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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 8
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
3. Editor’s letter: Activity to save lives
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs, but if fitness – as a subset of activity – wants to benefit, it will need to up its game, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: The Hairy Bikers
We talk to TV’s Hairy Bikers about their new Diet Club
10. People profiles: Dr William Bird
The outdoor exercise pioneer on the FLAME Award-winning Beat the Street
12. People profiles: Oleg Fomenko
The co-founder of Sweatcoin wants to turn movement into money
15. Letters: Write to reply
The importance of improving employees’ health and the effectiveness of HR training are topics up for discussion this month
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym postpones its IPO, and Pokémon GO takes the world by storm
24. Uk news: TRIB3 ships fitness into local parks
TRIB3 launches a new ‘gym in a container’ concept
31. Events calendar:
We take a look at some of the upcoming health and fitness industry events
32. Interview - Steve Gray:
Nuffield Health’s CEO tells Kate Cracknell about its plans to be the UK’s leading wellness provider by 2020
36. Talking point: 300% growth
Is the prediction of explosive growth in the fitness industry over the next decade achievable with the help of technology?
40. Meditation & mindfulness: Free your mind
The practices of meditation and mindfulness have seen huge growth – and it’s time for health clubs to get on-board
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Blended coaching models, combining in-person support with self-management via an app, boost retention, says Virtuagym
46. Boutique studios: Branching out
A growing number of traditional operators are dipping a toe in the boutique market
52. Architecture & design: An eye for design
Our latest round-up of exemplary design from health clubs around the world
56. Interview - Craig Lister:
The MD of Green Gym on his organisation’s belief in physical activity for a purpose
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
60. Indoor cycling: A new spin on things
A club-within-a-club is an exciting new trend offering opportunities for all parties
64. Mind-body: Defying gravity
AntiGravity Yoga founder Christopher Harrison on his latest creations for personal trainers and massage therapists
68. Personal training: Making PT work out
What’s the right personal training set-up for your club and your trainers? We examine three popular models
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
If you want to offer HIIT training in your health club, Wattbike is the perfect tool
72. Heat experiences: Accessible spas
Why aren’t more health club spas disability-friendly? We ask the experts
77. ukactive update: A shared mission
The workforce agenda is back on track, says public affairs director Huw Edwards
78. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Skillmill puts power, speed, stamina and agility at the heart of training
80. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
What sets market leaders apart from the fitness field? Jon Feld finds out
83. Supplier showcase:
Projects from Dalesauna, Debit Finance Collections and MYZONE
88. Research: Stay strong
Strength training and building muscle mass could be key to a long life
91. Fitness-kit.net special: Strength in depth
We take a look at the latest strength equipment for clubs
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Engage the mind
New innovations in the field of mind-body exercise
98. Research: Mind over matter
Practising mindfulness can help alleviate low back pain the heart of training
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 8
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
3. Editor’s letter: Activity to save lives
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs, but if fitness – as a subset of activity – wants to benefit, it will need to up its game, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: The Hairy Bikers
We talk to TV’s Hairy Bikers about their new Diet Club
10. People profiles: Dr William Bird
The outdoor exercise pioneer on the FLAME Award-winning Beat the Street
12. People profiles: Oleg Fomenko
The co-founder of Sweatcoin wants to turn movement into money
15. Letters: Write to reply
The importance of improving employees’ health and the effectiveness of HR training are topics up for discussion this month
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym postpones its IPO, and Pokémon GO takes the world by storm
24. Uk news: TRIB3 ships fitness into local parks
TRIB3 launches a new ‘gym in a container’ concept
31. Events calendar:
We take a look at some of the upcoming health and fitness industry events
32. Interview - Steve Gray:
Nuffield Health’s CEO tells Kate Cracknell about its plans to be the UK’s leading wellness provider by 2020
36. Talking point: 300% growth
Is the prediction of explosive growth in the fitness industry over the next decade achievable with the help of technology?
40. Meditation & mindfulness: Free your mind
The practices of meditation and mindfulness have seen huge growth – and it’s time for health clubs to get on-board
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Blended coaching models, combining in-person support with self-management via an app, boost retention, says Virtuagym
46. Boutique studios: Branching out
A growing number of traditional operators are dipping a toe in the boutique market
52. Architecture & design: An eye for design
Our latest round-up of exemplary design from health clubs around the world
56. Interview - Craig Lister:
The MD of Green Gym on his organisation’s belief in physical activity for a purpose
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
60. Indoor cycling: A new spin on things
A club-within-a-club is an exciting new trend offering opportunities for all parties
64. Mind-body: Defying gravity
AntiGravity Yoga founder Christopher Harrison on his latest creations for personal trainers and massage therapists
68. Personal training: Making PT work out
What’s the right personal training set-up for your club and your trainers? We examine three popular models
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
If you want to offer HIIT training in your health club, Wattbike is the perfect tool
72. Heat experiences: Accessible spas
Why aren’t more health club spas disability-friendly? We ask the experts
77. ukactive update: A shared mission
The workforce agenda is back on track, says public affairs director Huw Edwards
78. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Skillmill puts power, speed, stamina and agility at the heart of training
80. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
What sets market leaders apart from the fitness field? Jon Feld finds out
83. Supplier showcase:
Projects from Dalesauna, Debit Finance Collections and MYZONE
88. Research: Stay strong
Strength training and building muscle mass could be key to a long life
91. Fitness-kit.net special: Strength in depth
We take a look at the latest strength equipment for clubs
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Engage the mind
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98. Research: Mind over matter
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Featured supplier news: Thousands flock to register for Elevate 2022 in London this summer
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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.
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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: 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.
Video Gallery
Mindbody, Inc
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
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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: Safe Space Lockers
We provide a full turn-key solution for clients from design and consultation, through to bespoke ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
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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
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