Early bird
tickets
available now!
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!
Savills
Savills
Savills
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

Parliament will debate Work Out to Help Out scheme

Debate will take place at the House of Commons today (22 March) at around 6.15pm
Session can be viewed across the Parliament's official channels – including on Youtube
Petition for Work Out to Help Out has attracted 230,000 signatures
There is widespread support for initiative across the physical activity industry

The UK parliament will today (22 March) debate the merits of a Work Out to Help Out scheme, designed to offer subsidised access to health clubs and leisure centres across the country.

The debate – led by MP, Nick Fletcher – will take place at the House of Commons at around 6.15pm and can be viewed on the official UK Parliament Youtube channel (click here).

A petition calling for the initiative – started by HCM editor, Liz Terry MBE – has so far attracted nearly 230,000 signatures and has received widespread support from the health and physical activity sector. The petition also called for gyms to open first after lockdown.

Those asking the government to introduce the scheme include gym chain Pure Gym, Wearable fitness brand Myzone, Barry's UK co-founder Sandy Macaskill and a plethora of independent operators, such as Mo Chaudry.

Among the most vocal supporters of the scheme has been former England rugby star James Haskell.

Speaking to Sky News, the former England Rugby player said more action was needed to teach 'hugely obese' Britons to be active – and that a Work Out to Help Out scheme would be a great start.

"What we've learned during this pandemic is that health is wealth and unfortunately we have an incredibly poor obesity rate in this country, we're probably the worst in Europe.

Haskell has also posted a video on Youtube, calling for the scheme.

Industry campaigner and independent gym owner Nick Whitcombe, is another supporter of the scheme.

In a passionate Instagram post, Whitcombe laid out details of how a Work Out to Help Out scheme could work in practice.

"There are many ways how 'Work Out to Help Out' would benefit the entire country, but the one that would yield the clearest, immediate results – in improving both physical and mental health – would be the subsidising of gym memberships.

"We are asking the government to subsidise gym memberships over a 12-week period, by 50 per cent, in the same way the government subsidised the meals for Eat Out to Help Out."

The debate follows an official reply from the government to the petition, which failed to mention health clubs or gyms. (to read more about the government's response, click here).

The UK parliament will today debate the merits of a Work Out to Help Out scheme, designed to offer subsidised access to health clubs and leisure centres across the country.
PTS,SAR,HAF,FIT,IND,PUB
2021/THUMB347394_758771_122228.jpg
Latest News
In a bid to get girls more active, Nuffield Health has launched a campaign, Move ...
Latest News
Sport for Confidence CIC has received a national award for its pioneering work hardwiring occupational ...
Latest News
Mindbody, has launched a specialist insurance programme for its customers which is being delivered through ...
Latest News
After introducing Xponential’s reformer Pilates concept, Club Pilates, to Germany last year, Matin Seibold's LifeFit ...
Latest News
Rugby legend, Jonny Wilkinson has been announced as a keynote speaker for the HCM Summit ...
Latest News
As United Fitness Brands gears up to launch its fifth Reformcore location at Battersea Power ...
Latest News
The Gym Group has built on the positive momentum of 2023, with a strong half-year ...
Latest News
The way fat stores are metabolised during exercise is different in males and females, according ...
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The practice of prolonging the life of gym equipment through careful refurbishment is gaining traction
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Life Fitness has reimagined cardio with the launch of its Symbio line which has been designed with advanced biomechanics and offers deep levels of customisation
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
We all know we need to stand more. Now an exciting new partnership between Physical and Teca Fitness expands this thinking into UK gyms and beyond
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
At the heart of the Sydney Swans new headquarters in Australia is an elite player-focused training facility by strength equipment specialist BLK BOX
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
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
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
From payments to virtual classes, software integrations can take your operation to the next level. Providers tell us about their most in-demand offerings
HCM magazine
Appointed president of Xponential Fitness when she was only 34, Sarah Luna attributes her career success to the grit, determination and stamina she honed as a dancer by day and Pilates teacher by night. She talks to Kath Hudson about how owning her choices has given her the resilience to take on one of the top jobs in the US fitness industry, while also raising a family
HCM magazine
As more trans women, trans men and non-binary people join health clubs, it’s time to work out a system where everyone feels included, protected and safe in the locker room. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
When retailer, the €11 billion-a-year Colruyt Group, decided to get into the health club market, the plan was to fully integrate its entire business using customer insight data. The results are remarkable
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mariah Rooney

