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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 9
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
3. Editor’s letter: Combatting child obesity
The UK government’s childhood obesity strategy has been widely slammed, but there are some exciting opportunities for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Boutique fitness and exercise motivation are topics up for discussion this month
12. People profiles - Johnny G:
Johnny G, the creator of Spinning and Kranking, talks about his new mind-body creation: In-Trinity
14. People profiles – Cliff Chen:
Cliff Chen, creative director of LifeBEAM, talks about the new ‘AI [artificial intelligence] PT’ called Vi
18. News round-up:
Hard Candy’s German clubs go into administration, GLL and NCL complete their merger, and Technogym donates Olympic equipment to Rio’s slums
32. Events calendar:
A look ahead to upcoming events for wellness professionals around the world
34. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back in October
36. Interview - Tony de Leede:
The Australian entrepreneur on his latest endeavours, including boutique villages, meditation pods and virtual-only clubs
42. Gamification: Ready, steady, GO!
The Pokémon Go craze got people off the sofa and walking for fun. So what can fitness providers learn from this success?
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Virtuagym’s software and app can assist health clubs in creating a powerful online community among their members
46. Boutique fitness: A new adventure
A number of mainstream US operators are venturing into the boutique fitness studio sector. We find out why
54. Activity tracking: Tracking vs retention
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates the impact that using activity trackers can have on membership retention
56. Activity tracking: Stay on track
We round up some of the hottest new fitness trackers on the market
58. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new access control solution doesn’t just provide security and attendance tracking – it also delivers insights into how customers use your facilities
60. Outdoor schools: The world’s a playground
Outdoor education, with activity built in to learning, is delivering results for kids and teachers alike. Kate Cracknell reports
66. Promotional feature: 1Life
Innovation runs right through the core of the new and improved Woughton Leisure Centre, which has been given the 1Life treatment to reinvigorate the site
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
68. Talking point: Junk the junk
Is it time for health clubs to stop serving unhealthy food in their facilities?
72. Nutrition: Shaping up
With so much conflicting diet advice out there, there’s a role for the fitness sector to offer clear guidance
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
When the original Les Mills gym opened in Auckland in 1968, it attracted a large following of athletes. Today, thousands of clubs benefit from the brand's approach to fitness
78. Training & qualifications: Helpful helping
How can PTs help people become more engaged in changing their behaviours?
80. ukactive update: A new generation of leaders
Fitness sector leaders must be willing to challenge everything that’s gone before
82. IHRSA update: 2016 European Congress
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to this year’s event in the Spanish city of Seville
84. Promotional feature: gymbudd-e promotion
oneone fitness, UK developer of premium software based solutions, has launched gym budd-e, an interactive fitness kiosk designed to transform members’ gym floor experience
86. Service & maintenance: Up and running
We take a look at what’s new in gym servicing and maintenance
89. Supplier showcase:
The latest fitness installations from Pavigym and Technogym
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The Wattbike makes athletes accountable to themselves, their coaches and teammates, with consistent, reliable data means there’s no hiding behind the numbers
94. Show preview: LIW 2016
Education and knowledge sharing is the name of the game at this year’s event
98. 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
100. LIW exhibitor news:
Rounding up the new product and service launches you can expect to see at LIW
102. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym helps clubs create effective feedback loops and boost members' performance in the gym
122. Research: Window of opportunity
Desk-bound office workers should schedule an hour’s exercise a day, says a study in The Lancet
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In the last issue of HCM, we checked with big box operators in the UK to see how trading has been going since restrictions were lifted. This month we turn our attention to boutiques and urban studios to find out how they’re faring. Kath Hudson reports
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Interview
The co-founder of The Great Outdoor Gym Company has a vision to inspire communities to become healthy and sustainable, both environmentally and personally. She speaks to Kate Cracknell
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Letters
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Research
Focusing on dieting has failed to offset the rising tide of obesity, say researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Virginia. A focus on fitness gives better health outcomes
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Policy
Generations rarely have the opportunity to reset public opinion and effect behaviour change for good, but post-pandemic two unequal movements with a lot in common will be the focus of governments, says David Minton
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Statistics
How have consumers responded to the end of lockdowns? Cesar Carvalho shares some bounceback numbers with HCM
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Research confirms the role health clubs can play in supporting people in nurturing their mental health, as Victor Brick explains
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I’d like to see the gym sector help champion the social prescribing agenda, as a route to getting more people engaged in physical activity
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This year’s edition of the IHRSA Global Report which addresses performance from 2020, is a valuable record of the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, creating a benchmark from which to understand the recovery. Kristen Walsh reports for HCM
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FitnessOnDemand (FOD) [IHRSA BOOTH 1509] the leader in on-demand content from the world’s most innovative fitness brands and celebrity trainers, this month introduces a new platform evolution for all club operators and their customers.
