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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 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
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Latest News
Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson ...
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Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University ...
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Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. ...
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Leading UK cancer charities have called for newly diagnosed to be prescribed exercise and nutrition ...
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Pure Gym has appointed Premier Global NASM as its exclusive UK fitness training provider. The ...
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Solent University has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses ...
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David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit ...
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Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
HCM people

Pitbull and Tony Robbins

Founders and advisers, Grit Bxng
Parents often tell their children to become doctors or lawyers, but now they’ll encourage their children to become fitness pros. At $1,000 an hour, they’ll make more than the best Wall Street lawyers. Trainers are the new superstars
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
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’
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: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
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: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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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