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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 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
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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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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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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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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
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

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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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Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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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
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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
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tbc, Beijing, China
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