Latest
issue
GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window I've already subscribed!
BLK BOX
BLK BOX
BLK BOX
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

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

"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

https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2024/214629_741192.jpg
From getting sacked to risking it all, industry leaders share their learnings from tough times
HCM magazine
Consumer expectations are rising all the time, but nowhere more than in relation to digital. UK Active’s Dave Gerrish explains how the industry is shaping up
HCM magazine
Brick recalls the terror of buying a failing club and how the lessons learned have propelled him through his career
HCM magazine
HCM People

Jamie Groves

MD, Denbighshire Leisure
Denbighshire Leisure’s turnover has increased by 25 per cent since 2021, so the developments have paid for themselves and more
HCM magazine
Delivering personally-designed workouts can create a placebo effect that yields better results, find researchers
HCM magazine
Our experts believe love is the best foundation on which to build a business. Kath Hudson finds out why
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
This collaboration underscores Ridgeway’s commitment to enhancing spaces, providing an unrivalled environment for gym enthusiasts and health club members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
HCM promotional features
Sponsored profile: Technogym
The GM of The Club & Spa Bristol tells us about the cutting edge club refresh that showcases the Technogym Artis Line
HCM promotional features
Promotion
Using research that revealed three key pillars for cardio exercisers, Life Fitness has created its greatest-ever console: the Discover SE4
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Creating successful training environments requires a deep knowledge of functional design. Gregory Bradley, sales director at BLK BOX Fitness talks us through the company’s approach
HCM promotional features
Promotion
Small group training is popular for its energy, but must evolve to retain popularity, says the director of training at Matrix Fitness
HCM promotional features
Latest News
According to a pilot study by Yale School of Medicine, exercise can not only slow ...
Latest News
Self Esteem Brands (SEB), owner of Anytime Fitness, has released year-end results which show year-on-year ...
Latest News
Basic-Fit has introduced a new approach to tackle gymtimidation and create an inclusive environment in ...
Latest News
Speaking exclusively in the current issue of HCM magazine, Third Space CEO, Colin Waggett, says ...
Latest News
Australian exercise and active health trade body, AUSactive, has partnered with the national Royal Life ...
Latest News
Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated ...
Latest News
Following a successful pilot, The Gym Group is rolling out a programme, delivered by The ...
Latest News
As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a ...
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Panatta shares the secrets behind the Three Angles Biceps Machine
Panatta’s Three Angles Bicep Machine is designed for training the main elbow flexor muscles; the biceps brachii and brachialis.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: seca TRU: Medical values for medical fitness
Developed for the world of medicine, tailored to the needs of modern fitness studios. The seca TRU seamlessly provides medical expertise for health-focused training with a clinically validated body composition analysis meeting the health and fitness industry's evolving demands.
Company profiles
Company profile: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym is a global software provider specialising in fitness and recreation facility management solutions. ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Founded in 2010, Core Health & Fitness is a growing house of the most iconic ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Precor UK press release: Precor launches new functional strength training line powered by BeaverFit
Precor, trusted fitness solution provider to more than 14,000 global facilities, has selected BeaverFit, the world’s largest supplier of fitness equipment to U.S. and NATO militaries, to design and manufacture their new functional training line.
Featured press releases
The Health & Fitness Institute press release: THFI Launches Wellness Coaching Qualification Aimed at NHS Relief and Economic Boost
Recent data from UK Active has revealed that a shocking 25% of the UK’s population is classed as ‘inactive,’ averaging less than 30 minutes of exercise a week.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
11-14 Apr 2024
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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

"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

https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2024/214629_741192.jpg
From getting sacked to risking it all, industry leaders share their learnings from tough times
Latest News
According to a pilot study by Yale School of Medicine, exercise can not only slow ...
Latest News
Self Esteem Brands (SEB), owner of Anytime Fitness, has released year-end results which show year-on-year ...
Latest News
Basic-Fit has introduced a new approach to tackle gymtimidation and create an inclusive environment in ...
Latest News
Speaking exclusively in the current issue of HCM magazine, Third Space CEO, Colin Waggett, says ...
Latest News
Australian exercise and active health trade body, AUSactive, has partnered with the national Royal Life ...
Latest News
Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated ...
Latest News
Following a successful pilot, The Gym Group is rolling out a programme, delivered by The ...
Latest News
As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a ...
Latest News
The ICO has ruled that eight leisure operators have been unlawfully processing the biometric data ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has told HCM it will vigorously defend itself against claims made in a ...
Latest News
“2024 is going to the be biggest year for Gymshark ever,” says CEO and founder, ...
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Panatta shares the secrets behind the Three Angles Biceps Machine
Panatta’s Three Angles Bicep Machine is designed for training the main elbow flexor muscles; the biceps brachii and brachialis.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: seca TRU: Medical values for medical fitness
Developed for the world of medicine, tailored to the needs of modern fitness studios. The seca TRU seamlessly provides medical expertise for health-focused training with a clinically validated body composition analysis meeting the health and fitness industry's evolving demands.
Company profiles
Company profile: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym is a global software provider specialising in fitness and recreation facility management solutions. ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Founded in 2010, Core Health & Fitness is a growing house of the most iconic ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Precor UK press release: Precor launches new functional strength training line powered by BeaverFit
Precor, trusted fitness solution provider to more than 14,000 global facilities, has selected BeaverFit, the world’s largest supplier of fitness equipment to U.S. and NATO militaries, to design and manufacture their new functional training line.
Featured press releases
The Health & Fitness Institute press release: THFI Launches Wellness Coaching Qualification Aimed at NHS Relief and Economic Boost
Recent data from UK Active has revealed that a shocking 25% of the UK’s population is classed as ‘inactive,’ averaging less than 30 minutes of exercise a week.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
11-14 Apr 2024
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
BLK BOX
BLK BOX
Partner sites