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Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Bannatyne is the largest independent chain of health clubs in the UK, operating 72 sites and providing a premium offer to 215,000 members. The company has expanded through organic growth and acquisition and has created an enhanced member experience driven by software, as CEO, Justin Musgrove, explains
Interview
Gareth Presch
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
The founder of the World Health Innovation Summit explains his vision for achieving a fit and healthy planet by using a global knowledge-sharing platform
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Self-knowledge, a customer-focused company culture and utilising your data are key to retaining members, say experts at this year’s Retention Convention.
Training trends
What a drag
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Reported to feel like running with a 20lb bag on your bag, parachute training is a very effective workout. Could it go mainstream?
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
We catch up with Phil Horton, country director for miha bodytec in the UK to talk about the growth of EMS training and to find out what’s next for the UK market
Statistics
Euro millions
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth, according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by Deloitte and EuropeActive
Nautilus
Nautilus
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Power Plate celebrates its 20th anniversary with a fresh perspective on product relevance, positioning and experience. New UK head of sales, Iain Murray, shares his thoughts on future direction from the unique perspective of a former operator and personal advocate
Talking point
Instructor pay
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Group exercise continues to grow in popularity, making great instructors more important than ever before. But are we paying them enough? Experts discuss
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Signing up members, giving great customer service and driving retention are key to a successful health club business. Ivan Stevenson explains how DFC can drive this process to underpin success
HCM Celebs
Chris Hemsworth
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Train like Thor – Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth capitalises on his famous physique with a new fitness app
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Technogym’s Club 4.0 concept helps operators innovate, with compelling content and all-new classes. We find out about how it’s being put to use by operators
Interview
Andy Burnham
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Formerly the UK’s secretary of state for health, now mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has ambitious plans to normalise physical activity and place it at the heart of primary care
Focus Training
Focus Training
People profile
Dirk Van Der Flier
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
'Gym Plus was an estate of mid-market clubs that had been a victim of the recession and the advent of low-cost clubs. They had lost their identity.' – CEO Dirk Van Der Flier tells how he turned the brand around
People profile
Charlotte Roach
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Rabble is 'a high intensity team workout, based on modified playground games, such as dodgeball and catch the flag', says founder Charlotte Roach
People profile
Hannah Lanel
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
'With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life' – says The Fore founder Hannah Lanel
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: healthclub@leisuremedia.com
Editor's letter
Building momentum
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
'Making fitness more accessible has breathed new life into a market that was stagnating just a decade ago', says HCM editor Liz Terry
Promotional feature
Wattbike
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
fitness-kit.net
Product innovations
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Check out these innovative new products from Anytime Fitness, Shapewatch, Monkey Mill and Tecnobody
Supplier showcase
Supplier showcase
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
We take a look at the latest case studies from Precor, Gympass, Fisikal and Physical Company...
Interview
Gareth Kirk
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Leisure trust GLL and Belfast City Council will invest £105m over the next decade. We talk to the chair about the impact of the social enterprise model
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
There are no limits to where virtual can take the health and fitness industry. We take a look at the latest directions...
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
As aggregator PayAsUGym announces a rebrand, we talk to COO Neil Harmsworth about the move
Interview
Jon Canarick
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
Promotional feature
Legend Club Management Systems
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
Features
ukactive
Following the ActiveLab Live! finale at the recent Active Uprising conference, we take a look at startups that are using technology to help people become healthier and more active
Features
Strength training
You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Asia
Over 300 fitness executives gathered in Singapore recently for the World Fit Summit. HCM’s Steph Eaves attended to chat with CEO and founder Ross Campbell and find out more about the industry in Asia
Features
Member payments
It’s essential for clubs that the payment process is as easy to use as possible. HCM caught up with some of the leading member payment services to find out how they’re helping clubs
Features
Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
Features
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Statistics
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
Features
Retention
There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
Features
Active ageing
The older people get, the more likely they are to have a long term health condition. But getting ill is not an inevitable consequence of getting older, so targeting the over 50s market could bring about multiple wins. Kath Hudson reports
Features
Innovation
Silicon Valley hacker Dave Asprey used his tech skills to gather the latest fitness kit to create a bio hacking boutique. Kath Hudson investigates
Features
People
The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
People
HCM people

Ben Keenan

SUF Cycling: commercial director
This isn’t a spin around the park: SUF Cycling requires participants to dig deep, which can push some people not used to HIIT out of their comfort zone
People
HCM people

