Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab
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

Premium memberships provide Gym Group with profit boost as it prepares to launch small-box model

We opened more new sites in the first half of the year than in any other first-half period in the past three years
– Richard Darwin

The Gym Group has attributed strong growth in revenues and profits on a pipeline of new openings and the success of its 'Live It' premium membership model.

The group reported revenues of £74.0m for the first six months of 2019, an increase of 26.9 per cent compared to the first half of 2018. The increase resulted in pre-tax profits of £7.1m – up 53.3 per cent from 2018.

During the period, the company opened eight new gyms and completed the integration of the easyGym sites – which it acquired in 2018 – into its estate. The group now operates 165 sites across the UK.

"This has been a strong first half for us and that is reflected in the revenue growth and an increase in profits," said Richard Darwin, CEO.

"We opened more new sites in the first half of the year than in any other first-half period in the past three years. We've also completed the integration of the easyGym sites into our estate, so all those sites are now operated under The Gym brand."

Darwin added that the Live It model had played a major part in revenue growth.

The premium membership option was introduced 18 months ago and offers three benefits: multi-site access – which enables members to choose up to five gyms they can use regularly – the option of bringing a friend to the gym and the use of FitQuest measurement machines.

Live It is offered to existing members as a £5 add-on and has now been rolled out across the entire estate.

"The yield per member was up 5.6 per cent to £15.47 per member – and that is very much on the back on the growth we've seen in Live It, which has now been taken up by 16.9 of our total membership," Darwin said.

Looking forward, the company is preparing to launch its "small-box" model by the end of the year.

The new format is a scaled-down version of The Gym concept which, according to Darwin, will open up opportunities to enter new markets.

"The first small-box format will open in Newark, Nottinghamshire by the end of 2019 and we expect to do a roll-out of that during 2020," Darwin said.

"The concept is pretty much a slimmed-down version of what we already do. Our traditional gyms are, on average, around 15,500sq ft in size. The small box sites will be between 5,000sq ft and 9,000sq ft.

"What it does is offer us the opportunity to go into towns that wouldn't previously have been on our target list, because they wouldn't have been big enough – towns where the overall population is between 25,000 and 60,000.

"While we don't have an exact target number of sites for the small box model yet, we did a study with PwC which showed that there could potentially be an additional 300 small box sites across the UK. So the volume is there."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Gym Group has attributed strong growth in revenues and profits on a pipeline of new openings and the success of its 'Live It' premium membership model.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS
imagesX/THUMB342866_697426_146702.jpg
Latest News
Rising workplace stress among employees has led companies to increase their investment in incentives as ...
Latest News
David Lloyd Leisure is facing prosecution by Leeds Council over alleged health and safety breaches, ...
Latest News
Taking part in regular aerobic exercise could decrease the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease in ...
Latest News
A self-help studio marketing itself as a "first-of-its-kind self-development wellness space" will open in the ...
Latest News
A report outlining membership habits and retention in the fitness sector will be released at ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has signed a master franchise deal for its Club Pilates brand in Singapore, ...
Latest News
The Bee Network initiative – a joined-up cycling and walking network in Greater Manchester – ...
Latest News
Multi-brand wellness operator Evolution Wellness plans to launch new concepts and brands into the Asian ...
Features
feature
HCM talks to Fraser Smith about founding his studio and why he picked miha bodytec as his supplier and EMS training for his USP
Features
feature
Abbeycroft Leisure - Inspiring better health and wellbeing for Suffolk communities
Features
IHRSA Update
Kristen Walsh takes a look inside IHRSA’s latest Profiles of Success report
Features
Myzone
Steve Mellor, owner of AMP Athletic, has installed Myzone to drive his business. We find out how it’s enabling him to deliver great service to his members
Features
Design
Third Space sold its boutique brand, Another Space, and launched its sixth full-service club in the space of a few weeks, signalling its intention to consoldidate its position at the top end of the market
Features
feature
Technogym is helping Odyssey Health Club launch new gym floor formats that enhance the member experience
Features
Supplier showcase
Class Boutique Fitness has collaborated with Physical Company to create a boutique studio offering that’s as inclusive as it is effective
Features
People
In addition to being one of the UK’s largest leisure management companies, Parkwood Leisure is also a health and fitness operator at scale, with 73 gyms and over 100,000 members. MD Glen Hall tells HCM how two major reviews in recent years have put the company on a new path
People
HCM people

Amanda Daley

Professor of behavioural medicine, Loughborough University
PACE labelling would be a simple, user-friendly way of informing people, at a glance, of the amount of physical activity required for the food they are considering eating
People
People have been coming back to me for more than 35 years – I take them to another dimension as they progress, because the dimensions are endless
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Iyashi Dôme: the original Japanese sauna
In 2004, Shogoro Uemura, CEO of Iyashi Dôme, was inspired by his father’s work to create a new treatment protocol based on the Japanese tradition of sand bathing.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
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: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Mar 2020
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, Italy
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
27-29 Mar 2020
TeatroGoya Multiespacio, Madrid, Spain
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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

Premium memberships provide Gym Group with profit boost as it prepares to launch small-box model

We opened more new sites in the first half of the year than in any other first-half period in the past three years
– Richard Darwin

The Gym Group has attributed strong growth in revenues and profits on a pipeline of new openings and the success of its 'Live It' premium membership model.

The group reported revenues of £74.0m for the first six months of 2019, an increase of 26.9 per cent compared to the first half of 2018. The increase resulted in pre-tax profits of £7.1m – up 53.3 per cent from 2018.

During the period, the company opened eight new gyms and completed the integration of the easyGym sites – which it acquired in 2018 – into its estate. The group now operates 165 sites across the UK.

