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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
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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
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Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?
According to our poll the first thing 80 per cent of operators and gym owners think about when it’s time to sell gym equipment is how much your equipment is worth.
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
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Sport Alliance GmbH
Company profiles
Company profile: RISE Fitness Franchise
RISE is a brand-new franchise created to fill an emerging gap. Outdoor workouts have become ...
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Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness ...
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Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
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Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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