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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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Ben Hackney-Williams, head of content at Myzone, shares tools to drive positive change in 2022
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Research
Do people get fitter working out in the gym or at home? Researcher Bryce Hastings explains the evidence when it comes to how they measure up
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Editor's letter
The urgent need to represent the industry to governments globally has led to the commissioning of a new report into its impact on GDP by the Global Health and Fitness Alliance
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Letters
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Flooring
Time for a flooring upgrade? Experts share their latest insights to inspire flooring projects of all types
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Interview
With brands such as Fitness First, Goodlife, Zap Fitness and Jetts operating across Asia Pacific, Fitness and Lifestyle Group has long been a tech innovator, as Kate Cracknell discovers
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New research from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne has found that heart patients benefit from resistance training
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New Deloitte report finds the health and fitness sector contributes up to US$91.22bn* a year to global GDP, as Frances Marcellin reports
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EGYM: A digital ecosystem that works for everyone
EGYM has been pioneering the connected gym floor for more than a decade, partnering with operators and other third-party integrations, to create a free-flowing training environment that places the member at the very centre of the experience.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EGYM announces integration with software provider Fisikal
EGYM has announced an integration with a leading UK-based software company Fisikal to enhance its capabilities to serve the needs of enterprise customers running multi-site operations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Parkwood Leisure celebrates four award wins and named Outstanding Organisation of the Year at the 2022 ukactive Awards
It was a night to remember at the 2022 ukactive Awards for Parkwood Leisure, as the leisure facilities operator picked up four awards.
Company profiles
Company profile: Serco Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Limited is one of the UK’s leading national operators of leisure centres, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: 1Life
1Life is an innovative lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with tens of thousands ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: Serco Leisure retains key energy management accreditation
Serco’s leisure business has announced the successful retention of its ISO50001:2018 Energy Management Standard certification, following a recent two-day assessment by independent auditors BSI.
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: Serco Leisure makes major new appointment
Serco Leisure has named Leigh Brooks as its Director of Marketing, the first time in the company’s history it has appointed a marketing professional at director-level.
Directory
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EGYM: A digital ecosystem that works for everyone
EGYM has been pioneering the connected gym floor for more than a decade, partnering with operators and other third-party integrations, to create a free-flowing training environment that places the member at the very centre of the experience.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EGYM announces integration with software provider Fisikal
EGYM has announced an integration with a leading UK-based software company Fisikal to enhance its capabilities to serve the needs of enterprise customers running multi-site operations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Parkwood Leisure celebrates four award wins and named Outstanding Organisation of the Year at the 2022 ukactive Awards
It was a night to remember at the 2022 ukactive Awards for Parkwood Leisure, as the leisure facilities operator picked up four awards.
Company profiles
Company profile: Serco Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Limited is one of the UK’s leading national operators of leisure centres, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: 1Life
1Life is an innovative lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with tens of thousands ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: Serco Leisure retains key energy management accreditation
Serco’s leisure business has announced the successful retention of its ISO50001:2018 Energy Management Standard certification, following a recent two-day assessment by independent auditors BSI.
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: Serco Leisure makes major new appointment
Serco Leisure has named Leigh Brooks as its Director of Marketing, the first time in the company’s history it has appointed a marketing professional at director-level.
Directory
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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