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Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Health Club Management magazine

HCM magazine is one of the world's leading magazines for senior professionals in the fitness and physical activity sector, covering the latest news, trends, research and analysis to help drive your business.

Its readers include the major operators, manufacturers, investors and suppliers in the Global health and fitness market, and the magazine is distributed at all the leading industry events throughout the year.

Published 11 times a year, in addition to the print version, HCM offers PDF and digital turning pages editions as well as the website, which is updated with news every day, and a weekly ezine.

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2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
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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
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
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
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
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
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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
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
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
I never give up! It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get up that is important - Rasmus Ingerslev
People
We bought gyms in Brisbane, Queensland, and we were one of the first clubs to put proper air conditioning in – that was the big thing that was needed at the time
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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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