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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 3
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
3. Editor’s letter: A tipping point for health
We’ve reached a tipping point in the healthy living revolution, with Healthy New Towns and Sporting Future two huge opportunities to embrace, says Liz Terry
9. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over IHRSA’s new European office hots up, and could the new PAS 520 guidelines cause swim schools to close?
12. People Profiles: Professor Steve Haake
Professor Steve Haake, of Sheffield Hallam University, works with UK Sport to help Team GB win more medals. Hear more at Elevate 2016
13. People Profiles: Nick Littlehales
Elite sport sleep coach Nick Littlehales says a lack of sleep is preventing many athletes from achieving a personal best. He'll be speaking at Elevate 2016
14. People profiles: Jo Foster
Macmillan Cancer Support's Jo Foster will speak at Elevate 2016, discussing ways in which exercise can help cancer patients
16. News round-up:
IHG rolls out wellness hotel brand EVEN, Fitness First closes BEAT club, and ex-Twitter CEO reveals plans for fitness platform
29. Events calendar:
Are you ready for IHRSA, FIBO, EHFF and the Millennial 20/20 conference?
30. Interview - Jennie Price:
The Sport England CEO talks to Matthew Campelli about the government’s new sporting strategy, and the opportunities this presents all physical activity providers
36. Talking point: Attracting investment
Investor interest in fitness is booming. Jak Phillips gets expert tips for securing funding
44. Architecture & design: Pumped up
We take a look around Philippe Starck’s Le Nuage ‘inflatable’ health club in France
48. Interview - Levison Wood:
The explorer and TV personality is on a mission to add a sense of adventure to the gym. He talks to Kate Cracknell
52. Mind-body: Healthy mind, healthy body
What’s coming down the line in the field of mind-body? We ask the experts
56. Social media: Let’s get social
Former Apprentice candidate Katie Bulmer-Cooke offers her advice to operators wanting to get the most out of social media
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
59. Human resources: The holiday pay headache
The rules on how to calculate holiday pay are changing. What does that mean for you?
60. Promotional feature: Craftsman Lockers'
With nearly 25 years’ experience of creating changing provision, Craftsman showcases some of its work
62. Driving participation: A warmer welcome
How can you attract the hard-to-reach groups, and how do you make this pay?
68. Inclusive fitness: United we stand
Many operators struggle to cater for disabled users – but there are some wonderful examples of best practice out there. We report
72. Functional fitness: Back to basics
We take a look at the latest breed of animal movement-based workouts
76. Promotional feature: Legend
Legend’s club management software solution has successfully launched in Canada. Its new clients share their thoughts
78. Show preview - FIBO & EHFF: Fitness comes together
We look ahead to FIBO and the EHFF (European Health and Fitness Forum), which take place in Cologne, Germany, next month. Is your ticket booked?
84. Q&A - Randi Zuckerberg: IHRSA update
The keynote speaker at this month’s IHRSA Annual Convention wants us all to open our arms and embrace technology
87. ukactive update: Future leaders
ukactive unveils a new programme designed to nurture the next generation of leaders in the fitness sector
89. Supplier showcase:
Snapshots of new installations by Core Health & Fitness and Safe Space Lockers
93. EMS training: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest new launches in the area of EMS training
98. Research round-up: ‘Fat but fit’ is a myth
You need to maintain a healthy weight as well as exercise, says new research from Sweden
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 3
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
3. Editor’s letter: A tipping point for health
We’ve reached a tipping point in the healthy living revolution, with Healthy New Towns and Sporting Future two huge opportunities to embrace, says Liz Terry
9. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over IHRSA’s new European office hots up, and could the new PAS 520 guidelines cause swim schools to close?
12. People Profiles: Professor Steve Haake
Professor Steve Haake, of Sheffield Hallam University, works with UK Sport to help Team GB win more medals. Hear more at Elevate 2016
13. People Profiles: Nick Littlehales
Elite sport sleep coach Nick Littlehales says a lack of sleep is preventing many athletes from achieving a personal best. He'll be speaking at Elevate 2016
14. People profiles: Jo Foster
Macmillan Cancer Support's Jo Foster will speak at Elevate 2016, discussing ways in which exercise can help cancer patients
16. News round-up:
IHG rolls out wellness hotel brand EVEN, Fitness First closes BEAT club, and ex-Twitter CEO reveals plans for fitness platform
29. Events calendar:
Are you ready for IHRSA, FIBO, EHFF and the Millennial 20/20 conference?
30. Interview - Jennie Price:
The Sport England CEO talks to Matthew Campelli about the government’s new sporting strategy, and the opportunities this presents all physical activity providers
36. Talking point: Attracting investment
Investor interest in fitness is booming. Jak Phillips gets expert tips for securing funding
44. Architecture & design: Pumped up
We take a look around Philippe Starck’s Le Nuage ‘inflatable’ health club in France
48. Interview - Levison Wood:
The explorer and TV personality is on a mission to add a sense of adventure to the gym. He talks to Kate Cracknell
52. Mind-body: Healthy mind, healthy body
What’s coming down the line in the field of mind-body? We ask the experts
56. Social media: Let’s get social
Former Apprentice candidate Katie Bulmer-Cooke offers her advice to operators wanting to get the most out of social media
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
59. Human resources: The holiday pay headache
The rules on how to calculate holiday pay are changing. What does that mean for you?
60. Promotional feature: Craftsman Lockers'
With nearly 25 years’ experience of creating changing provision, Craftsman showcases some of its work
62. Driving participation: A warmer welcome
How can you attract the hard-to-reach groups, and how do you make this pay?
68. Inclusive fitness: United we stand
Many operators struggle to cater for disabled users – but there are some wonderful examples of best practice out there. We report
72. Functional fitness: Back to basics
We take a look at the latest breed of animal movement-based workouts
76. Promotional feature: Legend
Legend’s club management software solution has successfully launched in Canada. Its new clients share their thoughts
78. Show preview - FIBO & EHFF: Fitness comes together
We look ahead to FIBO and the EHFF (European Health and Fitness Forum), which take place in Cologne, Germany, next month. Is your ticket booked?
84. Q&A - Randi Zuckerberg: IHRSA update
The keynote speaker at this month’s IHRSA Annual Convention wants us all to open our arms and embrace technology
87. ukactive update: Future leaders
ukactive unveils a new programme designed to nurture the next generation of leaders in the fitness sector
89. Supplier showcase:
Snapshots of new installations by Core Health & Fitness and Safe Space Lockers
93. EMS training: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest new launches in the area of EMS training
98. Research round-up: ‘Fat but fit’ is a myth
You need to maintain a healthy weight as well as exercise, says new research from Sweden
1 - 40 of 133
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Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
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Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
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Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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