Les Mills
Les Mills
Les Mills
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

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
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Former cabinet secretary and chair of RCGP to deliver keynotes at ukactive summit

Lord O’Donnell will address one of the most important debates facing our sector today – the future role of physical activity in delivering the government’s prevention strategy
– Huw Edwards

Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), have been named as keynote speakers for this year's ukactive National Summit.

O'Donnell was Britain’s most senior civil servant under three Prime Ministers – Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron – serving as head of the British Civil Service from 2005 to 2011.

In May this year, he co-authored a report as part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, recommending that government policy should be targeted at the wellbeing of the people and not at economic growth.

At the summit, O'Donnell will deliver a keynote outlining the vision behind the shift, outlining what it could mean for the "way we live, work and play".

As chair of the UK’s largest Medical Royal College, professor Helen Stokes-Lampard represents more than 52,000 family doctors across the UK.

She will join an expert panel to address the role of activity and prevention in the NHS Long-Term Plan, which presents a clear opportunity for physical activity providers to reduce the burden on the NHS.

O'Donnell and Stokes-Lampard will be joined on the list of keynote speakers by Caroline Casey, the founder of The Valuable 500, an initiative aiming to put disability on the business leadership agenda. Casey will deliver a speech on the mission of The Valuable 500, which is committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability.

“Lord O’Donnell will address one of the most important debates facing our sector today – the future role of physical activity in delivering the government’s prevention strategy," said ukactive CEO Huw Edwards.

“Caroline Casey’s personal story and global initiative will offer an incredible opportunity for the sector to demonstrate its leadership by committing to improve disability inclusion.

“And Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard will bring her incredible experience and unrivalled vision to the conversation that seeks to transform our view of frontline health services."

The keynotes will be at the heart of the summit's agenda, which will this year explore the future of public health, the workplace and the high street.

The theme for the event is "The Backbone of a Modern Britain", positioning physical activity – and the sectors that deliver it – as critical to the future health, wellbeing and prosperity of the nation.

To find out more about the summit and to secure tickets,click here for the ukactive website.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, have been named as keynote speakers for this year's ukactive National Summit.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,EVT,PHR,PUB
imagesX/THUMB342834_262034_658327.jpg
Latest News
Mid-market health club operator Total Fitness has acquired Pro-Fit Personal Training. The deal follows a ...
Latest News
PureGym is set to become the second largest fitness operator in Europe, after revealing plans ...
Latest News
The Glass House Retreat, a new eco-friendly health and wellness retreat, has opened in Bulphan, ...
Latest News
A large-scale study on genetics has shown that being more physically active reduces the risk ...
Latest News
The Gym Group has confirmed plans to roll out a new small box format in ...
Latest News
Representatives from the three main political parties have backed the view that physical activity has ...
Latest News
Life Leisure is expanding its facility portfolio with the launch of an independent boutique fitness ...
Latest News
Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the ...
Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
Features
Group exercise
Does your fitness studio offer the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
Features
feature
“We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables,” says Myzone’s Dave Wright
Features
feature
As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
Features
IHRSA Update
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares highlights from The 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report into the US fitness market, as well as giving universal advice about how to stay relevant
Features
Circuits
Circuits are a powerful way to deliver a controlled and effective workout to people of a range of abilities in a short time frame. HCM reviews some of the leading systems
Features
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness modernises Leiston Leisure Centre in £4m redevelopment
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment designed and implemented by Pulse Fitness.
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

Former cabinet secretary and chair of RCGP to deliver keynotes at ukactive summit

Lord O’Donnell will address one of the most important debates facing our sector today – the future role of physical activity in delivering the government’s prevention strategy
– Huw Edwards

Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), have been named as keynote speakers for this year's ukactive National Summit.

O'Donnell was Britain’s most senior civil servant under three Prime Ministers – Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron – serving as head of the British Civil Service from 2005 to 2011.

In May this year, he co-authored a report as part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, recommending that government policy should be targeted at the wellbeing of the people and not at economic growth.

At the summit, O'Donnell will deliver a keynote outlining the vision behind the shift, outlining what it could mean for the "way we live, work and play".

As chair of the UK’s largest Medical Royal College, professor Helen Stokes-Lampard represents more than 52,000 family doctors across the UK.

She will join an expert panel to address the role of activity and prevention in the NHS Long-Term Plan, which presents a clear opportunity for physical activity providers to reduce the burden on the NHS.

O'Donnell and Stokes-Lampard will be joined on the list of keynote speakers by Caroline Casey, the founder of The Valuable 500, an initiative aiming to put disability on the business leadership agenda. Casey will deliver a speech on the mission of The Valuable 500, which is committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability.

“Lord O’Donnell will address one of the most important debates facing our sector today – the future role of physical activity in delivering the government’s prevention strategy," said ukactive CEO Huw Edwards.

“Caroline Casey’s personal story and global initiative will offer an incredible opportunity for the sector to demonstrate its leadership by committing to improve disability inclusion.

“And Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard will bring her incredible experience and unrivalled vision to the conversation that seeks to transform our view of frontline health services."

The keynotes will be at the heart of the summit's agenda, which will this year explore the future of public health, the workplace and the high street.

The theme for the event is "The Backbone of a Modern Britain", positioning physical activity – and the sectors that deliver it – as critical to the future health, wellbeing and prosperity of the nation.

To find out more about the summit and to secure tickets,click here for the ukactive website.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, have been named as keynote speakers for this year's ukactive National Summit.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,EVT,PHR,PUB
imagesX/THUMB342834_262034_658327.jpg

News

Mid-market health club operator Total Fitness has acquired Pro-Fit Personal Training. The deal follows a
PureGym is set to become the second largest fitness operator in Europe, after revealing plans
The Glass House Retreat, a new eco-friendly health and wellness retreat, has opened in Bulphan,
A large-scale study on genetics has shown that being more physically active reduces the risk
The Gym Group has confirmed plans to roll out a new small box format in
Representatives from the three main political parties have backed the view that physical activity has
EMD UK
EMD UK
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment
Life Leisure is expanding its facility portfolio with the launch of an independent boutique fitness
Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the
A local fitness operator with 11 clubs in Chicago, US, is looking to muscle in
Fitness industry veteran Nick Coutts has been appointed chair of Danish fitness tech firm Motosumo.
The improvements in health and wellbeing associated with exercise referral schemes aren’t as large as
The Bannatyne Group has appointed Hugh Hanley as its new head of fitness. He joins
Servicesport UK Limited
Servicesport UK Limited
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout
Physical exercise can improve the health of blood vessels in the heart for people with
Hufft have created a community fitness centre in Humboldt, Kansas, that reflects the US city's
The main political parties need to "discuss prevention in the same breath as they discuss
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
1 - 15 of 11,181
Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
Features
Group exercise
Does your fitness studio offer the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
Features
feature
“We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables,” says Myzone’s Dave Wright
Features
feature
As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
Features
IHRSA Update
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares highlights from The 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report into the US fitness market, as well as giving universal advice about how to stay relevant
Features
Circuits
Circuits are a powerful way to deliver a controlled and effective workout to people of a range of abilities in a short time frame. HCM reviews some of the leading systems
Features
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
People
Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
People
Our first trial was in a beer fridge, the second was in an ice factory in Pennsylvania. And after seeing first hand the impact that cooler temperatures made on the fitness experience, we both realized that we were truly onto something much bigger than what we had anticipated - Johnny Adamic, co-founder of Brrrn
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness modernises Leiston Leisure Centre in £4m redevelopment
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment designed and implemented by Pulse Fitness.
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Les Mills
Les Mills