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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 1
Health Club Management 2021 issue 1
On the cover: Fixing dad
How Anthony and Ian Whitington gave up their jobs to save their father's life
7. Editor's letter: Work Out to Help Out
The pandemic has shown the need for us to embrace prevention in all areas of life
14. HCM People: Adam Tranter
The Bicycle Mayor of Coventry talks about bikes and public health challenges
18. HCM People: Kate Little / Paula Harris
The duo from Everyone Active are taking on Amazon by launching online retail with the aim of hitting £1m p.a. turnover
20. HCM People: Scott O’Shea
A 19th century mill in Hampshire has been converted into a high-end training gym by O’Shea and his partners
24. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news. This month, Gymbox enters the hotel market and Sport England publishes its 10-year strategy
32. Interview: Richard Darwin
The CEO of The Gym Group talks about the impact of COVID-19 and how the business is innovating to stay ahead
40. Sponsored: Training comes alive: Excite Live
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train
44. The great debate: Mental health
The pandemic is driving a mental health crisis. Industry experts explore the scope of the challenge and open the conversation about what can be done
50. Anthony Whitington
Anthony and his brother Ian founded a health charity, Fixing Dad, to save their father’s life. They tell their moving story
56. Sponsored: Red Light Rising: See the light
Offering red light therapy to your members can create a valuable source of secondary spend, while also supporting them with their recovery and delivering improvements to mobility, circulation and muscle soreness
58. Retention: Building communities
The Retention Convention saw experts sharing exciting examples of best practice around customer relationship building
Health Club Management 2021 issue 1
On the cover: Fixing dad
How Anthony and Ian Whitington gave up their jobs to save their father's life
64. Research: ClubIntel research
The late Stephen Tharrett explores the US member journey in the age of COVID-19
68. Research: Lockdown insight
Leisure-net’s lockdown 2 survey yielded findings that will set a course for the UK industry as it comes out of lockdown 3
74. Policy: Fitness to wellbeing
Muir Gray argues the industry needs a change of focus to optimise its potential
78. Interview: Greg Whyte & Kevin Cahill
The two have teamed up to create a free, virtual couch-to-exercise programme
84. Profile: David Gutstadt
The founder of Philidelphia’s Fitler Club explains its high-end concept
92. Supplier showcase: Venueserve Fitness
The Health Club Collection on its collaboration with Venueserve Fitness
94. Supplier showcase: Fisikal
Third Space has been working with tech specialist, Fisikal, to build out its digital offering for members
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
Klafs launches an infrared sauna and Pulse Fitness a new strength line, Precor reveals Preva Mobile and Virtuagym unveils Pro+
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to products and services
100. Research: Sex equality
Researchers have found that women over 50 gain the same benefits from strength training as men of the same age
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The idea was to weave a wellness culture into the fabric of village life by incorporating movement, rest and relaxation, nutrition, connectedness, purpose and environment
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Switzerland’s no frills chain, NonStop Gym, has appointed Funxtion to create its member training app, as CEO Ernst De Neef explains
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HCM People
We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
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We talk to Dave Wright, CEO of Myzone, about the world’s first interchangeable heart rate monitor that provides real-time feedback – and the impact of COVID-19
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Craig Cocking was appointed Life Fitness UK’s country manager in December, following over 13 years with the business. He reflects on the impact of the past 12 months and shares his views on the future of the industry
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More than 30,000 Hussle users have been turned into direct members in the last 18 months. Find out how Hussle can help your business bounce back
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Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym. But this studio has a unique story, too. Owner Louis Hamilton tells us why he was determined to create such a special place
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When women train on half-truths and crap science it’s painfully limiting
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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
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: 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: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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

2021 issue 1
Health Club Management 2021 issue 1
On the cover: Fixing dad
How Anthony and Ian Whitington gave up their jobs to save their father's life
7. Editor's letter: Work Out to Help Out
The pandemic has shown the need for us to embrace prevention in all areas of life
14. HCM People: Adam Tranter
The Bicycle Mayor of Coventry talks about bikes and public health challenges
18. HCM People: Kate Little / Paula Harris
The duo from Everyone Active are taking on Amazon by launching online retail with the aim of hitting £1m p.a. turnover
20. HCM People: Scott O’Shea
A 19th century mill in Hampshire has been converted into a high-end training gym by O’Shea and his partners
24. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news. This month, Gymbox enters the hotel market and Sport England publishes its 10-year strategy
32. Interview: Richard Darwin
The CEO of The Gym Group talks about the impact of COVID-19 and how the business is innovating to stay ahead
40. Sponsored: Training comes alive: Excite Live
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train
44. The great debate: Mental health
The pandemic is driving a mental health crisis. Industry experts explore the scope of the challenge and open the conversation about what can be done
50. Anthony Whitington
Anthony and his brother Ian founded a health charity, Fixing Dad, to save their father’s life. They tell their moving story
56. Sponsored: Red Light Rising: See the light
Offering red light therapy to your members can create a valuable source of secondary spend, while also supporting them with their recovery and delivering improvements to mobility, circulation and muscle soreness
58. Retention: Building communities
The Retention Convention saw experts sharing exciting examples of best practice around customer relationship building
Health Club Management 2021 issue 1
On the cover: Fixing dad
How Anthony and Ian Whitington gave up their jobs to save their father's life
64. Research: ClubIntel research
The late Stephen Tharrett explores the US member journey in the age of COVID-19
68. Research: Lockdown insight
Leisure-net’s lockdown 2 survey yielded findings that will set a course for the UK industry as it comes out of lockdown 3
74. Policy: Fitness to wellbeing
Muir Gray argues the industry needs a change of focus to optimise its potential
78. Interview: Greg Whyte & Kevin Cahill
The two have teamed up to create a free, virtual couch-to-exercise programme
84. Profile: David Gutstadt
The founder of Philidelphia’s Fitler Club explains its high-end concept
92. Supplier showcase: Venueserve Fitness
The Health Club Collection on its collaboration with Venueserve Fitness
94. Supplier showcase: Fisikal
Third Space has been working with tech specialist, Fisikal, to build out its digital offering for members
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
Klafs launches an infrared sauna and Pulse Fitness a new strength line, Precor reveals Preva Mobile and Virtuagym unveils Pro+
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to products and services
100. Research: Sex equality
Researchers have found that women over 50 gain the same benefits from strength training as men of the same age
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: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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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