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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 4
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
5. Editor’s letter: Prevention in the spotlight
It’s vital that we engage the public in preventative healthcare, and PHE’s new One You campaign gives us a chance to do just that, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Joining the dots between fitness and rehab, and creating a community through apps
22. News round-up:
Spanish operator Metropolitan unveils expansion plans, the UK has a ‘sugar tax’ Cybex partners Williams F1, and will boutique studios venture outside London?
37. Events calendar:
A look at the key upcoming events in the international health and fitness calendar
38. Interview - Valerie Bönström:
The joint CEO of Mrs.Sporty talks to Kate Cracknell about a new functional training model and international expansion
44. Talking point - property: Site insight
How is the fitness sector faring when it comes to securing good locations for clubs?
50. Gymtopia series: Walking alongside a community
As part of our Gymtopia series, we look at how one Canadian club is making a long-term difference with its charitable work
54. Promotional feature: Elevate
Elevate takes place in May, bringing together experts from all disciplines for the UK’s largest physical activity trade event
56. Social media: Under the influence
Social media is everywhere – but are you harnessing the powers of the ‘influencers’?
60. Industry trends: Move with the times
Open platforms, personalised plans and boutiques within clubs are just some of the trends industry experts are predicting for 2016. Kath Hudson reports
64. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness looks ahead to the 2016 Olympic Games, and encourages everyone to find the sporting hero inside themselves
68. Market research: European leaders
Niels Gronau and Gregor Titze take a look at the key findings from the latest edition of Leading Operators – Fitness in Europe
72. Retention: What makes a loyal customer?
Jon Nasta offers retention insight from the latest Listen360 analysis
78. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts, plans and analysis
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
80. Activity tracking: Right on track
It’s time for health clubs to embrace activity tracking and not see it as a threat – but how many operators are achieving this?
85. Activity tracking - smart bras: fitness-kit.net
We take a look at some of the new smart bras combining proper support with the latest wearable technology
86. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym introduces its new SKILLMILL, which has athletic performance training at its heart
88. Retention - reward schemes: Activity = reward
Are tangible rewards the best way to get members to stick to their exercise regimes? We report on the growing category of exercise reward schemes
94. Promotional feature: CFM
Creative Fitness Marketing has been helping operators attract new members for 26 years – so how does it work?
96. ukactive update: Killing the cliché
A number of fitness brands changed the conversation in their New Year ad campaigns. Mark Hutcheon takes a closer look
98. Promotional feature: TVS
TVS Sports Surfaces profiles its recent noise- and vibration-reducing project at Body Zone Fitness in Newcastle, UK
100. Q&A – Molly Kemmer: IHRSA update
The outgoing IHRSA chair reflects on the learnings from her 12-month tenure, and challenges the fitness sector to think bigger and think differently
102. Promotional feature: Ojmar
From spring 2017, the UK’s pound coin changes to a new 12-sided coin. Is your business ready?
105. Supplier showcase:
We highlight recent projects from suppliers Cybex International UK, Life Fitness and Technogym
111. Strength training: fitness-kit.net
A look at some of the latest innovations in strength equipment around the world
116. Research round-up: Judgement call
Obese people tend to see distances as being further than they really are, and hills steeper, according to research from the US
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Features
Statistics
While Sweden (21.6 per cent) and Norway (21.4 per cent) have the highest ratios of fitness club members relative to the total population, Ukraine (2.9 per cent) and Turkey (2.6 per cent) have low penetration rates, which could indicate potential for growth
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
HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
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 cusapero
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
Research
New research from Deloitte China and IHRSA shows the market for health and fitness in India is starting to grow, as Kirsten Walsh reports
Features
HCM Celebs
Being a touring musician can be tough on your wellbeing, so country music star, Tim McGraw, developed his own workouts to stay fit. Now he’s collaborating with Snap to launch a gym brand
Features
Strength
Do you need strength training kit that fits a smaller space? Julie Fisher takes a look at the options
Features
Software
New technology is transforming the way the health and fitness industry functions and interacts with customers. Liz Terry catches up with operators around the industry for an update
Features
People
I used to ask the Department of Health why it would throw billons into smoking cessation but not physical activity. Because actually, if you put people on a smoking cessation course, their chances of completing it are much higher if they’re physically active before they start
People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
People
Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
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Directory
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Member access schemes
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
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Diary dates
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 4
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
5. Editor’s letter: Prevention in the spotlight
It’s vital that we engage the public in preventative healthcare, and PHE’s new One You campaign gives us a chance to do just that, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Joining the dots between fitness and rehab, and creating a community through apps
22. News round-up:
Spanish operator Metropolitan unveils expansion plans, the UK has a ‘sugar tax’ Cybex partners Williams F1, and will boutique studios venture outside London?
