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
Technogym
Technogym
Technogym
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

People in the Netherlands believe health clubs offer an 'essential service'

The vast majority of the population of the Netherlands expect their physical and mental health to improve, once

health clubs reopen following the pandemic lockdowns.

An independent study, commissioned by industry body NL Actief, showed that nine out of ten respondents believe fitness facilities are important for public health and that they play a positive role in people's mental and physical health.

The study asked people's views on the importance of gyms – and also gauged their opinions on the differences between exercising at home and at the gym.

While at-home fitness has experienced a boom during the pandemic, it seems that – at least in people's minds – it's no substitute for a gym environment, as around three in four (73 per cent) said that health clubs provided them with the motivation to exercise.

What's more, 92.6 per cent of respondents said they expect the population to become fitter once gyms reopen.

More than half (54 per cent) of those responding to the study also questioned the decision to close health clubs and leisure centres in the first place – at a time when staying fit and healthy is particularly beneficial.

NL Actief director, Ronald Wouters, said the study proved how crucial physical activity facilities are for improving the health of a nation.

"Sport is not recreation, but an important factor for public health – now more than ever," he said.

"Sport and exercise should therefore be part of our essential service provision."

To read more about the NL Actief study (in Dutch), click here.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
The vast majority of the population of the Netherlands expect their physical and mental health to improve, once health clubs reopen following the pandemic lockdowns.
PTS,HAF,FIT,IND,RES,PUB
2021/THUMB347353_167974_178999.jpg
Latest News
Fully vaccinated people in the US no longer need to wear a face mask whether ...
Latest News
Anytime Fitness UK has revealed that April was its busiest month for new memberships since ...
Latest News
HCM understands that Fitness International, which operates more than 700 health clubs under the LA ...
Latest News
A court has given Virgin Active the green light to erase the rent arrears it ...
Latest News
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has partnered with a psychologist to provide new mindfulness and ...
Latest News
A report commissioned by Parkrun has estimated that allowing mass-participation outdoor events carries an "exceptionally ...
Latest News
Jan Spaticchia, founder and chair of énergie Fitness has died aged 51 following a short ...
Latest News
A new pioneering approach looks to help cancer patients prepare for and respond to treatment ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
More than 30,000 Hussle users have been turned into direct members in the last 18 months. Find out how Hussle can help your business bounce back
HCM Magazine
HCM People
The idea was to weave a wellness culture into the fabric of village life by incorporating movement, rest and relaxation, nutrition, connectedness, purpose and environment
HCM Magazine
Interview
Amid reports of a bid to buy the business, HCM was keen to get an update on the state of play at the Bannatyne Group. We sent Kate Cracknell to (virtually) speak to the FD
HCM Magazine
Wellbeing - the Health Agenda
Prescribe exercise, not painkillers, to chronic pain sufferers, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, as Tom Walker reports
HCM Magazine
Research
Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater risk
HCM Magazine
Software
As we adapt to a new way of living, software developers have been supporting the fitness sector with new systems and strategies. We asked operators and developers to share successes
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym. But this studio has a unique story, too. Owner Louis Hamilton tells us why he was determined to create such a special place
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
"Prescribing exercise will always be preferential to prescribing painkillers, given the risks associated with their long-term use"
HCM magazine
Over time, town planning has led to the creation of obesogenic environments, but Hamilton in New Zealand is taking a fresh approach to mobilising its population, by turning the city into a playground, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
The health and fitness industry felt as though it wasn’t invited to its own party when news of the government’s Fit Miles programme broke. But what does it actually mean and is it good or bad news for the sector? Kath Hudson investigates
Opinion
promotion
The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Connect for success with Precor
Members are returning post-lockdown expecting a fully integrated service, meaning digital connectivity has never been more important.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Company profiles
Company profile: FIBO Global Fitness
FIBO Global Fitness is the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness & health....
Company profiles
Company profile: Fitronics (CoursePro and TRP)
Fitronics is the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro. We truly understand our ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

News

People in the Netherlands believe health clubs offer an 'essential service'

The vast majority of the population of the Netherlands expect their physical and mental health to improve, once

health clubs reopen following the pandemic lockdowns.

An independent study, commissioned by industry body NL Actief, showed that nine out of ten respondents believe fitness facilities are important for public health and that they play a positive role in people's mental and physical health.

The study asked people's views on the importance of gyms – and also gauged their opinions on the differences between exercising at home and at the gym.

While at-home fitness has experienced a boom during the pandemic, it seems that – at least in people's minds – it's no substitute for a gym environment, as around three in four (73 per cent) said that health clubs provided them with the motivation to exercise.

What's more, 92.6 per cent of respondents said they expect the population to become fitter once gyms reopen.

More than half (54 per cent) of those responding to the study also questioned the decision to close health clubs and leisure centres in the first place – at a time when staying fit and healthy is particularly beneficial.

