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Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
'It would be suicidal to start from scratch today, in this hyper-competitive industry. But back in 1985, people flocked to us' – Lynne and Victor Brick discuss their journey to becoming one of the largest Planet Fitness franchisees
Talking point
The protein myth
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
A new documentary has questioned whether meat is the best type of protein to build muscle mass. We ask the experts...
Interview
Victus Soul
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
Victus Soul founders Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric tell us about their new boutique, which centres around boxing and running group fitness classes
People profile
Lindsey Rainwater
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
After attending a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA, Lindsey Rainwater was inspired to start the Women in Fitness Association. She tells us more about her mission to grow the organisation globally...
People profile
Charlie Kemper
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
Charlie Kemper, Flykick co-founder, on how he took advantage of an untapped opportunity in the London group fitness market...
People profile
Silke Frank
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
'The new FIBO CAMPUS will have 13 themed sessions, from fitness and health to digitisation.' – Silke Frank, FIBO director, tells us what we can expect from this year's event
Les Mills
Les Mills
Interview
Joe Gaunt
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
After a career with Virgin Active, Fitness First and WeWork, Joe Gaunt has devised and launched a new fitness business called Hero. He explains the concept...
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management, which has backed The Gym Group, Planet Fitness and Fitness Hut says every business needs to think about social impact
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
Is Health Secretary Matt Hancock's switch to prevention deliverable? We ask four industry experts...
People profile
Susan Grady
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
'As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn't luxury.' – Susan Grady, CEO of Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities
People profile
Andy Tee
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
'In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it's still relatively new, so it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits' – Andy Tee talks about founding V1BE
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
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...
Focus Training
Focus Training
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender? We ask four experts...
Interview
James Balfour
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
People profile
Steve Watts
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
The owner of eActive Health Lounge, Steve Watts, is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
People profile
Richard Brown
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
're:fresh is best known for being a large-scale, free leisure initiative, but it was more than that' – Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager discusses how this project has changed the community
People profile
Geoff Bamber
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
The CEO of Digme Fitness, Geoff Bamber, discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart...
Profile
Erkki Torn
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
With penetration rates around 7 per cent, the Baltic countries are seldom seen as prime markets. The CEO of MyFitness disagrees and he’s working to make the chain the region’s leading operator
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
Talking point
Gymtimidation
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
In the quest to raise penetration levels, gyms need to appeal to those who would never consider taking out a membership, and this means addressing the issue of gymtimidation. Is this something consumers need to overcome themselves, or can health and fitness operators provide the solution? Kath Hudson reports
People profile
Darren Sealy
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
co-founder, MINDSET
People profile
Kira Mahal
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
Founder, Motivate PT
People profile
Bear Grylls
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
Co-owner, BMF
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
Virtual is tranforming the gym experience. Health Club Management asks how operators can optimuse the technology
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
Exciting times - the World Health Organization has released a new global strategy for physicalactivity. We interview the WHO's Dr Fiona Bull
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
With the incidence of mental health issues at an all time high, we ask what health clubs can do to help people build their resilience
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
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
HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
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
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
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
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
Strength
Do you need strength training kit that fits a smaller space? Julie Fisher takes a look at the options
Features
Software
New technology is transforming the way the health and fitness industry functions and interacts with customers. Liz Terry catches up with operators around the industry for an update
Features
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
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
WHIS is a preventative healthcare platform, which empowers people to improve their health and wellbeing by facilitating community engagement
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Promotional feature
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Australian-based fitness franchise F45 has increased the number of countries it operates to more than ...
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The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 redevelopment of its latest acquisition, the historic Cookridge ...
Latest News
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured additional financial backing believed to be around US$300m ...
Latest News
Three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion Draymond Green has opened his first Blink Fitness gym ...
Latest News
Ukactive has set out on its first ever membership consultation, asking for views on how ...
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Northumbria University (NU) has set out to uncover in detail the important role that structured ...
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A majority of mothers do not exercise because it makes them feel guilty about not ...
