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
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
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

ISA survey results demonstrate Irish spas' strength during pandemic

This has given us every reassurance we need that we can continue to trade throughout the pandemic, keep people employed, take care of our communities and minimise COVID-19's impacts on people's wellbeing and mental health
– Anita Murray

According to a recent survey conducted by The Irish Spa Association (ISA), the Irish spa industry is highly capable of taking the difficult decisions needed for business continuity and avoiding the spread of COVID-19.

104 Irish businesses participated in the survey during October 2020, including day spas, destination spas, beauty salons, and hotel and resort spas, which employ over 3000 people combined.

According to ISA co-founder, Anita Murray, the survey’s most interesting findings were that 100 per cent of respondents were compliant with appropriate PPE measures and that no surveyed facilities experienced confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks within the salon or spa setting.

“This has given us every reassurance we need that we can continue to trade throughout the pandemic, keep people in employment, take care of our communities and minimise the impacts of COVID-19 on people's wellbeing and mental health,” she said.

Murray continued by saying that findings also included encouraging figures around responsible self-isolation and stated that it was practised without exception if a staff member or family member had any symptoms.

At present, Ireland is in a third self-imposed lockdown with all spas and salons remaining closed.

Business impact

The ISA survey also showed that 77 per cent of all respondents experienced a decline in revenue in 2020.

81 businesses gave more detail on this, with 26 indicating experiencing more than a 40 per cent decrease in business.

In addition, 33 facilities reported a 30 per cent decrease, 15 respondents experienced a 20 per cent drop and the remaining 7 reported a 10 per cent business loss.

With regards to demand, the survey showed that in Q3 and 4, the most popular treatments in Ireland were massages (39 per cent), followed by facials (32 per cent), general grooming (16 per cent), body treatments (9 per cent) and nail services (5 per cent).

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
According to a recent survey conducted by The Irish Spa Association (ISA), the Irish spa industry is highly capable of taking the difficult decisions needed for business continuity and avoiding the spread of COVID-19.
SAB,PHR
2021/THUMB346947_88629_970155.jpg
Latest News
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take ...
Latest News
Rainer Schaller, founder of budget gym megabrand McFIT, says that the global fitness industry will ...
Latest News
The most high-risk and controversial Olympics of modern times begin today (23 July) in Tokyo, ...
Latest News
Further research into the levels of positive COVID-19 cases among those to have visited fitness ...
Latest News
Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first ...
Latest News
Digital fitness content provider, Wexer, is launching a new wellness resource on its connected Web ...
Latest News
Leisure-net has revealed plans to transform its active-net business event from an annual face-to-face gathering ...
Latest News
F45's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has revealed a strong appetite from ...
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Premier Global NASM is setting personal trainers up for sustainable success with the launch of its online training bundle and app
HCM Magazine
Product innovation
“A great atmosphere is just as important to the fitness journey as the right workout routine, says LEDSnaps’ CEO, Ian Kirby
HCM Magazine
Everyone’s talking about
With local authority facility management companies and councils under financial pressure due to the pandemic and issues emerging around health inequalities, will we see a trend towards councils insourcing the management of facilities? Kath Hudson rounds up views
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’re seeing a much greater focus on the need to integrate healthy living into daily life and reconnect with nature and each other
HCM Magazine
Profile
Urban Health Club is a key element of the collaborative, future-facing, urban regeneration development that is Urban Harbor. Its founder and CEO tells Kate Cracknell about his desire to create something new, extraordinary and beautiful, while at the same time improving people’s health
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Empowered Brands has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new chair and CEO following the untimely death of founder, Jan Spaticchia
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of lockdowns, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
HCM People

Preston Lewis

Co-founder, Black Box VR
Game designers have figured out how to keep people unhealthily addicted to games. If only you could be the hero in a game that levelled up your life
HCM magazine
GM Active has launched a training programme to create a new generation of transformational leaders, as Liz Terry reports
HCM magazine
The results from the first Moving Communities Customer Experience survey present a positive picture of overall satisfaction with local authority facilities, explains Mike Hill
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: INEOS: The future of hand-sanitising
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff and members are confident to return.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
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.
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.
Video Gallery
FreeMotion Fitness
MyZone Group Ltd
Pendex
Company profiles
Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Gympass
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
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

ISA survey results demonstrate Irish spas' strength during pandemic

This has given us every reassurance we need that we can continue to trade throughout the pandemic, keep people employed, take care of our communities and minimise COVID-19's impacts on people's wellbeing and mental health
– Anita Murray

According to a recent survey conducted by The Irish Spa Association (ISA), the Irish spa industry is highly capable of taking the difficult decisions needed for business continuity and avoiding the spread of COVID-19.

104 Irish businesses participated in the survey during October 2020, including day spas, destination spas, beauty salons, and hotel and resort spas, which employ over 3000 people combined.

According to ISA co-founder, Anita Murray, the survey’s most interesting findings were that 100 per cent of respondents were compliant with appropriate PPE measures and that no surveyed facilities experienced confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks within the salon or spa setting.

