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
Les Mills International
Les Mills International
Les Mills International
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
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Virgin Active fights obesity in kids

Virgin Active has introduced Blast! - a range of fitness classes for children - after it found 99 per cent of its adult members thought their children should have more exercise opportunities.

Anita Hynam, group Kidsville manager for Virgin Active, said: 'The Kidsville survey was to find out if adults were happy with what was in place for their youngsters.

'From the response it was evident that there was a need for stimulating classes that would get kids physical without losing the fun element.'

The main concern of members was that while they were exercising, the entertainment provided for their children by most gyms consisted of just sitting them in front of a video game or television. There was a significant call for more classes that would burn calories and body fat.

Blast! gives children aged three to 15 a variety of activities to choose from involving exercise, imaginative play, education and games designed to develop their physical potential.

The programme was initially piloted at West London, Virgin Active's flagship club and has now been rolled out too several other clubs in the chain.

Virgin Active also has mini bikes in the gym for younger children to take part in KidzCycle and Cycle Mania.

Virgin Active initiated the Kidsville survey following a study commissioned by the Department of Health which found 23 per cent of young males and 19 per cent of young females are overweight, while 6 per cent of young males and 8 per cent of young females are obese. The study also found that 29 per cent of girls under 15 and 44 per cent of boys under 15 take no physical exercise lasting longer than 30minutes outside school. Details: www.virginactive.co.uk

Virgin Active has introduced Blast! - a range of fitness classes for children - after it found 99 per cent of its adult members thought their children should have more exercise opportunities.
HAF,
blanknews.gif
Latest News
Anthony Hamilton, the father of F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, is launching a fitness equipment ...
Latest News
The pandemic has had an "unprecedented" impact on physical activity levels in England, with 1 ...
Latest News
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for ...
Latest News
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes ...
Latest News
Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. ...
Latest News
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade ...
Latest News
Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated ...
HCM Magazine
Interview
We start with people’s pain points and give them a pathway to move away from that – to heal and be a force for good in their own lives
HCM Magazine
Mental health
Research confirms the role health clubs can play in supporting people in nurturing their mental health, as Victor Brick explains
HCM Magazine
Letters
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM Magazine
Editor's letter
In this issue, we’re focusing on sharing insights and thought leadership to highlight opportunities for the development of the sector in terms of both markets and offerings, says Liz Terry, HCM editor
HCM Magazine
HCM People
Screens display power generated from each piece of equipment, allowing people to compete against each other for kilowatt hours produced
HCM Magazine
Statistics
How have consumers responded to the end of lockdowns? Cesar Carvalho shares some bounceback numbers with HCM
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Focusing on dieting has failed to offset the rising tide of obesity, say researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Virginia. A focus on fitness gives better health outcomes
HCM magazine
In the last issue of HCM, we checked with big box operators in the UK to see how trading has been going since restrictions were lifted. This month we turn our attention to boutiques and urban studios to find out how they’re faring. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Our competition need to fasten their seatbelts
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK
Despite the Prime Minister’s claims that trade with the EU would be tariff-free post-Brexit, the reality has become very different when importing gym equipment from the EU.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EMS personal training: shockingly simple
People's fitness goals are extremely diverse – ranging from an elite athlete focused on the next goal to someone who dislikes all activity due to chronic back pain.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Sporting heroes to officially open £22 million redevelopment at Everyone Active centre
A £22 million redevelopment project will be unveiled at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, as part of the official launch of the state-of-the-art centre.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

News

Virgin Active fights obesity in kids

Virgin Active has introduced Blast! - a range of fitness classes for children - after it found 99 per cent of its adult members thought their children should have more exercise opportunities.

Anita Hynam, group Kidsville manager for Virgin Active, said: 'The Kidsville survey was to find out if adults were happy with what was in place for their youngsters.

'From the response it was evident that there was a need for stimulating classes that would get kids physical without losing the fun element.'

The main concern of members was that while they were exercising, the entertainment provided for their children by most gyms consisted of just sitting them in front of a video game or television. There was a significant call for more classes that would burn calories and body fat.

Blast! gives children aged three to 15 a variety of activities to choose from involving exercise, imaginative play, education and games designed to develop their physical potential.

The programme was initially piloted at West London, Virgin Active's flagship club and has now been rolled out too several other clubs in the chain.

Virgin Active also has mini bikes in the gym for younger children to take part in KidzCycle and Cycle Mania.

