GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Uptivo srl
Uptivo srl
Uptivo srl
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

£600m NHS staff wellness drive must go deeper, says Debra Stuart

Plans for a new £600m fund to improve the wellbeing of NHS workers must drive to the root cause of lifestyle issues and focus on behaviour change if they are to really make a difference.

That’s the view of Premier Global CEO Debra Stuart, who says the NHS should focus on tackling gaps in workers’ understanding of healthy lifestyles to ensure this information sticks and can be cascaded down to patients and wider communities.

Last week, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced the creation of a new £600m national incentive fund to help frontline NHS staff stay healthy. As part of the measures, dance, yoga and Pilates classes will be made available to workers, while a ban on junk food adverts, prominent displays and price promotions on NHS premises is also being lined up.

However, Stuart believes the NHS should utilise the behavioural change expertise of the physical activity sector to educate staff and empower them to take healthier lifestyle decisions.

"Although it's great to see the NHS recognising the positive impact leading a fit and healthy lifestyle has on its staff, I think they are way off with this initiative and it will only go part way to solving their problem,” Stuart told Health Club Management.

“The NHS needs to educate its staff and give them the tools to inform them in a sophisticated manner. They need to partner with our sector to train and educate key people and influencers to deliver a long term, holistic approach to the management of health and wellbeing.”

There is growing momentum behind the importance of workplace wellness schemes and policymakers are currently looking at a number of options to help the UK workforce live healthier lifestyles. Public Health England last week launched its last One You initiative – thought to be the first public health campaign targeted specifically at the middle-aged – while ukactive called on a number of senior Conservatives to back policy changes that would offer tax incentives for workplace physical activity schemes.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Plans for a new £600m fund to improve the wellbeing of NHS workers must drive to the root cause of lifestyle issues and focus on behaviour change if they are to really make a difference.
HAF,FIT,IND,TRA,PHR
57309_397810.jpg
Latest News
Temporary measures brought in to support businesses in the UK from insolvency during the pandemic ...
Latest News
Nadine Dorries has replaced Oliver Dowden as the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture ...
Latest News
In a major move against the gym market, Apple has revealed a number of upgrades ...
Latest News
Physical activity professionals in England will soon be able to access free, one-to-one learning with ...
Latest News
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has acquired VAY, a firm specialising in AI and motion technology. ...
Latest News
An award celebrating outstanding individuals in the fitness sector is to be named in honour ...
Latest News
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has reorganised its top team in order to expand its estate ...
Latest News
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal ...
HCM Magazine
Statistics
An extremely confident return to the gym has been seen in Brazil with 116 per cent return rate when compared with pre-pandemic numbers
HCM Magazine
Tokyo Olympics
GLL is best known for running leisure facilities on behalf of local authorities across the UK, but a lesser-known part of its remit is its GLL Sport Foundation which supports Olympic hopefuls. Liz Terry finds out more
HCM Magazine
Running
Running booms when health clubs and gyms are closed. Could this enthusiasm result in treadmill training becoming the new spinning? Kath Hudson reports
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Billed as the ‘2021 Experience Tour’, Egym has taken its connected gym floor experience on the road around the UK
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
HCM Magazine
Supplier launch
Life Fitness introduces Integrity SL, the next-generation LED console with intuitive functionality and digital connectivity
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Les Mills is launching a new digital network called Les Mills Connect to help clubs build back better and emerge from the pandemic with a stronger business
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Changes to DNA which occur during exercise give protection against a wide range of diseases, according to new research from the Univesity of Copenhagen
HCM magazine
Booming membership sales, busy suburban clubs and members visiting during the working day. Operators are reporting it’s good to be back. Kath Hudson finds out what business has been like since the re-set button was pressed
HCM magazine
The appetite for health clubs is strong among consumers and investors – to take advantage of this, operators must figure out how to meet key challenges in operationally sustainable ways
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Active IQ Skills Hub helps fitness professionals boost skills in post-Covid market
Suffice to say that the pandemic has completely changed the way fitness professionals work and the way consumers work out – and therein lies opportunity.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Surge integrates Fisikal with HubSpot to drive business efficiencies and grow revenue
As Surge expands its offer with the launch of a third dedicated Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) studio this summer – this time in Fleet Street, London – the brand reflects on the vital role of its estate wide digital ecosystem, created in partnership with Fisikal, designed to drive business efficiencies and commercial success.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Featured operator 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: Octane Fitness UK
A global innovator of innovation and variety in fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a True Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

News

£600m NHS staff wellness drive must go deeper, says Debra Stuart

Plans for a new £600m fund to improve the wellbeing of NHS workers must drive to the root cause of lifestyle issues and focus on behaviour change if they are to really make a difference.

That’s the view of Premier Global CEO Debra Stuart, who says the NHS should focus on tackling gaps in workers’ understanding of healthy lifestyles to ensure this information sticks and can be cascaded down to patients and wider communities.

Last week, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced the creation of a new £600m national incentive fund to help frontline NHS staff stay healthy. As part of the measures, dance, yoga and Pilates classes will be made available to workers, while a ban on junk food adverts, prominent displays and price promotions on NHS premises is also being lined up.

However, Stuart believes the NHS should utilise the behavioural change expertise of the physical activity sector to educate staff and empower them to take healthier lifestyle decisions.

