Latest
issue
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 I've already subscribed!
Core Health and Fitness
Core Health and Fitness
Core Health and Fitness
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn
FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

Latest news

Delaware Museum of Natural History seeking US$9.8m for total revamp

The new museum will inspire people to discover, examine and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world
– Halsey Spruance, executive director of The Delaware Museum of Natural History

The Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, has announced the launch of the Museum Metamorphosis capital campaign – a fundraising scheme aiming to raise US$9.8m (£7.6m, €9m) to invest in a major redesign of its galleries and public spaces.

With more than half of the budget raised so far, work is expected to begin in early 2021, when the museum will close for construction before reopening as the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in 2022.

Set to be the largest expansion since the museum reopened in 1972, the redesign will see the museum move away from taxidermy exhibits, focusing instead on "experiential programmes, innovative exhibits, and 21st-century approaches to nature and science education."

The new programming is a result of more than four years of museum-held focus groups, community collaboration and institution consultation. It will include the Delaware Regional Journey Gallery; which will explore the biodiversity of the area, the Global Ecosystems Journey Gallery and the PaleoZone, a dinosaur gallery that will take visitors back in time.

An outdoor experience, the Evolution Trail will track the origins of life on Earth, while the Discovery Gallery will show the connections between science and nature, and the Research Headquarters will teach visitors about the cutting-edge research and science taking place at universities and conservation organisations.

"We're deeply appreciative of, and invigorated by, endorsements from many supporters who have told us; We see the need for your programmes, we agree with what you are doing. We are confident in your abilities, and we support where you are going," said museum board president Richard F. Cairns.

Halsey Spruance, executive director, said: "By switching from static, taxonomy-based dioramas to interactive, exosystem-base areas, the new museum will inspire people to discover, examine and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world."

The campaign has raised 54 per cent of its overall goal with funding provided by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, while five federal, state and county government entities, six corporations, 15 foundations and 66 individuals have all made financial contributions.

It's the second capital campaign the museum has undertaken, having successfully completed a US$5m (£3.8m, €4.5m) campaign in 2005 that saw the addition of a new gallery for travelling exhibitions, as well as an entrance hall and a sky-lit atrium.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, has announced the launch of the Museum Metamorphosis capital campaign, a fundraising scheme aiming to raise US$9.8m (£7.6m, €9m) to invest in a major redesign of its galleries and public spaces.
VAT,HAM
imagesX/THUMB344586_743478_964692.jpg
Latest News
Sport England’s This Girl Can team has launched a new campaign, Let’s Get Out There, ...
Latest News
Improving physical strength and fitness, mental health and confidence are the main reasons for joining ...
Latest News
Speaking to HCM, global CEO of Lift Brands, Ty Menzies, has confirmed that the company ...
Latest News
Planet Fitness has announced the repurchase of 314,000 shares at a rate of US$20 million. ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness today indefinitely suspended founder and CEO, Anthony Geisler, saying it had been notified ...
Latest News
Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health & ...
Latest News
Xplor Technologies has unveiled a financing solution for small businesses, which aims to counter the ...
Latest News
HoloBike, a holographic training bike that simulates trail rides in lifelike 3D, is aiming to ...
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
Fitstop is growing well. In 2023 it added 45 locations and launched in New Zealand, Singapore and the US. It has grown sustainably and has great founder-led energy
HCM magazine
HCM People

Jen Holland

CEO: Edinburgh Leisure
Edinburgh Council will have a £143m budget shortfall by 2028/29 and so must find ways to become more efficient
HCM magazine
The European fitness sector is beating pre-pandemic numbers according to the 11th annual European Health & Fitness Market Report 2024 from Deloitte and EuropeActive, as Karsten Hollasch reports
HCM magazine
Speaking on the LIFTS podcast recently, Xponential Fitness CEO Anthony Geisler said participation in studio cycling is down globally. Kath Hudson decided to investigate
HCM magazine
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Group exercise complaints now a thing of the past for Reynolds Group
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group thanks to its partnership with CoverMe, a digital platform that simplifies group exercise and PT management for clubs and instructors.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Empower your team, transform your service – elevate with coaching workshops
In today's competitive fitness landscape, the key to success lies not only in providing exceptional facilities but also in cultivating meaningful interactions with members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is a leading FitTech brand that provides gym operators with a comprehensive software solution ...
Company profiles
Company profile: CoverMe Ltd
CoverMe Fitness, an app for seamless, on-demand management and cover solutions for sports and fitness ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Perfect Gym press release: PerfectGym joins Sport Alliance
Sport Alliance, a Hamburg-based provider of innovative software solutions and services to gyms and fitness suites, has announced the acquisition of PerfectGym, the international software provider to fitness and leisure businesses.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: GLL fitness instructor smashes World Record
Anthony Bryan, a fitness instructor at GLL’s Southbury Leisure Centre, recently took part in the London Marathon.
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
09-13 Oct 2024
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Latest news

Delaware Museum of Natural History seeking US$9.8m for total revamp

The new museum will inspire people to discover, examine and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world
– Halsey Spruance, executive director of The Delaware Museum of Natural History

The Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, has announced the launch of the Museum Metamorphosis capital campaign – a fundraising scheme aiming to raise US$9.8m (£7.6m, €9m) to invest in a major redesign of its galleries and public spaces.

With more than half of the budget raised so far, work is expected to begin in early 2021, when the museum will close for construction before reopening as the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in 2022.

Set to be the largest expansion since the museum reopened in 1972, the redesign will see the museum move away from taxidermy exhibits, focusing instead on "experiential programmes, innovative exhibits, and 21st-century approaches to nature and science education."

