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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 2
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
5. Editor’s letter: Maintaining choice while embracing change
Gyms need to prioritise member preference when making wellbeing-focused changes
12. Letters:
Can group exercise classes improve bone health
14. People profile: Tim Benjamin
The ex-Olympic athlete shares his growth plans for the Fitness Space franchise
16. People profile: Neil King
The energié group has appointed a new COO
18. People profile: Dalton Han
POPiN’s co-founder explains how operators can benefit from the pay-per-minute app
20. News round-up:
Nuffield launches aquarium-based classes, fitness app Sweatcoin gets a US$5.7m investment and Viva Gym buys Fitness Hut
31. Events calendar:
The CIMSPA conference, ACSM Team Physician Course take place this month and MoonWalk London in May.
32. Interview: Steen Albrechtslund
Fitness World’s CEO on how health clubs can use retail principles to succeed
40. Talking point: Men in class
We ask industry leaders what can be done to attract more men to group exercise
46. Fitness foresight: Fitness foresight 2018
Discover the fitness trends and concepts we predict will shape the health and fitness sector over the coming years
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
56. Interview: Barbara den Bak
While the boutique fitness scene remains small in the Netherlands, the founder of boutique concept High Studios says she isn’t worried and has high hopes for the sector
62. Ask an expert: A new mid-market?
Independent operators are increasingly creating an affordable and personalised experience for customers. Does this signal a shift in the current market set up?
66. Work place fitness: Fit to work
Tom Walker asks if fitness and sports science principles hold the key to boosting workforce productivity among corporate as well as fitness companies
70. Changing rooms: A neutral stance
We explore if it is time for all gyms and studios to swap single-sex, communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
77. Supplier showcase: Workforce transformation
Technogym kits out Roehampton Club, Legend boosts staff activity levels with Myzone’s gaming technology and Precor equipment takes centre stage in new University of Edinburgh gym
82. ukactive update: Building a generation of global leaders
Steven Ward explains the goals of the Global Active Leaders Programme
84. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2018
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA 2018
86. Fitneess-kit.net: Product Innovation
We round up the latest product launches, including Physical Company’s Surge Storm
92. Research: Fitness personalities
New research suggests that personality determines the type of exercise regime a person will get the most benefit from
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The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
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Featured supplier news: Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start.
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Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
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Company profile: Hussle
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Supplier showcase - Funxtion
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SpaBooker: Spa software
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Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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Precor: Fitness equipment
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
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12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
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
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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

2018 issue 2
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
5. Editor’s letter: Maintaining choice while embracing change
Gyms need to prioritise member preference when making wellbeing-focused changes
12. Letters:
Can group exercise classes improve bone health
14. People profile: Tim Benjamin
The ex-Olympic athlete shares his growth plans for the Fitness Space franchise
16. People profile: Neil King
The energié group has appointed a new COO
18. People profile: Dalton Han
POPiN’s co-founder explains how operators can benefit from the pay-per-minute app
20. News round-up:
Nuffield launches aquarium-based classes, fitness app Sweatcoin gets a US$5.7m investment and Viva Gym buys Fitness Hut
31. Events calendar:
The CIMSPA conference, ACSM Team Physician Course take place this month and MoonWalk London in May.
32. Interview: Steen Albrechtslund
Fitness World’s CEO on how health clubs can use retail principles to succeed
40. Talking point: Men in class
We ask industry leaders what can be done to attract more men to group exercise
46. Fitness foresight: Fitness foresight 2018
Discover the fitness trends and concepts we predict will shape the health and fitness sector over the coming years
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
56. Interview: Barbara den Bak
While the boutique fitness scene remains small in the Netherlands, the founder of boutique concept High Studios says she isn’t worried and has high hopes for the sector
62. Ask an expert: A new mid-market?
Independent operators are increasingly creating an affordable and personalised experience for customers. Does this signal a shift in the current market set up?
66. Work place fitness: Fit to work
Tom Walker asks if fitness and sports science principles hold the key to boosting workforce productivity among corporate as well as fitness companies
70. Changing rooms: A neutral stance
We explore if it is time for all gyms and studios to swap single-sex, communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
77. Supplier showcase: Workforce transformation
Technogym kits out Roehampton Club, Legend boosts staff activity levels with Myzone’s gaming technology and Precor equipment takes centre stage in new University of Edinburgh gym
82. ukactive update: Building a generation of global leaders
Steven Ward explains the goals of the Global Active Leaders Programme
84. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2018
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA 2018
86. Fitneess-kit.net: Product Innovation
We round up the latest product launches, including Physical Company’s Surge Storm
92. Research: Fitness personalities
New research suggests that personality determines the type of exercise regime a person will get the most benefit from
1 - 40 of 136
Opinion
promotion
The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back
Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Hussle
Hussle exists for two reasons: To increase opportunities for people to engage in physical activity ...
Company profiles
Company profile: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
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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