NL Actief director, Ronald Wouters, said the study proved how crucial physical activity facilities are for improving the health of a nation.

"Sport is not recreation, but an important factor for public health – now more than ever," he said.

"Sport and exercise should therefore be part of our essential service provision."

To read more about the NL Actief study (in Dutch), click here.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
The vast majority of the population of the Netherlands expect their physical and mental health to improve, once health clubs reopen following the pandemic lockdowns.
PTS,HAF,FIT,IND,RES,PUB
2021/THUMB347353_167974_178999.jpg

News

Fully vaccinated people in the US no longer need to wear a face mask whether
Anytime Fitness UK has revealed that April was its busiest month for new memberships since
HCM understands that Fitness International, which operates more than 700 health clubs under the LA
A court has given Virgin Active the green light to erase the rent arrears it
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has partnered with a psychologist to provide new mindfulness and
A report commissioned by Parkrun has estimated that allowing mass-participation outdoor events carries an "exceptionally
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure (ALT), has announced it’s forging ahead with a £600,000 (US$821,000,
Jan Spaticchia, founder and chair of énergie Fitness has died aged 51 following a short
A new pioneering approach looks to help cancer patients prepare for and respond to treatment
Peloton is recalling all of its Tread and Tread+ machines in the US, after striking
Health club operator Bannatyne is repositioning itself as a wellness provider, as it looks to
Health clubs and leisure centres in Northern Ireland reopened their doors on Friday 30 April,
It's time to refocus on the changing needs of older adults, according to a new
Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space Lockers
Members are returning post-lockdown expecting a fully integrated service, meaning digital connectivity has never been
In breaking news, HCM understands that David Lloyd Leisure's Glenn Earlam will move from his
Sport England has reported a drop of 710,000 in the number of people classed as
Independent gyms in the UK have fared better during the pandemic than larger corporate operators
Actor Mark Wahlberg has officially joined Power Plate as an investor in parent company, Performance
Fitness and health are priority areas of expenditure for consumers in six key nations around
Taking antihistamines prior to exercise can prevent the body from getting the full benefit of
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every
Sport England has teamed up with Youth Sport Trust to develop a new online resource
Rowbots, the boutique fitness brand co-founded by star footballer Gareth Bale, has revealed plans to
Advance Gym
Advance Gym
1 - 20 of 11,885
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
More than 30,000 Hussle users have been turned into direct members in the last 18 months. Find out how Hussle can help your business bounce back
HCM Magazine
HCM People
The idea was to weave a wellness culture into the fabric of village life by incorporating movement, rest and relaxation, nutrition, connectedness, purpose and environment
HCM Magazine
Interview
Amid reports of a bid to buy the business, HCM was keen to get an update on the state of play at the Bannatyne Group. We sent Kate Cracknell to (virtually) speak to the FD
HCM Magazine
Wellbeing - the Health Agenda
Prescribe exercise, not painkillers, to chronic pain sufferers, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, as Tom Walker reports
HCM Magazine
Research
Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater risk
HCM Magazine
Software
As we adapt to a new way of living, software developers have been supporting the fitness sector with new systems and strategies. We asked operators and developers to share successes
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym. But this studio has a unique story, too. Owner Louis Hamilton tells us why he was determined to create such a special place
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
"Prescribing exercise will always be preferential to prescribing painkillers, given the risks associated with their long-term use"
HCM magazine
Over time, town planning has led to the creation of obesogenic environments, but Hamilton in New Zealand is taking a fresh approach to mobilising its population, by turning the city into a playground, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
The health and fitness industry felt as though it wasn’t invited to its own party when news of the government’s Fit Miles programme broke. But what does it actually mean and is it good or bad news for the sector? Kath Hudson investigates
HCM magazine
Switzerland’s no frills chain, NonStop Gym, has appointed Funxtion to create its member training app, as CEO Ernst De Neef explains
HCM magazine
Fitness, wellness and recovery are driving new investments in the hotel and resorts market, with Kerzner the latest to enter this space, as Megan Whitby reports
HCM magazine
For years the health and fitness sector has aspired to be taken seriously by the health sector. Is now the time? asks Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
Groundbreaking research from around the world is proving the many ways exercise can support health and creating opportunities for the sector to be more valued and useful
HCM magazine
When women train on half-truths and crap science it’s painfully limiting
HCM magazine
A new report, conducted by Deloitte, analyses the growth of the Chinese fitness industry and the outlook ahead, as Kristen Walsh reports
HCM magazine
Opinion
promotion
The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Connect for success with Precor
Members are returning post-lockdown expecting a fully integrated service, meaning digital connectivity has never been more important.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Company profiles
Company profile: FIBO Global Fitness
FIBO Global Fitness is the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness & health....
Company profiles
Company profile: Fitronics (CoursePro and TRP)
Fitronics is the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro. We truly understand our ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Technogym
Technogym