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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 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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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 ...
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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
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
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
Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
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
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
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
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
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 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
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: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
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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