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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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2019 issue 3
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
5. Editor's letter: A matter of life and death
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. People profile: Kirsten Potenza
The Co-founder of POUND fit tells us how she came up with her concept that lets people unleash their inner rockstar
16. People profile: Gustav Gym
Co-founders Pieter Pleunis and Jeroen Timmerman on how they’re creating the best PT gym in Holland
18. People profile: Jen & Tom Harvey
The Co-founders of Oceanflow Yoga on introducing new concepts to Cornwall
24. International news:
eGym names new chair - hints at possible IPO
26. UK news:
Boutique fitness sector ‘nowhere near breaking point’
31. Research News:
HIIT more effective for weight loss than moderate exercise
32. Events Calendar:
Don’t miss these upcoming events for the health and fitness industry
34. Interview: Steve Ward
Moving on after 12 years, the outgoing CEO reflects on his time at ukactive, where he started as an intern
38. Research: Fact finding
Leisure-net’s annual Health and fitness Omnibus Survey is in its 15th year. We find out what’s changed since 2002
42. Talking point: Peak boutique
Is the boutique boom reaching the peak of its lifecycle? ukactive CEO Steven Ward asks a panel of experts
48. Group exercise: Get ahead
More operators are appointing heads of group exercise, evidence that this is more than just a trend. We talk to those from Third Space, Pure Gym and Virgin Active
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
54. Promotional feature: Precor
Get creative with functional training
58. Top team: Anthony Geisler
The founder of Xponential Fitness, Anthony Geisler, discusses the secrets behind his success, and tells us why franchising is key to crushing the big box chains
68. FIBO 2019: The future of fitness
The world’s biggest fitness trade show takes place in April. We take a look
74. Cycling: Pedal power
Indoor cycling has grown exponentially in the past few years. We analyse the data on who’s most engaged and when
80. Functional: Life stages
We meet the operators using functional fitness to aid rehab after surgery
85. ukactive: The pillars of success
The sector should focus on young people, older people and workplace health for the biggest impact on our community, says Steven Ward
86. Research: Greater China
The fitness industry in China is growing fast, according to the IHRSA Greater China Health Club Report. Kristen Walsh explains the findings
91. Supplier showcase:
Dyaco equips Pumps Gyms, Technogym partners with Nuffield and Physical Company kits out Marlow Club
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness from Agmis, Body bike, Hydrow and Aqua Physical
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 117
Latest News
Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson ...
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Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University ...
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Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. ...
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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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Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has appointed a UK general manager as it looks to grow ...
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
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
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
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
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
The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
People
I never give up! It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get up that is important - Rasmus Ingerslev
People
We bought gyms in Brisbane, Queensland, and we were one of the first clubs to put proper air conditioning in – that was the big thing that was needed at the time
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
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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

2019 issue 3
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
5. Editor's letter: A matter of life and death
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. People profile: Kirsten Potenza
The Co-founder of POUND fit tells us how she came up with her concept that lets people unleash their inner rockstar
16. People profile: Gustav Gym
Co-founders Pieter Pleunis and Jeroen Timmerman on how they’re creating the best PT gym in Holland
18. People profile: Jen & Tom Harvey
The Co-founders of Oceanflow Yoga on introducing new concepts to Cornwall
24. International news:
eGym names new chair - hints at possible IPO
26. UK news:
Boutique fitness sector ‘nowhere near breaking point’
31. Research News:
HIIT more effective for weight loss than moderate exercise
32. Events Calendar:
Don’t miss these upcoming events for the health and fitness industry
34. Interview: Steve Ward
Moving on after 12 years, the outgoing CEO reflects on his time at ukactive, where he started as an intern
38. Research: Fact finding
Leisure-net’s annual Health and fitness Omnibus Survey is in its 15th year. We find out what’s changed since 2002
42. Talking point: Peak boutique
Is the boutique boom reaching the peak of its lifecycle? ukactive CEO Steven Ward asks a panel of experts
48. Group exercise: Get ahead
More operators are appointing heads of group exercise, evidence that this is more than just a trend. We talk to those from Third Space, Pure Gym and Virgin Active
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
54. Promotional feature: Precor
Get creative with functional training
58. Top team: Anthony Geisler
The founder of Xponential Fitness, Anthony Geisler, discusses the secrets behind his success, and tells us why franchising is key to crushing the big box chains
68. FIBO 2019: The future of fitness
The world’s biggest fitness trade show takes place in April. We take a look
74. Cycling: Pedal power
Indoor cycling has grown exponentially in the past few years. We analyse the data on who’s most engaged and when
80. Functional: Life stages
We meet the operators using functional fitness to aid rehab after surgery
85. ukactive: The pillars of success
The sector should focus on young people, older people and workplace health for the biggest impact on our community, says Steven Ward
86. Research: Greater China
The fitness industry in China is growing fast, according to the IHRSA Greater China Health Club Report. Kristen Walsh explains the findings
91. Supplier showcase:
Dyaco equips Pumps Gyms, Technogym partners with Nuffield and Physical Company kits out Marlow Club
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness from Agmis, Body bike, Hydrow and Aqua Physical
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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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