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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 5
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
3. Editor's Letter: Fighting for market share
Competition for the fitness consumer has never been fiercer. Liz Terry argues that in order to thrive we must focus on customer engagement and providing expertise
8. Letters: Write to reply
Work desks at gyms, making clubs more welcoming for people with disabilities, and helping employees fit exercise into their day are topics for debate
10. People profile: Dr Chris Van Tulleken
TV’s Dr Chris Van Tulleken explains the need to make people realise that good health doesn’t come from pills
12. People profile: James Haskell
The England Rugby International tells us about his upcoming cookbook and being a franchisee for functional training brand F45
14. People profile: Helen Macfarlane
Helen Macfarlane, head of active communities at Edinburgh Leisure, tells how the programme changes lives
16. News round-up:
Fitness First Germany launches new concept club, Orangetheory to open 70 UK studios, and Netpulse partners eGym
29. Events calendar:
Cross-sector wellness event Elevate takes place at London’s Excel this month, and SIBEC holds its annual UK event
30. Interview – Sir Muir Gray:
The public health specialist talks to Kate Cracknell about his plans to get GPs in the UK routinely prescribing exercise
34. Talking point: The £1bn Wellness network
The £1bn wellness network Could a network of community wellness hubs change the face of healthcare?
38. In the Media: Hot off the press
What’s the media saying about health and wellness? We bring you the hottest topics
42. Interview – Alexey Kovalev:
The founder of Alex Fitness talks about European expansion, his new low-cost brand, and a goal of one million health club members in Russia by 2023
46. HIIT Programming: HIIT fusion
With HIIT now well established on the club timetable, operators are finding new ways to mix things up with fusion programmes
50. Apprenticeships: Ready, levy, go!
The new Apprenticeship Levy is here, but what does it mean for the fitness sector? Kathryn Selby talks to four experts
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
54. CV Training: Go row
British Rowing’s Helen Rowbotham talks about a new initiative to get more people involved in indoor, gym-based rowing
56. Changing Rooms: Changing expectations
Steph Eaves looks at some of the changing room designs that are having a big impact on member experience
60. Metabolic Assessment: The science of fat loss
Fitness entrepreneur David Barton on why metabolic typing is the future of weight and fat loss in health clubs
62. Leisure Trusts: Going it alone
What’s it like being an independent trust in this challenging financial climate? We talk to three leisure operators to see how they’re surviving and thriving
67. ukactive update: Pride and policy
The physical activity sector is making good progress at Westminster, but there are still battles ahead, says Steven Ward
68. IHRSA update: Looking back at IHRSA 2017
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports on the many highlights of the recent convention and trade show in Los Angeles, US
70. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As one of the world’s most recognised athletic trainers using whole body EMS, Thomas Ott gives recommendations for its proper use in strength training for professional athletes
72. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Leading industry suppliers tell us about their latest health and fitness innovations
78. Studio Equipment: In the studio
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches for fitness studios
81. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent leisure projects from Queenax and Xcite, Wattbike and BXR, and Matrix and the University of Bath
90. Research: Remember to exercise
A new study has found that inactivity puts older people at a higher risk of dementia, on a par with those shown to have a genetic predisposition to the condition
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 5
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
3. Editor's Letter: Fighting for market share
Competition for the fitness consumer has never been fiercer. Liz Terry argues that in order to thrive we must focus on customer engagement and providing expertise
8. Letters: Write to reply
Work desks at gyms, making clubs more welcoming for people with disabilities, and helping employees fit exercise into their day are topics for debate
10. People profile: Dr Chris Van Tulleken
TV’s Dr Chris Van Tulleken explains the need to make people realise that good health doesn’t come from pills
12. People profile: James Haskell
The England Rugby International tells us about his upcoming cookbook and being a franchisee for functional training brand F45
14. People profile: Helen Macfarlane
Helen Macfarlane, head of active communities at Edinburgh Leisure, tells how the programme changes lives
16. News round-up:
Fitness First Germany launches new concept club, Orangetheory to open 70 UK studios, and Netpulse partners eGym
29. Events calendar:
Cross-sector wellness event Elevate takes place at London’s Excel this month, and SIBEC holds its annual UK event
30. Interview – Sir Muir Gray:
The public health specialist talks to Kate Cracknell about his plans to get GPs in the UK routinely prescribing exercise
34. Talking point: The £1bn Wellness network
The £1bn wellness network Could a network of community wellness hubs change the face of healthcare?
38. In the Media: Hot off the press
What’s the media saying about health and wellness? We bring you the hottest topics
42. Interview – Alexey Kovalev:
The founder of Alex Fitness talks about European expansion, his new low-cost brand, and a goal of one million health club members in Russia by 2023
46. HIIT Programming: HIIT fusion
With HIIT now well established on the club timetable, operators are finding new ways to mix things up with fusion programmes
50. Apprenticeships: Ready, levy, go!
The new Apprenticeship Levy is here, but what does it mean for the fitness sector? Kathryn Selby talks to four experts
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
54. CV Training: Go row
British Rowing’s Helen Rowbotham talks about a new initiative to get more people involved in indoor, gym-based rowing
56. Changing Rooms: Changing expectations
Steph Eaves looks at some of the changing room designs that are having a big impact on member experience
60. Metabolic Assessment: The science of fat loss
Fitness entrepreneur David Barton on why metabolic typing is the future of weight and fat loss in health clubs
62. Leisure Trusts: Going it alone
What’s it like being an independent trust in this challenging financial climate? We talk to three leisure operators to see how they’re surviving and thriving
67. ukactive update: Pride and policy
The physical activity sector is making good progress at Westminster, but there are still battles ahead, says Steven Ward
68. IHRSA update: Looking back at IHRSA 2017
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports on the many highlights of the recent convention and trade show in Los Angeles, US
70. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As one of the world’s most recognised athletic trainers using whole body EMS, Thomas Ott gives recommendations for its proper use in strength training for professional athletes
72. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Leading industry suppliers tell us about their latest health and fitness innovations
78. Studio Equipment: In the studio
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches for fitness studios
81. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent leisure projects from Queenax and Xcite, Wattbike and BXR, and Matrix and the University of Bath
90. Research: Remember to exercise
A new study has found that inactivity puts older people at a higher risk of dementia, on a par with those shown to have a genetic predisposition to the condition
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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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
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Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
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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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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: How are hundreds of gym operators suddenly saving a lot of money for doing a lot less work?
Let’s talk about Orbit4 – the secret behind successful gyms.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Introducing the Official Hammer Strength Box: a complete small group training solution
With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of the pandemic, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting.
Featured operator 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.
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: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Indigofitness Ltd
We Create Training Spaces! We've been designing and delivering high quality training spaces for almost ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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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