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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 3
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
5. Editor’s letter: Join the meditation club
A new breed of boutique studio is showing how meditation and mindfulness can be packaged in a way that engages today’s consumer, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
The quest for open data in the fitness sector, the acquisition of REPs, and the impact body scanners may have on health outcomes are topics for discussion
14. People profile: Julie Creffield
The founder of Too Fat to Run tells how her personal blog turned into a business with 40,000 followers
15. People profile: Dr Nick Cavill
Public health expert Dr Nick Cavill discusses the best ways to help people get active
16. People profile: Dr Paul McCarthy
Sports psychologist Dr Paul McCarthy on the importance of understanding our thoughts and emotions when exercising
18. News round-up:
Dance exercise classes at New York’s Met, JD Gyms expands by 25 per cent and Wexer partners with Move 123
31. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide
32. Interview – Greg Oliver:
The CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant tells Kate Cracknell about plans to make Fitness First Australia a 24/7 operation
36. Talking point: Personal boundaries
How can you be sure that members of both genders, and all ages, feel completely comfortable in your gym? We ask our panel
40. Mystery Shopper: Premium McFIT
Our mystery shoppers give their verdict on John Reed and Cyberobics, the new premium brands from McFIT
46. Meditation: Brain gyms
A new breed of meditation studio in the US is offering drop-in sessions for people wanting to take time out from their stressful lives. Is this set to become a global trend?
52. Mind-Body: The pull of pilates
Pilates has blossomed since its creation in the early 1900s. We talk to leading providers about what to expect next
56. Human Resources: Getting engaged
Passionate and committed employees have a direct impact on your bottom line. So how can operators best drive engagement levels across their team?
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
60. Social Media: Social psychology
Xercise4Less topped the social media charts in a recent industry survey. Its social media guru Joe Hall shares his tips
62. Online Fitness: Taking it home
Tom Walker reports on the array of virtual exercise apps that are taking fitness beyond the four walls of the gym
66. Interview – Peter Woods:
Boutique studio operator Barrecore is looking to rapidly grow in the UK and Europe. We talk to its new CEO
68. Functional training: Putting the fun in functional
As functional training grows in popularity, operators are investing in ever-more eye-catching zones for their clubs
72. Architecture & Design: Shake, rattle & roll
How much consideration do you give to potential vibration and noise issues when building a gym? Martin McNulty reports
76. ukactive update: Making an impact
Executive director Steven Ward outlines ukactive’s focus for the next few years
78. IHRSA update: Relationship revolution
Tech has sparked a relationship revolution, says IHRSA 2017 speaker Seth Mattison
80. FIBO & EHFF Preview: FIBO & EHFF 2017
We look ahead to trade show FIBO and the European Health and Fitness Forum, which take place in Cologne in April
85. Fitness-kit.net: A stimulating subject
The latest product news from the world of EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation)
87. Supplier showcase:
SWEAT! Gyms installs Safe Space Lockers, Solan Fitness chooses Cybex, and Pure World Energy delivers savings for 1Life
96. Research: A labour of love
Exercise during pregnancy may protect children from disease later in life, according to a recent study from the US
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While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Marc Jones joins Fitronics in new head of commercial role
Marc Jones has joined Fitronics, the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro, in a newly created role of Head of Commercial.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Precor supports Aneurin Leisure Trust in three-site refurbishment
Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure (ALT), has announced it’s forging ahead with a £600,000 (US$821,000, €696,000) gym refurbishment in all three of its leisure centres.
Featured operators news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Featured operators 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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Mediana Co., Ltd.
Mediana specialises in the manufacture of medical and health care devices, such as body composition ...
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Company profile: Les Mills UK
For over 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness to inspire ...
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fibodo Limited: Management software
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Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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Service Sport: Uniforms
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Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
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Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
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21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 3
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
5. Editor’s letter: Join the meditation club
A new breed of boutique studio is showing how meditation and mindfulness can be packaged in a way that engages today’s consumer, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
The quest for open data in the fitness sector, the acquisition of REPs, and the impact body scanners may have on health outcomes are topics for discussion
14. People profile: Julie Creffield
The founder of Too Fat to Run tells how her personal blog turned into a business with 40,000 followers
15. People profile: Dr Nick Cavill
Public health expert Dr Nick Cavill discusses the best ways to help people get active
16. People profile: Dr Paul McCarthy
Sports psychologist Dr Paul McCarthy on the importance of understanding our thoughts and emotions when exercising
18. News round-up:
Dance exercise classes at New York’s Met, JD Gyms expands by 25 per cent and Wexer partners with Move 123
31. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide
32. Interview – Greg Oliver:
The CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant tells Kate Cracknell about plans to make Fitness First Australia a 24/7 operation
36. Talking point: Personal boundaries
How can you be sure that members of both genders, and all ages, feel completely comfortable in your gym? We ask our panel
40. Mystery Shopper: Premium McFIT
Our mystery shoppers give their verdict on John Reed and Cyberobics, the new premium brands from McFIT
46. Meditation: Brain gyms
A new breed of meditation studio in the US is offering drop-in sessions for people wanting to take time out from their stressful lives. Is this set to become a global trend?
52. Mind-Body: The pull of pilates
Pilates has blossomed since its creation in the early 1900s. We talk to leading providers about what to expect next
56. Human Resources: Getting engaged
Passionate and committed employees have a direct impact on your bottom line. So how can operators best drive engagement levels across their team?
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
60. Social Media: Social psychology
Xercise4Less topped the social media charts in a recent industry survey. Its social media guru Joe Hall shares his tips
62. Online Fitness: Taking it home
Tom Walker reports on the array of virtual exercise apps that are taking fitness beyond the four walls of the gym
66. Interview – Peter Woods:
Boutique studio operator Barrecore is looking to rapidly grow in the UK and Europe. We talk to its new CEO
68. Functional training: Putting the fun in functional
As functional training grows in popularity, operators are investing in ever-more eye-catching zones for their clubs
72. Architecture & Design: Shake, rattle & roll
How much consideration do you give to potential vibration and noise issues when building a gym? Martin McNulty reports
76. ukactive update: Making an impact
Executive director Steven Ward outlines ukactive’s focus for the next few years
78. IHRSA update: Relationship revolution
Tech has sparked a relationship revolution, says IHRSA 2017 speaker Seth Mattison
80. FIBO & EHFF Preview: FIBO & EHFF 2017
We look ahead to trade show FIBO and the European Health and Fitness Forum, which take place in Cologne in April
85. Fitness-kit.net: A stimulating subject
The latest product news from the world of EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation)
87. Supplier showcase:
SWEAT! Gyms installs Safe Space Lockers, Solan Fitness chooses Cybex, and Pure World Energy delivers savings for 1Life
96. Research: A labour of love
Exercise during pregnancy may protect children from disease later in life, according to a recent study from the US
1 - 40 of 137
Opinion
promotion
While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Marc Jones joins Fitronics in new head of commercial role
Marc Jones has joined Fitronics, the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro, in a newly created role of Head of Commercial.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Precor supports Aneurin Leisure Trust in three-site refurbishment
Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure (ALT), has announced it’s forging ahead with a £600,000 (US$821,000, €696,000) gym refurbishment in all three of its leisure centres.
Featured operators news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Featured operators 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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Mediana Co., Ltd.
Mediana specialises in the manufacture of medical and health care devices, such as body composition ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
For over 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness to inspire ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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