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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES - latest service information for Clients and for Members
reopening strategy

6 Tips For A Strong Reopening Strategy

Leisure facilities across the UK are preparing for a possible reopening soon having been closed since 20 March. From engaging and enticing members back, to future-proofing your membership options, this article outlines key tips for building a strong reopening strategy. We are here to help and want to make life easier for you to quickly get […]

COVID-19 Resources For Health & Fitness Businesses

COVID-19: Resources & Useful Links

COVID-19 is causing unprecedented disruption across the health and fitness industry, as well as the wider leisure industry. At Harlands Group, we are here to support our clients during this challenging time and beyond. We’ve collated useful resources and links to resources we believe will be valuable to your organisation at this time. The health […]

Planning For Reopening

Fighting Fit: Planning For Reopening

Have you started planning for reopening? While the Government is yet to make any clear announcements around the reopening of leisure facilities, now is the time to ensure your reopening plans are comprehensive and well considered. So when the time comes you are in the best possible position to welcome members back. With doors closed […]

Virtual Memberships

Fighting Fit: Building A Virtual Membership Offering

Many gyms and leisure facilities have sought to provide home workout options for members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now is the time to get serious about virtual membership options. A compelling virtual membership offering will provide income whilst doors are shut and keep members engaged while they are forced or choose to […]

TrueCoach Online Training Platform

TrueCoach: Your Members Training Doesn’t Have To Stop

While your members might not be able to visit your gym or leisure centre in person at this time, that shouldn’t mean their training programme has to end too. A digital fitness platform will allow you to effectively engage and provide training options to members remotely. This is vital currently and for the future too. […]

Fighting Fit COVID-19

Fighting Fit: Protect Your Business Against Uncertainty

COVID-19 is driving rapid change globally, with Governments quickly implementing new measures and control to tackle the virus, commonly known as Coronavirus. Physical activity has a vital role to play now and in the future. With quickly changing circumstances, how can you keep members active and protect your organisation? The situation in the UK and […]

Protect Against Data Breaches

Outsourcing To Protect Against Data Breaches

With data central to many of the trends driving the health and fitness industry forward, it’s more imperative to protect against data breaches than ever before. In this article, we explore the impact and cost of personal data breaches to organisations, the challenges data security presents and how outsourcing can protect against breaches and hacking. […]

What Is A Direct Debit Mandate

Direct Debits Explained: What Is A Direct Debit Mandate?

Next up in our Direct Debits Explained series we are covering Direct Debit mandates, also commonly known as Direct Debit Instructions (DDIs). A key part of collecting a Direct Debit payment, a mandate is needed from every customer in order to give you permission to collect payment on a recurring basis. Mandates can be paper-based […]

Fitness Franchises Booming

Continued Rise Of Fitness Franchises

The fitness industry has witnessed consistent growth in recent years, with fitness franchises a key growth driver. In this article, we explore the development of this segment, business models and the key factors influencing franchisees to opt for a fitness franchise. With membership fees central to most operating models, successful collection and disbursement of royalties […]

New tech takes the gym anywhere

Strategies To Increase Physical Activity Using Data

There are many viable strategies to increase physical activity across all sub-sections of society. Niall Jordan, CEO & Founder of Activpoints UK Ltd, explores how local authorities, leisure trusts and other operators can implement rewards-based motivational programmes to increase physical activity and address health inequalities. The 2019 edition of the ukactive Active Lives Adult Survey […]

Collect Gym Membership Payments

Direct Debits Explained: Best Way To Collect Gym Membership Payments

In the latest instalment of our Direct Debits Explained series, we are exploring the best payment methods to use to collect gym membership payments and other similar regular payments. Find out the pros and cons of Direct Debits, recurring card payments and standing orders for your organisation and your members. There are over 10 million […]

Fitness Industry Trends 2010s

Top 2010s Fitness Industry Trends

As we enter the new decade, we’ve taken a look back at the top fitness industry trends from the past decade – the 2010s. How have tastes and habits changed over the past decade? Which trends have burst onto the scene? What trends will continue on into the 2020s? Read on for the answers to […]