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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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2018 issue 10
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
5. Editor’s letter: Real health insurance
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Write to reply: Letters
New research shows the fittertainment trend has benefits for motivation and results
14. People profile: Bear Grylls
The adventurer has invested in BMF – formerly British Military Fitness, but now rebranding and launching into franchising
16. People profile: Kira Mahal
The CEO of Motivate PT is planning to expand beyond London
18. People profile: Darren Sealy
The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
20. News:
Global investment firm KKR acquires The Bay Club chain
30. Talking point: Gymtimidation
How can we ensure people are genuinely welcomed into clubs, to grow market penetration? Our panel debates the issues
34. Profiles: Pihlajalinna
This Finnish health insurer works via a groundbreaking model which rewards the business for keeping people healthy
40. Promotional feature: Fit Quest
Quest for success
42. Report: Active justice
Evidence shows we can transform the lives of young offenders through exercise. Kate Cracknell talks to Rosie Meek
48. Cycling part 2: Cycle forward
In the latest of our reports on the booming cycling market, Steph Eaves looks at bike innovations
52. Promotional feature: Precor
The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, continues its UK expansion, with leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer, Precor, playing an active role in its growth
54. News report: Healthy ageing
Retirement home operator Audley Place is building specialist gyms to keep its customers fit. We look at how people, product and programming are working
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
56. Interview: Andrew Snelling
SIV, the charity which runs activity in Sheffield, has created a fitness membership category which includes mental health support. We talk to the CEO and also SIV delivery partner, Westfield Health
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has a great reputation for working with employers to recruit and retain PTs. Now the company is launching a new programme to take this service to the next level
64. New Kit: Kit Rigs
Rigs are an increasingly popular and space-efficient addition to the gym floor. We take a look at some of the options in our special HCM report
74. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
IHRSA ranks the world’s top fitness operators by revenue growth, unit growth and number of members
79. Supplier showcase :
Projects from Pavigym and Matrix 
82. Profile: Erkki Torn
With a burgeoning fitness chain in the Baltics, the CEO of MyFitness is tackling the low market penetration rates in this part of the world with great success
88. Promotional feature: Legend
Software company Legend reveals how its powerful support division works with operators to drive their operational success via outsourced managed services
90. Software: In-club Tech
Leading health club management software suppliers give insights into their latest releases, plus tech news from around the industry
95. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Technogym SkillBike launches, Precor has a new deal with RunTV, Physical Company extends its Pilates offer with Merrithew and David Lloyd Leisure has a new nutrition partner
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
Myzone is launching a range of new products and services this year, as CEO Dave Wright explains
98. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 116
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Ukactive has set out on a membership consultation, asking for views on how the not-for-profit ...
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Northumbria University (NU) has set out to uncover in detail the important role that structured ...
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
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
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
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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
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
Analysis
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
Strength
Do you need strength training kit that fits a smaller space? Julie Fisher takes a look at the options
Features
People
We want to develop the next generation of health and wellbeing centres, offering a mix of clinical, physical and emotional wellbeing services
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!
People
With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
Our qualification increases learners’ awareness, encourages empathy and instils confidence to speak to people affected by mental ill-health
Job search
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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: PowerWave and DFC: a paradigm of progressive growth
Revolutionary cross trainer manufacturer and franchise, PowerWave, is experiencing the dizzying heights of success, having launched its new online platform, XPS Virtual Coach, five weeks ago.
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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

Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 10
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
5. Editor’s letter: Real health insurance
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Write to reply: Letters
New research shows the fittertainment trend has benefits for motivation and results
14. People profile: Bear Grylls
The adventurer has invested in BMF – formerly British Military Fitness, but now rebranding and launching into franchising
16. People profile: Kira Mahal
The CEO of Motivate PT is planning to expand beyond London
18. People profile: Darren Sealy
The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
20. News:
Global investment firm KKR acquires The Bay Club chain
30. Talking point: Gymtimidation
How can we ensure people are genuinely welcomed into clubs, to grow market penetration? Our panel debates the issues
34. Profiles: Pihlajalinna
This Finnish health insurer works via a groundbreaking model which rewards the business for keeping people healthy
40. Promotional feature: Fit Quest
Quest for success
42. Report: Active justice
Evidence shows we can transform the lives of young offenders through exercise. Kate Cracknell talks to Rosie Meek
48. Cycling part 2: Cycle forward
In the latest of our reports on the booming cycling market, Steph Eaves looks at bike innovations
52. Promotional feature: Precor
The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, continues its UK expansion, with leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer, Precor, playing an active role in its growth
54. News report: Healthy ageing
Retirement home operator Audley Place is building specialist gyms to keep its customers fit. We look at how people, product and programming are working
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
56. Interview: Andrew Snelling
SIV, the charity which runs activity in Sheffield, has created a fitness membership category which includes mental health support. We talk to the CEO and also SIV delivery partner, Westfield Health
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has a great reputation for working with employers to recruit and retain PTs. Now the company is launching a new programme to take this service to the next level
64. New Kit: Kit Rigs
Rigs are an increasingly popular and space-efficient addition to the gym floor. We take a look at some of the options in our special HCM report
74. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
IHRSA ranks the world’s top fitness operators by revenue growth, unit growth and number of members
79. Supplier showcase :
Projects from Pavigym and Matrix 
82. Profile: Erkki Torn
With a burgeoning fitness chain in the Baltics, the CEO of MyFitness is tackling the low market penetration rates in this part of the world with great success
88. Promotional feature: Legend
Software company Legend reveals how its powerful support division works with operators to drive their operational success via outsourced managed services
90. Software: In-club Tech
Leading health club management software suppliers give insights into their latest releases, plus tech news from around the industry
95. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Technogym SkillBike launches, Precor has a new deal with RunTV, Physical Company extends its Pilates offer with Merrithew and David Lloyd Leisure has a new nutrition partner
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
Myzone is launching a range of new products and services this year, as CEO Dave Wright explains
98. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 116
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: PowerWave and DFC: a paradigm of progressive growth
Revolutionary cross trainer manufacturer and franchise, PowerWave, is experiencing the dizzying heights of success, having launched its new online platform, XPS Virtual Coach, five weeks ago.
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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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