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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 4
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
7. Editor's letter: Fitness is hot
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
15. Letters: Write to reply
Anytime Fitness gets experience design refresh
16. People profile: Clive Ormerod
The incoming CEO of Les Mills International explains his vision for the organisation as it enters a new period of expansion
20. People profile: Sol Gilbert
Underground Gym’s co-founder on breaking the rules with a new model and building a self-funded business from scratch
22. People profile: Charlie & Claire Bourne
The founds of Eden explain how a health scare inspired a new organic nutrition business and how that integrates with their growing health and wellness operation HCMmag.com
24. Talking point: Recovery
So much emphasis is given to hard workouts, we sometimes forget that gains are made during recovery. Do your members understand the importance of resting well? Kath Hudson reports
30. Analysis: Swotting up on fitness
Emma Barry gives her thought-provoking take on the industry’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
36. Interview: Rainer Schaller
The founder of budget pioneer, McFit, tells Kate Cracknell why he’s launching a new brand for his diverse business
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Indoor cycling redefined
46. Interview: Alex Lewis
When he lost all four limbs to a devastating illness, Lewis could never have imagined he would become an extreme athlete. EMS training is helping his journey
51. Research: India emerges
New research from IHRSA and Deloitte China shows the fitness market in India – which currently has a penetration rate of 1.5 per cent – is poised for growth
56. Promotional feature: Matrix
Ride in colour with the new Matrix Target Training Cycle
58. Rowing: Rowing the Atlantic
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic – Cityrow’s Helaine Knapp in the US and The Engine Room’s Chris Heron in the UK – are building their boutiques by sharing their passion for rowing
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
62. Profile: Nerio Alessandri
The president and founder of Technogym talks to Liz Terry about innovation and his mission to get the whole world moving
68. Promotional feature: Gympass
Gympass and Bannatyne extend their partnership
70. Trends: Climbing party
Could Versaclimber classes become the next big thing? We check out the concepts reinvigorating this classic piece of kit
76. Software: Tech upgrade
From Third Space in London to The Wall in Los Angeles, we look at the latest software partnerships
80. Promotional feature: Technogym
Announcing Skillathletic
83. Preview: Elevate 2019
The lowdown on the UK’s largest physical activity trade show
96. Promotional feature: Ridgeway
Ridgeway Leisure - sister company to Ridgeway Furniture; one of the leading locker manufacturers in the industry - has been experiencing growth in its spare parts and maintenance business
99. Strength: Space race
Competition for space on the gym floor is driving the creation of small footprint kit
109. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam talks upgrades; Jean-Michel Fournier explains Les Mills’ Netpulse partnership; Bart Van Cauter is putting TurfGrass in gyms and Rod Mann presents Raptor’s new weight training vest
111. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
114. HCM Celebs: Tim McGraw
Snap Fitness has launched a gym brand in partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music icon, Tim McGraw
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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People
HCM people

Pitbull and Tony Robbins

Founders and advisers, Grit Bxng
Parents often tell their children to become doctors or lawyers, but now they’ll encourage their children to become fitness pros. At $1,000 an hour, they’ll make more than the best Wall Street lawyers. Trainers are the new superstars
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
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’
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
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
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Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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 4
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
7. Editor's letter: Fitness is hot
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
15. Letters: Write to reply
Anytime Fitness gets experience design refresh
16. People profile: Clive Ormerod
The incoming CEO of Les Mills International explains his vision for the organisation as it enters a new period of expansion
20. People profile: Sol Gilbert
Underground Gym’s co-founder on breaking the rules with a new model and building a self-funded business from scratch
22. People profile: Charlie & Claire Bourne
The founds of Eden explain how a health scare inspired a new organic nutrition business and how that integrates with their growing health and wellness operation HCMmag.com
24. Talking point: Recovery
So much emphasis is given to hard workouts, we sometimes forget that gains are made during recovery. Do your members understand the importance of resting well? Kath Hudson reports
30. Analysis: Swotting up on fitness
Emma Barry gives her thought-provoking take on the industry’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
36. Interview: Rainer Schaller
The founder of budget pioneer, McFit, tells Kate Cracknell why he’s launching a new brand for his diverse business
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Indoor cycling redefined
46. Interview: Alex Lewis
When he lost all four limbs to a devastating illness, Lewis could never have imagined he would become an extreme athlete. EMS training is helping his journey
51. Research: India emerges
New research from IHRSA and Deloitte China shows the fitness market in India – which currently has a penetration rate of 1.5 per cent – is poised for growth
56. Promotional feature: Matrix
Ride in colour with the new Matrix Target Training Cycle
58. Rowing: Rowing the Atlantic
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic – Cityrow’s Helaine Knapp in the US and The Engine Room’s Chris Heron in the UK – are building their boutiques by sharing their passion for rowing
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
62. Profile: Nerio Alessandri
The president and founder of Technogym talks to Liz Terry about innovation and his mission to get the whole world moving
68. Promotional feature: Gympass
Gympass and Bannatyne extend their partnership
70. Trends: Climbing party
Could Versaclimber classes become the next big thing? We check out the concepts reinvigorating this classic piece of kit
76. Software: Tech upgrade
From Third Space in London to The Wall in Los Angeles, we look at the latest software partnerships
80. Promotional feature: Technogym
Announcing Skillathletic
83. Preview: Elevate 2019
The lowdown on the UK’s largest physical activity trade show
96. Promotional feature: Ridgeway
Ridgeway Leisure - sister company to Ridgeway Furniture; one of the leading locker manufacturers in the industry - has been experiencing growth in its spare parts and maintenance business
99. Strength: Space race
Competition for space on the gym floor is driving the creation of small footprint kit
109. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam talks upgrades; Jean-Michel Fournier explains Les Mills’ Netpulse partnership; Bart Van Cauter is putting TurfGrass in gyms and Rod Mann presents Raptor’s new weight training vest
111. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
114. HCM Celebs: Tim McGraw
Snap Fitness has launched a gym brand in partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music icon, Tim McGraw
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
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: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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