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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 9
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
5. Editor’s letter: Designing for dementia
With dementia a growing concern in our rapidly ageing society, fitness and leisure operators must learn to cater for people with this condition, says Kate Cracknell
10. People profiles: Sean Conway
Adventurer Sean Conway believes everyone can do what he does – he’s “just the guy from the pub” – and urges us to unlock our inner adventurer
12. People profiles: Sir Chris Hoy
New Pure Gym ambassador Sir Chris Hoy is on a mission to get the public moving
14. People profiles: Derek Beres
The creator of Flow Play explains how music impacts the brain, and why music selection for yoga classes is so important
16. Letters: Write to reply
The five-a-day message is well understood, but people are still very unsure about recommended activity levels, says Martin Guyton, CEO of Tonbridge and Malling trust
18. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why do you let your cycle studio lie empty? Les Mills has the solution
20. News round-up:
Pure Gym takeover of LA fitness given go-ahead, Under Armour’s latest acquisition, and should selfies be banned in gyms?
30. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
A leading US massage spa chain is aiming to start a revolution in the UK massage industry
32. International news:
The first Space Cycle music and fitness-based studio concept launches in Taiwan, while boutique fitness brand Barry’s Bootcamp unveils plans for further international expansion
34. IHRSA update: One million strong
An in-depth study of health club retention in North America identifies the factors that spell the difference between winning and losing
36. ukactive update: What makes a member more likely to leave?
Executive director of ukactive, Steven Ward, presents a sneak preview of the Flame survey findings, which will form part of the inaugural Consumer Insight report due this September
37. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC this month, while Marseille, France, hosts the IHRSA European Congress in October
38. Promotional feature: Escape
Escape Fitness explains how to spot a dumbbell from a smart one
40. Interview: Getting the UK active
Steven Ward and Tanni Grey-Thomspon, executive director and chair of ukactive, are challenging the activity sector to strive for greater things. Kate Cracknell reports
48. Talkback: A testing time
Is fitness testing in UK primary schools the answer to the ticking timebomb of childhood inactivity and soaring obesity rates?
52. New opening: Bound for success
Jak Phillips visits Oxygen Freejumping in Acton and explores whether it can jumpstart the UK’s fledgling trampoline park market
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
54. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Behind every seamless customer experience lies a raft of back-of-house admin tasks that are no less essential to business success – and Gladstone can help
56. Activity tracking: Training like a champion
How are elite athletes using activity tracking devices to make progress? We talk to four well-known names
60. Interview – Sir Graham Watson:
The former Lib Dem MEP and now president of EuropeActive talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the ‘Cinderalla sport’ of fitness
64. New opening: A Daley dose of fun
Jak Phillips visits Olympian Daley Thompson’s new gym in Putney to see how he’s putting the fun and old-school values back into fitness
68. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Operators explain how they make the most of the Wattbikes in their facilities
70. Retention series: Warm welcome & fond farewell
Are your reception staff your most undervalued retention resource? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates
74. Virtual fitness: Here to stay
Early adopter operators of virtual classes have used the technology to maximise use of their studios. Is it time for your club to go virtual?
