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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 7
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
3. Editor’s letter: The power of positivity
Operators must harness the power of positive feedback to enhance their services, facilities and brands
8. People profiles: Laura Trott
The cyclist and Olympic gold medallist believes elite sport can enthuse the general public into activity
10. People profiles: Gordon Lott
The founder of Run2Work has a mission to get a million more people running regularly by 2020
11. People profiles: Sharon Cook
Full-body wearable simulations could help leisure operators understand the challenges older people face when moving around their facilities
12. Letters: Write to reply
Technology is changing fitness, but tracking activity in isolation won’t motivate people to stay active, says David Langridge of Fitness First
14. News round-up:
Pure Gym acquires LA fitness, Asda to launch functional studio concept, Nuffield teams up with Microsoft, payasUgym appoints head of brand
24. International news:
Fitness First’s High Performance Centre in Australia, and Japanese airport to feature running track
26. IHRSA update: World leaders
The IHRSA Global 25 presents details of the leading 25 health club operators around the world
28. ukactive update: Rhetoric into Action
ukactive executive director Steven Ward outlines the organisation’s campaign to get Parliament active
29. Diary dates:
This month will see FitPro Live taking place in London, UK
30. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The ability to buy online is key for consumers – so how should membership sales be managed in this context?
32. Interview - Township Yogi:
Elle Matthews, founder of the Township Yogi Project, talks to Kate Cracknell about how the non-profit is changing lives through yoga
38. Retention: What do one million members say?
How can member feedback be gathered and used by the fitness industry to refine its offering? Jon Nasta reports
44. Boutique fitness: Paying for expertise
Ray Algar reports on the rise of the small but perfectly formed boutique fitness operations, and considers the factors behind their success
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
48. Payment systems: Easy does it
The easier it is to pay, the more we spend. So how is technology like online wallets and SMS payments impacting the fitness industry?
54. Heart rate training: Take it up a beat
With operators like Orangetheory Fitness putting heart rate training at the core of their offering, we ask our panel of experts where they think the new technology will take us
58. fitness-kit.net special: Heart rate training
Is it time your operation embraced heart rate training? We look at some of the exciting new products in this growing area
60. fitness-kit.net special: Functional training
What are the hot products in functional training? We round up some of the latest launches
62. Market innovation: Pick ’n’ mix
ClassPass targets those who want to cherry pick the classes they attend. Co-founder Payal Kadakia talks about its swift rise to success and expansion beyond New York
64. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills licensed facilities have 500 more members per club than the global average, says new research
66. Retention series: Retention 3.0
The future of retention is not about reacting to lost members, but about creating proactive customer care. Dr Paul Bedford reports
72. Management series: Follow the leader
According to new research by Deloitte, 86 per cent of UK organisations face leadership issues. Mark Bowden reports
74. European market report: Fitness on the rise
The European fitness market continues its strong growth, according to the latest EuropeActive/Deloitte market report for 2015
78. SIBEC UK review: Ask the experts
We report on some of the pressing issues raised during ‘Question Time’ at this year’s SIBEC UK
80. Supplier showcase:
A spotlight on projects by Precor, Wattbike and Physical Company
90. Research: The right dose
Two studies shed light on exercise guidelines, highlighting how much activity and what intensity is best
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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.
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Featured supplier news: Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
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Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
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Lockers/interior design
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Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
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Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
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12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
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13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
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01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
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21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 7
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
3. Editor’s letter: The power of positivity
Operators must harness the power of positive feedback to enhance their services, facilities and brands
8. People profiles: Laura Trott
The cyclist and Olympic gold medallist believes elite sport can enthuse the general public into activity
10. People profiles: Gordon Lott
The founder of Run2Work has a mission to get a million more people running regularly by 2020
11. People profiles: Sharon Cook
Full-body wearable simulations could help leisure operators understand the challenges older people face when moving around their facilities
12. Letters: Write to reply
Technology is changing fitness, but tracking activity in isolation won’t motivate people to stay active, says David Langridge of Fitness First
14. News round-up:
Pure Gym acquires LA fitness, Asda to launch functional studio concept, Nuffield teams up with Microsoft, payasUgym appoints head of brand
24. International news:
Fitness First’s High Performance Centre in Australia, and Japanese airport to feature running track
26. IHRSA update: World leaders
The IHRSA Global 25 presents details of the leading 25 health club operators around the world
28. ukactive update: Rhetoric into Action
ukactive executive director Steven Ward outlines the organisation’s campaign to get Parliament active
29. Diary dates:
This month will see FitPro Live taking place in London, UK
30. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The ability to buy online is key for consumers – so how should membership sales be managed in this context?
32. Interview - Township Yogi:
Elle Matthews, founder of the Township Yogi Project, talks to Kate Cracknell about how the non-profit is changing lives through yoga
38. Retention: What do one million members say?
How can member feedback be gathered and used by the fitness industry to refine its offering? Jon Nasta reports
44. Boutique fitness: Paying for expertise
Ray Algar reports on the rise of the small but perfectly formed boutique fitness operations, and considers the factors behind their success
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
48. Payment systems: Easy does it
The easier it is to pay, the more we spend. So how is technology like online wallets and SMS payments impacting the fitness industry?
54. Heart rate training: Take it up a beat
With operators like Orangetheory Fitness putting heart rate training at the core of their offering, we ask our panel of experts where they think the new technology will take us
58. fitness-kit.net special: Heart rate training
Is it time your operation embraced heart rate training? We look at some of the exciting new products in this growing area
60. fitness-kit.net special: Functional training
What are the hot products in functional training? We round up some of the latest launches
62. Market innovation: Pick ’n’ mix
ClassPass targets those who want to cherry pick the classes they attend. Co-founder Payal Kadakia talks about its swift rise to success and expansion beyond New York
64. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills licensed facilities have 500 more members per club than the global average, says new research
66. Retention series: Retention 3.0
The future of retention is not about reacting to lost members, but about creating proactive customer care. Dr Paul Bedford reports
72. Management series: Follow the leader
According to new research by Deloitte, 86 per cent of UK organisations face leadership issues. Mark Bowden reports
74. European market report: Fitness on the rise
The European fitness market continues its strong growth, according to the latest EuropeActive/Deloitte market report for 2015
78. SIBEC UK review: Ask the experts
We report on some of the pressing issues raised during ‘Question Time’ at this year’s SIBEC UK
80. Supplier showcase:
A spotlight on projects by Precor, Wattbike and Physical Company
90. Research: The right dose
Two studies shed light on exercise guidelines, highlighting how much activity and what intensity is best
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: Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Mindbody
Mindbody is the leading technology platform for the wellness industry, featuring an app that allows ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
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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