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!
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
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

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) acquires Dr Sears Wellness Institute

ACE has acquired Dr Sears Wellness Institute for an undisclosed sum
The merger has created a new division ACE Health and Wellness
Bob Hodgin, former CEO of DSWI, will manage the department on a day-to-day basis, as ACE health and wellness executive vice president
ACE president and chief science officer Dr Cedric Bryant will oversee the new division’s operations

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has acquired the Dr Sears Wellness Institute (DSWI) for an undisclosed sum. DSWI will join ACE as part of a new division, ACE Health and Wellness. The move enables ACE to expand its health coaching certification and education offering.

Bob Hodgin, the former CEO and president of DSWI, has taken on the role of ACE health and wellness executive vice president. Hodgin will run the new division’s day-to-day business with ACE president and chief science officer Dr Cedric Bryant overseeing operations.

“We are proud to be joining forces with DSWI to grow the field of health coaching,” said Bryant. “DSWI has an outstanding reputation and is well respected in allied health and healthcare, where there is tremendous growth opportunity for lifestyle behaviour change education and training.”

Health coaches, personal trainers, group fitness instructors and certified medical specialists can get certified through non-profit ACE. According to ACE’s 2021 impact report, more than 8,000 health coaches have qualified through ACE with an estimated 2.4m appointments held with clients in 2021. Its Health Coach Advanced Training Programme is a 12-month, NCCA-accredited, course where participants must complete over 65 hours of work experience as well as coursework.

In line with its goal to “get people moving” and have a significant impact on the prevalence of inactivity-related diseases, the acquisition will grow ACE’s number of certified health coaches to more than 15,000.

The DSWI was founded in 2007 by doctor and author Dr William Sears. It offers health coach programmes for individuals and professionals. “DSWI is proud to join a mission-driven organisation like ACE who has been committed to health and wellness coaching for over twenty years,” said Hodgin. “The expertise and breadth of resources that will now be available to both our DSWI and ACE health and wellness coaches is unparalleled in this growing industry.”

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment market for health coaches – or health education specialists, as described by the organisation – is set to increase by 12 per cent by 2031 in the US. Demand for fitness trainers will be even greater, according to estimations, with the market growing 19 percent in the next eight years.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has acquired the Dr Sears Wellness Institute (DSWI) for an undisclosed sum. DSWI will join ACE as part of a new division, ACE Health and Wellness. The move enables ACE to expand its health coaching certification and education offering.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,WCM,SWC,TRA
2022/THUMB350087_840781_626557.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
Symbio ultra-premium cardio equipment from Life Fitness raises the bar for design and performance
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet
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
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
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
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
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
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
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
HCM magazine
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
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: Mindbody
Mindbody is a true all-in-one software platform, providing first-rate service for your clients and the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Matrix: Futureproofing
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
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
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) acquires Dr Sears Wellness Institute

ACE has acquired Dr Sears Wellness Institute for an undisclosed sum
The merger has created a new division ACE Health and Wellness
Bob Hodgin, former CEO of DSWI, will manage the department on a day-to-day basis, as ACE health and wellness executive vice president
ACE president and chief science officer Dr Cedric Bryant will oversee the new division’s operations

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has acquired the Dr Sears Wellness Institute (DSWI) for an undisclosed sum. DSWI will join ACE as part of a new division, ACE Health and Wellness. The move enables ACE to expand its health coaching certification and education offering.

Bob Hodgin, the former CEO and president of DSWI, has taken on the role of ACE health and wellness executive vice president. Hodgin will run the new division’s day-to-day business with ACE president and chief science officer Dr Cedric Bryant overseeing operations.

“We are proud to be joining forces with DSWI to grow the field of health coaching,” said Bryant. “DSWI has an outstanding reputation and is well respected in allied health and healthcare, where there is tremendous growth opportunity for lifestyle behaviour change education and training.”

Health coaches, personal trainers, group fitness instructors and certified medical specialists can get certified through non-profit ACE. According to ACE’s 2021 impact report, more than 8,000 health coaches have qualified through ACE with an estimated 2.4m appointments held with clients in 2021. Its Health Coach Advanced Training Programme is a 12-month, NCCA-accredited, course where participants must complete over 65 hours of work experience as well as coursework.

In line with its goal to “get people moving” and have a significant impact on the prevalence of inactivity-related diseases, the acquisition will grow ACE’s number of certified health coaches to more than 15,000.

The DSWI was founded in 2007 by doctor and author Dr William Sears. It offers health coach programmes for individuals and professionals. “DSWI is proud to join a mission-driven organisation like ACE who has been committed to health and wellness coaching for over twenty years,” said Hodgin. “The expertise and breadth of resources that will now be available to both our DSWI and ACE health and wellness coaches is unparalleled in this growing industry.”

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment market for health coaches – or health education specialists, as described by the organisation – is set to increase by 12 per cent by 2031 in the US. Demand for fitness trainers will be even greater, according to estimations, with the market growing 19 percent in the next eight years.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has acquired the Dr Sears Wellness Institute (DSWI) for an undisclosed sum. DSWI will join ACE as part of a new division, ACE Health and Wellness. The move enables ACE to expand its health coaching certification and education offering.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,WCM,SWC,TRA
2022/THUMB350087_840781_626557.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
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
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
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
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
Symbio ultra-premium cardio equipment from Life Fitness raises the bar for design and performance
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet
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
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
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
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
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
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
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
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
Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your ideas and experiences. We’d love to hear from you: [email protected]
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
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
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
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
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
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: Mindbody
Mindbody is a true all-in-one software platform, providing first-rate service for your clients and the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Matrix: Futureproofing
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
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
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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:
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
Partner sites