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
fibodo Limited
fibodo Limited
fibodo Limited
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

Parliament to debate gyms and COVID-19 on 23 November

The Parliament will hold a debate on COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and sport on Monday 23 November.

Taking place at 4:30pm GMT, the debate can be viewed online live on the day, through Parliament TV (click here).

The move is the result of a successful Parliamentary petition which now has 604,000 signatures and counting.

There are currently 12 Parliamentary petitions running, all set up by members of the public, calling for gyms to remain open, with this being the one with the most votes.

Industry body, ukactive wants the government to class gyms and leisure centres as "essential services" – which would mean they could keep their doors open during lockdowns.

ukactive chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson wrote to every MP on 2 November, asking for their support to get gyms and leisure centres classed as essential.

In her letter to MPs, Grey-Thompson said: "We believe that encouraging and supporting people to be physically active is of critical importance to your constituents and across the nation, and, therefore, we must keep access open to places where people are able to do that safely, particularly gyms, pools and leisure facilities.

"Our sector is essential to the battle with COVID-19, directly supporting the nation’s health, wellbeing and resilience. In your constituency, health services including gyms and leisure centres should be accessible, even during a lockdown.

"Loss of access to these facilities will damage activity levels significantly, as proven by the recent Sport England analysis that showed a significant drop in activity levels in the first lockdown.

"We should also highlight the SAGE analysis that documented the loss in access to facilities will have a detrimental impact on mental wellbeing and potentially increase health inequalities with some BAME and vulnerable groups," she concluded.

UPDATE

HCM understands that Tanni-Grey Thompson, chair of ukactive has today (18 November) written again to MPs asking for their support.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
A Parliamentary committee will hold a debate on COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and sport on Monday 23 November.
PTS,SAR,HAF,FIT,IND,PUB
2020/THUMB346588_955378_879652.jpg
Latest News
HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for gyms to be in ...
Latest News
The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty ...
Latest News
Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators ...
Latest News
Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room ...
Latest News
Nuffield Health has launched a series of free, online classes focused on emotional wellbeing. The ...
Latest News
Resistance training is just as beneficial for men and women over the age of 50, ...
Latest News
Fitness, sport and leisure sector professionals who have continued to deliver services to their communities ...
Latest News
A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
HCM Magazine
Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym in partnership with Technogym, adding the new Excite Live line, as well as dedicated workout zones
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
HCM Magazine
Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
HCM Magazine
Opinion
Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
HCM magazine
This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
HCM magazine
How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

News

Parliament to debate gyms and COVID-19 on 23 November

The Parliament will hold a debate on COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and sport on Monday 23 November.

Taking place at 4:30pm GMT, the debate can be viewed online live on the day, through Parliament TV (click here).

The move is the result of a successful Parliamentary petition which now has 604,000 signatures and counting.

There are currently 12 Parliamentary petitions running, all set up by members of the public, calling for gyms to remain open, with this being the one with the most votes.

Industry body, ukactive wants the government to class gyms and leisure centres as "essential services" – which would mean they could keep their doors open during lockdowns.

ukactive chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson wrote to every MP on 2 November, asking for their support to get gyms and leisure centres classed as essential.

In her letter to MPs, Grey-Thompson said: "We believe that encouraging and supporting people to be physically active is of critical importance to your constituents and across the nation, and, therefore, we must keep access open to places where people are able to do that safely, particularly gyms, pools and leisure facilities.

"Our sector is essential to the battle with COVID-19, directly supporting the nation’s health, wellbeing and resilience. In your constituency, health services including gyms and leisure centres should be accessible, even during a lockdown.

"Loss of access to these facilities will damage activity levels significantly, as proven by the recent Sport England analysis that showed a significant drop in activity levels in the first lockdown.

"We should also highlight the SAGE analysis that documented the loss in access to facilities will have a detrimental impact on mental wellbeing and potentially increase health inequalities with some BAME and vulnerable groups," she concluded.

UPDATE

HCM understands that Tanni-Grey Thompson, chair of ukactive has today (18 November) written again to MPs asking for their support.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
A Parliamentary committee will hold a debate on COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and sport on Monday 23 November.
PTS,SAR,HAF,FIT,IND,PUB
2020/THUMB346588_955378_879652.jpg

News

HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for gyms to be in
The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty
Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators
Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room
Nuffield Health has launched a series of free, online classes focused on emotional wellbeing. The
Resistance training is just as beneficial for men and women over the age of 50,
MyZone Group Ltd
MyZone Group Ltd
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry
Fitness, sport and leisure sector professionals who have continued to deliver services to their communities
A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical
One of England's highest ranking police officers has called on government ministers to clearly define
Virtuagym, a leading provider of fitness technology for gyms and trainers, has announced the launch
Fitness First has launched a new free digital fitness hub, offering users a wide range
The Gym Group has brought in Rio Ferdinand and Wais Shaifta as non-executive directors, signalling
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual
As the global vaccine rollout brings reopening closer and heralds the end of lockdowns, jostling
Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the
An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80 per cent of people aged
The government needs to provide the fitness and physical activity sector with a plan which
Book4Time, a leading cloud-based business management solution for the global hospitality, spa and wellness industry,
Some Brits drop their exercise habits, eat unhealthily and drink more alcohol during lockdowns, according
fibodo Limited
fibodo Limited
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the
New year, new celeb workout as Mark ‘Bez’ Berry announces the launch of his own
Frasers Group will open three new regional flagship Flannels-branded retail stores during 2021 – each
Volution.fit
Volution.fit
1 - 20 of 11,753
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
HCM Magazine
Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym in partnership with Technogym, adding the new Excite Live line, as well as dedicated workout zones
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
HCM Magazine
Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
HCM Magazine
Opinion
Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
HCM magazine
This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
HCM magazine
How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
HCM magazine
Nu Physio and Fitness has placed Egym at the heart of its protection and prevention model
HCM magazine
We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
HCM magazine
HCM People

Nick Whitcombe

Founder, Body Tech Fitness
I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
HCM magazine
Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
HCM magazine
Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
HCM magazine
I used to worry about competition, but today, I have such confidence in our new business model I don’t feel worried. The rest of the market can try to compete, but our clubs will be in a different league
HCM magazine
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
fibodo Limited
fibodo Limited