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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 4
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
3. Editor’s letter: Working alongside GPs
There is much the health and fitness sector can do to build closer links with GPs – and with it boost the number of people being active – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Wearables as an opportunity not a threat, boosting the use of swimming pools, and the vital need to track and publish results
12. News round-up:
ClassPass launches in London, David Stalker and Fred Turok on their trampolining ambitions, Fit For Sport links up with Looney Tunes, and ActiveIQ unveils college course
19. Technology: The advent of Apple
What does the arrival of the Apple Watch mean for the gym industry? Technology expert Bryan O’Rourke offers his views
20. IHRSA 2015: News round-up
Arianna Huffington on prioritising wellbeing, Phillip Mills unveils plans for at-home on-demand classes, and a study of 1,000,000 member surveys reveals the top five things loyal gym members care most about
22. People news:
BMF founder Harry Sowerby rejoins as MD, John Oxley swaps Active Nation for PfP Leisure, and Liz Holmes joins Virgin Active
24. IHRSA update: Kelly McGonigal
In her IHRSA 15 keynote, psychologist Kelly McGonigal spoke about the science of willpower and how the health and fitness industry can seek to harness it
27. Diary dates:
Active-net takes place this month, while May sees BodyPower, the Retention Convention and SIBEC UK
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Getting off the couch
With Public Health England issuing a rallying cry about physical inactivity, how can the fitness industry help?
30. Interview - Humphrey Cobbold:
The new CEO of affordable fitness chain Pure Gym talks to Kate Cracknell about the need to shift the focus beyond the gym walls
36. ukactive update: All change, but no change at all
ukactive strategy director Steven Ward considers what might be in store for the physical activity sector following the 2015 General Election
40. Retention series: The personal touch
Does personal training increase member retention? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon offers insight and analysis based on his ongoing research
46. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
eGym’s electronic strength training system delivers a full-body workout in under 30 minutes, using just eight stations
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
48. Market analysis: The middle man
Reinvention, repositioning, a return to growth? Kate Cracknell asks our experts what’s next for the mid-market after several tough years
56. Parkour: From street to studio
Parkour has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, so how can fitness operators bring the buzz of this practice into the studio?
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and England Rugby’s Tom Youngs explain why they use the Wattbike as part of their training regime
64. Fitness & disability: Access for all
Many gym operators are still falling short when it comes to catering for disabled people – but there are some positive cases where the industry is getting it right
70. Active streets: Power to the people
Riccardo Marini, director at urban quality consultants Gehl Architects, talks about his work to prioritise pedestrians and healthy movement on city streets around the world
74. Promotional feature: Focus Training
Focus Training MD Bob Ellis on delivering high calibre professionals that will shape a positive future for health and fitness
76. Public policy: Platform for action
The EU’s Platform for Diet, Health and Physical Activity encourages key stakeholders to set up health-improving initiatives across Europe. We look at some recent projects
80. Market research: Leaders of the pack
Who’s in the 20 leading fitness operators in Europe, and what have been the dynamics in market over the last year?
84. Supplier showcase:
This month we look at projects by Matrix, Life Fitness and D2F Fitness
90. Secondary spend: Fitness-kit.net special
Drinks, nutrition, accessories and toiletries to drive secondary spend
98. Research: Run for your life
Study highlights a new treadmill test that identifies a person’s risk of dying
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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The pandemic brought about our sector’s biggest ever collaboration on COVID safety data. Lizzie Broughton tells the story
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The fitness sector has an unprecedented opportunity to become a credible partner in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the nation, says Mosaic Group MD and new chair of the UK Active Membership Council. He talks to Kate Cracknell
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 4
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
3. Editor’s letter: Working alongside GPs
There is much the health and fitness sector can do to build closer links with GPs – and with it boost the number of people being active – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Wearables as an opportunity not a threat, boosting the use of swimming pools, and the vital need to track and publish results
12. News round-up:
ClassPass launches in London, David Stalker and Fred Turok on their trampolining ambitions, Fit For Sport links up with Looney Tunes, and ActiveIQ unveils college course
19. Technology: The advent of Apple
What does the arrival of the Apple Watch mean for the gym industry? Technology expert Bryan O’Rourke offers his views
20. IHRSA 2015: News round-up
Arianna Huffington on prioritising wellbeing, Phillip Mills unveils plans for at-home on-demand classes, and a study of 1,000,000 member surveys reveals the top five things loyal gym members care most about
22. People news:
BMF founder Harry Sowerby rejoins as MD, John Oxley swaps Active Nation for PfP Leisure, and Liz Holmes joins Virgin Active
24. IHRSA update: Kelly McGonigal
In her IHRSA 15 keynote, psychologist Kelly McGonigal spoke about the science of willpower and how the health and fitness industry can seek to harness it
27. Diary dates:
Active-net takes place this month, while May sees BodyPower, the Retention Convention and SIBEC UK
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Getting off the couch
With Public Health England issuing a rallying cry about physical inactivity, how can the fitness industry help?
30. Interview - Humphrey Cobbold:
The new CEO of affordable fitness chain Pure Gym talks to Kate Cracknell about the need to shift the focus beyond the gym walls
36. ukactive update: All change, but no change at all
ukactive strategy director Steven Ward considers what might be in store for the physical activity sector following the 2015 General Election
40. Retention series: The personal touch
Does personal training increase member retention? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon offers insight and analysis based on his ongoing research
46. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
eGym’s electronic strength training system delivers a full-body workout in under 30 minutes, using just eight stations
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
48. Market analysis: The middle man
Reinvention, repositioning, a return to growth? Kate Cracknell asks our experts what’s next for the mid-market after several tough years
56. Parkour: From street to studio
Parkour has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, so how can fitness operators bring the buzz of this practice into the studio?
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and England Rugby’s Tom Youngs explain why they use the Wattbike as part of their training regime
64. Fitness & disability: Access for all
Many gym operators are still falling short when it comes to catering for disabled people – but there are some positive cases where the industry is getting it right
70. Active streets: Power to the people
Riccardo Marini, director at urban quality consultants Gehl Architects, talks about his work to prioritise pedestrians and healthy movement on city streets around the world
74. Promotional feature: Focus Training
Focus Training MD Bob Ellis on delivering high calibre professionals that will shape a positive future for health and fitness
76. Public policy: Platform for action
The EU’s Platform for Diet, Health and Physical Activity encourages key stakeholders to set up health-improving initiatives across Europe. We look at some recent projects
80. Market research: Leaders of the pack
Who’s in the 20 leading fitness operators in Europe, and what have been the dynamics in market over the last year?
84. Supplier showcase:
This month we look at projects by Matrix, Life Fitness and D2F Fitness
90. Secondary spend: Fitness-kit.net special
Drinks, nutrition, accessories and toiletries to drive secondary spend
98. Research: Run for your life
Study highlights a new treadmill test that identifies a person’s risk of dying
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: Thousands flock to register for Elevate 2022 in London this summer
The health and fitness industry is eagerly awaiting the return of Elevate, which will take place on 15-16 June 2022 at ExCeL London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
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
Sport Alliance GmbH
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: RISE Fitness Franchise
RISE is a brand-new franchise created to fill an emerging gap. Outdoor workouts have become ...
Company profiles
Company profile: énergie Fitness
Empowered Brands, owner of the énergie fitness business, has leveraged more than 18 years of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
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
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Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
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17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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