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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 3
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
5. Editor’s letter: Uniting exercisers of all types
Does focusing on differences in exerciser motivation cause more harm than good?
10. People profile: Hannah Behrendt
The Behaviour Insights Team’s senior advisor reveals behaviour modification strategies for getting people active
11. People profile: Ariana Alexander-Sefre
Sweat and Sound’s founder on creating immersive fitness experiences for all ages
12. People profile: Stuart Green
The corrective exercise specialist says poor breathing and movement techniques can lead to serious injury during exercise
14. News round-up:
Blink Fitness signs an NBA star and Pure Gym hits 1m member milestone
26. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym is ready for global expansion and its CEO says it will hit its goal by franchising
34. Ask an expert: Gainfully employed?
We ask industry leaders if it’s time to make PT employment contracts fairer
40. Functional fitness: The prehab trend
Why more clubs are launching injury prevention classes and how you can add this service to your club with minimal effort
46. Promotional feature: Perfect Gym
Improving retention with AI
48. Interview: Jaime Lissavetsky
The president of España Activa Foundation explains how the not-for-profit is addressing Spain’s inactivity problem
52. Promotional feature: eGym
Introducing eGym Premium
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
54. Talking point: Going virtual
Many years have passed since virtual classes first hit the fitness industry, but what are operators doing to keep this offering fresh and attractive to members?
60. Interview: Katy Bowman
Biomechanist and author shares her insight on the impact of today’s increasingly sendentary lifestyles on the human body
66. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We take a close look at the impressive layout and design of the newly renovated Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago
72. Health club software: In-club tech
Our new series explores the latest developments in the world of health club management software
76. FIBO & EHFF preview: FIBO 2018 preview
The leading trade show for fitness, wellness and health returns for another year
81. Supplier showcase: Saving energy
Pure World Energy is delivering energy savings to Bristol and Weymouth leisure centres via its gas microturbine units
82. IHRSA update: Lisa Bodell
Kristen Walsh speaks to IHRSA 2018’s keynote speaker Lisa Bodell about simplification and innovation in business
84. ukactive update: Active lifestyles
ukactive head of public affairs Huw Edwards says it’s time for the NHS to prioritise preventive healthcare
86. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We bring you the industry’s latest fitness products and innovations
92. Events calendar:
Millennial 20/20 and IHRSA 2018 are some of the events taking place this month
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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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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
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
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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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: 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
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TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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

2018 issue 3
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
5. Editor’s letter: Uniting exercisers of all types
Does focusing on differences in exerciser motivation cause more harm than good?
10. People profile: Hannah Behrendt
The Behaviour Insights Team’s senior advisor reveals behaviour modification strategies for getting people active
11. People profile: Ariana Alexander-Sefre
Sweat and Sound’s founder on creating immersive fitness experiences for all ages
12. People profile: Stuart Green
The corrective exercise specialist says poor breathing and movement techniques can lead to serious injury during exercise
14. News round-up:
Blink Fitness signs an NBA star and Pure Gym hits 1m member milestone
26. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym is ready for global expansion and its CEO says it will hit its goal by franchising
34. Ask an expert: Gainfully employed?
We ask industry leaders if it’s time to make PT employment contracts fairer
40. Functional fitness: The prehab trend
Why more clubs are launching injury prevention classes and how you can add this service to your club with minimal effort
46. Promotional feature: Perfect Gym
Improving retention with AI
48. Interview: Jaime Lissavetsky
The president of España Activa Foundation explains how the not-for-profit is addressing Spain’s inactivity problem
52. Promotional feature: eGym
Introducing eGym Premium
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
54. Talking point: Going virtual
Many years have passed since virtual classes first hit the fitness industry, but what are operators doing to keep this offering fresh and attractive to members?
60. Interview: Katy Bowman
Biomechanist and author shares her insight on the impact of today’s increasingly sendentary lifestyles on the human body
66. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We take a close look at the impressive layout and design of the newly renovated Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago
72. Health club software: In-club tech
Our new series explores the latest developments in the world of health club management software
76. FIBO & EHFF preview: FIBO 2018 preview
The leading trade show for fitness, wellness and health returns for another year
81. Supplier showcase: Saving energy
Pure World Energy is delivering energy savings to Bristol and Weymouth leisure centres via its gas microturbine units
82. IHRSA update: Lisa Bodell
Kristen Walsh speaks to IHRSA 2018’s keynote speaker Lisa Bodell about simplification and innovation in business
84. ukactive update: Active lifestyles
ukactive head of public affairs Huw Edwards says it’s time for the NHS to prioritise preventive healthcare
86. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We bring you the industry’s latest fitness products and innovations
92. Events calendar:
Millennial 20/20 and IHRSA 2018 are some of the events taking place this month
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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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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