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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 4
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
5. Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
22. People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
24. People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
26. People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
28. News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
41. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
42. Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
50. Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
58. Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
62. Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
68. Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
72. Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
76. Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
82. Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
86. Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
90. Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
92. ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
96. Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
98. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
100. Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
102. Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
105. Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
108. Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
110. Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
116. Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
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This year’s edition of the IHRSA Global Report which addresses performance from 2020, is a valuable record of the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, creating a benchmark from which to understand the recovery. Kristen Walsh reports for HCM
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 4
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
5. Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
22. People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
24. People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
26. People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
28. News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
41. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
42. Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
50. Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
58. Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
62. Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
68. Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
72. Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
76. Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
82. Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
86. Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
90. Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
92. ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
96. Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
98. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
100. Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
102. Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
105. Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
108. Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
110. Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
116. Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
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2014 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine
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Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
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
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
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Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Surge integrates Fisikal with HubSpot to drive business efficiencies and grow revenue
As Surge expands its offer with the launch of a third dedicated Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) studio this summer – this time in Fleet Street, London – the brand reflects on the vital role of its estate wide digital ecosystem, created in partnership with Fisikal, designed to drive business efficiencies and commercial success.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EMS personal training: shockingly simple
People's fitness goals are extremely diverse – ranging from an elite athlete focused on the next goal to someone who dislikes all activity due to chronic back pain.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Sporting heroes to officially open £22 million redevelopment at Everyone Active centre
A £22 million redevelopment project will be unveiled at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, as part of the official launch of the state-of-the-art centre.
Featured operator 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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Mystery Shopping
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: REGUPOL BSW GmbH
REGUPOL is one of the leading suppliers of sports and safety flooring, anti-slip mats for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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