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Health Club Management magazine

2020 issue 10
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
5. Editor's letter:
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
10. Letters: Write to reply
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and ReferAll's Stuart Stokes write to HCM
14. HCM People: Nick Whitcombe
Whitcombe is fighting for the right to reopen his gym – and stay open
18. HCM People: Harley Pasternak
The celebrity trainer and author is working with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to elevate their fitness offering
22. HCM People: David Burns
Collective Leisure has just become the first social enterprise leisure management company in Australia
26. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity. This month, Nuffield adds COVID-19 rehab and National Fitness Day breaks records
34. Interview: Fahad Alhagbani
The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports on smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and collaborating with Amazon
44. The great debate: Are gyms essential?
Given their support for the NHS, should gyms and leisure centres be classified as essential services? And how do we get it reclassified? Experts discuss
52. Opinion: Standing together
Steve Ward celebrates how the industry has come together in the pandemic
58. News report: Mental health
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellbeing market
62. Consultation: Active ageing
Our sector can do more for active ageing – it’s never been more important
64. Sponsored: Bold Move
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym with a major refit and new dedicated workout zones
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
68. Local leisure: Delivery partners
Policymakers and operators discuss trust and public sector pandemic responses
72. Sponsored: An exercise in luxury
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
74. Research: New generation yoga
Passive relaxation improves heart rate variability. This study shows active interventions can have the same effect
76. Sponsored: Upping the online fitness game
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
78. Profile: Jan Spaticchia
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF on bringing together indoor, outdoor, online and VR fitness
84. A cheeky workout
Working the glutes is vital for balance, power and wellbeing. Tom Tawell reports
90. Supplier showcase: Octane and Places Leisure
Places Leisure’s Bulmershe Leisure Centre is providing its community with new fitness kit in a major upgrade
92. Product innovation:
HCM reveals innovations, including Exi’s COVID app, Lumen’s metabolic reader, LG’s new screens and ALFI by The Refinery
93. Promotion: Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
96. HCM directory:
Find suppliers of products and services
98. Research: Improved prognosis
A study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests exercising can lead to better outcomes in people with cancer
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2014 issue 11
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2014 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
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2013 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
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2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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2011 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
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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
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2009 issue 10
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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
Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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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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Interview
The fitness sector has an unprecedented opportunity to become a credible partner in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the nation, says Mosaic Group MD and new chair of the UK Active Membership Council. He talks to Kate Cracknell
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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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Q&A
Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden 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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In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
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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: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
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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.
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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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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2020 issue 10
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
5. Editor's letter:
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
10. Letters: Write to reply
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and ReferAll's Stuart Stokes write to HCM
14. HCM People: Nick Whitcombe
Whitcombe is fighting for the right to reopen his gym – and stay open
18. HCM People: Harley Pasternak
The celebrity trainer and author is working with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to elevate their fitness offering
22. HCM People: David Burns
Collective Leisure has just become the first social enterprise leisure management company in Australia
26. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity. This month, Nuffield adds COVID-19 rehab and National Fitness Day breaks records
34. Interview: Fahad Alhagbani
The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports on smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and collaborating with Amazon
44. The great debate: Are gyms essential?
Given their support for the NHS, should gyms and leisure centres be classified as essential services? And how do we get it reclassified? Experts discuss
52. Opinion: Standing together
Steve Ward celebrates how the industry has come together in the pandemic
58. News report: Mental health
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellbeing market
62. Consultation: Active ageing
Our sector can do more for active ageing – it’s never been more important
64. Sponsored: Bold Move
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym with a major refit and new dedicated workout zones
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
68. Local leisure: Delivery partners
Policymakers and operators discuss trust and public sector pandemic responses
72. Sponsored: An exercise in luxury
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
74. Research: New generation yoga
Passive relaxation improves heart rate variability. This study shows active interventions can have the same effect
76. Sponsored: Upping the online fitness game
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
78. Profile: Jan Spaticchia
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF on bringing together indoor, outdoor, online and VR fitness
84. A cheeky workout
Working the glutes is vital for balance, power and wellbeing. Tom Tawell reports
90. Supplier showcase: Octane and Places Leisure
Places Leisure’s Bulmershe Leisure Centre is providing its community with new fitness kit in a major upgrade
92. Product innovation:
HCM reveals innovations, including Exi’s COVID app, Lumen’s metabolic reader, LG’s new screens and ALFI by The Refinery
93. Promotion: Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
96. HCM directory:
Find suppliers of products and services
98. Research: Improved prognosis
A study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests exercising can lead to better outcomes in people with cancer
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: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Funxtion International BV
Funxtion is the only independent B2B company that offers a full ecosystem of customizable digital ...
Company profiles
Company profile: We Work Well Inc
We Work Well is a global premier hosted buyer event company, connecting high-level executives from ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
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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