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CEO of Orbit4, Daniel Jones, says: “There’s no reason traditional gyms and smart gyms can’t live in harmony. With a little reorganisation and education, there’s a really bright future for all gyms.”
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Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
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Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
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Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
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Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
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Newport, Shropshire
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Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 9
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
3. Editor’s letter: Combatting child obesity
The UK government’s childhood obesity strategy has been widely slammed, but there are some exciting opportunities for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Boutique fitness and exercise motivation are topics up for discussion this month
12. People profiles - Johnny G:
Johnny G, the creator of Spinning and Kranking, talks about his new mind-body creation: In-Trinity
14. People profiles – Cliff Chen:
Cliff Chen, creative director of LifeBEAM, talks about the new ‘AI [artificial intelligence] PT’ called Vi
18. News round-up:
Hard Candy’s German clubs go into administration, GLL and NCL complete their merger, and Technogym donates Olympic equipment to Rio’s slums
32. Events calendar:
A look ahead to upcoming events for wellness professionals around the world
34. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back in October
36. Interview - Tony de Leede:
The Australian entrepreneur on his latest endeavours, including boutique villages, meditation pods and virtual-only clubs
42. Gamification: Ready, steady, GO!
The Pokémon Go craze got people off the sofa and walking for fun. So what can fitness providers learn from this success?
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Virtuagym’s software and app can assist health clubs in creating a powerful online community among their members
46. Boutique fitness: A new adventure
A number of mainstream US operators are venturing into the boutique fitness studio sector. We find out why
54. Activity tracking: Tracking vs retention
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates the impact that using activity trackers can have on membership retention
56. Activity tracking: Stay on track
We round up some of the hottest new fitness trackers on the market
58. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new access control solution doesn’t just provide security and attendance tracking – it also delivers insights into how customers use your facilities
60. Outdoor schools: The world’s a playground
Outdoor education, with activity built in to learning, is delivering results for kids and teachers alike. Kate Cracknell reports
66. Promotional feature: 1Life
Innovation runs right through the core of the new and improved Woughton Leisure Centre, which has been given the 1Life treatment to reinvigorate the site
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
68. Talking point: Junk the junk
Is it time for health clubs to stop serving unhealthy food in their facilities?
72. Nutrition: Shaping up
With so much conflicting diet advice out there, there’s a role for the fitness sector to offer clear guidance
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
When the original Les Mills gym opened in Auckland in 1968, it attracted a large following of athletes. Today, thousands of clubs benefit from the brand's approach to fitness
78. Training & qualifications: Helpful helping
How can PTs help people become more engaged in changing their behaviours?
80. ukactive update: A new generation of leaders
Fitness sector leaders must be willing to challenge everything that’s gone before
82. IHRSA update: 2016 European Congress
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to this year’s event in the Spanish city of Seville
84. Promotional feature: gymbudd-e promotion
oneone fitness, UK developer of premium software based solutions, has launched gym budd-e, an interactive fitness kiosk designed to transform members’ gym floor experience
86. Service & maintenance: Up and running
We take a look at what’s new in gym servicing and maintenance
89. Supplier showcase:
The latest fitness installations from Pavigym and Technogym
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The Wattbike makes athletes accountable to themselves, their coaches and teammates, with consistent, reliable data means there’s no hiding behind the numbers
94. Show preview: LIW 2016
Education and knowledge sharing is the name of the game at this year’s event
98. 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
100. LIW exhibitor news:
Rounding up the new product and service launches you can expect to see at LIW
102. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym helps clubs create effective feedback loops and boost members' performance in the gym
122. Research: Window of opportunity
Desk-bound office workers should schedule an hour’s exercise a day, says a study in The Lancet
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: FitnessOnDemand launches new live-streaming feature for all fitness clubs and their members
FitnessOnDemand (FOD) [IHRSA BOOTH 1509] the leader in on-demand content from the world’s most innovative fitness brands and celebrity trainers, this month introduces a new platform evolution for all club operators and their customers.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Are traditional gyms going to war with smart gyms?
CEO of Orbit4, Daniel Jones, says: “There’s no reason traditional gyms and smart gyms can’t live in harmony. With a little reorganisation and education, there’s a really bright future for all gyms.”
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness are a recognised leader in functional fitness, specialising in premium quality yet value ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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