78. Virtual fitness: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the main suppliers bringing virtual classes to the health and fitness market
82. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent installations from Technogym and Total Gym
86. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness outlines the new products being launched at its Matrix International Show, taking place alongside LIW 2015
88. Show preview: LIW 2015
Leisure Industry Week relaunches this month having been acquired by BodyPower. We look ahead to what’s on offer this year
92. Promotional feature: iDEA
For budget-conscious facilities looking to expand their customer base, virtual classes are still a largely untapped market – particularly in the children and families segment
96. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW this month
102. Promotional feature: Cybex
Cybex unveils its new Sparc Trainer – the next evolution of high intensity training
124. Research: Mind & movement
Several international pilot studies look at the link between exercise and dementia across a lifetime
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Editor's letter
At this scale, brands become their own ‘vortex’, able to sell an increasingly broad range of services to members
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Annual report
In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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Research
Bryce Hastings, head of research at Les Mills, explains the latest research into exercise motivation, giving tips on how to engage hard-to-reach members
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Sponsored
Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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What to do when your changing rooms need a refresh, but your budget is stretched? These specialists share their top tips for easy upgrades that won’t break the bank
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Pulse Fitness and Bolsover District Council have been collaborating for many years to deliver dedicated community activity spaces
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Each health club has its own unique challenges, but the right tech solution can make all the difference. In the first of a two-part series, specialists share how they’ve solved specific issues
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Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden explains
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: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
For over 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness to inspire ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone
It’s time to give more people more ways to move. Myzone is an innovative heart ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
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Halton Borough Council
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 9
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
5. Editor’s letter: Designing for dementia
With dementia a growing concern in our rapidly ageing society, fitness and leisure operators must learn to cater for people with this condition, says Kate Cracknell
10. People profiles: Sean Conway
Adventurer Sean Conway believes everyone can do what he does – he’s “just the guy from the pub” – and urges us to unlock our inner adventurer
12. People profiles: Sir Chris Hoy
New Pure Gym ambassador Sir Chris Hoy is on a mission to get the public moving
14. People profiles: Derek Beres
The creator of Flow Play explains how music impacts the brain, and why music selection for yoga classes is so important
16. Letters: Write to reply
The five-a-day message is well understood, but people are still very unsure about recommended activity levels, says Martin Guyton, CEO of Tonbridge and Malling trust
18. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why do you let your cycle studio lie empty? Les Mills has the solution
20. News round-up:
Pure Gym takeover of LA fitness given go-ahead, Under Armour’s latest acquisition, and should selfies be banned in gyms?
30. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
A leading US massage spa chain is aiming to start a revolution in the UK massage industry
32. International news:
The first Space Cycle music and fitness-based studio concept launches in Taiwan, while boutique fitness brand Barry’s Bootcamp unveils plans for further international expansion
34. IHRSA update: One million strong
An in-depth study of health club retention in North America identifies the factors that spell the difference between winning and losing
36. ukactive update: What makes a member more likely to leave?
Executive director of ukactive, Steven Ward, presents a sneak preview of the Flame survey findings, which will form part of the inaugural Consumer Insight report due this September
37. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC this month, while Marseille, France, hosts the IHRSA European Congress in October
38. Promotional feature: Escape
Escape Fitness explains how to spot a dumbbell from a smart one
40. Interview: Getting the UK active
Steven Ward and Tanni Grey-Thomspon, executive director and chair of ukactive, are challenging the activity sector to strive for greater things. Kate Cracknell reports
48. Talkback: A testing time
Is fitness testing in UK primary schools the answer to the ticking timebomb of childhood inactivity and soaring obesity rates?
52. New opening: Bound for success
Jak Phillips visits Oxygen Freejumping in Acton and explores whether it can jumpstart the UK’s fledgling trampoline park market
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
54. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Behind every seamless customer experience lies a raft of back-of-house admin tasks that are no less essential to business success – and Gladstone can help
56. Activity tracking: Training like a champion
How are elite athletes using activity tracking devices to make progress? We talk to four well-known names
60. Interview – Sir Graham Watson:
The former Lib Dem MEP and now president of EuropeActive talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the ‘Cinderalla sport’ of fitness
64. New opening: A Daley dose of fun
Jak Phillips visits Olympian Daley Thompson’s new gym in Putney to see how he’s putting the fun and old-school values back into fitness
68. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Operators explain how they make the most of the Wattbikes in their facilities
70. Retention series: Warm welcome & fond farewell
Are your reception staff your most undervalued retention resource? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates
74. Virtual fitness: Here to stay
Early adopter operators of virtual classes have used the technology to maximise use of their studios. Is it time for your club to go virtual?
78. Virtual fitness: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the main suppliers bringing virtual classes to the health and fitness market
82. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent installations from Technogym and Total Gym
86. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness outlines the new products being launched at its Matrix International Show, taking place alongside LIW 2015
88. Show preview: LIW 2015
Leisure Industry Week relaunches this month having been acquired by BodyPower. We look ahead to what’s on offer this year
92. Promotional feature: iDEA
For budget-conscious facilities looking to expand their customer base, virtual classes are still a largely untapped market – particularly in the children and families segment
96. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW this month
102. Promotional feature: Cybex
Cybex unveils its new Sparc Trainer – the next evolution of high intensity training
124. Research: Mind & movement
Several international pilot studies look at the link between exercise and dementia across a lifetime
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
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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: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
For over 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness to inspire ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone
It’s time to give more people more ways to move. Myzone is an innovative heart ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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