37. Events calendar:
A look at the key upcoming events in the international health and fitness calendar
38. Interview - Valerie Bönström:
The joint CEO of Mrs.Sporty talks to Kate Cracknell about a new functional training model and international expansion
44. Talking point - property: Site insight
How is the fitness sector faring when it comes to securing good locations for clubs?
50. Gymtopia series: Walking alongside a community
As part of our Gymtopia series, we look at how one Canadian club is making a long-term difference with its charitable work
54. Promotional feature: Elevate
Elevate takes place in May, bringing together experts from all disciplines for the UK’s largest physical activity trade event
56. Social media: Under the influence
Social media is everywhere – but are you harnessing the powers of the ‘influencers’?
60. Industry trends: Move with the times
Open platforms, personalised plans and boutiques within clubs are just some of the trends industry experts are predicting for 2016. Kath Hudson reports
64. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness looks ahead to the 2016 Olympic Games, and encourages everyone to find the sporting hero inside themselves
68. Market research: European leaders
Niels Gronau and Gregor Titze take a look at the key findings from the latest edition of Leading Operators – Fitness in Europe
72. Retention: What makes a loyal customer?
Jon Nasta offers retention insight from the latest Listen360 analysis
78. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts, plans and analysis
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
80. Activity tracking: Right on track
It’s time for health clubs to embrace activity tracking and not see it as a threat – but how many operators are achieving this?
85. Activity tracking - smart bras: fitness-kit.net
We take a look at some of the new smart bras combining proper support with the latest wearable technology
86. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym introduces its new SKILLMILL, which has athletic performance training at its heart
88. Retention - reward schemes: Activity = reward
Are tangible rewards the best way to get members to stick to their exercise regimes? We report on the growing category of exercise reward schemes
94. Promotional feature: CFM
Creative Fitness Marketing has been helping operators attract new members for 26 years – so how does it work?
96. ukactive update: Killing the cliché
A number of fitness brands changed the conversation in their New Year ad campaigns. Mark Hutcheon takes a closer look
98. Promotional feature: TVS
TVS Sports Surfaces profiles its recent noise- and vibration-reducing project at Body Zone Fitness in Newcastle, UK
100. Q&A – Molly Kemmer: IHRSA update
The outgoing IHRSA chair reflects on the learnings from her 12-month tenure, and challenges the fitness sector to think bigger and think differently
102. Promotional feature: Ojmar
From spring 2017, the UK’s pound coin changes to a new 12-sided coin. Is your business ready?
105. Supplier showcase:
We highlight recent projects from suppliers Cybex International UK, Life Fitness and Technogym
111. Strength training: fitness-kit.net
A look at some of the latest innovations in strength equipment around the world
116. Research round-up: Judgement call
Obese people tend to see distances as being further than they really are, and hills steeper, according to research from the US
1 - 40 of 116
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass bridges the gap between boutique studios and corporate members
The boutique studio market is expanding rapidly.
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. 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: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering an exceptional service ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Will to Win
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Diary dates
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