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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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2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
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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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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
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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Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Opinion
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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
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Locking solutions
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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the 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
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
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
Diary dates
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
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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