"This has been a strong first half for us and that is reflected in the revenue growth and an increase in profits," said Richard Darwin, CEO.

"We opened more new sites in the first half of the year than in any other first-half period in the past three years. We've also completed the integration of the easyGym sites into our estate, so all those sites are now operated under The Gym brand."

Darwin added that the Live It model had played a major part in revenue growth.

The premium membership option was introduced 18 months ago and offers three benefits: multi-site access – which enables members to choose up to five gyms they can use regularly – the option of bringing a friend to the gym and the use of FitQuest measurement machines.

Live It is offered to existing members as a £5 add-on and has now been rolled out across the entire estate.

"The yield per member was up 5.6 per cent to £15.47 per member – and that is very much on the back on the growth we've seen in Live It, which has now been taken up by 16.9 of our total membership," Darwin said.

Looking forward, the company is preparing to launch its "small-box" model by the end of the year.

The new format is a scaled-down version of The Gym concept which, according to Darwin, will open up opportunities to enter new markets.

"The first small-box format will open in Newark, Nottinghamshire by the end of 2019 and we expect to do a roll-out of that during 2020," Darwin said.

"The concept is pretty much a slimmed-down version of what we already do. Our traditional gyms are, on average, around 15,500sq ft in size. The small box sites will be between 5,000sq ft and 9,000sq ft.

"What it does is offer us the opportunity to go into towns that wouldn't previously have been on our target list, because they wouldn't have been big enough – towns where the overall population is between 25,000 and 60,000.

"While we don't have an exact target number of sites for the small box model yet, we did a study with PwC which showed that there could potentially be an additional 300 small box sites across the UK. So the volume is there."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Gym Group has attributed strong growth in revenues and profits on a pipeline of new openings and the success of its 'Live It' premium membership model.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS
imagesX/THUMB342866_697426_146702.jpg

News

Rising workplace stress among employees has led companies to increase their investment in incentives as
David Lloyd Leisure is facing prosecution by Leeds Council over alleged health and safety breaches,
Taking part in regular aerobic exercise could decrease the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease in
A self-help studio marketing itself as a "first-of-its-kind self-development wellness space" will open in the
A report outlining membership habits and retention in the fitness sector will be released at
Xponential Fitness has signed a master franchise deal for its Club Pilates brand in Singapore,
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event,
The Bee Network initiative – a joined-up cycling and walking network in Greater Manchester –
Multi-brand wellness operator Evolution Wellness plans to launch new concepts and brands into the Asian
Four in five (81 per cent) disabled people want to be more physically active –
Women-only kickboxing franchise 30 Minute Hit plans to open 50 new sites internationally during 2020.
A white paper charting the effects of intermediary services – or aggregators – in the
A study has suggested that listening to high-tempo music could increase the benefits of exercise
ukactive
ukactive
In 2004, Shogoro Uemura, CEO of Iyashi Dôme, was inspired by his father’s work to
The iconic City Baths in Newcastle have reopened to the public following a complete restoration.
Flexology, which markets itself as "the UK’s first dedicated stretch studio", is planning to expand
Ukactive has called on HM Treasury to invest more in the physical activity sector, in
MyZone
MyZone
1 - 15 of 11,261
Features
feature
HCM talks to Fraser Smith about founding his studio and why he picked miha bodytec as his supplier and EMS training for his USP
Features
feature
Abbeycroft Leisure - Inspiring better health and wellbeing for Suffolk communities
Features
IHRSA Update
Kristen Walsh takes a look inside IHRSA’s latest Profiles of Success report
Features
Myzone
Steve Mellor, owner of AMP Athletic, has installed Myzone to drive his business. We find out how it’s enabling him to deliver great service to his members
Features
Design
Third Space sold its boutique brand, Another Space, and launched its sixth full-service club in the space of a few weeks, signalling its intention to consoldidate its position at the top end of the market
Features
feature
Technogym is helping Odyssey Health Club launch new gym floor formats that enhance the member experience
Features
Supplier showcase
Class Boutique Fitness has collaborated with Physical Company to create a boutique studio offering that’s as inclusive as it is effective
Features
People
In addition to being one of the UK’s largest leisure management companies, Parkwood Leisure is also a health and fitness operator at scale, with 73 gyms and over 100,000 members. MD Glen Hall tells HCM how two major reviews in recent years have put the company on a new path
People
HCM people

Amanda Daley

Professor of behavioural medicine, Loughborough University
PACE labelling would be a simple, user-friendly way of informing people, at a glance, of the amount of physical activity required for the food they are considering eating
People
People have been coming back to me for more than 35 years – I take them to another dimension as they progress, because the dimensions are endless
People
People come in with problems and the NHS is absolutely brilliant at fixing things when they’ve gone wrong or are broken. But it’s all reactive: unfortunately, it’s not very good at stopping things getting broken in the first place
People
We have 14 rockstar instructors, all freelance but all working for us on an exclusive basis, and haven’t lost a single one of them since we opened. We pay them well – they can earn €100+ for a full class. But even more important than that, they all feel involved in the business
People
HCM people

Stephen Aucott & Matt Brown

Odyssey Health Club and Spa
We’d like to think we’re offering something unique that will encourage members to grow their own vegetables and reconnect to their relationship with food
People
HCM people

Duncan Jefford

Regional Director, Everyone Active
People don’t want to just come in and run on a treadmill or sit on a bike, they want an experience
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

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
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Iyashi Dôme: the original Japanese sauna
In 2004, Shogoro Uemura, CEO of Iyashi Dôme, was inspired by his father’s work to create a new treatment protocol based on the Japanese tradition of sand bathing.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
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: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Mar 2020
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, Italy
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
27-29 Mar 2020
TeatroGoya Multiespacio, Madrid, Spain
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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab