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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 6
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
3. Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin
18. International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years
21. People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
22. IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report
26. ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations
28. Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August
29. Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness
30. Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?
32. Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK
38. New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic
44. Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
48. The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice
54. Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism
56. Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
62. Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
63. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
64. Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
69. Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
74. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
76. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
80. EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
82. Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
91. Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
1 - 40 of 127
Latest News
Industry body ukactive has launched an Independent Operators' Steering Group, catering for members who run ...
Latest News
The UK's fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following ...
Latest News
HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be ...
Latest News
Interest in gym reopening in England is reaching fever pitch, with an announcement expected any ...
Latest News
Exercising increases levels of a protein hormone secreted by the bones which has a powerful ...
Latest News
A free-to-access training platform has launched to help the sport and fitness workforce confidently return ...
Latest News
Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has ...
Latest News
Fitness equipment firm Nautilus Inc is looking for a buyer for its commercial equipment brand ...
Features
feature
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
Features
Partner briefing
BMF, the outdoor fitness franchise company co-owned by Bear Grylls, is launching a £1m initiative designed to offer financial support to PTs and exercise professionals in getting back to work after the lockdown
Features
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
Features
Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
Features
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
People
Operators should start with the home fitness journey, working out how to gain a competitive advantage here, before working out how to dovetail physical visits into this
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
BMF with Bear Grylls - Mission to reboot the fitness industry
British Military Fitness
BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 6
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
3. Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin
18. International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years
21. People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
22. IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report
26. ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations
28. Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August
29. Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness
30. Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?
32. Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK
38. New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic
44. Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
48. The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice
54. Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism
56. Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
62. Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
63. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
64. Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
69. Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
74. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
76. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
80. EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
82. Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
91. Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
1 - 40 of 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
BMF with Bear Grylls - Mission to reboot the fitness industry
British Military Fitness
BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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