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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 7
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
3. Editor's letter: Obesity and cancer
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
10. Letters: Write to reply
We must act now to bring fun fitness to every child
12. People profile: Pitbull and Tony Robbins
The American rapper is working on a new gym with life coach guru Tony Robbins
14. People profile: Ben Keenan
The commercial director of SUF Cycling tells how the Sufferfest training app evolved for group fitness in gyms and studios
16. People profile: Lisa Smosarski
The editor-in-chief at women’s magazine Stylist on the brand’s foray into fitness: a women’s-only boutique studio in London
18. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
28. Interview: Rasmus & Dr Mouna
Health and fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev and television neuroscientist Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh have big plans for making the world a healthier place. They discuss their past and current projects
36. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Technology is shaping the way we do fitness
40. Finance: Get funded
Is the UK boutique fitness sector capable of attracting the funding it needs? Alicia Whistlecroft from Deloitte takes a look at the level of opportunity
48. Talking point: The middle man
Are aggregators helpful or dangerous for the industry? We hear opinions from both sides of the debate
53. Supplier showcase: Technogym
Inverclyde Leisure worked with Technogym to successfully launch the Skillbike class
54. Investment: Active campus
University is where young people discover lifelong passions. Check out some of the new facilities promoting activity and wellness on campus
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Lincs Inspire has worked with Legend Club Management Systems to deliver its Active Forever wellbeing programme to drive targeted health improvements for members
62. Asia: Crazy fit Asia
Over 300 delegates recently gathered in Singapore for the inaugural World Fit Summit conference. Steph Eaves attended to talk to founder Ross Campbell about what’s happening in Asian fitness
68. Interview: Leon & Michelle McNiece
The founders of Goodlife, Australia’s largest gym chain, have a new concept, which combines boutique disciplines
76. Strength training: Bone loading
Help your members avoid or reverse osteoporosis with weight bearing activity
78. Franchising: Crying out
Exercising can be difficult with a new baby. We look at the exercise concepts helping new mums to stay active
84. ukactive: Activelab 2019
A rundown on the startups that are using tech to help people stay fit
88. Member payments: Maximising revenue
Suppliers of member payment software share the ways they’re helping clubs to maximise revenue
91. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Keepme, RecoveRing, Jordan, Firstbeat and Shapewatch
93. Promotional feature: Shapewatch
Shapewatch among the final nine for ActiveLab ‘Future of Fit Tech’ Awards
98. HCM Celeb: George Foreman III
George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is expanding his US-based boxing gym business, and plans to have 20 sites open by 2020
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Features
Asia
Our industry in Asia is growing at an exponential rate but it’s too fragmented to ensure sustainable growth. Hundreds of exciting brands and businesses exist, many with great potential but we need to work together to grow our marketplace, engage new demographics and better serve communities and customers - Ross Campbell, CEO and founder of Fit Summit
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
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
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
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
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
HCM people

Ben Keenan

SUF Cycling: commercial director
This isn’t a spin around the park: SUF Cycling requires participants to dig deep, which can push some people not used to HIIT out of their comfort zone
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
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
Promotional Feature
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We’re at the beginning of the journey with EMS training in the UK. The benefits and applications of this type of training are vast, and there’s an enormous commercial opportunity for both PTs and operators
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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: 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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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 7
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
3. Editor's letter: Obesity and cancer
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
10. Letters: Write to reply
We must act now to bring fun fitness to every child
12. People profile: Pitbull and Tony Robbins
The American rapper is working on a new gym with life coach guru Tony Robbins
14. People profile: Ben Keenan
The commercial director of SUF Cycling tells how the Sufferfest training app evolved for group fitness in gyms and studios
16. People profile: Lisa Smosarski
The editor-in-chief at women’s magazine Stylist on the brand’s foray into fitness: a women’s-only boutique studio in London
18. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
28. Interview: Rasmus & Dr Mouna
Health and fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev and television neuroscientist Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh have big plans for making the world a healthier place. They discuss their past and current projects
36. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Technology is shaping the way we do fitness
40. Finance: Get funded
Is the UK boutique fitness sector capable of attracting the funding it needs? Alicia Whistlecroft from Deloitte takes a look at the level of opportunity
48. Talking point: The middle man
Are aggregators helpful or dangerous for the industry? We hear opinions from both sides of the debate
53. Supplier showcase: Technogym
Inverclyde Leisure worked with Technogym to successfully launch the Skillbike class
54. Investment: Active campus
University is where young people discover lifelong passions. Check out some of the new facilities promoting activity and wellness on campus
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Lincs Inspire has worked with Legend Club Management Systems to deliver its Active Forever wellbeing programme to drive targeted health improvements for members
62. Asia: Crazy fit Asia
Over 300 delegates recently gathered in Singapore for the inaugural World Fit Summit conference. Steph Eaves attended to talk to founder Ross Campbell about what’s happening in Asian fitness
68. Interview: Leon & Michelle McNiece
The founders of Goodlife, Australia’s largest gym chain, have a new concept, which combines boutique disciplines
76. Strength training: Bone loading
Help your members avoid or reverse osteoporosis with weight bearing activity
78. Franchising: Crying out
Exercising can be difficult with a new baby. We look at the exercise concepts helping new mums to stay active
84. ukactive: Activelab 2019
A rundown on the startups that are using tech to help people stay fit
88. Member payments: Maximising revenue
Suppliers of member payment software share the ways they’re helping clubs to maximise revenue
91. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Keepme, RecoveRing, Jordan, Firstbeat and Shapewatch
93. Promotional feature: Shapewatch
Shapewatch among the final nine for ActiveLab ‘Future of Fit Tech’ Awards
98. HCM Celeb: George Foreman III
George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is expanding his US-based boxing gym business, and plans to have 20 sites open by 2020
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: 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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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