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
We Work Well Events
We Work Well Events
We Work Well Events
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

Paceline launches 'first-ever' health and wellness credit card

A new credit card ​​will link financial benefit to physical health
Launched by wellness platform Paceline, the card rewards workouts and activities which are tracked via Apple Watch
Cardholders who achieve 150 minutes of physical activity each week can access the rewards
The cards are issued by Evolve Bank and Trust and powered by banking-as-a-service platform Railsbank

A new credit card – launched by wellness platform Paceline ​​– will link financial benefits to physical health.

The Paceline Card, issued by Evolve Bank and Trust, ties credit card rewards to workouts and activities which are tracked via Apple Watch.

Created in collaboration with Apple, the programme will see cardholders first being reimbursed for their purchase of Apple Watch, including the recently released Series 7. New cardholders are eligible for a credit towards their purchase of the latest Apple Watch up to US$429.

Paceline members who then achieve 150 minutes of physical activity each week can redeem a reward from over 500 health-focused lifestyle brands.

To qualify, cardholders who hit their weekly activity streak of 150 minutes of physical activity will also need to make their minimum payment each statement cycle – and spend US$500 each statement cycle for 24 months.

Upon completing their activity streak, cardholders unlock unlimited 3 per cent cashback on purchases from qualifying health and wellness merchants and 1 per cent total cashback on all other qualifying purchases.

Qualifying health and wellness merchant categories that are eligible for cashback rewards include gym memberships, fitness classes, fitness apps, spa treatments, workout apparel, and running stores.

Joel Lieginger, CEO and founder of Paceline, said: "Rewards programmes are essential loyalty drivers for credit cards, and they’re developed to drive card activity.

“But Paceline is turning that model on its head – our focus is on building a rewards programme that is driven by physical activity and prioritises the physical and financial health of the cardholder.

"The Paceline Card is the next major step in realising our vision of a unified wellness platform, and we chose to pair our card with the Apple Watch – and closing your activity rings – because it aligns with that core vision.

"By tying financial incentive to achievable physical activity goals, we have the opportunity to not only dramatically improve the health of individuals, but also the nature of preventive health in our society.”

The Paceline Card is powered by banking-as-a-service platform Railsbank.

Railsbank CEO and co-founder, Nigel Verdon, said: “Paceline is pioneering unique embedded finance models that are emerging to deliver more meaningful value to users.

“We worked closely with the Paceline team to build a credit card experience that embodies their commitment to unified wellness and delivers a product that is secure, reliable, effective and seamless.”

Paceline was set up to connect customers' physical health to their everyday financial wellbeing and to "bridge the financial health disconnect".

Current investors in Paceline include Acrew Capital, Mubadala Capital - Ventures, Montage Ventures, Propel Venture Partners, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, Courtside Ventures, Lux Capital, MS&AD Ventures, Clocktower Technology Ventures and NextView Ventures.

A new credit card – launched by wellness platform Paceline ​​– will link financial benefits to physical health.
TEC,HAF,SAB,SAM
2021/THUMB348669_720187_156558.jpg
Latest News
Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as ...
Latest News
Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched ...
Latest News
Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new ...
Latest News
Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its ...
Latest News
A young girl has died following an incident at the David Lloyd gym at Capability ...
Latest News
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ...
Latest News
Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We ...
Latest News
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday ...
HCM Magazine
Insight
We adapted the methodology to understand the volume of group exercise class attendees to mitigate fears that classes presented a higher risk environment
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
HCM Magazine
Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
HCM Magazine
Facilities
What to do when your changing rooms need a refresh, but your budget is stretched? These specialists share their top tips for easy upgrades that won’t break the bank
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’ve set ourselves the initial goal of developing 100 Feel Electric sites, using a cluster model
HCM Magazine
Interview
The fitness sector has an unprecedented opportunity to become a credible partner in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the nation, says Mosaic Group MD and new chair of the UK Active Membership Council. He talks to Kate Cracknell
HCM Magazine
HCM People
Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
HCM magazine
In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
HCM magazine
Bryce Hastings, head of research at Les Mills, explains the latest research into exercise motivation, giving tips on how to engage hard-to-reach members
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK LTD
For more than four decades, Keiser has influenced the training of athletes, fitness enthusiasts and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Quoox
With more than 200 integrated features, Quoox is confident there is a solution for every ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

Paceline launches 'first-ever' health and wellness credit card

A new credit card ​​will link financial benefit to physical health
Launched by wellness platform Paceline, the card rewards workouts and activities which are tracked via Apple Watch
Cardholders who achieve 150 minutes of physical activity each week can access the rewards
The cards are issued by Evolve Bank and Trust and powered by banking-as-a-service platform Railsbank

A new credit card – launched by wellness platform Paceline ​​– will link financial benefits to physical health.

