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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 8
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
3. Editor’s letter: Demographics are dead
Fitness operators must be heretical towards their brand heritage, asking challenging questions about what they do – and, crucially, who for – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
A US report further shows the key role doctors should play in advising obese and overweight children and their families, says Doug Werner of Core Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Les Mills launches new On Demand service, Fitness First rumoured to be gearing up for a sale, Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ set to impact the sector, and Fitbit floats on the NYSE
19. People news:
Sir Chris Hoy joins Pure Gym as an advisor, and Dame Carol Black to take a place on the ukactive board
20. International news:
Vivafit set to launch in Kazakhstan, and Komune Bali embraces wellness travel with extended fitness offering
22. IHRSA update: European Union
Kristen Walsh looks forward to the IHRSA European Congress being held in Marseille, France, in October
24. ukactive update: Quality assurance
ukactive chair Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on the move towards a new workforce development structure for the activity sector
25. Diary dates:
Get ready for LIW and the second FIBO China event in September
26. Promotional feature: Technogym
The Wellness Lifestyle CRM platform allows members to track all their activity, and operators to base programmes on real-time data
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Is healthy offensive?
A recent Protein World ad caused a huge furore over its body image message. What do our experts think?
30. Interview: Total transformation
Kate Cracknell speaks to the team responsible for the turnaround and future growth of the Total Fitness health club chain
38. Promotional feature: Intenza UK
Intenza’s sleek new energy-saving product range is unveiled for the UK market
42. Consumer trends: Breaking the mould
Is your business ready for post-demographic consumerism? Trendwatching.com explains why the old consumer models must go
46. Retention series: Rebranding exercise
Michelle Segar PhD explores how health clubs can retain members by helping them find joy in exercise, both inside and outside the gym
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
48. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
miha bodytec has created a fast-track to superior fitness, using EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
50. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
In the second part of our series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture, we take a look around the world and spotlight four of our favourites
54. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
The InTrinity incline training platform brings new opportunities to traditional practices like yoga and martial arts
56. Gymtopia series: Movement, community and service
Rochester Midtown Athletic Club in the US believes there’s no charity too big or too small to support
58. Activity tracking: The global network
Under Armour – the sportswear giant and owner of MapMyFitness – on why it bought the MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps for US$560m
62. Strength equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up the latest launches and innovations in the world of strength training
64. Mind-body: In sickness and in health
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programme is bringing the medical and complementary worlds together
70. European forum review: Thought leaders
Competitive advantage through data was one of the topics on the agenda at the European Leaders Forum, reports ukactive’s Steven Ward
72. Promotional feature: Wattbike
England Rugby’s Tom Youngs looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup
74. Indoor cycling: Expanding the circle
How can health clubs broaden the appeal of indoor cycling? Kath Hudson asks the experts involved in this ever-growing sector
80. Heat experiences: Less is more
Operators with limited space can still create viable thermal areas that generate a healthy revenue
84. Branding: Music maestro
Chris Wilcox looks at the importance of sound in creating brand consistency in your club
90. Research round-up: Heart warming
Saunas can aid cardiovascular health, a Finnish study shows
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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
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
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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
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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
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
Acknowledging your intention and feeling gratitude are important aspects of our classes. We aspire to help our members release stress, anxiety and tension
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
My dream is for our industry to have a much more significant impact on global health; there is still so much more we can do - Rasmus Ingerslev
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Trade associations
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Spa software
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Member access schemes
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Fitness equipment
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 8
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
3. Editor’s letter: Demographics are dead
Fitness operators must be heretical towards their brand heritage, asking challenging questions about what they do – and, crucially, who for – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
A US report further shows the key role doctors should play in advising obese and overweight children and their families, says Doug Werner of Core Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Les Mills launches new On Demand service, Fitness First rumoured to be gearing up for a sale, Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ set to impact the sector, and Fitbit floats on the NYSE
19. People news:
Sir Chris Hoy joins Pure Gym as an advisor, and Dame Carol Black to take a place on the ukactive board
20. International news:
Vivafit set to launch in Kazakhstan, and Komune Bali embraces wellness travel with extended fitness offering
22. IHRSA update: European Union
Kristen Walsh looks forward to the IHRSA European Congress being held in Marseille, France, in October
24. ukactive update: Quality assurance
ukactive chair Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on the move towards a new workforce development structure for the activity sector
25. Diary dates:
Get ready for LIW and the second FIBO China event in September
26. Promotional feature: Technogym
The Wellness Lifestyle CRM platform allows members to track all their activity, and operators to base programmes on real-time data
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Is healthy offensive?
A recent Protein World ad caused a huge furore over its body image message. What do our experts think?
30. Interview: Total transformation
Kate Cracknell speaks to the team responsible for the turnaround and future growth of the Total Fitness health club chain
38. Promotional feature: Intenza UK
Intenza’s sleek new energy-saving product range is unveiled for the UK market
42. Consumer trends: Breaking the mould
Is your business ready for post-demographic consumerism? Trendwatching.com explains why the old consumer models must go
46. Retention series: Rebranding exercise
Michelle Segar PhD explores how health clubs can retain members by helping them find joy in exercise, both inside and outside the gym
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
48. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
miha bodytec has created a fast-track to superior fitness, using EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
50. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
In the second part of our series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture, we take a look around the world and spotlight four of our favourites
54. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
The InTrinity incline training platform brings new opportunities to traditional practices like yoga and martial arts
56. Gymtopia series: Movement, community and service
Rochester Midtown Athletic Club in the US believes there’s no charity too big or too small to support
58. Activity tracking: The global network
Under Armour – the sportswear giant and owner of MapMyFitness – on why it bought the MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps for US$560m
62. Strength equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up the latest launches and innovations in the world of strength training
64. Mind-body: In sickness and in health
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programme is bringing the medical and complementary worlds together
70. European forum review: Thought leaders
Competitive advantage through data was one of the topics on the agenda at the European Leaders Forum, reports ukactive’s Steven Ward
72. Promotional feature: Wattbike
England Rugby’s Tom Youngs looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup
74. Indoor cycling: Expanding the circle
How can health clubs broaden the appeal of indoor cycling? Kath Hudson asks the experts involved in this ever-growing sector
80. Heat experiences: Less is more
Operators with limited space can still create viable thermal areas that generate a healthy revenue
84. Branding: Music maestro
Chris Wilcox looks at the importance of sound in creating brand consistency in your club
90. Research round-up: Heart warming
Saunas can aid cardiovascular health, a Finnish study shows
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
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: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
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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