"Although it's great to see the NHS recognising the positive impact leading a fit and healthy lifestyle has on its staff, I think they are way off with this initiative and it will only go part way to solving their problem,” Stuart told Health Club Management.

“The NHS needs to educate its staff and give them the tools to inform them in a sophisticated manner. They need to partner with our sector to train and educate key people and influencers to deliver a long term, holistic approach to the management of health and wellbeing.”

There is growing momentum behind the importance of workplace wellness schemes and policymakers are currently looking at a number of options to help the UK workforce live healthier lifestyles. Public Health England last week launched its last One You initiative – thought to be the first public health campaign targeted specifically at the middle-aged – while ukactive called on a number of senior Conservatives to back policy changes that would offer tax incentives for workplace physical activity schemes.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Plans for a new £600m fund to improve the wellbeing of NHS workers must drive to the root cause of lifestyle issues and focus on behaviour change if they are to really make a difference.
HAF,FIT,IND,TRA,PHR
57309_397810.jpg

News

Temporary measures brought in to support businesses in the UK from insolvency during the pandemic
Nadine Dorries has replaced Oliver Dowden as the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture
In a major move against the gym market, Apple has revealed a number of upgrades
Physical activity professionals in England will soon be able to access free, one-to-one learning with
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has acquired VAY, a firm specialising in AI and motion technology.
An award celebrating outstanding individuals in the fitness sector is to be named in honour
Les Mills
Les Mills
As Surge expands its offer with the launch of a third dedicated Electronic Muscle Stimulation
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has reorganised its top team in order to expand its estate
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal
Colin Waggett has revealed that the recent deal, which saw KSL Capital Partners acquire a
3d Leisure has acquired franchised studio operator Yourzone45 from Elms Fitness Group for an undisclosed
A new, one-day conference will create a platform for a debate on how the global
The Gym Group says it intends to exploit "the most favourable property market in its
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
The best in class of the physical activity sector have been revealed at the ukactive
New data from the ukactive Research Institute shows that for every 100,000 visits to UK
The basal metabolic rate at which a body burns calories peaks at a much earlier
Rainer Schaller's RSG Group has set 20 September as the opening date for its first
Fitness is the world's most popular physical activity and more than 50 per cent of
Shares in Peloton have fallen after the company revealed fourth-quarter losses. It also said that
PureGym says it is looking to expand its operations beyond Europe, after experiencing a strong
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Suffice to say that the pandemic has completely changed the way fitness professionals work and
Johnson Health Tech (JHT) has acquired its distributor, Matrix Fitness South Africa. Following the deal,
A consultation has been launched to review the current provision of fitness and leisure facilities
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
1 - 20 of 12,018
HCM Magazine
Statistics
An extremely confident return to the gym has been seen in Brazil with 116 per cent return rate when compared with pre-pandemic numbers
HCM Magazine
Tokyo Olympics
GLL is best known for running leisure facilities on behalf of local authorities across the UK, but a lesser-known part of its remit is its GLL Sport Foundation which supports Olympic hopefuls. Liz Terry finds out more
HCM Magazine
Running
Running booms when health clubs and gyms are closed. Could this enthusiasm result in treadmill training becoming the new spinning? Kath Hudson reports
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Billed as the ‘2021 Experience Tour’, Egym has taken its connected gym floor experience on the road around the UK
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
HCM Magazine
Supplier launch
Life Fitness introduces Integrity SL, the next-generation LED console with intuitive functionality and digital connectivity
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Les Mills is launching a new digital network called Les Mills Connect to help clubs build back better and emerge from the pandemic with a stronger business
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Changes to DNA which occur during exercise give protection against a wide range of diseases, according to new research from the Univesity of Copenhagen
HCM magazine
Booming membership sales, busy suburban clubs and members visiting during the working day. Operators are reporting it’s good to be back. Kath Hudson finds out what business has been like since the re-set button was pressed
HCM magazine
The appetite for health clubs is strong among consumers and investors – to take advantage of this, operators must figure out how to meet key challenges in operationally sustainable ways
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
It’s as much about capacity and programming in the clubs as it is about creating innovative ways to engage customers to come and use us
HCM magazine
Dr Davina Deniszczyc talks us through the findings of the first Nuffield Healthier Nation Index, which has benchmarked activity levels and attitudes to exercise among the UK population
HCM magazine
The Gym Group has taken its digital hybrid strategy full circle, piloting in-gym workout pods and studios with its home workout delivery partner, Fiit. HCM talks to the team driving the project
HCM magazine
HCM people

David Beckham

Global partner, F45
This partnership with F45 is an exciting business venture for me
HCM magazine
HCM People

Colin Waggett

CEO, Third Space
We first started talking to KSL over two years ago, so this was not a rushed partnership
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Active IQ Skills Hub helps fitness professionals boost skills in post-Covid market
Suffice to say that the pandemic has completely changed the way fitness professionals work and the way consumers work out – and therein lies opportunity.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Surge integrates Fisikal with HubSpot to drive business efficiencies and grow revenue
As Surge expands its offer with the launch of a third dedicated Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) studio this summer – this time in Fleet Street, London – the brand reflects on the vital role of its estate wide digital ecosystem, created in partnership with Fisikal, designed to drive business efficiencies and commercial success.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Featured operator 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: Octane Fitness UK
A global innovator of innovation and variety in fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a True Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Uptivo srl
Uptivo srl