Founder, Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
When people experience early life trauma it impacts their bodies and nervous systems. I became curious about how lifting weights could help them have the experience of strength
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Altrafit introduces custom functional fitness equipment at Third Space
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable functional fitness equipment that is built to last with the development and introduction of a new functional fitness keg for luxury gym operator, Third Space.
Company profiles
Company profile: We Work Well Inc
We Work Well is a global premier hosted buyer event company, connecting high-level executives from ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Inspace Fitness
Inspace Fitness is an exciting, fast growing, fitness equipment, gym design and equipment service supplier ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Active IQ press release: Industry heavyweight David Stalker joins Active IQ as independent adviser
David Stalker, President of EuropeActive and a CIMSPA chartered fellow is joining Active IQ from July 2024.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: London Youth Games concludes at Copper Box Arena
After an incredibly competitive season, the London Youth Games Finals Festival took place at the end of last month at GLL's Copper Box Arena in London.
Directory
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
Property & Tenders
Chiswick, Gillingham, York and Nottingham
Savills
Property & Tenders
Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Cotswold Lakes Trust
Property & Tenders
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
10 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London,
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
04-06 Feb 2025
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-13 Feb 2025
Fairmont Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Diary dates
10-13 Apr 2025
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
07-07 Jun 2025
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
28-31 Oct 2025
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates

Latest news

Parliament will debate Work Out to Help Out scheme

Debate will take place at the House of Commons today (22 March) at around 6.15pm
Session can be viewed across the Parliament's official channels – including on Youtube
Petition for Work Out to Help Out has attracted 230,000 signatures
There is widespread support for initiative across the physical activity industry

The UK parliament will today (22 March) debate the merits of a Work Out to Help Out scheme, designed to offer subsidised access to health clubs and leisure centres across the country.

The debate – led by MP, Nick Fletcher – will take place at the House of Commons at around 6.15pm and can be viewed on the official UK Parliament Youtube channel (click here).

A petition calling for the initiative – started by HCM editor, Liz Terry MBE – has so far attracted nearly 230,000 signatures and has received widespread support from the health and physical activity sector. The petition also called for gyms to open first after lockdown.

Those asking the government to introduce the scheme include gym chain Pure Gym, Wearable fitness brand Myzone, Barry's UK co-founder Sandy Macaskill and a plethora of independent operators, such as Mo Chaudry.

Among the most vocal supporters of the scheme has been former England rugby star James Haskell.

Speaking to Sky News, the former England Rugby player said more action was needed to teach 'hugely obese' Britons to be active – and that a Work Out to Help Out scheme would be a great start.

"What we've learned during this pandemic is that health is wealth and unfortunately we have an incredibly poor obesity rate in this country, we're probably the worst in Europe.

Haskell has also posted a video on Youtube, calling for the scheme.

Industry campaigner and independent gym owner Nick Whitcombe, is another supporter of the scheme.

In a passionate Instagram post, Whitcombe laid out details of how a Work Out to Help Out scheme could work in practice.

"There are many ways how 'Work Out to Help Out' would benefit the entire country, but the one that would yield the clearest, immediate results – in improving both physical and mental health – would be the subsidising of gym memberships.

"We are asking the government to subsidise gym memberships over a 12-week period, by 50 per cent, in the same way the government subsidised the meals for Eat Out to Help Out."

The debate follows an official reply from the government to the petition, which failed to mention health clubs or gyms. (to read more about the government's response, click here).

The UK parliament will today debate the merits of a Work Out to Help Out scheme, designed to offer subsidised access to health clubs and leisure centres across the country.
PTS,SAR,HAF,FIT,IND,PUB
2021/THUMB347394_758771_122228.jpg

