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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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2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
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Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
People
HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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