor’s letter: Making Activity normal
Do we need legislation to get people moving, and if so are we looking for fitness’ equivalent of the smoking ban? Kate Cracknell offers her thoughts
8. People: Samantha Moyo
The co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
10. People: Sam Hill and Ben Barker
PAN Studio's Run An Empire app aims to bring sport to a gaming generation
12. People: Alex Smith, Mike Geier and Tejas Shastry
AMPY harnesses your own movement to charge your phone, as its co-founders explain
14. Letters: Write to reply
School PE is failing to inspire people to engage in activity as adults, says Dean Horridge of Fit for Sport
18. News round-up:
Virgin Active partners Tough Mudder, David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO, and filmmakers’ favourite Stoke Park unveils new gym
26. International news:
Innovation in Hong Kong, with utimeFitness’ inaugural 24/7 club and Pure Group’s first hybrid site
29. People news:
Tara Dillon is CIMSPA CEO, and Keith Burnet takes on international role for Les Mills
30. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Ninety per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group – ensure your group exercise timetable has pulling power, says Les Mills UK
33. Diary dates:
The industry gears up for FIBO, which takes place in Cologne in April
34. ukactive update: Staff Skills
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines plans to drive the skills agenda back to the top of the priority list
36. IHRSA update: Eastern promise
The new IHRSA Asia-Pacific report shows potential for growth in 13 markets across the region
38. Everyone’s talking about...: Promoting activity
Physical inactivity is a major factor in lifestyle diseases like cancer and diabetes. Is it time for a top-down intervention to get people moving?
40. Active design: Street smart
What more can the health and fitness industry do to get people more active while moving from A to B? Kath Hudson reports
46. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone showcases its new app, which has been designed to help users book and pay for classes and activities on the go
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
48. Interview - Sandra Dodd:
The new CEO of Places for People Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about the company becoming a social enterprise and rolling out a private community gym brand
52. Gymtopia series: Leaving a legacy
Ray Algar reports on the health club chain giving young homeless people a future, thanks to the legacy of Baron Carl Gripenstedt
54. Consumer research: Infectious inactivity
New Ipsos MORI research highlights a worrying trend for people to follow the sedentary norm
58. Mind-body: Yoga for men
How can gyms better position the popular discipline to appeal to male clients? We talk to the operators who are having success in this area
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Using technology to measure, test and track performance has become an essential consideration for many operators. Wattbike outlines its latest innovations in this area
64. Exercise & ageing: Age inclusivity
As the world’s population ages, how can the wellness industry best provide for older people’s needs? Katie Barnes asks a global panel of experts
70. Strength training: Empowering women
Women tend to avoid weights for fear of looking like a bodybuilder, but strength training should be a key part of their workouts. We take a look at some best practice examples
74. Marketing: A picture speaks 1,000 words
Video can ignite your social media, but you need to know how to use the medium to its best effect. Manraaj Sunner offers his advice
78. Promotional feature: Matrix
Here come the girls – Matrix offers an overview of its initiatives to promote, develop and encourage women’s sport and activity
82. Exercise referral: Exercise is medicine
What do health and fitness providers need to know before committing to an exercise referral scheme? We offer an overview of the key points to consider
86. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Star Trac, Technogym and Safe Space Lockers
92. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news from the world of vibration training, including the launch of the VibroGym Evolution in the UK
98. Research round-up: Changing our DNA
Taking regular exercise has the power to actually change our DNA, according to the latest findings by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
1 - 40 of 137
Opinion
promotion
While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: INEOS: The future of hand-sanitising
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff and members are confident to return.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Active IQ launches two industry-ready health and fitness diplomas
Active IQ has launched two new qualifications – the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Fitness – to help engage learners in an industry-ready training experience that can be tailored to suit local employer needs.
Featured operators news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Featured operators 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: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
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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