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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 6
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
5. Editor’s letter: The inactivity agenda
The new Sport England strategy is a huge triumph for ukactive, and an equally significant opportunity for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
René Hanschke of eGym considers the growing need for suppliers to become data consultants
12. People profile: Zanna van Dijk
The PT turned online personality on the new art of social media 'influencing'
14. People profile: Peter Phillips
The Queen's grandson is on a mission to make Spartan Race a household name
16. News round-up:
New Russian chain Encore Fitness to open flagship club, Bannatyne edges closer to an IPO, fitness sector “to grow 300 per cent” – and 1Rebel unveils plans for a London bus with a group cycling studio onboard
24. UK new Feature: Cycling in bus lanes
1Rebel is planning its own spin on active commuting with cycling studios on London buses. So what’s the consensus on this eye-catching new idea?
30. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal offers data and insight to help operators become more competitive in the marketplace
33. Events calendar:
A round-up of key upcoming events in the health and fitness calendar
34. Interview - David Stalker:
As the former CEO of ukactive is freed from the shackles of office, he offers his frank opinions on the fitness sector
40. Beating diabetes: Talking point
Diabetes, Oliver Patrick, Jenny Patrickson, John Morgan, Nikki Joule, Neil King, NHS, Kath Hudson
44. Interview - Annie Holden:
Annie Holden, Everyone Health, preventative, prevention, Everyone Active, public health, Kate Cracknell
48. Virtual classes: Proof in numbers
Attendance is sky-high at Les Mills’ latest club in New Zealand – and virtual classes are playing a starring role
52. Fitness apps: A perfect match
Gym buddy apps are helping people find their perfect workout partner, so they’re more likely to stick with their routine
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
54. Marketing: A visual experience
Do you know how to fully engage Millennials in your social media marketing? The experts share their advice
56. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Innovative Wattbike training zones are transforming studios and gym floors across the country
58. European research: Growth market
The health club market has shown robust growth across Europe, according to new research from Deloitte and EuropeActive
64. Software: Mine of information
New developments in data mining can help clubs unlock their ‘hidden wealth’
68. Promotional feature: Legend
A look at how How Inverclyde Leisure has driven business transformation, cut costs and grown revenues
70. Social good: Changing lives
Sentinel Leisure Trust’s innovative model sees its commercial arm driving revenue to keep its leisure offering affordable
72. IHRSA update: Management education
The IHRSA Institute 2016 takes place in the US in August, offering executive education for health club professionals
75. ukactive update: Brexit
Bad for Britain, bad for fitness? Steve Ward, executive director at ukactive, offers his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on Britain leaving the EU
76. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
Could you lead the commoditisation of the spa industry in the UK? Massage Heights is looking for international expansion partners.
78. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We take a look at some of the products and services that were unveiled at FIBO 2016 in Cologne, Germany, in April
85. Supplier showcase:
The Massage Company is preparing for its UK launch, and activeNewham explains its move to a self-service model
92. Research: Buddy up
If men work out together at the gym it can have a positive impact on health, helping to relieve the stresses of the day, according to new research from the US
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Operators must be clear in their messaging so people find their way to a club they stick with. Try not to be all things to all people, and we can be successful at keeping them engaged
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Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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Research
Being physically active can heal damage caused by diabetes, enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels, according to research in the US
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Editor's letter
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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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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Co-founder, Grndhouse
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
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The Global Wellness Summit brought together public health and wellness experts in Boston recently. Jane Kitchen was there for HCM to see first-hand what this ‘New new era in health and wellness’ will look like for the sector
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In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 6
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
5. Editor’s letter: The inactivity agenda
The new Sport England strategy is a huge triumph for ukactive, and an equally significant opportunity for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
René Hanschke of eGym considers the growing need for suppliers to become data consultants
12. People profile: Zanna van Dijk
The PT turned online personality on the new art of social media 'influencing'
14. People profile: Peter Phillips
The Queen's grandson is on a mission to make Spartan Race a household name
16. News round-up:
New Russian chain Encore Fitness to open flagship club, Bannatyne edges closer to an IPO, fitness sector “to grow 300 per cent” – and 1Rebel unveils plans for a London bus with a group cycling studio onboard
24. UK new Feature: Cycling in bus lanes
1Rebel is planning its own spin on active commuting with cycling studios on London buses. So what’s the consensus on this eye-catching new idea?
30. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal offers data and insight to help operators become more competitive in the marketplace
33. Events calendar:
A round-up of key upcoming events in the health and fitness calendar
34. Interview - David Stalker:
As the former CEO of ukactive is freed from the shackles of office, he offers his frank opinions on the fitness sector
40. Beating diabetes: Talking point
Diabetes, Oliver Patrick, Jenny Patrickson, John Morgan, Nikki Joule, Neil King, NHS, Kath Hudson
44. Interview - Annie Holden:
Annie Holden, Everyone Health, preventative, prevention, Everyone Active, public health, Kate Cracknell
48. Virtual classes: Proof in numbers
Attendance is sky-high at Les Mills’ latest club in New Zealand – and virtual classes are playing a starring role
52. Fitness apps: A perfect match
Gym buddy apps are helping people find their perfect workout partner, so they’re more likely to stick with their routine
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
54. Marketing: A visual experience
Do you know how to fully engage Millennials in your social media marketing? The experts share their advice
56. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Innovative Wattbike training zones are transforming studios and gym floors across the country
58. European research: Growth market
The health club market has shown robust growth across Europe, according to new research from Deloitte and EuropeActive
64. Software: Mine of information
New developments in data mining can help clubs unlock their ‘hidden wealth’
68. Promotional feature: Legend
A look at how How Inverclyde Leisure has driven business transformation, cut costs and grown revenues
70. Social good: Changing lives
Sentinel Leisure Trust’s innovative model sees its commercial arm driving revenue to keep its leisure offering affordable
72. IHRSA update: Management education
The IHRSA Institute 2016 takes place in the US in August, offering executive education for health club professionals
75. ukactive update: Brexit
Bad for Britain, bad for fitness? Steve Ward, executive director at ukactive, offers his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on Britain leaving the EU
76. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
Could you lead the commoditisation of the spa industry in the UK? Massage Heights is looking for international expansion partners.
78. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We take a look at some of the products and services that were unveiled at FIBO 2016 in Cologne, Germany, in April
85. Supplier showcase:
The Massage Company is preparing for its UK launch, and activeNewham explains its move to a self-service model
92. Research: Buddy up
If men work out together at the gym it can have a positive impact on health, helping to relieve the stresses of the day, according to new research from the US
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
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2012 issue 10
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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
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
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: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Video Gallery
Mindbody, Inc
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Sport Alliance GmbH
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
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
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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