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Health Club Management magazine

2022 issue 1
Health Club Management 2022 issue 1
On the cover: Emlyn Brown
Powering up hotel fitness across the global Accor portfolio
5. Editor's letter:
We need to gear up for Easter to replace the post-Christmas rush this year, says Liz Terry
12. Write to reply: Letters to the editor
Professor Alfonso Jimenez of Think Active outlines findings from the Safe Active study, which show gyms are effectively protecting members and staff from COVID-19
14. HCM People: Dr Michael Roizen
The chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic explains how the science of longevity will become the next disruptor for the sector
18. HCM People: Tim West
Boxing franchise, UBX, has ambitions to do for boxing what franchise F45 has done for functional training
24. HCM People: Dr Natasha Jones & Suzi Gardner
The team behind new report, Benefits Outweigh the Risks, report that exercise is safe for the vast majority of people
30. HCM News:
This month’s key news stories, including: LIT Method targets rapid growth, FitLab raises $15m and Trib3 takes fitness to the metaverse
38. Interview: Emlyn Brown
Accor’s global VP of wellbeing is building a hotel wellness portfolio to rival that of the most sophisticated health club offerings
48. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Frank van de Ven
The vice president international of Life Fitness, shares his insight into the future and how the organisation is delivering on its strategy to co-create unique member experiences
50. Insight: Healthy competition
What can the fitness industry and the weight management sector learn from each other? Our experts discuss
56. Insight: Wellness insights
As 2022 kicks off, HCM talks to operators about key areas for growth and innovation, as well as shifting consumer expectations
Health Club Management 2022 issue 1
On the cover: Emlyn Brown
Powering up hotel fitness across the global Accor portfolio
62. Sponsored: Hydrow: Rowing re-imagined
Bring the outdoors into your health club, gym or fitness space with Hydrow, the leading connected rower
64. Retention: Thoroughly engaging
Keeping members actively engaged has never been more important. Abi Harris reports on the latest ideas and inspiration from the Retention Convention
72. Sponsored: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion uses connected fitness and omnichannel experiences to benefit exercisers and clubs the world over
74. Interview: René Kalt
Migros Zurich’s fitness veteran is pioneering a wellness first for Switzerland’s cooperative federation
82. Active environments: Joanna Frank
The head of the Center for Active Design, Joanna Frank, explains how operating healthy buildings is a ‘non-negotiable’ in the age of COVID-19
88. Interview: Brett Leahy
The MD of Next Gen Australia talks about creating the ultimate destination lifestyle model, and what’s coming next in the company’s expansion
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
Freemotion Fitness’ cable machine with disabled access, a COVID QR code from Virtuagym, Vycel’s club disinfector for Anytime Fitness and an immersive cycle experience from Matrix
98. HCM directory:
Looking for a new product? Check out the latest entries in our directory
100. Research: COVID-19 attacks fat cells
New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests COVID-19 infects fat cells, explaining why overweight and obese people are at a higher risk
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2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
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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
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2012 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
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2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
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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
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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
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2009 issue 10
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Sponsored
Ben Hackney-Williams, head of content at Myzone, shares tools to drive positive change in 2022
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Ask the experts
Abi Harris talks to industry experts about ways operators can ensure members feel a continual sense of achievement and progression that keeps them coming back for more
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Sponsored
Technogym’s latest connected equipment offers members personalised cardio training experiences with fresh content provided by expert instructors
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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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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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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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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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CEO/founder Parkour Generations
Our partnership with Gymbox is a world first
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Good news for the fitness industry, a unique opportunity awaits gyms
In just over two years, the fitness industry has experienced major disruptions to gyms, a boom in at-home fitness and the return of in-person workouts.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Peloton Commercial partners with Oracle Red Bull Racing to power high-performance fitness and wellbeing facility
Operating at the extreme edge of performance, a race team requires every element and working part to function at its very best – and that includes its people.
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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: FIBO Global Fitness
FIBO Global Fitness is the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness & health....
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
TVS Group includes TVS Sports Surfaces, TVS Gym Flooring, TVS Play Surfaces and TVS Acoustics. ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: W3Fit announces partnership with ukactive
As W3Fit continues to sign operators and suppliers up to its inaugural event on the beautiful island of Malta, October 4-7, 2022, the company has today, announced, an official partnership with ukactive.