“This has given us every reassurance we need that we can continue to trade throughout the pandemic, keep people in employment, take care of our communities and minimise the impacts of COVID-19 on people's wellbeing and mental health,” she said.

Murray continued by saying that findings also included encouraging figures around responsible self-isolation and stated that it was practised without exception if a staff member or family member had any symptoms.

At present, Ireland is in a third self-imposed lockdown with all spas and salons remaining closed.

Business impact

The ISA survey also showed that 77 per cent of all respondents experienced a decline in revenue in 2020.

81 businesses gave more detail on this, with 26 indicating experiencing more than a 40 per cent decrease in business.

In addition, 33 facilities reported a 30 per cent decrease, 15 respondents experienced a 20 per cent drop and the remaining 7 reported a 10 per cent business loss.

With regards to demand, the survey showed that in Q3 and 4, the most popular treatments in Ireland were massages (39 per cent), followed by facials (32 per cent), general grooming (16 per cent), body treatments (9 per cent) and nail services (5 per cent).

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
According to a recent survey conducted by The Irish Spa Association (ISA), the Irish spa industry is highly capable of taking the difficult decisions needed for business continuity and avoiding the spread of COVID-19.
SAB,PHR
2021/THUMB346947_88629_970155.jpg

News

The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take
Rainer Schaller, founder of budget gym megabrand McFIT, says that the global fitness industry will
The most high-risk and controversial Olympics of modern times begin today (23 July) in Tokyo,
Further research into the levels of positive COVID-19 cases among those to have visited fitness
Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first
Digital fitness content provider, Wexer, is launching a new wellness resource on its connected Web
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110
Leisure-net has revealed plans to transform its active-net business event from an annual face-to-face gathering
F45's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has revealed a strong appetite from
A large health club plays a major role in tech giant Microsoft’s recently opened R&D
KA Leisure has appointed industry veteran Malcolm McPhail as its interim chief executive. McPhail, who
Aspria Holdings, owner of eight premium wellbeing clubs in Germany, Belgium and Italy, has entered
Vulnerable young people will be given opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Let’s talk about Orbit4 – the secret behind successful gyms. Gym operators have described Orbit4
Organisers of the Elevate event – scheduled to be held at London’s ExCeL on 28
Health clubs and fitness studios in South Korean capital city Seoul have been told to
A consultation on social prescribing and other similar health programmes will look to "uncover the
A new study claims that being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days
Digital fitness coaching firm Asensei has released an API platform which allows developers of connected
Health clubs in England are preparing to return to operations without restrictions, after Prime Minister
Les Mills
Les Mills
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which
The government of Singapore has become the first to recommend that people who've received the
The UK government has unveiled plans for a pilot scheme, aimed at using financial rewards
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
1 - 20 of 11,970
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Premier Global NASM is setting personal trainers up for sustainable success with the launch of its online training bundle and app
HCM Magazine
Product innovation
“A great atmosphere is just as important to the fitness journey as the right workout routine, says LEDSnaps’ CEO, Ian Kirby
HCM Magazine
Everyone’s talking about
With local authority facility management companies and councils under financial pressure due to the pandemic and issues emerging around health inequalities, will we see a trend towards councils insourcing the management of facilities? Kath Hudson rounds up views
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’re seeing a much greater focus on the need to integrate healthy living into daily life and reconnect with nature and each other
HCM Magazine
Profile
Urban Health Club is a key element of the collaborative, future-facing, urban regeneration development that is Urban Harbor. Its founder and CEO tells Kate Cracknell about his desire to create something new, extraordinary and beautiful, while at the same time improving people’s health
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Empowered Brands has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new chair and CEO following the untimely death of founder, Jan Spaticchia
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of lockdowns, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
HCM People

Preston Lewis

Co-founder, Black Box VR
Game designers have figured out how to keep people unhealthily addicted to games. If only you could be the hero in a game that levelled up your life
HCM magazine
GM Active has launched a training programme to create a new generation of transformational leaders, as Liz Terry reports
HCM magazine
The results from the first Moving Communities Customer Experience survey present a positive picture of overall satisfaction with local authority facilities, explains Mike Hill
HCM magazine
Six months on from the launch of its Kickstart programme, The Gym Group is hiring the majority of trainees, as Liz Terry reports
HCM magazine
Rigs have been central to gyms for years. Now suppliers tell us how they’re evolving to meet the changing needs of clubs and clients
HCM magazine
With Gold’s Gym we’ve inherited a legacy for which I have great respect
HCM magazine
The pandemic has disrupted everything and as businesses across the leisure industry reshape themselves to survive and thrive, new competition is emerging that will change the sector
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
A new study claims being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is not enough for those who spend the rest of their time being sedentary
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: INEOS: The future of hand-sanitising
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff and members are confident to return.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
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.
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.
Video Gallery
FreeMotion Fitness
MyZone Group Ltd
Pendex
Company profiles
Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Gympass
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
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:
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd