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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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The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
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Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
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Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
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Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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