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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
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2012 issue 11
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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
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
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2009 issue 10
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The Global Wellness Summit brought together public health and wellness experts in Boston recently. Jane Kitchen was there for HCM to see first-hand what this ‘New new era in health and wellness’ will look like for the sector
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Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
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 148
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active to launch new exercise classes to reduce gender gap
As part of their work to break down the barriers that deter women and girls from participating in sport and physical activity, Everyone Active has teamed up with EMD UK to launch new exercise classes linked to the This Girl Can campaign.
Video Gallery
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Sport Alliance GmbH
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness UK
A global innovator of innovation and variety in fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a True Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym currently provides fitness software solutions to customers in 55+ countries, servicing more than ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
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
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17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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