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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 5
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
3. Editor’s letter: Use research to inspire
The fitness industry should tap into scientific research, to find new messages that appeal to a broader range of people, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The Active Movement campaign is encouraging office workers to be more active, even if it’s just a case of standing up more, says Phil Rumbelow of Jubilee Hall Trust
10. News round-up:
Virgin Active to be sold to investors, Fitness First targets LA fitness’ London clubs, NorthEdge Capital backs Total Fitness MBO, and Apple unveils ResearchKit
18. Research news:
How HIIT provides a defence against fatty food, and more evidence to show that exercise can help prevent breast cancer
20. People news:
Physical Company names John Halls as MD, Molly Kemmer elected as new IHRSA chair, and Terry Gibbs appointed as head of commercial development for FitPro
22. Promotional feature: Matrix
Get more from functional training with the space-saving Connexus system
24. ukactive update: A Workforce that Works
ukactive’s CEO David Stalker discusses the proposed move towards a single organisation covering all skills and workforce development for health and fitness
26. IHRSA update: Stars on Show in LA
Kristen Walsh rounds up some of the highlights from this year’s IHRSA convention, which took place in Los Angeles in March
29. Diary dates:
May sees the Retention Convention and BodyPower events taking place in Birmingham, while SIBEC UK will be held at The Belfry
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Active women
The stats show that women are less active than men and more likely to drop out of sport. So how can the industry tackle this?
32. Interview - Colin Grant:
Kate Cracknell talks to the CEO of the Pure Group – Asia’s leading lifestyle brand – about blending yoga, fitness, food and apparel
38. Promotional feature: Les Mills
The key to getting your retention right starts at the first club interaction, says research from Les Mills UK
40. Retention series: Tracking retention
Does personal activity tracking impact on retention of gym membership? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon presents his latest research findings
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
46. Activity tracking: Should we trust tracking?
Research has cast doubt on the ability of existing technology to accurately track calories burned. But does pinpoint accuracy matter?
50. Activity tracking: Strava society
Through its mobile apps and website, Strava has created a global concept that’s inspiring people to get out and push themselves, both on their bikes and now also running
54. Promotional feature: FitPro
Looking forward to FitPro LIVE, which takes place in London in July
56. Gymtopia series: Pink Planet
Ray Algar reports on Planet Fitness’ four-year push to raise funds for breast cancer research
58. Kids’ fitness: Learning to be active
In the light of rising childhood obesity, a growing number of initiatives are facing up to the challenge of getting kids active again
64. Energy: No pain, just lots to gain
Adopting a more intelligent approach to energy usage can save thousands of pounds a year without compromising service. Consultant Simon Wright shares his top tips
68. Mind-body: All in the mind
The New York-based David Lynch Foundation helps people to overcome extreme stress using the power of meditation. Julie Cramer talks to co-founder Bob Roth
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest fitness products to further diversify your studio offering
74. Changing rooms: Changing places
Abigail Harris talks to operators about designing changing room facilities that wow customers
80. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects by Cybex, EZ-Runner and Prospec
90. Research round-up: Twin talk
A new study focuses on the impact exercise has on 10 sets of twins – one of them active, the other not
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 5
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
3. Editor’s letter: Use research to inspire
The fitness industry should tap into scientific research, to find new messages that appeal to a broader range of people, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The Active Movement campaign is encouraging office workers to be more active, even if it’s just a case of standing up more, says Phil Rumbelow of Jubilee Hall Trust
10. News round-up:
Virgin Active to be sold to investors, Fitness First targets LA fitness’ London clubs, NorthEdge Capital backs Total Fitness MBO, and Apple unveils ResearchKit
18. Research news:
How HIIT provides a defence against fatty food, and more evidence to show that exercise can help prevent breast cancer
20. People news:
Physical Company names John Halls as MD, Molly Kemmer elected as new IHRSA chair, and Terry Gibbs appointed as head of commercial development for FitPro
22. Promotional feature: Matrix
Get more from functional training with the space-saving Connexus system
24. ukactive update: A Workforce that Works
ukactive’s CEO David Stalker discusses the proposed move towards a single organisation covering all skills and workforce development for health and fitness
26. IHRSA update: Stars on Show in LA
Kristen Walsh rounds up some of the highlights from this year’s IHRSA convention, which took place in Los Angeles in March
29. Diary dates:
May sees the Retention Convention and BodyPower events taking place in Birmingham, while SIBEC UK will be held at The Belfry
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Active women
The stats show that women are less active than men and more likely to drop out of sport. So how can the industry tackle this?
32. Interview - Colin Grant:
Kate Cracknell talks to the CEO of the Pure Group – Asia’s leading lifestyle brand – about blending yoga, fitness, food and apparel
38. Promotional feature: Les Mills
The key to getting your retention right starts at the first club interaction, says research from Les Mills UK
40. Retention series: Tracking retention
Does personal activity tracking impact on retention of gym membership? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon presents his latest research findings
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
46. Activity tracking: Should we trust tracking?
Research has cast doubt on the ability of existing technology to accurately track calories burned. But does pinpoint accuracy matter?
50. Activity tracking: Strava society
Through its mobile apps and website, Strava has created a global concept that’s inspiring people to get out and push themselves, both on their bikes and now also running
54. Promotional feature: FitPro
Looking forward to FitPro LIVE, which takes place in London in July
56. Gymtopia series: Pink Planet
Ray Algar reports on Planet Fitness’ four-year push to raise funds for breast cancer research
58. Kids’ fitness: Learning to be active
In the light of rising childhood obesity, a growing number of initiatives are facing up to the challenge of getting kids active again
64. Energy: No pain, just lots to gain
Adopting a more intelligent approach to energy usage can save thousands of pounds a year without compromising service. Consultant Simon Wright shares his top tips
68. Mind-body: All in the mind
The New York-based David Lynch Foundation helps people to overcome extreme stress using the power of meditation. Julie Cramer talks to co-founder Bob Roth
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest fitness products to further diversify your studio offering
74. Changing rooms: Changing places
Abigail Harris talks to operators about designing changing room facilities that wow customers
80. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects by Cybex, EZ-Runner and Prospec
90. Research round-up: Twin talk
A new study focuses on the impact exercise has on 10 sets of twins – one of them active, the other not
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
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Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
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Featured supplier news: A new world for memberships
During lockdown clients have had more time to self-reflect than ever before. As a result, many are prioritising mental health and incorporating activity into their day to improve overall wellbeing.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
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.
Video Gallery
FreeMotion Fitness
MyZone Group Ltd
Pendex
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: énergie Fitness
Empowered Brands, owner of the énergie fitness business, has leveraged more than 18 years of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Changing concept
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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