The new programming is a result of more than four years of museum-held focus groups, community collaboration and institution consultation. It will include the Delaware Regional Journey Gallery; which will explore the biodiversity of the area, the Global Ecosystems Journey Gallery and the PaleoZone, a dinosaur gallery that will take visitors back in time.

An outdoor experience, the Evolution Trail will track the origins of life on Earth, while the Discovery Gallery will show the connections between science and nature, and the Research Headquarters will teach visitors about the cutting-edge research and science taking place at universities and conservation organisations.

"We're deeply appreciative of, and invigorated by, endorsements from many supporters who have told us; We see the need for your programmes, we agree with what you are doing. We are confident in your abilities, and we support where you are going," said museum board president Richard F. Cairns.

Halsey Spruance, executive director, said: "By switching from static, taxonomy-based dioramas to interactive, exosystem-base areas, the new museum will inspire people to discover, examine and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world."

The campaign has raised 54 per cent of its overall goal with funding provided by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, while five federal, state and county government entities, six corporations, 15 foundations and 66 individuals have all made financial contributions.

It's the second capital campaign the museum has undertaken, having successfully completed a US$5m (£3.8m, €4.5m) campaign in 2005 that saw the addition of a new gallery for travelling exhibitions, as well as an entrance hall and a sky-lit atrium.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, has announced the launch of the Museum Metamorphosis capital campaign, a fundraising scheme aiming to raise US$9.8m (£7.6m, €9m) to invest in a major redesign of its galleries and public spaces.
VAT,HAM
imagesX/THUMB344586_743478_964692.jpg

Latest news

Sport England’s This Girl Can team has launched a new campaign, Let’s Get Out There,
Improving physical strength and fitness, mental health and confidence are the main reasons for joining
Speaking to HCM, global CEO of Lift Brands, Ty Menzies, has confirmed that the company
Planet Fitness has announced the repurchase of 314,000 shares at a rate of US$20 million.
Xponential Fitness today indefinitely suspended founder and CEO, Anthony Geisler, saying it had been notified
Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health &
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Join us at Elevate from 12-13 June in London for a special one-off live recording
Xplor Technologies has unveiled a financing solution for small businesses, which aims to counter the
HoloBike, a holographic training bike that simulates trail rides in lifelike 3D, is aiming to
Peloton Interactive Inc is believed to be working to get its costs under control in
Equinox, has teamed up with health platform, Function Health, to offer 100 comprehensive laboratory tests,
Having good levels of cardiorespiratory fitness cuts disease and premature death by 11 to 17
US gym chain, Crunch Fitness, has bolstered its global expansion plans with the appointment of
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Following a hugely successful event last year in Split, Croatia, a W3Fit EMEA, is heading
Active Oxfordshire has received £1.3 million to tackle inactivity and inequality and launch a new
Barry’s – known for its HIIT workouts combining treadmills and weights – is thought to
Consultancy and change architects, Miova, have welcomed industry veteran Mark Tweedie on board. Tweedie had
US private equity fund, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring a majority stake in VivaGym from
The Bannatyne Group says it has officially bounced back from the pandemic, with both turnover
There is speculation that Basic Fit will sell the five Spanish Holmes Place clubs it
Elevate
Elevate
While British adults are the most active they’ve been in a decade, health inequalities remain
Kerzner International has signed deals to operate two new Siro recovery hotels in Mexico and
1 - 20 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
Fitstop is growing well. In 2023 it added 45 locations and launched in New Zealand, Singapore and the US. It has grown sustainably and has great founder-led energy
HCM magazine
HCM People

Jen Holland

CEO: Edinburgh Leisure
Edinburgh Council will have a £143m budget shortfall by 2028/29 and so must find ways to become more efficient
HCM magazine
The European fitness sector is beating pre-pandemic numbers according to the 11th annual European Health & Fitness Market Report 2024 from Deloitte and EuropeActive, as Karsten Hollasch reports
HCM magazine
Speaking on the LIFTS podcast recently, Xponential Fitness CEO Anthony Geisler said participation in studio cycling is down globally. Kath Hudson decided to investigate
HCM magazine
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
HCM magazine
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
When a hefty round of investment coincided with the pandemic, the CEO of Midtown Athletic Clubs feared the company – founded by his grandfather – would go down on his watch. He talks to Kath Hudson about the pressure to keep the business afloat
HCM magazine
Consumers’ growing love of strength training is to be welcomed, as this long-neglected modality has a renaissance, however, it’s vital we continue to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Group exercise complaints now a thing of the past for Reynolds Group
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group thanks to its partnership with CoverMe, a digital platform that simplifies group exercise and PT management for clubs and instructors.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Empower your team, transform your service – elevate with coaching workshops
In today's competitive fitness landscape, the key to success lies not only in providing exceptional facilities but also in cultivating meaningful interactions with members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is a leading FitTech brand that provides gym operators with a comprehensive software solution ...
Company profiles
Company profile: CoverMe Ltd
CoverMe Fitness, an app for seamless, on-demand management and cover solutions for sports and fitness ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Perfect Gym press release: PerfectGym joins Sport Alliance
Sport Alliance, a Hamburg-based provider of innovative software solutions and services to gyms and fitness suites, has announced the acquisition of PerfectGym, the international software provider to fitness and leisure businesses.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: GLL fitness instructor smashes World Record
Anthony Bryan, a fitness instructor at GLL’s Southbury Leisure Centre, recently took part in the London Marathon.
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
09-13 Oct 2024
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Core Health and Fitness
Core Health and Fitness
Partner sites