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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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2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
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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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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
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
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
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
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
Acknowledging your intention and feeling gratitude are important aspects of our classes. We aspire to help our members release stress, anxiety and tension
People
We have replicated the nightclub and restaurant environments that 22- to 35-year-olds like to hang out in - Rasmus Ingerslev
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
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
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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: 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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
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
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: 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

2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
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: 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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
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
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: 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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