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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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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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A new report, conducted by Deloitte, analyses the growth of the Chinese fitness industry and the outlook ahead, as Kristen Walsh reports
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Over time, town planning has led to the creation of obesogenic environments, but Hamilton in New Zealand is taking a fresh approach to mobilising its population, by turning the city into a playground, as Kath Hudson reports
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For years the health and fitness sector has aspired to be taken seriously by the health sector. Is now the time? asks Kath Hudson
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Fitness, wellness and recovery are driving new investments in the hotel and resorts market, with Kerzner the latest to enter this space, as Megan Whitby reports
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We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
Opinion
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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.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Bounce back faster with a new risk-free joiner channel
The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: New consumer expectations demand an exceptional customer experience
fibodo believes that providers who meet consumers needs of service, flexibility, richness of content and accessibility will thrive as we build new and different models of working in leisure, health and fitness and across all sports and activities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
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

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
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: Bounce back faster with a new risk-free joiner channel
The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: New consumer expectations demand an exceptional customer experience
fibodo believes that providers who meet consumers needs of service, flexibility, richness of content and accessibility will thrive as we build new and different models of working in leisure, health and fitness and across all sports and activities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
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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