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Our philosophy is to fi nd out what our


members and guests want from fi tness and help them achieve these goals


ActiPed activity monitor through our relationship with FitLinxx.” Each member of Lifehouse is given


an ActiPed device, which can be attached to their shoe to record their movements throughout the day. It accurately tracks steps, calories burned, distance and activity time, and wirelessly sends the data to the user’s personal web page as well as to a hub at the gym. “ActiPeds promote vitality,” says Russell Turner, fi tness manager at Lifehouse.


“They can be used effectively to show members how many calories they burn and is a useful motivational tool.” Turner and his team provide a personalised approach to fi tness at Lifehouse. “Our philosophy is to fi nd out what our members and guests want from fi tness and help them achieve these goals. We’re focused on the individual and our programmes are 100 per cent tailored. We want them to experience the improvements that


can be achieved in their daily activities as a result of carrying out their unique training programmes.” The fi tness suite features the sort of


equipment one would expect to see in a fi ve-star facility. However, in good weather, resistance training is also carried out in Lifehouse’s extensive grounds.


spa focus The spa is the focal point at Lifehouse and the signature treatment is the Oriental Bathing Experience. Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of oriental bathhouses, this treatment is based on the therapeutic effects of water. The two-hour experience consists of a series of traditional massage techniques for the feet and ankles, bathing pools, water rooms and full-body exfoliation, and culminates with an essential oil and therapeutic back and shoulder massage. The spa at Lifehouse uses Babor


products, which combine organic plant-based ingredients using a medi- spa approach. Award-winning architects and


Matrix Fitness partnered with Lifehouse to introduce innovative gym solutions 34 Read Health Club Management online at healthclubmanagement.co.uk/digital


interior designers The Manser Practice – known for their innovative and stylish projects – are responsible for the build and interiors throughout the site. Lifehouse’s Cronk had visited a Michael Manser building as a boy and immediately thought of the company


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