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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 5
Health Club Management 2021 issue 5
On the cover: Hal Hargrave Jnr
Leading and inspiring in the world of spinal injury interventions
5. Editor's letter: Build back fairer
The industry can be the catalyst for recovery from the pandemic, as well as addressing many of the underlying issues which enabled COVID-19 to wreak such havoc says Liz Terry
12. HCM letters:
Letters from the HCM mailbag. This month, Neil Randall, Matthew Padian and Gareth Presch
14. HCM people: Andy McGlynn
The industry veteran talks about battling through the pandemic to launch his new brand, GSquared
20. HCM People: Ben Alderton
The entrepreneur Ben Alderton is rolling out the Solo60 micro-gym concept
26. HCM News:
This issue, TRIB3 and Urban Gym Group do a deal, Alan Leach reveals outdoor gym concept and a breakthrough in the exercise referral market
34. Interview: Pete Prickett
The CEO of the Bricks Group talks about growing a portfolio of wellness offerings and launching a new gym chain in the UK
42. Sponsored: Technogym Excite Live: come join the party
Technogym is leading the way with exciting new training experiences through its innovative cardio range, Excite Live
44. Talking Point: Weight loss
The industry is conflicted when it comes to offering weight loss programmes and interventions. HCM examines the issues
50. insight: Grow stronger
Paul Bedford and Jamie Owens discuss opportunities and tactics available to operators to regrow memberships
56. Sponsored: In the frame
As the UK’s first dedicated development framework for leisure comes to the end of its initial four-year term, Jamie Groves and Sarah Watts discuss the impact
58. Profile: Mike Alpert & Hal Hargrave
A spinal cord injury rehabilitation programme has grown to support thousands and inspired the creation of groundbreaking charities, as Kath Hudson reports
Health Club Management 2021 issue 5
On the cover: Hal Hargrave Jnr
Leading and inspiring in the world of spinal injury interventions
64. Strength: Strong Connections
We’re used to digitised cardio equipment, but now strength is catching up, with the launch of new connected lines, as HCM reports
72. Policy: Living longer better
Our panel of experts – Sir Muir Gray, Tara Dillon, Stuart Armstrong and Elaine Briggs – discuss ways to upskill the workforce in response to the challenges of the pandemic
76. Sponsored: Discover Orbit4
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle
78. Opinion: Aiming for equality
Martyn Allison says the sector is comfortable when data confirms how good things are, but less comfortable when it exposes our weaknesses
86. Facilities: Floor it
HCM rounds up the latest flooring news from across the sector, with contributions from TVS, Pavigym, Paviflex and Physical Company
92. Supplier showcase: Precor: The power of networking
Aneurin Leisure has refitted its gyms with new Precor kit
94. Supplier showcase: Hussle: A proven revenue generator
An ongoing partnership between Active Leeds and Hussle has created exciting results in the form of increased usage and memberships
96. Supplier showcase: Safe Space: Changing concept
TRIB3 Edinburgh installed Safe Space lockers. We find out more
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to products and services
100. Research: Creating a sense of purpose
Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research
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HCM People
Solo 60 is very COVID-19 friendly. I wish I could predict the future, but having started in 2019, I have to admit it’s just coincidental timing
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Safe Space Lockers has extended its partnership with boutique fitness franchise TRIB3, in a new 10-site supplier agreement, following the recent installation at TRIB3 Edinburgh
HCM Magazine
Profile
Kath Hudson talks to the thought-leader and trailblazer
HCM Magazine
Research
Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle. We caught up with him at Orbit4 HQ in Cheshire
HCM Magazine
Talking Point
Consumer research has shown a population-wide surge in interest in reducing lockdown weight gain and getting fitter. Is the industry ready and willing to put its hand up to help people with weight loss? Kath Hudson reports
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Sponsored
Come join the party!