Lisa Smosarski

Editor in chief – Stylist magazine
We watch trends closely at Stylist and we’ve seen a real growth in women strength training as a way of reclaiming a traditionally male sp
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
EMS training is a great opportunity to differentiate your offering in a crowded fitness market. The kit requires very little space and the business model can be extremely lucrative - Phil Horton, miha bodytec
Latest News
A new interactive map charting physical activity among children in England reveals that more than ...
Latest News
Patients from low-income backgrounds should be prescribed fitness trackers on the NHS, in order to ...
Latest News
Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson ...
Latest News
Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University ...
Latest News
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. ...
Latest News
Leading UK cancer charities have called for newly diagnosed to be prescribed exercise and nutrition ...
Latest News
Pure Gym has appointed Premier Global NASM as its exclusive UK fitness training provider. The ...
Latest News
Solent University has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses ...
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates

features

Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Bannatyne is the largest independent chain of health clubs in the UK, operating 72 sites and providing a premium offer to 215,000 members. The company has expanded through organic growth and acquisition and has created an enhanced member experience driven by software, as CEO, Justin Musgrove, explains
Interview
Gareth Presch
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
The founder of the World Health Innovation Summit explains his vision for achieving a fit and healthy planet by using a global knowledge-sharing platform
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Self-knowledge, a customer-focused company culture and utilising your data are key to retaining members, say experts at this year’s Retention Convention.
Training trends
What a drag
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Reported to feel like running with a 20lb bag on your bag, parachute training is a very effective workout. Could it go mainstream?
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
We catch up with Phil Horton, country director for miha bodytec in the UK to talk about the growth of EMS training and to find out what’s next for the UK market
Statistics
Euro millions
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth, according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by Deloitte and EuropeActive
Nautilus
Nautilus
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Power Plate celebrates its 20th anniversary with a fresh perspective on product relevance, positioning and experience. New UK head of sales, Iain Murray, shares his thoughts on future direction from the unique perspective of a former operator and personal advocate
Talking point
Instructor pay
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Group exercise continues to grow in popularity, making great instructors more important than ever before. But are we paying them enough? Experts discuss
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Signing up members, giving great customer service and driving retention are key to a successful health club business. Ivan Stevenson explains how DFC can drive this process to underpin success
HCM Celebs
Chris Hemsworth
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Train like Thor – Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth capitalises on his famous physique with a new fitness app
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Technogym’s Club 4.0 concept helps operators innovate, with compelling content and all-new classes. We find out about how it’s being put to use by operators
Interview
Andy Burnham
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Formerly the UK’s secretary of state for health, now mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has ambitious plans to normalise physical activity and place it at the heart of primary care
Focus Training
Focus Training
People profile
Dirk Van Der Flier
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
'Gym Plus was an estate of mid-market clubs that had been a victim of the recession and the advent of low-cost clubs. They had lost their identity.' – CEO Dirk Van Der Flier tells how he turned the brand around
People profile
Charlotte Roach
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Rabble is 'a high intensity team workout, based on modified playground games, such as dodgeball and catch the flag', says founder Charlotte Roach
People profile
Hannah Lanel
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
'With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life' – says The Fore founder Hannah Lanel
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: healthclub@leisuremedia.com
Editor's letter
Building momentum
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
'Making fitness more accessible has breathed new life into a market that was stagnating just a decade ago', says HCM editor Liz Terry
Promotional feature
Wattbike
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
fitness-kit.net
Product innovations
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Check out these innovative new products from Anytime Fitness, Shapewatch, Monkey Mill and Tecnobody
Supplier showcase
Supplier showcase
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
We take a look at the latest case studies from Precor, Gympass, Fisikal and Physical Company...
Interview
Gareth Kirk
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Leisure trust GLL and Belfast City Council will invest £105m over the next decade. We talk to the chair about the impact of the social enterprise model
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
There are no limits to where virtual can take the health and fitness industry. We take a look at the latest directions...
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
As aggregator PayAsUGym announces a rebrand, we talk to COO Neil Harmsworth about the move
Interview
Jon Canarick
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
Promotional feature
Legend Club Management Systems
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
Latest News
A new interactive map charting physical activity among children in England reveals that more than ...
Latest News
Patients from low-income backgrounds should be prescribed fitness trackers on the NHS, in order to ...
Latest News
Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson ...
Latest News
Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University ...
Latest News
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. ...
Latest News
Leading UK cancer charities have called for newly diagnosed to be prescribed exercise and nutrition ...
Latest News
Pure Gym has appointed Premier Global NASM as its exclusive UK fitness training provider. The ...
Latest News
Solent University has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses ...
Latest News
David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit ...
Latest News
Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow ...
Latest News
Bannatyne Group has named Karen Wilkinson to the board of Bannatyne Fitness. The appointment comes ...
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
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