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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 7
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
3. Editor's letter: The feelgood factor
Clubs must make people believe they can be active today, and make them want to be by telling them how good it will make them feel – today, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: Molly Crockett
Molly Crockett on precommitment
10. People profiles: Dr Charles Eugster
On his dream for the fitness industry
12. People profiles: Caroline Pugh
On a new 3D body scanner
14. Letters: Write to reply
For those with mental health issues, the physical and social benefits of exercise can change lives, says Rob Love of British Military Fitness
16. UK news round-up:
UK surpasses 8 million gym members, Sports Direct takes control of its first site, Apple unveils plans for its new tracking platform, and Disney drafted in to get kids fit
24. International news:
Demonstrations in Washington DC over plans to impose a ‘fitness tax', sale of 24 Hour Fitness is completed, and Anytime Fitness opens its 2,500th club
26. People news:
OCL boosts outreach work with two new appointments
28. IHRSA Europe update: Competing with the budget clubs
Rafi Mohammed on competing with the budget clubs, and IHRSA's new publication aimed at children
32. ukactive update: Partnering with Coca-Cola
CEO David Stalker talks about a new tie-up with Coca-Cola and how it fits with ukactive's mission
34. Diary dates:
We feature some of the latest charity events and challenges scheduled for the coming months
36. Health Club Awards: Making the cut
The shortlist is announced for the 2014 Members' Choice Health Club Awards. Is your club in the running?
38. Everyone's talking about...: Attracting investors
As the economic climate improves, what should operators be doing to catch the attention of investors? We ask our panel of experts
40. Interview – Reynir Indahl:
The chair of Health & Fitness Nordic talks to Kate Cracknell about the disruptive influence of technology and the fundamental need for businesses to be useful
46. Promotional feature: Matrix
46 Promotional feature: Matrix The opportunity to work out while on the move has become an expectation – Matrix Fitness can help you turn it into an experience for staying guests
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
48. Retention series: What drives you?
Lose weight, tone up, get fit? Is this what your members really want from a club, and how does it affect retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
52. Management series: A matter of trust
Are you a manager or a leader, and are you getting the best out of your team? Justin Tamsett offers his advice on employee motivation
56. Gymtopia series: Running for a reason
Ray Algar reports on the GoodGym initiative, where the act of running is given a valuable social purpose
58. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Gerflor completes its installation at Metro Fitness in Stockport, owned by European boxing champion Matthew Hatton and his father Ray
60. Club refurbishment: Picture this...
We review some recent club refurbs
64. European research: Industry in motion
EuropeActive and Deloitte share the topline findings from their new European Market Report
68. Resistance equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
Exciting new launches in the area of resistance equipment
70. Member payments:: Money talks
Kath Hudson reports on payment trends in health and fitness
74. Research round-up: Gut feeling
Exercise may reduce the risk of obesity thanks to its impact on good bacteria in the gut, says new research
75. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Software supplier Gladstone talks about completing the switch-over of Active Newham's three leisure centres in just six weeks
76. Fitness-kit.net: New to market
A round-up of some of the latest product launches for the sector
78. SIBEC review: The big questions
Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event
80. Supplier showcase:
Recent fitness projects by Pulse Fitness, Wattbike and Les Mills
90. Lightweights:
A mat that dispenses fitness advice and a DJ-inspired morning workout
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Latest News
Artificial intelligence-based sales and marketing platform Keepme has secured round one funding, totalling US$1.7m. The ...
Latest News
Industry body EuropeActive has published a sectoral manifesto which outlines the aims and objectives of ...
Latest News
European fitness operators will face increased consolidation, accelerated digitalisation and the new reality of creating ...
Latest News
Fitness giant Equinox has opened its first fully-outdoor gym in Los Angeles. Called Equinox+ In ...
Latest News
An online fitness community, created by personal trainer and social media influencer, Talilla Henchoz, during ...
Latest News
Two functional fitness franchises are continuing their legal battle over a dispute relating to patents. ...
Latest News
Xponential Fitness has entered the Saudi Arabian gym market with the launch of five boutique ...
Latest News
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
Features
Research
The findings of this research could help explain the link between exercise and relieving stress –which, apart from there being a plethora of anecdotal evidence – has not been well understood by scientists
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. 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: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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 7
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
3. Editor's letter: The feelgood factor
Clubs must make people believe they can be active today, and make them want to be by telling them how good it will make them feel – today, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: Molly Crockett
Molly Crockett on precommitment
10. People profiles: Dr Charles Eugster
On his dream for the fitness industry
12. People profiles: Caroline Pugh
On a new 3D body scanner
14. Letters: Write to reply
For those with mental health issues, the physical and social benefits of exercise can change lives, says Rob Love of British Military Fitness
16. UK news round-up:
UK surpasses 8 million gym members, Sports Direct takes control of its first site, Apple unveils plans for its new tracking platform, and Disney drafted in to get kids fit
24. International news:
Demonstrations in Washington DC over plans to impose a ‘fitness tax', sale of 24 Hour Fitness is completed, and Anytime Fitness opens its 2,500th club
26. People news:
OCL boosts outreach work with two new appointments
28. IHRSA Europe update: Competing with the budget clubs
Rafi Mohammed on competing with the budget clubs, and IHRSA's new publication aimed at children
32. ukactive update: Partnering with Coca-Cola
CEO David Stalker talks about a new tie-up with Coca-Cola and how it fits with ukactive's mission
34. Diary dates:
We feature some of the latest charity events and challenges scheduled for the coming months
36. Health Club Awards: Making the cut
The shortlist is announced for the 2014 Members' Choice Health Club Awards. Is your club in the running?
38. Everyone's talking about...: Attracting investors
As the economic climate improves, what should operators be doing to catch the attention of investors? We ask our panel of experts
40. Interview – Reynir Indahl:
The chair of Health & Fitness Nordic talks to Kate Cracknell about the disruptive influence of technology and the fundamental need for businesses to be useful
46. Promotional feature: Matrix
46 Promotional feature: Matrix The opportunity to work out while on the move has become an expectation – Matrix Fitness can help you turn it into an experience for staying guests
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
48. Retention series: What drives you?
Lose weight, tone up, get fit? Is this what your members really want from a club, and how does it affect retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
52. Management series: A matter of trust
Are you a manager or a leader, and are you getting the best out of your team? Justin Tamsett offers his advice on employee motivation
56. Gymtopia series: Running for a reason
Ray Algar reports on the GoodGym initiative, where the act of running is given a valuable social purpose
58. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Gerflor completes its installation at Metro Fitness in Stockport, owned by European boxing champion Matthew Hatton and his father Ray
60. Club refurbishment: Picture this...
We review some recent club refurbs
64. European research: Industry in motion
EuropeActive and Deloitte share the topline findings from their new European Market Report
68. Resistance equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
Exciting new launches in the area of resistance equipment
70. Member payments:: Money talks
Kath Hudson reports on payment trends in health and fitness
74. Research round-up: Gut feeling
Exercise may reduce the risk of obesity thanks to its impact on good bacteria in the gut, says new research
75. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Software supplier Gladstone talks about completing the switch-over of Active Newham's three leisure centres in just six weeks
76. Fitness-kit.net: New to market
A round-up of some of the latest product launches for the sector
78. SIBEC review: The big questions
Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event
80. Supplier showcase:
Recent fitness projects by Pulse Fitness, Wattbike and Les Mills
90. Lightweights:
A mat that dispenses fitness advice and a DJ-inspired morning workout
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. 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: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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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