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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
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: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
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

people

Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
'It would be suicidal to start from scratch today, in this hyper-competitive industry. But back in 1985, people flocked to us' – Lynne and Victor Brick discuss their journey to becoming one of the largest Planet Fitness franchisees
Talking point
The protein myth
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
A new documentary has questioned whether meat is the best type of protein to build muscle mass. We ask the experts...
Interview
Victus Soul
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
Victus Soul founders Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric tell us about their new boutique, which centres around boxing and running group fitness classes
People profile
Lindsey Rainwater
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
After attending a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA, Lindsey Rainwater was inspired to start the Women in Fitness Association. She tells us more about her mission to grow the organisation globally...
People profile
Charlie Kemper
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
Charlie Kemper, Flykick co-founder, on how he took advantage of an untapped opportunity in the London group fitness market...
People profile
Silke Frank
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
'The new FIBO CAMPUS will have 13 themed sessions, from fitness and health to digitisation.' – Silke Frank, FIBO director, tells us what we can expect from this year's event
Les Mills
Les Mills
Interview
Joe Gaunt
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
After a career with Virgin Active, Fitness First and WeWork, Joe Gaunt has devised and launched a new fitness business called Hero. He explains the concept...
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management, which has backed The Gym Group, Planet Fitness and Fitness Hut says every business needs to think about social impact
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
Is Health Secretary Matt Hancock's switch to prevention deliverable? We ask four industry experts...
People profile
Susan Grady
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
'As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn't luxury.' – Susan Grady, CEO of Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities
People profile
Andy Tee
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
'In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it's still relatively new, so it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits' – Andy Tee talks about founding V1BE
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
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...
Focus Training
Focus Training
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender? We ask four experts...
Interview
James Balfour
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
People profile
Steve Watts
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
The owner of eActive Health Lounge, Steve Watts, is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
People profile
Richard Brown
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
're:fresh is best known for being a large-scale, free leisure initiative, but it was more than that' – Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager discusses how this project has changed the community
People profile
Geoff Bamber
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
The CEO of Digme Fitness, Geoff Bamber, discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart...
Profile
Erkki Torn
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
With penetration rates around 7 per cent, the Baltic countries are seldom seen as prime markets. The CEO of MyFitness disagrees and he’s working to make the chain the region’s leading operator
Dyaco International
Dyaco International
Talking point
Gymtimidation
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
In the quest to raise penetration levels, gyms need to appeal to those who would never consider taking out a membership, and this means addressing the issue of gymtimidation. Is this something consumers need to overcome themselves, or can health and fitness operators provide the solution? Kath Hudson reports
People profile
Darren Sealy
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
co-founder, MINDSET
People profile
Kira Mahal
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
Founder, Motivate PT
People profile
Bear Grylls
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
Co-owner, BMF
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
Virtual is tranforming the gym experience. Health Club Management asks how operators can optimuse the technology
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
Exciting times - the World Health Organization has released a new global strategy for physicalactivity. We interview the WHO's Dr Fiona Bull
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
With the incidence of mental health issues at an all time high, we ask what health clubs can do to help people build their resilience
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Latest News
Creating opportunities for older people to get physically active represents a major driver for growth ...
Latest News
Australian-based fitness franchise F45 has increased the number of countries it operates to more than ...
Latest News
The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 redevelopment of its latest acquisition, the historic Cookridge ...
Latest News
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured additional financial backing believed to be around US$300m ...
Latest News
Three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion Draymond Green has opened his first Blink Fitness gym ...
Latest News
Ukactive has set out on its first ever membership consultation, asking for views on how ...
Latest News
Northumbria University (NU) has set out to uncover in detail the important role that structured ...
Latest News
A majority of mothers do not exercise because it makes them feel guilty about not ...
Latest News
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City ...
Latest News
Wellness industry technology platform Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director of Mindbody Europe. ...
Latest News
Low-cost gym operator EōS Fitness has acquired five former Gold's Gym locations in Utah – ...
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: 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.
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
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: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
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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