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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 11
Health Club Management 2021 issue 11
On the cover: Sondre Gravir
"It's about offering a product that engages the whole population," says the SATS CEO
5. Editor's letter: Time to step up
The fitness sector must support the new Fitcert.eu quality standard, says Liz Terry
12. Letters: Write to reply
Denbighshire Leisure’s Jamie Groves challenges the industry to reboot and work to elevate the member experience
14. HCM People: Randy Hetrick
The founder of TRX talks about his new business venture – OutFit
20. HCM People: Alex Nicholl
The MD of Sweat by BXR on Middle East expansion, working with Anthony Joshua and upcoming openings in the UK and Greece
24. HCM People: Paul Ramsay
3d Leisure is celebrating its 30th anniversary. We talk growth, regrets and business success with the MD
28. HCM News:
This month’s key news stories, including: Therme's plans for £100m facility in Scotland; Madrid to invest €100m in wellbeing hubs and WIFA and Sport Alliance launch study into gender diversity and equality
36. Interview: Sondre Gravir
Nordic operator SATS is on a mission to get everyone into exercise, as its CEO explains to Kate Cracknell
44. Promotion: Funxtion
Fitness First Germany has upgraded its members’ gym floor training experience with the rollout of Funxtion’s Multiscreen Virtual Player
46. Everyone’s talking about: Pricing
What pricing models can operators deploy to rebuild business after lockdowns? Kath Hudson investigates
52. Sponsored: Active IQ
Leisure operators should embrace activity to engage members says Jenny Patrickson, managing director of Active IQ
54. Standards: Elevating the industry
EuropeActive and the European Committee for Standardisation launch new benchmarks for health club operations. Cliff Collins explains
60. New opening: Street smart – John Reed London
Fusing art, fitness and music, RSG Group’s flagship brand – John Reed – opens its first location in the UK. Liz Terry takes a tour
66. Statistics: What's happening stateside?
Research from tech firm Mindbody gives insights into the US health and fitness market, as Lauren McAlister reports
Health Club Management 2021 issue 11
On the cover: Sondre Gravir
"It's about offering a product that engages the whole population," says the SATS CEO
70. Opinion: Physical trainers as health workers
The bonds that existed long ago between exercise and healthcare must be reforged, says Muir Gray
74. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Feet on the ground. Fitness in the clouds
Life Fitness has launched a new mobile app, called Life Fitness Connect, to provide the ultimate workout experience
76. Interview: Chris Rondeau
The CEO of Planet Fitness, Chris Rondeau, talks to Kate Cracknell about the franchise operator’s post-lockdown bounceback
84. Software: Getting upgraded
Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’ve upgraded to help health clubs rapidly adapt to the needs of consumers in a pandemic environment
91. Flooring: Five star flooring
Suppliers share their most exciting products, launches and installations from 2021
96. Sponsored: Fitronics
Fitronics’ new member journey software is supporting the University of Oxford in improving its services for users
98. Supplier showcase: Pulse Fitness: The premium touch
Premier Gym + Fitness, based in Newton Abbot, Devon, has opened its doors to the public thanks to the help and support of Pulse Fitness
100. Supplier showcase: Tanita: Engaging insights
Code Fitness has partnered with body composition experts Tanita to put analysis at the heart of its programmes
102. Supplier showcase: TVS Group: University’s new court has star appeal
TVS Group installs new world class facilities at the University of Kent in partnership with Robbins
105. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
HCM reveals the latest from AtmosAir, Trybe, Power Plate and Werner Dosiertechnik
107. HCM directory:
HCM's guide to products and services
108. Research: Exercise tames inflammation
Exercise has been found to fire up the body’s production of endocannabinoids and reduce chronic inflammation, according to a recent study
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The pandemic brought business as we knew it to a standstill. But not for long. Software companies were quick to provide solutions to help clubs adapt and now these are here to stay. Suppliers tell HCM how the pandemic is changing the industry for the better
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Promotion
Fitness First Germany has upgraded its members’ gym floor training experience with the rollout of Funxtion’s Multiscreen Virtual Player
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Sponsored
Life Fitness has launched a new mobile app, called Life Fitness Connect, to provide the ultimate workout experience
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Standards
EuropeActive and the European Committee for Standardisation are launching new standards for a wide range of health club operations, as Cliff Collins explains
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Editor's letter
Most consumer-facing sectors have standards to reassure customers on matters of safety and quality. Now it’s the turn of our industry to go through this rite of passage
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New opening
With a business model that fuses art, fitness and music, RSG’s flagship brand – John Reed – has opened its first location in the UK, as Liz Terry reports
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Sponsored
Leisure operators should embrace activity to engage members says Jenny Patrickson, managing director of Active IQ
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Despite the renewed interest in health, a proportion of people remain nervous about going back to health clubs because of infection levels in the wider community. Would making adjustments to pricing help overcome these barriers? Kath Hudson investigates
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Florence Nightingale played an important role in the fitness industry and if she were still with us, she’d certainly be campaigning for fitness trainers to be fully involved in combating the effects of lockdown, says Muir Gray
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Connected Health & Fitness Summit scheduled for March 2022
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry, and there isn’t a fitness brand or business that hasn’t been forced to adapt or pivot to digital.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Focus on health to attract and retain new members in 2022
The ‘health seeker’ is a term being used a lot within fitness right now, as recent surveys have shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Innovative experience TAGactive launched at Everyone Active
Everyone Active opened its first TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.
