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
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
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

Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children

A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children.

The ukactive Research Institute has teamed up with national disability charity Sense for the project, which will explore the barriers and motivations of families with disability needs.

It will look at access to physical activity provision, the challenges of families being active together, the impact on siblings with no disability and whether there are differences between community and education provision.

The research project will be divided into two phases, beginning with a consultation to understand the complex needs of families with disabled children in order to inform the development and delivery of sport and physical activity sessions, family days and other initiatives.

Parents of disabled children are encouraged to offer their views on the challenges they face by completing an online survey by Sunday 15 March.

Following the initial research, Sense will establish a national activity programme for disabled children and evaluate the impact of it on the child and the wider family.

The second phase will see ukactive’s Research Institute measure and evaluate interventions that Sense provides for families with children who have complex disabilities and non-disabled siblings.

“The results of this new research programme will be used to create a nationwide programme of sport and physical activity opportunities to help tackle the issue of inactivity," said Alissa Ayling, head of sport and physical activity at Sense.

“We know that children with complex disabilities often miss out on participating in sport and physical exercise, which is vital for staying healthy, learning new skills and making friends.

“It’s our goal to establish more sport and play opportunities for children with complex disabilities to be able to lead happy, healthy and active lives.”

Matthew Wade, senior researcher at ukactive, said: “Our new partnership with Sense marks an exciting new chapter in our work to better understand the inequalities facing families with disabled children who want to be more active.

“ukactive’s members want to create a level playing for all children, with opportunities for every child to be more active, no matter where they live or what disabilities they have.

“Through our research with Sense, we aim to produce evidence that will help make physical activities more accessible for every family and child.”

In 2015, Sense launched a public inquiry into the provision of play opportunities for children with complex disabilities. It found that 92 per cent of parents felt their child did not have the same opportunities to play as their non-disabled peers, while 81 per cent of parents reported difficulties in accessing local play opportunities.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children.
SAR,PLY,HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,RES,PUB
imagesX/THUMB344290_202339_353623.jpg
Latest News
Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness ...
Latest News
Boutique gym attendance and class bookings in some world regions have bounced back to around ...
Latest News
The government has further extended protection from rent enforcement activity until the end of the ...
Latest News
Town Sports International – which operates a raft of brands, including the New York Sports ...
Latest News
Wearable tech firm Formsense has secured a technology partnership with an inter-interdisciplinary team of researchers ...
Latest News
Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards ...
Latest News
Sport England has launched the latest edition of the popular This Girl Can campaign, celebrating ...
Latest News
COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it – and the fitness industry with ...
Features
feature
A study in the US found that restaurant attendance was the only factor which correlated with testing positive for the virus
Features
Talking Point
Some of those who’ve suffered from COVID-19 face a long road to recovery. What role can the health and fitness industry play in supporting them with their rehabilitation? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Special Report
World United is a brand new global campaign designed to help clubs reactivate paused members, attract new ones and celebrate the return of fitness. HCM gets a briefing from Jak Phillips
Features
Editor's letter
Lockdown was tough, but reopening has brought a new raft of challenges and opportunities, as gyms fight to be seen as powerful delivery partners in the fight against COVID-19, while also being safe for consumers
Features
Supplier showcase
Safe Space has created a new locker space for global franchise, UFC GYM, which both maintains its brand image and delivers operational support
Features
Research
Older men who play football regularly have cells ‘younger’ than those of their inactive peers, according to new research from sports scientists in Denmark and Germany
Features
Functional
Suppliers are offering programming for rigs to enable operators to tackle social distancing challenges, create a boutique feel and reduce the intimidation factor. HCM gets the lowdown from key suppliers
Features
People
FIBO 2020 will set a new benchmark, ensuring virtual and live trade fairs evolve into a hybrid model, defining a future-oriented format that opens a new chapter in the trade fair industry
People
The real novelty of AWRC is the way it brings together a mix of academic disciplines with external agencies and communities
People
I’m Confident we can deliver 50 coach gyms in the uk, however, I feel the opportunity is really much larger
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Virtual Revolution: Hutchison Technologies help operators motivate members
Hutchison Technologies virtual solutions are helping operators expand their virtual offering and get motivated members back into the club.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online
According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Positive feedback
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children

A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children.

The ukactive Research Institute has teamed up with national disability charity Sense for the project, which will explore the barriers and motivations of families with disability needs.

It will look at access to physical activity provision, the challenges of families being active together, the impact on siblings with no disability and whether there are differences between community and education provision.

The research project will be divided into two phases, beginning with a consultation to understand the complex needs of families with disabled children in order to inform the development and delivery of sport and physical activity sessions, family days and other initiatives.

