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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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2015 issue 4
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
3. Editor’s letter: Working alongside GPs
There is much the health and fitness sector can do to build closer links with GPs – and with it boost the number of people being active – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Wearables as an opportunity not a threat, boosting the use of swimming pools, and the vital need to track and publish results
12. News round-up:
ClassPass launches in London, David Stalker and Fred Turok on their trampolining ambitions, Fit For Sport links up with Looney Tunes, and ActiveIQ unveils college course
19. Technology: The advent of Apple
What does the arrival of the Apple Watch mean for the gym industry? Technology expert Bryan O’Rourke offers his views
20. IHRSA 2015: News round-up
Arianna Huffington on prioritising wellbeing, Phillip Mills unveils plans for at-home on-demand classes, and a study of 1,000,000 member surveys reveals the top five things loyal gym members care most about
22. People news:
BMF founder Harry Sowerby rejoins as MD, John Oxley swaps Active Nation for PfP Leisure, and Liz Holmes joins Virgin Active
24. IHRSA update: Kelly McGonigal
In her IHRSA 15 keynote, psychologist Kelly McGonigal spoke about the science of willpower and how the health and fitness industry can seek to harness it
27. Diary dates:
Active-net takes place this month, while May sees BodyPower, the Retention Convention and SIBEC UK
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Getting off the couch
With Public Health England issuing a rallying cry about physical inactivity, how can the fitness industry help?
30. Interview - Humphrey Cobbold:
The new CEO of affordable fitness chain Pure Gym talks to Kate Cracknell about the need to shift the focus beyond the gym walls
36. ukactive update: All change, but no change at all
ukactive strategy director Steven Ward considers what might be in store for the physical activity sector following the 2015 General Election
40. Retention series: The personal touch
Does personal training increase member retention? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon offers insight and analysis based on his ongoing research
46. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
eGym’s electronic strength training system delivers a full-body workout in under 30 minutes, using just eight stations
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
48. Market analysis: The middle man
Reinvention, repositioning, a return to growth? Kate Cracknell asks our experts what’s next for the mid-market after several tough years
56. Parkour: From street to studio
Parkour has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, so how can fitness operators bring the buzz of this practice into the studio?
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and England Rugby’s Tom Youngs explain why they use the Wattbike as part of their training regime
64. Fitness & disability: Access for all
Many gym operators are still falling short when it comes to catering for disabled people – but there are some positive cases where the industry is getting it right
70. Active streets: Power to the people
Riccardo Marini, director at urban quality consultants Gehl Architects, talks about his work to prioritise pedestrians and healthy movement on city streets around the world
74. Promotional feature: Focus Training
Focus Training MD Bob Ellis on delivering high calibre professionals that will shape a positive future for health and fitness
76. Public policy: Platform for action
The EU’s Platform for Diet, Health and Physical Activity encourages key stakeholders to set up health-improving initiatives across Europe. We look at some recent projects
80. Market research: Leaders of the pack
Who’s in the 20 leading fitness operators in Europe, and what have been the dynamics in market over the last year?
84. Supplier showcase:
This month we look at projects by Matrix, Life Fitness and D2F Fitness
90. Secondary spend: Fitness-kit.net special
Drinks, nutrition, accessories and toiletries to drive secondary spend
98. Research: Run for your life
Study highlights a new treadmill test that identifies a person’s risk of dying
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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. ...
Latest News
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 ...
Latest News
Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow ...
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
We’re at the beginning of the journey with EMS training in the UK. The benefits and applications of this type of training are vast, and there’s an enormous commercial opportunity for both PTs and operators
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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: 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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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

2015 issue 4
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
3. Editor’s letter: Working alongside GPs
There is much the health and fitness sector can do to build closer links with GPs – and with it boost the number of people being active – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Wearables as an opportunity not a threat, boosting the use of swimming pools, and the vital need to track and publish results
12. News round-up:
ClassPass launches in London, David Stalker and Fred Turok on their trampolining ambitions, Fit For Sport links up with Looney Tunes, and ActiveIQ unveils college course
19. Technology: The advent of Apple
What does the arrival of the Apple Watch mean for the gym industry? Technology expert Bryan O’Rourke offers his views
20. IHRSA 2015: News round-up
Arianna Huffington on prioritising wellbeing, Phillip Mills unveils plans for at-home on-demand classes, and a study of 1,000,000 member surveys reveals the top five things loyal gym members care most about
22. People news:
BMF founder Harry Sowerby rejoins as MD, John Oxley swaps Active Nation for PfP Leisure, and Liz Holmes joins Virgin Active
24. IHRSA update: Kelly McGonigal
In her IHRSA 15 keynote, psychologist Kelly McGonigal spoke about the science of willpower and how the health and fitness industry can seek to harness it
27. Diary dates:
Active-net takes place this month, while May sees BodyPower, the Retention Convention and SIBEC UK
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Getting off the couch
With Public Health England issuing a rallying cry about physical inactivity, how can the fitness industry help?
30. Interview - Humphrey Cobbold:
The new CEO of affordable fitness chain Pure Gym talks to Kate Cracknell about the need to shift the focus beyond the gym walls
36. ukactive update: All change, but no change at all
ukactive strategy director Steven Ward considers what might be in store for the physical activity sector following the 2015 General Election
40. Retention series: The personal touch
Does personal training increase member retention? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon offers insight and analysis based on his ongoing research
46. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
eGym’s electronic strength training system delivers a full-body workout in under 30 minutes, using just eight stations
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
48. Market analysis: The middle man
Reinvention, repositioning, a return to growth? Kate Cracknell asks our experts what’s next for the mid-market after several tough years
56. Parkour: From street to studio
Parkour has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, so how can fitness operators bring the buzz of this practice into the studio?
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and England Rugby’s Tom Youngs explain why they use the Wattbike as part of their training regime
64. Fitness & disability: Access for all
Many gym operators are still falling short when it comes to catering for disabled people – but there are some positive cases where the industry is getting it right
70. Active streets: Power to the people
Riccardo Marini, director at urban quality consultants Gehl Architects, talks about his work to prioritise pedestrians and healthy movement on city streets around the world
74. Promotional feature: Focus Training
Focus Training MD Bob Ellis on delivering high calibre professionals that will shape a positive future for health and fitness
76. Public policy: Platform for action
The EU’s Platform for Diet, Health and Physical Activity encourages key stakeholders to set up health-improving initiatives across Europe. We look at some recent projects
80. Market research: Leaders of the pack
Who’s in the 20 leading fitness operators in Europe, and what have been the dynamics in market over the last year?
84. Supplier showcase:
This month we look at projects by Matrix, Life Fitness and D2F Fitness
90. Secondary spend: Fitness-kit.net special
Drinks, nutrition, accessories and toiletries to drive secondary spend
98. Research: Run for your life
Study highlights a new treadmill test that identifies a person’s risk of dying
1 - 40 of 117
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: 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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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