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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 2
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
3. Editor’s letter: Food for Thought
Operators need to do much more to help members understand nutrition and balancing calories for weight management, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Almost half of cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes, says ukactive CEO David Stalker
10. News round-up:
Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms by 2016, Sport England launches This Girl Can, and DLL to launch Immersive Fitness at Raynes Park
20. International news:
Independent club Factory4 opens in Luxembourg, and the Lemon Gym concept is unveiled in Lithuania
22. People news:
Pure Gym appoints new CEO, and Bannatyne’s management shake-up
24. ukactive update: Taking the next step
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines the work that lies ahead for the health and fitness industry as it progresses through 2015
26. Diary dates:
Get ready for IHRSA, which takes place in Los Angeles next month, and how about taking part in a Glow in the Park run this year?
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Calorie counting
With obesity a growing problem, should the industry be doing more to help members understand the calories in / calories out equation?
30. Interview – Shirin Gandhi:
Kate Cracknell talks to the partner of investment firm Encore Capital about its plans to create London’s leading group of holistic health clubs
38. Consumer trends: Riding the zeitgeist
trendwatching.com’s Vicki Loomes offers six consumer trends for the health and fitness industry to consider harnessing in 2015
42. Promotional feature: Wattbike
With cycling one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and the public looking to use technology to maximise training benefits, demand for Wattbike has been growing strongly
44. Interview – Magnus Lindkvist:
The author, trendspotter and futurologist offers Kate Cracknell his thoughts on the future of the health and fitness industry
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
50. IHRSA interview – Adam Bryant:
The award-winning author and New York Times columnist will discuss the qualities of strong leaders at IHRSA 2015
54. New opening: Rebels with a cause
1Rebel is a newly-launched premium lifestyle microgym which has set out to be a ‘fitness market disruptor’. Julie Cramer speaks to the founders
60. Swimming pools: Stop treading water
Pools cost substantial amounts of money to run, so how can operators mitigate any losses, maximise ROI and safeguard the future of their swimming pools?
66. Interview – Maneesh Juneja:
Tom Walker talks to the digital health visionary about the likelihood of technology making GPs and fitness professionals redundant
70. Functional training: Walk on the wild side
A whole new breed of functional group exercise class is focusing on natural, animal-style bodyweight movements. We take a look
74. CV equipment: Keep it cardio
How much CV training do we need to do, and what’s the best way to do it? Lauren Chambers asks the experts for their advice
78. FIBO-EHFF 2015: Show preview
The world’s largest health and fitness trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany, from 9–12 April, with the EHFF on 8 April
82. Supplier showcase:
Gantner’s RFID system has helped a swimming complex in Norway become fully automated. We take a closer look at the project
84. Changing rooms: Fitness-kit.net special – Changing places
We round up some of the latest news and product launches from the world of fitness club lockers and changing rooms
90. Lightweights:
Broga – aka ‘yoga for bros’ – goes on tour, while wearable technology is set to become the new form of power dressing
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
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2012 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
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2011 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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2011 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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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
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2009 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
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2009 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 2
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
3. Editor’s letter: Food for Thought
Operators need to do much more to help members understand nutrition and balancing calories for weight management, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Almost half of cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes, says ukactive CEO David Stalker
10. News round-up:
Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms by 2016, Sport England launches This Girl Can, and DLL to launch Immersive Fitness at Raynes Park
20. International news:
Independent club Factory4 opens in Luxembourg, and the Lemon Gym concept is unveiled in Lithuania
22. People news:
Pure Gym appoints new CEO, and Bannatyne’s management shake-up
24. ukactive update: Taking the next step
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines the work that lies ahead for the health and fitness industry as it progresses through 2015
26. Diary dates:
Get ready for IHRSA, which takes place in Los Angeles next month, and how about taking part in a Glow in the Park run this year?
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Calorie counting
With obesity a growing problem, should the industry be doing more to help members understand the calories in / calories out equation?
30. Interview – Shirin Gandhi:
Kate Cracknell talks to the partner of investment firm Encore Capital about its plans to create London’s leading group of holistic health clubs
38. Consumer trends: Riding the zeitgeist
trendwatching.com’s Vicki Loomes offers six consumer trends for the health and fitness industry to consider harnessing in 2015
42. Promotional feature: Wattbike
With cycling one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and the public looking to use technology to maximise training benefits, demand for Wattbike has been growing strongly
44. Interview – Magnus Lindkvist:
The author, trendspotter and futurologist offers Kate Cracknell his thoughts on the future of the health and fitness industry
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
50. IHRSA interview – Adam Bryant:
The award-winning author and New York Times columnist will discuss the qualities of strong leaders at IHRSA 2015
54. New opening: Rebels with a cause
1Rebel is a newly-launched premium lifestyle microgym which has set out to be a ‘fitness market disruptor’. Julie Cramer speaks to the founders
60. Swimming pools: Stop treading water
Pools cost substantial amounts of money to run, so how can operators mitigate any losses, maximise ROI and safeguard the future of their swimming pools?
66. Interview – Maneesh Juneja:
Tom Walker talks to the digital health visionary about the likelihood of technology making GPs and fitness professionals redundant
70. Functional training: Walk on the wild side
A whole new breed of functional group exercise class is focusing on natural, animal-style bodyweight movements. We take a look
74. CV equipment: Keep it cardio
How much CV training do we need to do, and what’s the best way to do it? Lauren Chambers asks the experts for their advice
78. FIBO-EHFF 2015: Show preview
The world’s largest health and fitness trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany, from 9–12 April, with the EHFF on 8 April
82. Supplier showcase:
Gantner’s RFID system has helped a swimming complex in Norway become fully automated. We take a closer look at the project
84. Changing rooms: Fitness-kit.net special – Changing places
We round up some of the latest news and product launches from the world of fitness club lockers and changing rooms
90. Lightweights:
Broga – aka ‘yoga for bros’ – goes on tour, while wearable technology is set to become the new form of power dressing
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
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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: Magicline celebrates UK market entry at Elevate
With a focus on globalisation, Magicline has officially launched its software in the UK. As Europe’s leading gym management software company, the company strives to provide the best tools for gym owners to be successful, win new members and elevate their businesses.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: UK health clubs hit by rising cost of energy
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are forcing difficult decisions.
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
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
Company profiles
Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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
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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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