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HCM HOT: Life Lessons

From getting sacked to risking it all, industry leaders share their learnings from tough times

Published in Health Club Management 2023 issue 12
 / photo: monkey business
/ photo: monkey business

In HCM HOT 2024 we look back at the life lessons industry leaders have shared with us over the past year.

You can read Tough Times 2023 in the digital edition here or see below for links to the original articles.

Steve Bradley
Director, Fitness4Less and Topnotch Gyms

"If I could say something to my younger self it would be not to fret too much and to face challenges head on"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Humphrey Cobbold
CEO, PureGym
photo: PURE GYM / James McCauley

"I shouldn’t have been as angry for so long and I shouldn’t have blamed people around me as much as I did"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Dave Courteen
CEO of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
photo: RICHARD DAWSON

"It was an uncomfortable experience, but I wouldn’t change it"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 4 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Tara Dillon
CEO, CIMSPA
photo: CIMSPA

"I was beset with self doubt and imposter syndrome, I felt paranoid, exposed and watched"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 6 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Rasmus Ingerslev
Partner and chair, Barry’s Bootcamp Nordic AB and Lenus eHealth
PHOTO: Rasmus Ingerslev

"If you’re in a position to help someone, do it: it might be you asking the favour tomorrow"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Phillip Mills
CEO, Les Mills
photo: Les Mills

"The most important thing you learn is that resilience is essential if you want to be around long enough to make a lasting difference"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Chris Rondeau
CEO, Planet Fitness
photo: Bill Truslow

"For the first decade we worked every day, lived pay cheque to pay cheque while we tried to figure out the business"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 5 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Martin Seibold
CEO, LifeFit Group

"I discovered our customers are more loyal than I imagined, so I wish I’d worried less"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 9 2023 here

Read the full article online here

John Treharne
Chair, The Gym Group
photo: Gym Group

"Challenges also bring opportunities. Times get tough and then you come out of them"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Colin Waggett
CEO, Third Space
PHOTO: THIRD SPACE

"I thought about leaving the industry, but when I started looking for jobs elsewhere I realised how much I wanted to stay in health and fitness"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 3 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Dave Wright
Founder and CEO, Myzone
photo: Myzone

"I used to look at myself in the mirror at three o’clock in the morning and say 'why the fuck are you doing this?'"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 10 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Ruth Zukerman
Founding trio of SoulCycle
photo: Flywheel

"Failure is considered a negative word, but it can lead to so many positives"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 8 2023 here

Read the full article online here

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features

HCM HOT: Life Lessons

From getting sacked to risking it all, industry leaders share their learnings from tough times

Published in Health Club Management 2023 issue 12
 / photo: monkey business
/ photo: monkey business

In HCM HOT 2024 we look back at the life lessons industry leaders have shared with us over the past year.

You can read Tough Times 2023 in the digital edition here or see below for links to the original articles.

Steve Bradley
Director, Fitness4Less and Topnotch Gyms

"If I could say something to my younger self it would be not to fret too much and to face challenges head on"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Humphrey Cobbold
CEO, PureGym
photo: PURE GYM / James McCauley

"I shouldn’t have been as angry for so long and I shouldn’t have blamed people around me as much as I did"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Dave Courteen
CEO of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
photo: RICHARD DAWSON

"It was an uncomfortable experience, but I wouldn’t change it"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 4 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Tara Dillon
CEO, CIMSPA
photo: CIMSPA

"I was beset with self doubt and imposter syndrome, I felt paranoid, exposed and watched"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 6 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Rasmus Ingerslev
Partner and chair, Barry’s Bootcamp Nordic AB and Lenus eHealth
PHOTO: Rasmus Ingerslev

"If you’re in a position to help someone, do it: it might be you asking the favour tomorrow"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Phillip Mills
CEO, Les Mills
photo: Les Mills

"The most important thing you learn is that resilience is essential if you want to be around long enough to make a lasting difference"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Chris Rondeau
CEO, Planet Fitness
photo: Bill Truslow

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Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 5 2023 here

Read the full article online here

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CEO, LifeFit Group

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Read the full article online here

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Chair, The Gym Group
photo: Gym Group

"Challenges also bring opportunities. Times get tough and then you come out of them"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 1 2023 here

Read the full article online here

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CEO, Third Space
PHOTO: THIRD SPACE

"I thought about leaving the industry, but when I started looking for jobs elsewhere I realised how much I wanted to stay in health and fitness"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 3 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Dave Wright
Founder and CEO, Myzone
photo: Myzone

"I used to look at myself in the mirror at three o’clock in the morning and say 'why the fuck are you doing this?'"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 10 2023 here

Read the full article online here

Ruth Zukerman
Founding trio of SoulCycle
photo: Flywheel

"Failure is considered a negative word, but it can lead to so many positives"

Read the full article in the digital edition of HCM 8 2023 here

Read the full article online here

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