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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 11
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
3. Editor’s letter: The life in your years
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
New funding will help ensure all children are able swimmers
14. People profile: Geoff Bamber
The CEO of Digme Fitness discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart
16. People profile: Richard Brown
Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager on the re:fresh initiative
18. People profile: Steve Watts
The owner of eActive is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
20. News:
Equinox to launch retreats as brand expands into travel
30. Interview: James Balfour
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
42. Talking point: Gender specific training
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender?
46. Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims
50. ukactive: Shared goals
The Open Active initiative sees ukactive, Sport England, the Open Data Institute and Legend Club Management systems working to enable better data-sharing
52. Wellness: Reimagining ageing
A new report tells us that people should be getting more active as they age, not less. We take a closer look at the facts and why we need to transform perceptions of ageing
58. Promotional feature: Les Mills
How blockbuster fitness became a box office hit
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
62. Flooring: Flooring it
The right gym flooring can put members in the mood to move. We’ve rounded up seven innovative projects that take flooring to the next level
72. Trends: Cryotherapy
While standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130° may sound like a tough sell to your members, cryotherapy is gaining in popularity
76. Research: IHRSA Europe CEO study
IHRSA has released a new report that provides an outlook on the European health club industry from the perspective of the CEOs
78. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Putting our nation’s mental health first
80. Interview: Setting fitness on fire
David Lloyd Leisure has announced the rollout of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. We chat to DLL’s Michelle Dand and Jack Claxton about the new offering
86. Supplier showcase:
Technogym fit out the new SWEAT studio in Debenhams; Ridgeway provides bespoke lockers and furniture to Third Space; and Life Fitness partners with Simply Gym
92. Promotional feature: Fitness Compared
Compare the market, the launch of a fitness kit comparison site
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Fibodo empowers personal trainers and coaches. says Anthony Franklin, while Les Mills CEO Phillip Mills, reveals a new Stages bike
95. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
Evo Bench offers an innovative, flexible training solution that’s ideal for smaller and boutique spaces
97. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 116
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HCM Celebs
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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
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
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
Strength
Do you need strength training kit that fits a smaller space? Julie Fisher takes a look at the options
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
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
Analysis
Features
People
The issue holding things back is not GPs’ lack of belief in the power of physical activity – it’s the lack of a quality offer they can refer to. We need to look at the supplier side, so all GPs have access to a good quality provider of exercise
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!
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
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
Job search
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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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB
What really drives customer retention in 2019? Is it proactive customer care? Frequency of attendance? Added value provision? Community building? Across the industry, debate on this topic never stops. And neither does market change.
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?
I’ll be honest - it feels a bit funny writing an opinion piece in an aggregator special when, fundamentally, I can’t really say that I work for an ‘aggregator!’
Opinion: Let's distinguish new market entrants by those that add value and those that don't
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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 11
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
3. Editor’s letter: The life in your years
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
New funding will help ensure all children are able swimmers
14. People profile: Geoff Bamber
The CEO of Digme Fitness discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart
16. People profile: Richard Brown
Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager on the re:fresh initiative
18. People profile: Steve Watts
The owner of eActive is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
20. News:
Equinox to launch retreats as brand expands into travel
30. Interview: James Balfour
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
42. Talking point: Gender specific training
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender?
46. Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims
50. ukactive: Shared goals
The Open Active initiative sees ukactive, Sport England, the Open Data Institute and Legend Club Management systems working to enable better data-sharing
52. Wellness: Reimagining ageing
A new report tells us that people should be getting more active as they age, not less. We take a closer look at the facts and why we need to transform perceptions of ageing
58. Promotional feature: Les Mills
How blockbuster fitness became a box office hit
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
62. Flooring: Flooring it
The right gym flooring can put members in the mood to move. We’ve rounded up seven innovative projects that take flooring to the next level
72. Trends: Cryotherapy
While standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130° may sound like a tough sell to your members, cryotherapy is gaining in popularity
76. Research: IHRSA Europe CEO study
IHRSA has released a new report that provides an outlook on the European health club industry from the perspective of the CEOs
78. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Putting our nation’s mental health first
80. Interview: Setting fitness on fire
David Lloyd Leisure has announced the rollout of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. We chat to DLL’s Michelle Dand and Jack Claxton about the new offering
86. Supplier showcase:
Technogym fit out the new SWEAT studio in Debenhams; Ridgeway provides bespoke lockers and furniture to Third Space; and Life Fitness partners with Simply Gym
92. Promotional feature: Fitness Compared
Compare the market, the launch of a fitness kit comparison site
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Fibodo empowers personal trainers and coaches. says Anthony Franklin, while Les Mills CEO Phillip Mills, reveals a new Stages bike
95. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
Evo Bench offers an innovative, flexible training solution that’s ideal for smaller and boutique spaces
97. 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: 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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB
What really drives customer retention in 2019? Is it proactive customer care? Frequency of attendance? Added value provision? Community building? Across the industry, debate on this topic never stops. And neither does market change.
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?
I’ll be honest - it feels a bit funny writing an opinion piece in an aggregator special when, fundamentally, I can’t really say that I work for an ‘aggregator!’
Opinion: Let's distinguish new market entrants by those that add value and those that don't
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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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