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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 11
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
3. Editor’s letter: The life in your years
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
New funding will help ensure all children are able swimmers
14. People profile: Geoff Bamber
The CEO of Digme Fitness discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart
16. People profile: Richard Brown
Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager on the re:fresh initiative
18. People profile: Steve Watts
The owner of eActive is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
20. News:
Equinox to launch retreats as brand expands into travel
30. Interview: James Balfour
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
42. Talking point: Gender specific training
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender?
46. Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims
50. ukactive: Shared goals
The Open Active initiative sees ukactive, Sport England, the Open Data Institute and Legend Club Management systems working to enable better data-sharing
52. Wellness: Reimagining ageing
A new report tells us that people should be getting more active as they age, not less. We take a closer look at the facts and why we need to transform perceptions of ageing
58. Promotional feature: Les Mills
How blockbuster fitness became a box office hit
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
62. Flooring: Flooring it
The right gym flooring can put members in the mood to move. We’ve rounded up seven innovative projects that take flooring to the next level
72. Trends: Cryotherapy
While standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130° may sound like a tough sell to your members, cryotherapy is gaining in popularity
76. Research: IHRSA Europe CEO study
IHRSA has released a new report that provides an outlook on the European health club industry from the perspective of the CEOs
78. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Putting our nation’s mental health first
80. Interview: Setting fitness on fire
David Lloyd Leisure has announced the rollout of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. We chat to DLL’s Michelle Dand and Jack Claxton about the new offering
86. Supplier showcase:
Technogym fit out the new SWEAT studio in Debenhams; Ridgeway provides bespoke lockers and furniture to Third Space; and Life Fitness partners with Simply Gym
92. Promotional feature: Fitness Compared
Compare the market, the launch of a fitness kit comparison site
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Fibodo empowers personal trainers and coaches. says Anthony Franklin, while Les Mills CEO Phillip Mills, reveals a new Stages bike
95. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
Evo Bench offers an innovative, flexible training solution that’s ideal for smaller and boutique spaces
97. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
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
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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
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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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Gyms that offer comprehensive programming to a wide demographic are the future. Inclusion not exclusion wins the day
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Insight
The pandemic brought about our sector’s biggest ever collaboration on COVID safety data. Lizzie Broughton tells the story
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Sponsored
Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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Q&A
Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden explains
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Insight
The Global Wellness Summit brought together public health and wellness experts in Boston recently. Jane Kitchen was there for HCM to see first-hand what this ‘New new era in health and wellness’ will look like for the sector
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Annual report
In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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HCM People

Louis Rennocks

Co-founder, Grndhouse
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
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Each health club has its own unique challenges, but the right tech solution can make all the difference. In the first of a two-part series, specialists share how they’ve solved specific issues
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Pulse Fitness and Bolsover District Council have been collaborating for many years to deliver dedicated community activity spaces
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: UK health clubs hit by rising cost of energy
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are forcing difficult decisions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?
According to our poll the first thing 80 per cent of operators and gym owners think about when it’s time to sell gym equipment is how much your equipment is worth.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
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30-30 Jun 2022
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12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
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25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 11
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
3. Editor’s letter: The life in your years
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
New funding will help ensure all children are able swimmers
14. People profile: Geoff Bamber
The CEO of Digme Fitness discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart
16. People profile: Richard Brown
Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager on the re:fresh initiative
18. People profile: Steve Watts
The owner of eActive is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
20. News:
Equinox to launch retreats as brand expands into travel
30. Interview: James Balfour
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
42. Talking point: Gender specific training
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender?
46. Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims
50. ukactive: Shared goals
The Open Active initiative sees ukactive, Sport England, the Open Data Institute and Legend Club Management systems working to enable better data-sharing
52. Wellness: Reimagining ageing
A new report tells us that people should be getting more active as they age, not less. We take a closer look at the facts and why we need to transform perceptions of ageing
58. Promotional feature: Les Mills
How blockbuster fitness became a box office hit
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
62. Flooring: Flooring it
The right gym flooring can put members in the mood to move. We’ve rounded up seven innovative projects that take flooring to the next level
72. Trends: Cryotherapy
While standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130° may sound like a tough sell to your members, cryotherapy is gaining in popularity
76. Research: IHRSA Europe CEO study
IHRSA has released a new report that provides an outlook on the European health club industry from the perspective of the CEOs
78. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Putting our nation’s mental health first
80. Interview: Setting fitness on fire
David Lloyd Leisure has announced the rollout of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. We chat to DLL’s Michelle Dand and Jack Claxton about the new offering
86. Supplier showcase:
Technogym fit out the new SWEAT studio in Debenhams; Ridgeway provides bespoke lockers and furniture to Third Space; and Life Fitness partners with Simply Gym
92. Promotional feature: Fitness Compared
Compare the market, the launch of a fitness kit comparison site
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Fibodo empowers personal trainers and coaches. says Anthony Franklin, while Les Mills CEO Phillip Mills, reveals a new Stages bike
95. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
Evo Bench offers an innovative, flexible training solution that’s ideal for smaller and boutique spaces
97. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
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
1 - 40 of 148
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: UK health clubs hit by rising cost of energy
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are forcing difficult decisions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: What’s the first thing you think about when selling gym equipment?
According to our poll the first thing 80 per cent of operators and gym owners think about when it’s time to sell gym equipment is how much your equipment is worth.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Video Gallery
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
Precor has been a pioneer in delivering fitness experiences for commercial customers for more than ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness are a recognised leader in functional fitness, specialising in premium quality yet value ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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