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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
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As health clubs around the world start reopening, controlling COVID-19 – while also delivering a great service to customers – must be an obsession for everyone in the sector
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Trade associations
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Independent service & maintenance
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Property & Tenders
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16-17 Jun 2021
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01-04 Jul 2021
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
1 - 40 of 135
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
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.
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: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Hillingdon
Hillingdon Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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