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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 6
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Real-time revolution
Real-time insight into members’ exercise patterns and behaviours will change the industry, says Liz Terry
10. People profile: Zac Purchase
The Olympic rowing champion discusses his new gym – Zacs Fitness – which provides functional training in small groups
12. People profile: Justine Williams
Justine tells us about the Les Mills Born to Move programme, which aims to get children moving
14. People profile: Ian Pickles and Imogen Buxton-Pickles
The founders of iMoves and winners of ukactive's ActiveLab competition on providing PE and dance packages to schools
16. News round-up:
Study finds that heathy obesity is a myth, Hilton launches in-room fitness, record number of gym users reported in the US
27. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s Executive Leadership Forum and ukactive’s Ignite and Flame Conference are both coming up this month
28. Interview: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class talks to Kate Cracknell about new ventures in Moscow and beyond
34. Talking point: Artificial Intelligence
Is AI to be feared or embraced by operators in the health and fitness industry?
38. Research: Growth curve
Who are the biggest, most profitable club operators in Europe? Deloitte reveals all
44. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As a personal trainer for 13 years, James Seilo has worked with all kinds of clients. Since adopting the miha bodytec system, he tells us how it's transformed his mobile PT business
46. Interview David Lloyd:
The health club and sports entrepreneur speaks to Steph Eaves about creating a brand new adventure park concept
50. Research: Dawn of a golden age
The latest figures from The Leisure Database Company show strong growth in the UK the market. David Minton reports
54. Promotional feature: DFC
DFC’s My Payments service is a revolutionary online portal that takes the pain out of gym payments, helping to boost revenue and retention while enabling operators to focus on delivering top quality fitness experiences
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
56. Live Streaming: Streaming big
Live streaming of classes is a hot trend that fitness operators should be embracing, Tom Walker finds out why
62. Fitness: Movement as medicine
Lifestyle brand Bodyism is blurring the lines between fitness and spa in the ultra-luxury sector. Jane Kitchen talks to the company’s founder James Duigan about his loyal tribe of followers
66. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills’ The Trip transforms the group fitness offering at West Wood Club in Dublin
69. ukactive update: A new dawn
ukactive’s newly-appointed CEO, Steve Ward, examines the many exciting opportunities ahead for our sector
70. IHRSA update: Learning from Latin America
A new report from IHRSA gives valuable data on the Latin American fitness market, showing a robust industry made up of 65,000 clubs
72. Ask the Experts: The power of data
Real-time activity data could pave the way for a new era of customer insight. The DataHub currently holds information from 157 health, fitness, sport and leisure operators relating to the visits of seven million individuals
76. Promotional feature: BSW
Flooring is often overlooked as an essential part of a fitness club's 'kit'. German specialist BSW explains how the right flooring can dramatically improve the fitness experience
79. Interiors: Take the floor
Having the right flooring in the right place underpins the whole fitness member experience. Steph Eaves asks the experts to advise on this key purchase for clubs
85. Supplier showcase:
Eastern Leisure Centre in Cardiff gets new state-of-the-art flooring from Gerflor as part of a £6.5m makeover
86. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones looks at some of the most innovative products from FIBO 2017
92. Research: Tackling mental health
A recent report has found that having good cardiorespiratory fitness may cut the risk of death in men who suffer from depression or anxiety by up to half
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Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are helping people reach their goals while digital offerings – which grew exponentially during lockdowns – continue to thrive.
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Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
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Architects/designers
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Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
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Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
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Locations worldwide,
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13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 6
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Real-time revolution
Real-time insight into members’ exercise patterns and behaviours will change the industry, says Liz Terry
10. People profile: Zac Purchase
The Olympic rowing champion discusses his new gym – Zacs Fitness – which provides functional training in small groups
12. People profile: Justine Williams
Justine tells us about the Les Mills Born to Move programme, which aims to get children moving
14. People profile: Ian Pickles and Imogen Buxton-Pickles
The founders of iMoves and winners of ukactive's ActiveLab competition on providing PE and dance packages to schools
16. News round-up:
Study finds that heathy obesity is a myth, Hilton launches in-room fitness, record number of gym users reported in the US
27. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s Executive Leadership Forum and ukactive’s Ignite and Flame Conference are both coming up this month
28. Interview: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class talks to Kate Cracknell about new ventures in Moscow and beyond
34. Talking point: Artificial Intelligence
Is AI to be feared or embraced by operators in the health and fitness industry?
38. Research: Growth curve
Who are the biggest, most profitable club operators in Europe? Deloitte reveals all
44. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As a personal trainer for 13 years, James Seilo has worked with all kinds of clients. Since adopting the miha bodytec system, he tells us how it's transformed his mobile PT business
46. Interview David Lloyd:
The health club and sports entrepreneur speaks to Steph Eaves about creating a brand new adventure park concept
50. Research: Dawn of a golden age
The latest figures from The Leisure Database Company show strong growth in the UK the market. David Minton reports
54. Promotional feature: DFC
DFC’s My Payments service is a revolutionary online portal that takes the pain out of gym payments, helping to boost revenue and retention while enabling operators to focus on delivering top quality fitness experiences
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
56. Live Streaming: Streaming big
Live streaming of classes is a hot trend that fitness operators should be embracing, Tom Walker finds out why
62. Fitness: Movement as medicine
Lifestyle brand Bodyism is blurring the lines between fitness and spa in the ultra-luxury sector. Jane Kitchen talks to the company’s founder James Duigan about his loyal tribe of followers
66. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills’ The Trip transforms the group fitness offering at West Wood Club in Dublin
69. ukactive update: A new dawn
ukactive’s newly-appointed CEO, Steve Ward, examines the many exciting opportunities ahead for our sector
70. IHRSA update: Learning from Latin America
A new report from IHRSA gives valuable data on the Latin American fitness market, showing a robust industry made up of 65,000 clubs
72. Ask the Experts: The power of data
Real-time activity data could pave the way for a new era of customer insight. The DataHub currently holds information from 157 health, fitness, sport and leisure operators relating to the visits of seven million individuals
76. Promotional feature: BSW
Flooring is often overlooked as an essential part of a fitness club's 'kit'. German specialist BSW explains how the right flooring can dramatically improve the fitness experience
79. Interiors: Take the floor
Having the right flooring in the right place underpins the whole fitness member experience. Steph Eaves asks the experts to advise on this key purchase for clubs
85. Supplier showcase:
Eastern Leisure Centre in Cardiff gets new state-of-the-art flooring from Gerflor as part of a £6.5m makeover
86. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones looks at some of the most innovative products from FIBO 2017
92. Research: Tackling mental health
A recent report has found that having good cardiorespiratory fitness may cut the risk of death in men who suffer from depression or anxiety by up to half
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
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
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: miha bodytec EMS-PT: an irresistible way to boost your in-club offer
Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are helping people reach their goals while digital offerings – which grew exponentially during lockdowns – continue to thrive.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: miha bodytec
Founded in 2007 in Gersthofen, Germany, miha bodytec is the market-leading supplier of Electro Muscle ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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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