Latest news

In a bid to get girls more active, Nuffield Health has launched a campaign, Move
Sport for Confidence CIC has received a national award for its pioneering work hardwiring occupational
Mindbody, has launched a specialist insurance programme for its customers which is being delivered through
After introducing Xponential’s reformer Pilates concept, Club Pilates, to Germany last year, Matin Seibold's LifeFit
Rugby legend, Jonny Wilkinson has been announced as a keynote speaker for the HCM Summit
As United Fitness Brands gears up to launch its fifth Reformcore location at Battersea Power
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable
The Gym Group has built on the positive momentum of 2023, with a strong half-year
The way fat stores are metabolised during exercise is different in males and females, according
The UK's National Sector Partners Group (NSP) has called on the new government to pledge
Boutique fitness software platform, Xplor Mariana Tek, has launched in-app gamification to help studios motivate
Trade show and conference, Elevate, is expanding to India next year, with an event scheduled
Industry body CIMSPA, which represents workers across the physical activity sector, has created an online
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Nutrient vitamin IV therapy franchise, Prime IV Hydration & Wellness, is accelerating its expansion across
Edinburgh Leisure is launching a six-week introduction to Nordic walking as part of its award-winning
Third Space is celebrating the launch of its 11th club in London at the historic
Happy staff make more profitable businesses is the message of Jetts CEO, Elaine Jobson’s new
The European College of Sports Science (ECSS) welcomes 3,000 academics to the University of the
According to research carried out in the US by YouGov, cost is the main reason
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Village Hotels has changed hands following a deal between the owner – an affiliate of
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released a new report emphasising the critical role of
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
1 - 20 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The practice of prolonging the life of gym equipment through careful refurbishment is gaining traction
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Life Fitness has reimagined cardio with the launch of its Symbio line which has been designed with advanced biomechanics and offers deep levels of customisation
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
We all know we need to stand more. Now an exciting new partnership between Physical and Teca Fitness expands this thinking into UK gyms and beyond
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
At the heart of the Sydney Swans new headquarters in Australia is an elite player-focused training facility by strength equipment specialist BLK BOX
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
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
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
From payments to virtual classes, software integrations can take your operation to the next level. Providers tell us about their most in-demand offerings
HCM magazine
Appointed president of Xponential Fitness when she was only 34, Sarah Luna attributes her career success to the grit, determination and stamina she honed as a dancer by day and Pilates teacher by night. She talks to Kath Hudson about how owning her choices has given her the resilience to take on one of the top jobs in the US fitness industry, while also raising a family
HCM magazine
As more trans women, trans men and non-binary people join health clubs, it’s time to work out a system where everyone feels included, protected and safe in the locker room. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
When retailer, the €11 billion-a-year Colruyt Group, decided to get into the health club market, the plan was to fully integrate its entire business using customer insight data. The results are remarkable
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mariah Rooney

Founder, Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
When people experience early life trauma it impacts their bodies and nervous systems. I became curious about how lifting weights could help them have the experience of strength
HCM magazine
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mark Tweedie

Associate, Miova
I’d love to see a national wellness service working hand in glove with NHS primary care
HCM magazine
It’s time to start the conversation about pelvic health. It’s not just menopausal women who have challenges: young women and men can also experience issues they’re too embarrassed to discuss or seek help for, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
AI has the potential to support people in making healthy lifestyle changes if its algorithms can be updated to understand the different stages of motivation, as Jodi Heckel reports
HCM magazine
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Altrafit introduces custom functional fitness equipment at Third Space
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable functional fitness equipment that is built to last with the development and introduction of a new functional fitness keg for luxury gym operator, Third Space.
Company profiles
Company profile: We Work Well Inc
We Work Well is a global premier hosted buyer event company, connecting high-level executives from ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Inspace Fitness
Inspace Fitness is an exciting, fast growing, fitness equipment, gym design and equipment service supplier ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Active IQ press release: Industry heavyweight David Stalker joins Active IQ as independent adviser
David Stalker, President of EuropeActive and a CIMSPA chartered fellow is joining Active IQ from July 2024.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: London Youth Games concludes at Copper Box Arena
After an incredibly competitive season, the London Youth Games Finals Festival took place at the end of last month at GLL's Copper Box Arena in London.
Directory
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
Property & Tenders
Chiswick, Gillingham, York and Nottingham
Savills
Property & Tenders
Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Cotswold Lakes Trust
Property & Tenders
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
10 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London,
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
04-06 Feb 2025
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-13 Feb 2025
Fairmont Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Diary dates
10-13 Apr 2025
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
07-07 Jun 2025
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
28-31 Oct 2025
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Savills
Savills
Partner sites