Virgin Active initiated the Kidsville survey following a study commissioned by the Department of Health which found 23 per cent of young males and 19 per cent of young females are overweight, while 6 per cent of young males and 8 per cent of young females are obese. The study also found that 29 per cent of girls under 15 and 44 per cent of boys under 15 take no physical exercise lasting longer than 30minutes outside school. Details: www.virginactive.co.uk

Virgin Active has introduced Blast! - a range of fitness classes for children - after it found 99 per cent of its adult members thought their children should have more exercise opportunities.
HAF,
blanknews.gif

News

Anthony Hamilton, the father of F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, is launching a fitness equipment
The pandemic has had an "unprecedented" impact on physical activity levels in England, with 1
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes
Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease.
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
Power Plate has teamed up with Myzone to provide its community with new class experiences
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade
Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated
Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at
Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to
Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the
The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has revealed the makeup of its inaugural nine-member
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
CEO of Orbit4, Daniel Jones, says: “There’s no reason traditional gyms and smart gyms can’t
The 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) begins today in Dallas,
A new study has suggested that strength training can result in people losing around a
Basic-Fit has officially opened its 1,000th club, with the launch of a new site in
Health club operator Life Time Group has become a publicly traded company again, after it
Creating workout experiences will be the main theme of this year's Retention Convention, which will
Marg Mayne will stand down as CEO of Mytime Active next year, after more than
Les Mills
Les Mills
GLL and its app partner Innovatise (myFitApp) have today announced the Better UK App has
French car manufacturer Citroën and hotel brand Pullman Hotels & Resorts have partnered to create
Les Mills is expanding its digital operations by replacing its existing on-demand services with the
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
1 - 20 of 12,052
HCM Magazine
Interview
We start with people’s pain points and give them a pathway to move away from that – to heal and be a force for good in their own lives
HCM Magazine
Mental health
Research confirms the role health clubs can play in supporting people in nurturing their mental health, as Victor Brick explains
HCM Magazine
Letters
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM Magazine
Editor's letter
In this issue, we’re focusing on sharing insights and thought leadership to highlight opportunities for the development of the sector in terms of both markets and offerings, says Liz Terry, HCM editor
HCM Magazine
HCM People
Screens display power generated from each piece of equipment, allowing people to compete against each other for kilowatt hours produced
HCM Magazine
Statistics
How have consumers responded to the end of lockdowns? Cesar Carvalho shares some bounceback numbers with HCM
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Focusing on dieting has failed to offset the rising tide of obesity, say researchers from the Universities of Arizona and Virginia. A focus on fitness gives better health outcomes
HCM magazine
In the last issue of HCM, we checked with big box operators in the UK to see how trading has been going since restrictions were lifted. This month we turn our attention to boutiques and urban studios to find out how they’re faring. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Our competition need to fasten their seatbelts
HCM magazine
HCM People

Danielle Obe

Chair, The Black Swimming Association
Our vision is a future with ethnic diversity in aquatics
HCM magazine
I’d like to see the gym sector help champion the social prescribing agenda, as a route to getting more people engaged in physical activity
HCM magazine
As the UK government’s social prescribing initiative gains momentum, Kenny Butler calls on the sector to step up and get involved
HCM magazine
David Minton says the healthy movement industry is ten times bigger than the health club sector, and the care industry four times bigger and ask why we’re not rushing to collaborate?
HCM magazine
This year’s edition of the IHRSA Global Report which addresses performance from 2020, is a valuable record of the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, creating a benchmark from which to understand the recovery. Kristen Walsh reports for HCM
HCM magazine
Research firm Qualtrics surveyed 12,157 consumers across 15 countries in seven languages to create the Les Mills 2021 Global Fitness Report, highlighting the ways consumers are choosing to work out as we emerge from the pandemic. Jak Phillips reports
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK
Despite the Prime Minister’s claims that trade with the EU would be tariff-free post-Brexit, the reality has become very different when importing gym equipment from the EU.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EMS personal training: shockingly simple
People's fitness goals are extremely diverse – ranging from an elite athlete focused on the next goal to someone who dislikes all activity due to chronic back pain.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Sporting heroes to officially open £22 million redevelopment at Everyone Active centre
A £22 million redevelopment project will be unveiled at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, as part of the official launch of the state-of-the-art centre.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Les Mills International
Les Mills International