KeepMe
KeepMe
KeepMe
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

North West leisure trusts implement new approach to inactivity

Life Leisure's actilife health programme has been adopted by two North West leisure trusts planning to tackle the issue of inactivity in the community.

The model, devised and implemented by the Stockport-based social enterprise, combines wearable technology (fitness trackers), an online interactive platform and remote coaching, to help people become more active and better manage their weight.

The scheme has been adopted by trusts Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Everybody Sport and Recreation, which deliver sport, fitness and community wellbeing programmes for Wigan Council and Cheshire East Council respectively.

 actilife is designed to help all people but particularly those taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity a week who may struggle to access, or be intimidated by, attending regular fitness sessions.

 Participants use a fitness tracker to record their physical activity throughout the day which then syncs with an online portal that enables participants to monitor their progress. An actilife coach can access results via the online platform and provide tailored advice and support.

 An initial three-month pilot project with 400 Stockport residents – 61 per cent of whom were categorised as completely inactive – has seen 85 per cent of users report an increase in their activity levels. Over two-thirds changed their habits and took part in 30 minutes of ‘moderate physical activity’ at least three times a week.

 These results prompted Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Everybody Sport and Recreation to implement the programme.

 Rob Mentha, wellbeing co-ordinator at Inspiring healthy lifestyles, said: “We were already working with public health in Wigan Council to explore ways to address inactivity when we came across actilife and saw how well it was working in Stockport. It seemed a great fit for our objectives.”

 Having trialled actilife with local health professionals - to familiarise them with the scheme and help develop ‘Physical Activity Champions’ within their area - the programme is being launched to the public as an addition to the trust’s activity referral scheme.

 Branded ARS+, with the tagline ‘every move matters’, the model will be promoted through existing Inspiring healthy lifestyle programmes, health professionals and other health partners across Wigan and Leigh.

 Everybody Sport and Recreation has adopted actilife as part of its strategy to get more people in Cheshire East active.

 Donna Williamson, health and wellbeing manager at Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “Like Life Leisure, we have recognised that technology could and should play an important role in changing people’s lives through increased activity. As a trust focused on best practice we also recognise that not everyone can, or wants to, take part in sessions at leisure centres or sports clubs.

 “It’s our duty to seek out solutions that accommodate these needs and make healthy living as accessible as possible. That’s why we think actilife will work really well as part of our delivery strategy.”

 Staff at Everybody Sport and Recreation have taken part in a series of fitness challenges using the actilife portal before officially launching the service as a series of 12-week schemes.

 actilife will be promoted through the trust’s programmes, including cardiac health, adult and child weight management, and Active Lives exercise referral scheme – the latter specifically aimed at those who lead inactive lives but want to make a change.

 Williamson said: “We’re also going to work with local businesses to promote actilife to workforces, and have even created ‘sync hubs’ in some of our leisure centres so if people don’t have smart devices, they can simply walk past with their fitness tracker and their data will be uploaded to the portal. We are very excited about taking this out to the people of Cheshire East.”

 Malcolm McPhail, Life Leisure chief executive officer, said: “Addressing inactivity is one of the most important and fundamental ways that the leisure industry can support communities and improve public health. We’ve seen how powerful actilife is as a tool for achieving that goal and so are thrilled to now be working with other organisations to share the approach. The next step for us is to really push to get actilife embedded and recognised as a health intervention, and we’re working with local NHS services to help make that happen.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Life Leisure's actilife health programme has been adopted by two North West leisure trusts planning to tackle the issue of inactivity in the community.
HAF
THUMB17395_128890.jpg
Latest News
David Lloyd Clubs has opened a pop-up restaurant in Hackney, London, designed specifically to complement ...
Latest News
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is dipping its toe into the wellness tech market with a ...
Latest News
Health-tech brand hero has acquired Revitalise London – a preventative health and vitality specialist – ...
Latest News
Wellness tech platform Mindbody has signed a five-year partnership deal with fitness franchise F45. The ...
Latest News
Luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi has revealed plans to launch the first "floating yoga studio" ...
Latest News
Tech giant Apple is venturing further into the wellness space by launching a new Apple ...
Latest News
Bells + Whistles have designed a "social wellness club" in Los Angeles that has been ...
Latest News
Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will officially open on 24 January. The ...
Features
Trends
Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
Features
feature
Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
Features
feature
We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
Features
Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
Features
Aqua Health
Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
Features
Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
Features
Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
Features
People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
People
One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
People
HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , 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
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

North West leisure trusts implement new approach to inactivity

Life Leisure's actilife health programme has been adopted by two North West leisure trusts planning to tackle the issue of inactivity in the community.

The model, devised and implemented by the Stockport-based social enterprise, combines wearable technology (fitness trackers), an online interactive platform and remote coaching, to help people become more active and better manage their weight.

The scheme has been adopted by trusts Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Everybody Sport and Recreation, which deliver sport, fitness and community wellbeing programmes for Wigan Council and Cheshire East Council respectively.

 actilife is designed to help all people but particularly those taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity a week who may struggle to access, or be intimidated by, attending regular fitness sessions.

