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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 4
Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
On the cover: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Women's fitness in the spotlight
5. Editor's letter: The health agenda
Health clubs must contribute to the health agenda, says Liz Terry
12. Write to reply: HCM letters
Letters from the HCM mailbag. This month, Sir Muir Gray and James Swinnerton
14. HCM People: Dr Emma Ross, Baz Moffat & Dr Bella Smith
Founders of The Well on helping women thrive, plus cover star Jessica Ennis-Hill launches Cyclemapping
18. HCM People: Justin Andrews
On the launch of You Fit’s hotel health club and spa contract management service
22. HCM People: Helena Field
The wellness consultant is establishing a fitness and wellbeing concept for Rangeford Villages
24. HCM News:
This issue, PureGym to open 10 new gyms, United Fitness Brands buys Barrecore and Empowered Brands announces European expansion. More news at www.HCMmag.com
32. Interview: Ken Campling
Following reports of a bid to buy the Bannatyne Group, we get the lowdown on how the business has been faring and plans for 2021 from its de facto CEO
40. Sponsored: Technogym: Honour bound
Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym
42. The Health Agenda: Fit miles
What does the UK government’s Fit Miles Programme mean for the industry? We explore the issues and opportunities surrounding this £100m initiative
48. The Health Agenda: Beyond pain
Chronic pain sufferers should be prescribed exercise, not painkillers, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. We find out more
50. The Health Agenda: Talking point – Healthy collaboration
The pandemic has highlighted the fitness sector’s role in protecting the health service. How can the industry make the most of this opportunity?
56. Sponsored: Hussle: A risk free route to new members
More than 30,000 Hussle users have been turned into direct members in the last 18 months.
Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
On the cover: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Women's fitness in the spotlight
60. IHRSA: China intel
China’s fitness market is increasingly attractive to investors says Deloitte
62. Town planning: Play full city
Hamilton City Council in New Zealand is putting play at the heart of an ambitious strategy to get residents active
68. Sponsored: Myzone: Make the switch
Dave Wright, CEO of Myzone, talks about the world’s first interchangeable heart rate monitor that provides real-time feedback
72. Hospitality: Hotel fitness
Kerzner has entered the hotel fitness market with Siro, a concept which has Adam Peaty as its global ambassador
76. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Full of life
Craig Cocking, Life Fitness UK’s country manager, reflects on the impact of the past 12 months and shares his views on the future of the industry
78. Software: Tech enabled
Software is helping operators win during the pandemic. HCM takes a look at inspiring collaborations
92. Supplier showcase: Funxtion
NonStop Gym in Switzerland has teamed up with Funxtion to create its member training app
94. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
A new partnership is announced between Gympass and Nuffield and HCM reveals launches from Technogym, Egym and Orbit4
95. Sponsored: Matrix
Matrix Fitness is launching a new three-tiered cardio range to provide total versatility, explains MD Matt Pengelly
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to products and services
100. Research: De-risking COVID-19
Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, finds a new study
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The results from the first Moving Communities Customer Experience survey present a positive picture of overall satisfaction with local authority facilities, explains Mike Hill
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Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
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Locations worldwide,
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21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 4
Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
On the cover: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Women's fitness in the spotlight
5. Editor's letter: The health agenda
Health clubs must contribute to the health agenda, says Liz Terry
12. Write to reply: HCM letters
Letters from the HCM mailbag. This month, Sir Muir Gray and James Swinnerton
14. HCM People: Dr Emma Ross, Baz Moffat & Dr Bella Smith
Founders of The Well on helping women thrive, plus cover star Jessica Ennis-Hill launches Cyclemapping
18. HCM People: Justin Andrews
On the launch of You Fit’s hotel health club and spa contract management service
22. HCM People: Helena Field
The wellness consultant is establishing a fitness and wellbeing concept for Rangeford Villages
24. HCM News:
This issue, PureGym to open 10 new gyms, United Fitness Brands buys Barrecore and Empowered Brands announces European expansion. More news at www.HCMmag.com
32. Interview: Ken Campling
Following reports of a bid to buy the Bannatyne Group, we get the lowdown on how the business has been faring and plans for 2021 from its de facto CEO
40. Sponsored: Technogym: Honour bound
Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym
42. The Health Agenda: Fit miles
What does the UK government’s Fit Miles Programme mean for the industry? We explore the issues and opportunities surrounding this £100m initiative
48. The Health Agenda: Beyond pain
Chronic pain sufferers should be prescribed exercise, not painkillers, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. We find out more
50. The Health Agenda: Talking point – Healthy collaboration
The pandemic has highlighted the fitness sector’s role in protecting the health service. How can the industry make the most of this opportunity?
56. Sponsored: Hussle: A risk free route to new members
More than 30,000 Hussle users have been turned into direct members in the last 18 months.
Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
On the cover: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Women's fitness in the spotlight
60. IHRSA: China intel
China’s fitness market is increasingly attractive to investors says Deloitte
62. Town planning: Play full city
Hamilton City Council in New Zealand is putting play at the heart of an ambitious strategy to get residents active
68. Sponsored: Myzone: Make the switch
Dave Wright, CEO of Myzone, talks about the world’s first interchangeable heart rate monitor that provides real-time feedback
72. Hospitality: Hotel fitness
Kerzner has entered the hotel fitness market with Siro, a concept which has Adam Peaty as its global ambassador
76. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Full of life
Craig Cocking, Life Fitness UK’s country manager, reflects on the impact of the past 12 months and shares his views on the future of the industry
78. Software: Tech enabled
Software is helping operators win during the pandemic. HCM takes a look at inspiring collaborations
92. Supplier showcase: Funxtion
NonStop Gym in Switzerland has teamed up with Funxtion to create its member training app
94. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
A new partnership is announced between Gympass and Nuffield and HCM reveals launches from Technogym, Egym and Orbit4
95. Sponsored: Matrix
Matrix Fitness is launching a new three-tiered cardio range to provide total versatility, explains MD Matt Pengelly
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to products and services
100. Research: De-risking COVID-19
Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, finds a new 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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Video Gallery
Pendex
MyZone Group Ltd
FreeMotion Fitness
Company profiles
Company profile: Quoox
With more than 200 integrated features, Quoox is confident there is a solution for every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure is a family-owned leisure management company working with local authority partners across England ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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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