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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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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
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Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
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Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
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Supplier Showcases
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management 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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. 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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management 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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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