The Paceline Card, issued by Evolve Bank and Trust, ties credit card rewards to workouts and activities which are tracked via Apple Watch.

Created in collaboration with Apple, the programme will see cardholders first being reimbursed for their purchase of Apple Watch, including the recently released Series 7. New cardholders are eligible for a credit towards their purchase of the latest Apple Watch up to US$429.

Paceline members who then achieve 150 minutes of physical activity each week can redeem a reward from over 500 health-focused lifestyle brands.

To qualify, cardholders who hit their weekly activity streak of 150 minutes of physical activity will also need to make their minimum payment each statement cycle – and spend US$500 each statement cycle for 24 months.

Upon completing their activity streak, cardholders unlock unlimited 3 per cent cashback on purchases from qualifying health and wellness merchants and 1 per cent total cashback on all other qualifying purchases.

Qualifying health and wellness merchant categories that are eligible for cashback rewards include gym memberships, fitness classes, fitness apps, spa treatments, workout apparel, and running stores.

Joel Lieginger, CEO and founder of Paceline, said: "Rewards programmes are essential loyalty drivers for credit cards, and they’re developed to drive card activity.

“But Paceline is turning that model on its head – our focus is on building a rewards programme that is driven by physical activity and prioritises the physical and financial health of the cardholder.

"The Paceline Card is the next major step in realising our vision of a unified wellness platform, and we chose to pair our card with the Apple Watch – and closing your activity rings – because it aligns with that core vision.

"By tying financial incentive to achievable physical activity goals, we have the opportunity to not only dramatically improve the health of individuals, but also the nature of preventive health in our society.”

The Paceline Card is powered by banking-as-a-service platform Railsbank.

Railsbank CEO and co-founder, Nigel Verdon, said: “Paceline is pioneering unique embedded finance models that are emerging to deliver more meaningful value to users.

“We worked closely with the Paceline team to build a credit card experience that embodies their commitment to unified wellness and delivers a product that is secure, reliable, effective and seamless.”

Paceline was set up to connect customers' physical health to their everyday financial wellbeing and to "bridge the financial health disconnect".

Current investors in Paceline include Acrew Capital, Mubadala Capital - Ventures, Montage Ventures, Propel Venture Partners, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, Courtside Ventures, Lux Capital, MS&AD Ventures, Clocktower Technology Ventures and NextView Ventures.

A new credit card – launched by wellness platform Paceline ​​– will link financial benefits to physical health.
TEC,HAF,SAB,SAM
2021/THUMB348669_720187_156558.jpg

News

Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as
Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched
Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new
Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its
A young girl has died following an incident at the David Lloyd gym at Capability
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq
Elevate
Elevate
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are
Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday
Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board
Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on
Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the
Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in
ukactive
ukactive
The health and fitness industry is eagerly awaiting the return of Elevate, which will take
How can organisations, including health club and leisure businesses, decarbonise, generate clean energy and harness
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a
Altis, an artificial intelligence-based personal trainer solution, has secured more than US$3m worth of financing,
Members of the United States Congress and Washington DC staff are competing against each other
1Rebel has acquired two Core Collective clubs as part of a pre-pack administration deal, along
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five
Les Mills
Les Mills
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and
Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist, teacher and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall
Multi-brand fitness chain Urban Gym Group (UGG) has raised €16m in capital. The funds will
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
1 - 20 of 12,209
HCM Magazine
Insight
We adapted the methodology to understand the volume of group exercise class attendees to mitigate fears that classes presented a higher risk environment
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
HCM Magazine
Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
HCM Magazine
Facilities
What to do when your changing rooms need a refresh, but your budget is stretched? These specialists share their top tips for easy upgrades that won’t break the bank
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’ve set ourselves the initial goal of developing 100 Feel Electric sites, using a cluster model
HCM Magazine
Interview
The fitness sector has an unprecedented opportunity to become a credible partner in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the nation, says Mosaic Group MD and new chair of the UK Active Membership Council. He talks to Kate Cracknell
HCM Magazine
HCM People
Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
HCM magazine
In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
HCM magazine
Bryce Hastings, head of research at Les Mills, explains the latest research into exercise motivation, giving tips on how to engage hard-to-reach members
HCM magazine
The Global Wellness Summit brought together public health and wellness experts in Boston recently. Jane Kitchen was there for HCM to see first-hand what this ‘New new era in health and wellness’ will look like for the sector
HCM magazine
Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden explains
HCM magazine
HCM People

Louis Rennocks

Co-founder, Grndhouse
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
Pulse Fitness and Bolsover District Council have been collaborating for many years to deliver dedicated community activity spaces
HCM magazine
As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK LTD
For more than four decades, Keiser has influenced the training of athletes, fitness enthusiasts and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Quoox
With more than 200 integrated features, Quoox is confident there is a solution for every ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
We Work Well Events
We Work Well Events
Partner sites