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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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HCM People
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Supplier showcase
Venueserve Fitness is working with the Health Club Collection to drive its digital customer engagement
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Retention
More than 1,700 industry professionals from 47 different countries joined the virtual Retention Convention recently, making it one of the sector’s largest online events of the year
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Research
Stephen Tharrett, co-founder, ClubIntel
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When Geoff Whitington started to see his life unravel as a result of diabetes, his sons Anthony and Ian gave up their jobs to help him change his lifestyle. This resulted in a new lease of life for all of them. Anthony Whitington, co-creator of BBC documentary, Fixing Dad, speaks to HCM’s Kath Hudson about the journey the family has been on, their mission to inspire others to engage with their health and the launch of new initiative, Fixing Us
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Coming from a personal training background, my experience has taught me that people hire the trainer before the training
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Tracking consumers’ sentiment in relation to lockdowns gives valuable insights into members’ priorities. Leisure-net surveyed the first two UK lockdowns and is currently working on the third. Dave Monkhouse reports on results from the lockdown 2 survey
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Fisikal
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, 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 133
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Fisikal
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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