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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 11
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
5. Editor’s letter: The mind-body connection
By 2020, depression will be the second biggest cause of premature death and disability – so what is your club doing about that? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
11. Letters: Write to reply
ukactive’s initiative for healthier food in leisure environments, and the need for health clubs to embrace virtual fitness
12. People profiles: Guy Hacking
Co-founder Guy Hacking talks about building the Tribe community
14. People profiles: Coss Marte
Former prisoner Coss Marte on his fitness concept ConBody
16. News round-up:
Orangetheory opens 500th studio, Pure Gym abandons stock market plans and ukactive launches mentor initiative
31. Events calendar:
We highlight key industry conferences and events coming up in the 2016/2017 health and fitness calendar
34. Interview – Colin Milner:
The CEO of the ICAA discusses the business case for creating fully inclusive health clubs, and why many operators are still failing to welcome older adults
40. Talking point: Active @ work
If sitting is the new smoking, how can the fitness industry help sedentary workers to get moving? We ask the experts
46. Secondary spend: Added value
Improving secondary spend in your club can improve both your finances and your members’ experience
50. Retention: Leading by example
What’s the single best thing you’ve done in the past year to boost retention? Four operators tell their stories
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness's first dedicated industry event offered a successful and lively mix of product demonstrations, trainings, seminar discussions and networking opportunities
56. Social media: Social video
Snapchat and Facebook Live are changing social media. Video should be a key part of your strategy, says Tom Godwin
58. Interview – Katja Ekvall:
A radical new concept for the seniors market is looking for global partners
60. The Studio Sector: Lessons from boutiques
What’s driving the success of boutique studios, and what can other operators learn from their innovative approach?
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
66. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym's latest innovations put members in control – allowing them to personalise their workouts with virtual reality, smart equipment features and comprehensive data tracking
68. Wellness hotels: Travel well
We look at the growth of hotels built around a wellness offering for guests
74. Wellness Travel: Healthy holidays
New research shows how wellness holidays can positively impact travellers’ health
76. Promotional feature: React Fitness and Styku
Physicist turned tech entrepreneur, Raj Sareen, explains how his 3D body scanner Styku will revolutionise member acquisitions, retention and revenues for health clubs
78. IHRSA update: The great Dane
Danish entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev on his recent appointment as IHRSA chair
81. ukactive update: The age of opportunity
A report by ukactive highlights the growth and exciting prospects for the fitness sector
82. Tech series: Need an app?
With the majority of Millennials owning a smartphone, apps are becoming a must-have tool for businesses. So who should operators turn to if they want to build one?
87. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent projects involving the Matrix In-Trinity board, Life Fitness’ SYNRGY360 and Precor’s latest CV range
92. Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
94. Show review: LIW 2016
From education to lively demonstrations and debate, we presents the highlights from LIW 2016
100. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Huddersfield University and Leeds fitness centre, ProFIT28, get to grips with their newly installed Gerflor products
103. Flooring innovations: Totally floored
Kate Corney looks at the latest innovations in sport and leisure flooring
108. Research: Mind the gap
The brains of overweight people could be 10 years older than those of their leaner counterparts, say scientists from Cambridge
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Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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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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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 11
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
5. Editor’s letter: The mind-body connection
By 2020, depression will be the second biggest cause of premature death and disability – so what is your club doing about that? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
11. Letters: Write to reply
ukactive’s initiative for healthier food in leisure environments, and the need for health clubs to embrace virtual fitness
12. People profiles: Guy Hacking
Co-founder Guy Hacking talks about building the Tribe community
14. People profiles: Coss Marte
Former prisoner Coss Marte on his fitness concept ConBody
16. News round-up:
Orangetheory opens 500th studio, Pure Gym abandons stock market plans and ukactive launches mentor initiative
31. Events calendar:
We highlight key industry conferences and events coming up in the 2016/2017 health and fitness calendar
34. Interview – Colin Milner:
The CEO of the ICAA discusses the business case for creating fully inclusive health clubs, and why many operators are still failing to welcome older adults
40. Talking point: Active @ work
If sitting is the new smoking, how can the fitness industry help sedentary workers to get moving? We ask the experts
46. Secondary spend: Added value
Improving secondary spend in your club can improve both your finances and your members’ experience
50. Retention: Leading by example
What’s the single best thing you’ve done in the past year to boost retention? Four operators tell their stories
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness's first dedicated industry event offered a successful and lively mix of product demonstrations, trainings, seminar discussions and networking opportunities
56. Social media: Social video
Snapchat and Facebook Live are changing social media. Video should be a key part of your strategy, says Tom Godwin
58. Interview – Katja Ekvall:
A radical new concept for the seniors market is looking for global partners
60. The Studio Sector: Lessons from boutiques
What’s driving the success of boutique studios, and what can other operators learn from their innovative approach?
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
66. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym's latest innovations put members in control – allowing them to personalise their workouts with virtual reality, smart equipment features and comprehensive data tracking
68. Wellness hotels: Travel well
We look at the growth of hotels built around a wellness offering for guests
74. Wellness Travel: Healthy holidays
New research shows how wellness holidays can positively impact travellers’ health
76. Promotional feature: React Fitness and Styku
Physicist turned tech entrepreneur, Raj Sareen, explains how his 3D body scanner Styku will revolutionise member acquisitions, retention and revenues for health clubs
78. IHRSA update: The great Dane
Danish entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev on his recent appointment as IHRSA chair
81. ukactive update: The age of opportunity
A report by ukactive highlights the growth and exciting prospects for the fitness sector
82. Tech series: Need an app?
With the majority of Millennials owning a smartphone, apps are becoming a must-have tool for businesses. So who should operators turn to if they want to build one?
87. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent projects involving the Matrix In-Trinity board, Life Fitness’ SYNRGY360 and Precor’s latest CV range
92. Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
94. Show review: LIW 2016
From education to lively demonstrations and debate, we presents the highlights from LIW 2016
100. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Huddersfield University and Leeds fitness centre, ProFIT28, get to grips with their newly installed Gerflor products
103. Flooring innovations: Totally floored
Kate Corney looks at the latest innovations in sport and leisure flooring
108. Research: Mind the gap
The brains of overweight people could be 10 years older than those of their leaner counterparts, say scientists from Cambridge
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: UK health clubs hit by rising cost of energy
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are forcing difficult decisions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
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.
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.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Mindbody, Inc
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Company profiles
Company profile: Virtuagym
Virtuagym is a global provider of health and fitness technology for coaching, engagement and management ...
Company profiles
Company profile: InBody UK
InBody provides products that are accurate, medically rated holding a CE mark and certified to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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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25-28 Oct 2022
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