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Featured operator news: Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington breaks ground ahead of new Rainham Leisure Centre
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Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 11
Health Club Management 2021 issue 11
On the cover: Sondre Gravir
"It's about offering a product that engages the whole population," says the SATS CEO
5. Editor's letter: Time to step up
The fitness sector must support the new Fitcert.eu quality standard, says Liz Terry
12. Letters: Write to reply
Denbighshire Leisure’s Jamie Groves challenges the industry to reboot and work to elevate the member experience
14. HCM People: Randy Hetrick
The founder of TRX talks about his new business venture – OutFit
20. HCM People: Alex Nicholl
The MD of Sweat by BXR on Middle East expansion, working with Anthony Joshua and upcoming openings in the UK and Greece
24. HCM People: Paul Ramsay
3d Leisure is celebrating its 30th anniversary. We talk growth, regrets and business success with the MD
28. HCM News:
This month’s key news stories, including: Therme's plans for £100m facility in Scotland; Madrid to invest €100m in wellbeing hubs and WIFA and Sport Alliance launch study into gender diversity and equality
36. Interview: Sondre Gravir
Nordic operator SATS is on a mission to get everyone into exercise, as its CEO explains to Kate Cracknell
44. Promotion: Funxtion
Fitness First Germany has upgraded its members’ gym floor training experience with the rollout of Funxtion’s Multiscreen Virtual Player
46. Everyone’s talking about: Pricing
What pricing models can operators deploy to rebuild business after lockdowns? Kath Hudson investigates
52. Sponsored: Active IQ
Leisure operators should embrace activity to engage members says Jenny Patrickson, managing director of Active IQ
54. Standards: Elevating the industry
EuropeActive and the European Committee for Standardisation launch new benchmarks for health club operations. Cliff Collins explains
60. New opening: Street smart – John Reed London
Fusing art, fitness and music, RSG Group’s flagship brand – John Reed – opens its first location in the UK. Liz Terry takes a tour
66. Statistics: What's happening stateside?
Research from tech firm Mindbody gives insights into the US health and fitness market, as Lauren McAlister reports
Health Club Management 2021 issue 11
On the cover: Sondre Gravir
"It's about offering a product that engages the whole population," says the SATS CEO
70. Opinion: Physical trainers as health workers
The bonds that existed long ago between exercise and healthcare must be reforged, says Muir Gray
74. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Feet on the ground. Fitness in the clouds
Life Fitness has launched a new mobile app, called Life Fitness Connect, to provide the ultimate workout experience
76. Interview: Chris Rondeau
The CEO of Planet Fitness, Chris Rondeau, talks to Kate Cracknell about the franchise operator’s post-lockdown bounceback
84. Software: Getting upgraded
Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’ve upgraded to help health clubs rapidly adapt to the needs of consumers in a pandemic environment
91. Flooring: Five star flooring
Suppliers share their most exciting products, launches and installations from 2021
96. Sponsored: Fitronics
Fitronics’ new member journey software is supporting the University of Oxford in improving its services for users
98. Supplier showcase: Pulse Fitness: The premium touch
Premier Gym + Fitness, based in Newton Abbot, Devon, has opened its doors to the public thanks to the help and support of Pulse Fitness
100. Supplier showcase: Tanita: Engaging insights
Code Fitness has partnered with body composition experts Tanita to put analysis at the heart of its programmes
102. Supplier showcase: TVS Group: University’s new court has star appeal
TVS Group installs new world class facilities at the University of Kent in partnership with Robbins
105. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
HCM reveals the latest from AtmosAir, Trybe, Power Plate and Werner Dosiertechnik
107. HCM directory:
HCM's guide to products and services
108. Research: Exercise tames inflammation
Exercise has been found to fire up the body’s production of endocannabinoids and reduce chronic inflammation, according to a recent study
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 143
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Connected Health & Fitness Summit scheduled for March 2022
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry, and there isn’t a fitness brand or business that hasn’t been forced to adapt or pivot to digital.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Focus on health to attract and retain new members in 2022
The ‘health seeker’ is a term being used a lot within fitness right now, as recent surveys have shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Innovative experience TAGactive launched at Everyone Active
Everyone Active opened its first TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington breaks ground ahead of new Rainham Leisure Centre
Everyone Active has got the New Year off to a flying start as it begins work on the brand new Rainham Leisure Centre.
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
TVS Group includes TVS Sports Surfaces, TVS Gym Flooring, TVS Play Surfaces and TVS Acoustics. ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Bilborough, Nottingham
Bilborough College
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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