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: ukactive Kids and Nike announce first ever UK finalists for Active School Hero
ukactive Kids, in partnership with Nike, announced on 30 May the eight finalists for this year’s Active School Hero Award, recognising their efforts to get pupils active.
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Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
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21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
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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

2022 issue 1
Health Club Management 2022 issue 1
On the cover: Emlyn Brown
Powering up hotel fitness across the global Accor portfolio
5. Editor's letter:
We need to gear up for Easter to replace the post-Christmas rush this year, says Liz Terry
12. Write to reply: Letters to the editor
Professor Alfonso Jimenez of Think Active outlines findings from the Safe Active study, which show gyms are effectively protecting members and staff from COVID-19
14. HCM People: Dr Michael Roizen
The chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic explains how the science of longevity will become the next disruptor for the sector
18. HCM People: Tim West
Boxing franchise, UBX, has ambitions to do for boxing what franchise F45 has done for functional training
24. HCM People: Dr Natasha Jones & Suzi Gardner
The team behind new report, Benefits Outweigh the Risks, report that exercise is safe for the vast majority of people
30. HCM News:
This month’s key news stories, including: LIT Method targets rapid growth, FitLab raises $15m and Trib3 takes fitness to the metaverse
38. Interview: Emlyn Brown
Accor’s global VP of wellbeing is building a hotel wellness portfolio to rival that of the most sophisticated health club offerings
48. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Frank van de Ven
The vice president international of Life Fitness, shares his insight into the future and how the organisation is delivering on its strategy to co-create unique member experiences
50. Insight: Healthy competition
What can the fitness industry and the weight management sector learn from each other? Our experts discuss
56. Insight: Wellness insights
As 2022 kicks off, HCM talks to operators about key areas for growth and innovation, as well as shifting consumer expectations
Health Club Management 2022 issue 1
On the cover: Emlyn Brown
Powering up hotel fitness across the global Accor portfolio
62. Sponsored: Hydrow: Rowing re-imagined
Bring the outdoors into your health club, gym or fitness space with Hydrow, the leading connected rower
64. Retention: Thoroughly engaging
Keeping members actively engaged has never been more important. Abi Harris reports on the latest ideas and inspiration from the Retention Convention
72. Sponsored: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion uses connected fitness and omnichannel experiences to benefit exercisers and clubs the world over
74. Interview: René Kalt
Migros Zurich’s fitness veteran is pioneering a wellness first for Switzerland’s cooperative federation
82. Active environments: Joanna Frank
The head of the Center for Active Design, Joanna Frank, explains how operating healthy buildings is a ‘non-negotiable’ in the age of COVID-19
88. Interview: Brett Leahy
The MD of Next Gen Australia talks about creating the ultimate destination lifestyle model, and what’s coming next in the company’s expansion
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
Freemotion Fitness’ cable machine with disabled access, a COVID QR code from Virtuagym, Vycel’s club disinfector for Anytime Fitness and an immersive cycle experience from Matrix
98. HCM directory:
Looking for a new product? Check out the latest entries in our directory
100. Research: COVID-19 attacks fat cells
New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests COVID-19 infects fat cells, explaining why overweight and obese people are at a higher risk
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 150
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Good news for the fitness industry, a unique opportunity awaits gyms
In just over two years, the fitness industry has experienced major disruptions to gyms, a boom in at-home fitness and the return of in-person workouts.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Peloton Commercial partners with Oracle Red Bull Racing to power high-performance fitness and wellbeing facility
Operating at the extreme edge of performance, a race team requires every element and working part to function at its very best – and that includes its people.
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.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: FIBO Global Fitness
FIBO Global Fitness is the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness & health....
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
TVS Group includes TVS Sports Surfaces, TVS Gym Flooring, TVS Play Surfaces and TVS Acoustics. ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: W3Fit announces partnership with ukactive
As W3Fit continues to sign operators and suppliers up to its inaugural event on the beautiful island of Malta, October 4-7, 2022, the company has today, announced, an official partnership with ukactive.
Featured press releases
Featured press releases: ukactive Kids and Nike announce first ever UK finalists for Active School Hero
ukactive Kids, in partnership with Nike, announced on 30 May the eight finalists for this year’s Active School Hero Award, recognising their efforts to get pupils active.
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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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