 Participants use a fitness tracker to record their physical activity throughout the day which then syncs with an online portal that enables participants to monitor their progress. An actilife coach can access results via the online platform and provide tailored advice and support.

 An initial three-month pilot project with 400 Stockport residents – 61 per cent of whom were categorised as completely inactive – has seen 85 per cent of users report an increase in their activity levels. Over two-thirds changed their habits and took part in 30 minutes of ‘moderate physical activity’ at least three times a week.

 These results prompted Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Everybody Sport and Recreation to implement the programme.

 Rob Mentha, wellbeing co-ordinator at Inspiring healthy lifestyles, said: “We were already working with public health in Wigan Council to explore ways to address inactivity when we came across actilife and saw how well it was working in Stockport. It seemed a great fit for our objectives.”

 Having trialled actilife with local health professionals - to familiarise them with the scheme and help develop ‘Physical Activity Champions’ within their area - the programme is being launched to the public as an addition to the trust’s activity referral scheme.

 Branded ARS+, with the tagline ‘every move matters’, the model will be promoted through existing Inspiring healthy lifestyle programmes, health professionals and other health partners across Wigan and Leigh.

 Everybody Sport and Recreation has adopted actilife as part of its strategy to get more people in Cheshire East active.

 Donna Williamson, health and wellbeing manager at Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “Like Life Leisure, we have recognised that technology could and should play an important role in changing people’s lives through increased activity. As a trust focused on best practice we also recognise that not everyone can, or wants to, take part in sessions at leisure centres or sports clubs.

 “It’s our duty to seek out solutions that accommodate these needs and make healthy living as accessible as possible. That’s why we think actilife will work really well as part of our delivery strategy.”

 Staff at Everybody Sport and Recreation have taken part in a series of fitness challenges using the actilife portal before officially launching the service as a series of 12-week schemes.

 actilife will be promoted through the trust’s programmes, including cardiac health, adult and child weight management, and Active Lives exercise referral scheme – the latter specifically aimed at those who lead inactive lives but want to make a change.

 Williamson said: “We’re also going to work with local businesses to promote actilife to workforces, and have even created ‘sync hubs’ in some of our leisure centres so if people don’t have smart devices, they can simply walk past with their fitness tracker and their data will be uploaded to the portal. We are very excited about taking this out to the people of Cheshire East.”

 Malcolm McPhail, Life Leisure chief executive officer, said: “Addressing inactivity is one of the most important and fundamental ways that the leisure industry can support communities and improve public health. We’ve seen how powerful actilife is as a tool for achieving that goal and so are thrilled to now be working with other organisations to share the approach. The next step for us is to really push to get actilife embedded and recognised as a health intervention, and we’re working with local NHS services to help make that happen.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Life Leisure's actilife health programme has been adopted by two North West leisure trusts planning to tackle the issue of inactivity in the community.
HAF
THUMB17395_128890.jpg

News

David Lloyd Clubs has opened a pop-up restaurant in Hackney, London, designed specifically to complement
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is dipping its toe into the wellness tech market with a
Health-tech brand hero has acquired Revitalise London – a preventative health and vitality specialist –
Wellness tech platform Mindbody has signed a five-year partnership deal with fitness franchise F45. The
Luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi has revealed plans to launch the first "floating yoga studio"
Tech giant Apple is venturing further into the wellness space by launching a new Apple
ukactive
ukactive
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader
Bells + Whistles have designed a "social wellness club" in Los Angeles that has been
Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will officially open on 24 January. The
Snap Fitness has made international expansion its priority for 2020, with plans to enter new
Action PR have created a new studio design for Everyone Active 's Fortis Powered by
Gold's Gym completed 22 US franchise agreements and a total of 35 new openings worldwide
F45 is expanding its UK footprint with the launch of two new studios in Manchester.
Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS)
Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS)
A new cross-training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a
Rockwell Group have unveiled designs for luxury hospitality and wellness amenities at Manhattan's 550 Madison
The Gym Group is set to continue its fast pace of growth in 2020, with
A new product aimed at the ageing population is combining wearable fitness tech with artificial
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
1 - 15 of 11,227
Features
Trends
Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
Features
feature
Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
Features
feature
We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
Features
Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
Features
Aqua Health
Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
Features
Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
Features
Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
Features
People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
People
One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
People
HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
People
HCM people

Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
People
In the long term, the fitness industry will utilise technological advances in augmented reality and holographic telepresence
People
So there we were, still in our 20s, responsible for running what was Finland’s largest fitness club
People
We’re proud to be opening our first EMF Junior gym in the coming weeks, designed for children aged one- to 14-years-old
People
people can leave their desks whenever they choose to have a workout. They won’t be judged for staying too long or going too often.
People
The Well is the first modern membership-based wellness club of its kind
People
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , 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
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
KeepMe
KeepMe