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An ongoing partnership between Active Leeds and Hussle has created exciting results in the form of increased usage and memberships
HCM magazine
As the industry enters a phase of regrowth following the loss of members during lockdown, it’s crucial to understand customer acquisition cost versus the lifetime value of each customer, as Paul Bedford and Jamie Owens explain
HCM magazine
As our sector starts to recover, there will be changes in the needs of communities, consumers and the provision of opportunities. To explore this subject we hosted a virtual round table to better understand views on key workforce questions
Opinion
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While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: First digital ecosystem for fitness equipment is launched after £300,000 funding boost
Orbit4 is the first digital ecosystem that manages and facilitates the entire commercial fitness product cycle.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Celebrating the return of group exercise – Les Mills to host free ‘Fastest Way Back’ livestream event for the industry
Last month (May) saw the welcomed return of group exercise classes. Group exercise is the heartbeat for so many clubs, with in-studio and instructor-led live experiences at the pinnacle.
Featured operators 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 operators 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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
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
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
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 5
Health Club Management 2021 issue 5
On the cover: Hal Hargrave Jnr
Leading and inspiring in the world of spinal injury interventions
5. Editor's letter: Build back fairer
The industry can be the catalyst for recovery from the pandemic, as well as addressing many of the underlying issues which enabled COVID-19 to wreak such havoc says Liz Terry
12. HCM letters:
Letters from the HCM mailbag. This month, Neil Randall, Matthew Padian and Gareth Presch
14. HCM people: Andy McGlynn
The industry veteran talks about battling through the pandemic to launch his new brand, GSquared
20. HCM People: Ben Alderton
The entrepreneur Ben Alderton is rolling out the Solo60 micro-gym concept
26. HCM News:
This issue, TRIB3 and Urban Gym Group do a deal, Alan Leach reveals outdoor gym concept and a breakthrough in the exercise referral market
34. Interview: Pete Prickett
The CEO of the Bricks Group talks about growing a portfolio of wellness offerings and launching a new gym chain in the UK
42. Sponsored: Technogym Excite Live: come join the party
Technogym is leading the way with exciting new training experiences through its innovative cardio range, Excite Live
44. Talking Point: Weight loss
The industry is conflicted when it comes to offering weight loss programmes and interventions. HCM examines the issues
50. insight: Grow stronger
Paul Bedford and Jamie Owens discuss opportunities and tactics available to operators to regrow memberships
56. Sponsored: In the frame
As the UK’s first dedicated development framework for leisure comes to the end of its initial four-year term, Jamie Groves and Sarah Watts discuss the impact
58. Profile: Mike Alpert & Hal Hargrave
A spinal cord injury rehabilitation programme has grown to support thousands and inspired the creation of groundbreaking charities, as Kath Hudson reports
Health Club Management 2021 issue 5
On the cover: Hal Hargrave Jnr
Leading and inspiring in the world of spinal injury interventions
64. Strength: Strong Connections
We’re used to digitised cardio equipment, but now strength is catching up, with the launch of new connected lines, as HCM reports
72. Policy: Living longer better
Our panel of experts – Sir Muir Gray, Tara Dillon, Stuart Armstrong and Elaine Briggs – discuss ways to upskill the workforce in response to the challenges of the pandemic
76. Sponsored: Discover Orbit4
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle
78. Opinion: Aiming for equality
Martyn Allison says the sector is comfortable when data confirms how good things are, but less comfortable when it exposes our weaknesses
86. Facilities: Floor it
HCM rounds up the latest flooring news from across the sector, with contributions from TVS, Pavigym, Paviflex and Physical Company
92. Supplier showcase: Precor: The power of networking
Aneurin Leisure has refitted its gyms with new Precor kit
94. Supplier showcase: Hussle: A proven revenue generator
An ongoing partnership between Active Leeds and Hussle has created exciting results in the form of increased usage and memberships
96. Supplier showcase: Safe Space: Changing concept
TRIB3 Edinburgh installed Safe Space lockers. We find out more
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to products and services
100. Research: Creating a sense of purpose
Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research
1 - 40 of 137
Opinion
promotion
While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: First digital ecosystem for fitness equipment is launched after £300,000 funding boost
Orbit4 is the first digital ecosystem that manages and facilitates the entire commercial fitness product cycle.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Celebrating the return of group exercise – Les Mills to host free ‘Fastest Way Back’ livestream event for the industry
Last month (May) saw the welcomed return of group exercise classes. Group exercise is the heartbeat for so many clubs, with in-studio and instructor-led live experiences at the pinnacle.
Featured operators 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 operators 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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
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
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
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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