Parents of disabled children are encouraged to offer their views on the challenges they face by completing an online survey by Sunday 15 March.

Following the initial research, Sense will establish a national activity programme for disabled children and evaluate the impact of it on the child and the wider family.

The second phase will see ukactive’s Research Institute measure and evaluate interventions that Sense provides for families with children who have complex disabilities and non-disabled siblings.

“The results of this new research programme will be used to create a nationwide programme of sport and physical activity opportunities to help tackle the issue of inactivity," said Alissa Ayling, head of sport and physical activity at Sense.

“We know that children with complex disabilities often miss out on participating in sport and physical exercise, which is vital for staying healthy, learning new skills and making friends.

“It’s our goal to establish more sport and play opportunities for children with complex disabilities to be able to lead happy, healthy and active lives.”

Matthew Wade, senior researcher at ukactive, said: “Our new partnership with Sense marks an exciting new chapter in our work to better understand the inequalities facing families with disabled children who want to be more active.

“ukactive’s members want to create a level playing for all children, with opportunities for every child to be more active, no matter where they live or what disabilities they have.

“Through our research with Sense, we aim to produce evidence that will help make physical activities more accessible for every family and child.”

In 2015, Sense launched a public inquiry into the provision of play opportunities for children with complex disabilities. It found that 92 per cent of parents felt their child did not have the same opportunities to play as their non-disabled peers, while 81 per cent of parents reported difficulties in accessing local play opportunities.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children.
SAR,PLY,HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,RES,PUB
imagesX/THUMB344290_202339_353623.jpg

News

Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness
Boutique gym attendance and class bookings in some world regions have bounced back to around
The government has further extended protection from rent enforcement activity until the end of the
Town Sports International – which operates a raft of brands, including the New York Sports
Wearable tech firm Formsense has secured a technology partnership with an inter-interdisciplinary team of researchers
Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential
Sport England has launched the latest edition of the popular This Girl Can campaign, celebrating
COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it – and the fitness industry with
PureGym has secured a £100m cash injection from shareholders to help deal with both the
Organised fitness, sports and other leisure activities (including swimming) can continue despite the introduction of
A study by researchers at Emory University in the US has shown how exercise can
A new training initiative is aiming to 'retool the physical activity workforce' to help businesses
fibodo Limited
fibodo Limited
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts, announces the launch
Althought local lockdowns are impacting gyms in Melbourne and also the state of Victoria, most
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), has announced that a “Call for Wellness Innovations” contest, as
A study of gym visit data from the US suggests that health clubs and fitness
Hutchison Technologies
Hutchison Technologies
1 - 15 of 11,602
Features
feature
A study in the US found that restaurant attendance was the only factor which correlated with testing positive for the virus
Features
Talking Point
Some of those who’ve suffered from COVID-19 face a long road to recovery. What role can the health and fitness industry play in supporting them with their rehabilitation? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Special Report
World United is a brand new global campaign designed to help clubs reactivate paused members, attract new ones and celebrate the return of fitness. HCM gets a briefing from Jak Phillips
Features
Editor's letter
Lockdown was tough, but reopening has brought a new raft of challenges and opportunities, as gyms fight to be seen as powerful delivery partners in the fight against COVID-19, while also being safe for consumers
Features
Supplier showcase
Safe Space has created a new locker space for global franchise, UFC GYM, which both maintains its brand image and delivers operational support
Features
Research
Older men who play football regularly have cells ‘younger’ than those of their inactive peers, according to new research from sports scientists in Denmark and Germany
Features
Functional
Suppliers are offering programming for rigs to enable operators to tackle social distancing challenges, create a boutique feel and reduce the intimidation factor. HCM gets the lowdown from key suppliers
Features
People
FIBO 2020 will set a new benchmark, ensuring virtual and live trade fairs evolve into a hybrid model, defining a future-oriented format that opens a new chapter in the trade fair industry
People
The real novelty of AWRC is the way it brings together a mix of academic disciplines with external agencies and communities
People
I’m Confident we can deliver 50 coach gyms in the uk, however, I feel the opportunity is really much larger
People
HCM people

Mark Tweedie

CEO, Community Leisure UK
Once facilities are mothballed they are unlikely to reopen ever again
People
We measured the impact of the EGYM equipment we installed in our gyms and saw a 35% increase in core strength over a six-month period, while the percentage of residents using the gyms went up from 10% to over 50%
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
People
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Virtual Revolution: Hutchison Technologies help operators motivate members
Hutchison Technologies virtual solutions are helping operators expand their virtual offering and get motivated members back into the club.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online
According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Positive feedback
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition