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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 11
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Building on the success of 2017
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
10. Letters: Write to reply
How to get the deconditioned into gyms
12. People profile: Multifit
The founders of the functional training gym on taking on the Indian fitness market
14. People profile: Em Sheldon
The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
16. People profile: Edwina Brocklesby
Britain’s oldest female Ironman triathlete on how to best engage the older market
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym is sold to LGP, Fitness First Australia opens first 24/7 gyms and David Lloyd trials a new mood-boosting class
29. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s ISM takes place this month
30. Interview: Jan Spaticchia & the énergie group
We discuss rebranding, IPOs and international growth with the CEO of the UK’s first fitness franchise and his top team
34. Top Team: The énergie group
The key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
40. Ask an expert: Excessive exercisers
Kath Hudson asks how operators should deal with customers who overexercisers
44. Promotional feature: Technogym
Leading the race to a more connected world
46. Consumer trends: Generation Z
How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?
52. Interview: Joan Murphy & Pip Black
Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy on why their brand is focused on feelgood fitness rather than aesthetics
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
58. Talking point: No pain, no gain?
Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
64. Interview: BodySPace
Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
70. Promotional feature: Matrix
Connected solutions
72. Retention: Staying loyal
How authentic member communication can help to improve retention rates
78. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We showcase the street-art-inspired design of Hotel Jen Beijing’s new 24 hour gym
83. Supplier showcase: Cohesive integration
Life Fitness partners with Edinburgh Leisure, Technogym transforms university gym and DFC assists Oldham Community Leisure
88. IHRSA update: Stateside growth
A round up of the 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report reveals promising growth opportunities in the US market
90. ukactive update: Workplace mental health
ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
92. Sponsored briefing: Legend
Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers
100. Research: Heart healthy Exercise
New research suggests that combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is significantly better at reducing heart disease risk than either exercise alone
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
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2014 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
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2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
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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2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
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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
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2009 issue 10
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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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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 11
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Building on the success of 2017
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
10. Letters: Write to reply
How to get the deconditioned into gyms
12. People profile: Multifit
The founders of the functional training gym on taking on the Indian fitness market
14. People profile: Em Sheldon
The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
16. People profile: Edwina Brocklesby
Britain’s oldest female Ironman triathlete on how to best engage the older market
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym is sold to LGP, Fitness First Australia opens first 24/7 gyms and David Lloyd trials a new mood-boosting class
29. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s ISM takes place this month
30. Interview: Jan Spaticchia & the énergie group
We discuss rebranding, IPOs and international growth with the CEO of the UK’s first fitness franchise and his top team
34. Top Team: The énergie group
The key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
40. Ask an expert: Excessive exercisers
Kath Hudson asks how operators should deal with customers who overexercisers
44. Promotional feature: Technogym
Leading the race to a more connected world
46. Consumer trends: Generation Z
How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?
52. Interview: Joan Murphy & Pip Black
Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy on why their brand is focused on feelgood fitness rather than aesthetics
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
58. Talking point: No pain, no gain?
Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
64. Interview: BodySPace
Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
70. Promotional feature: Matrix
Connected solutions
72. Retention: Staying loyal
How authentic member communication can help to improve retention rates
78. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We showcase the street-art-inspired design of Hotel Jen Beijing’s new 24 hour gym
83. Supplier showcase: Cohesive integration
Life Fitness partners with Edinburgh Leisure, Technogym transforms university gym and DFC assists Oldham Community Leisure
88. IHRSA update: Stateside growth
A round up of the 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report reveals promising growth opportunities in the US market
90. ukactive update: Workplace mental health
ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
92. Sponsored briefing: Legend
Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers
100. Research: Heart healthy Exercise
New research suggests that combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is significantly better at reducing heart disease risk than either exercise alone
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
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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
Health Club Management magazine
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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Featured supplier news
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
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: 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
Sport Alliance GmbH
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Active IQ
Active IQ is the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Physical Activity sector....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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