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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 10
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
3. Editor’s letter: Active Every Day
The activity sector has to act now to embed the Active Every Day message in the public psyche, making it as potent a health mantra as Five a Day, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
This month’s post bag was full of letters about ukactive and CIMSPA’s efforts to drive professionalism in the sector. What are your thoughts?
12. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness finds the formula for its roll-out, National Fitness Day hits the headlines, Precor signs deal with Spinning, and LA fitness’ Arthur McColl heads to Anytime Fitness in Australia
20. International news:
Elements set to open two more clubs in Frankfurt, and World Class Russia opens largest club to date
22. IHRSA update: Ken Hughes
Personalisation of products and services is the key to future-proofing your fitness business, says Ken Hughes of Glacier Consulting
24. ukactive update: Business works out
ukactive’s latest report investigates best practice in the area of community wellbeing cross-sector partnerships. Executive director Steven Ward explains more
25. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA Europe, which takes place in Marseille, France this month? And how about SIBEC Europe, coming up in November?
26. Talkback: Health messaging
The Royal Society of Public Health has suggested hairdressers and bar staff could push health messages. So where do health clubs fit in?
28. Interview – Sébastien Foucan:
The founder of freerunning talks to Kate Cracknell about James Bond, growing his academy network, and the vital need for everyone to move and have fun
36. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s Learn2 software has revolutionised course management, with benefits for both customers and the bottom line
38. Extreme training: To the extreme
Extreme fitness challenges such as Tough Mudder have really captured the imagination of the public. So how can health club operators benefit from the trend?
48. Customer insight: The path to purchase
Touchstone Partners’ Tim Baker looks at the journey to becoming – and staying – a health club member
52. Consumer trends: The Uber-all economy
The health club of the future will have to be more flexible and adaptable, says Imke Schuller of The Futures Company
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
56. Technology: Up close and personal
Bryan K O’Rourke takes an in-depth look at beacon technology and considers its future implications for health and fitness clubs
60. Interview: Chrissie Wellington
The former triathlon and Ironman world champion talks to Kate Cracknell about her new role as part of the team at parkrun
64. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
With its use of EMS technology, just one 20-minute workout a week is all that’s needed, say the manufacturers of the miha bodytec system
66. Nutrition & obesity: Good fat
Could brown fat offer a lifeline in battling obesity, and how do we activate it in our bodies? Kate Cracknell reviews the latest research
72. Online fitness: Home delivery
Streaming classes into the home shouldn’t be seen as a threat to health clubs, say the experts. In fact, it could be the way to engage more people with exercise
76. Promotional feature: Running Unlimited
Win a trip to Australia to train with a top pro cycling team, courtesy of Running Unlimited
78. Global trends: All the rage
Stephen Tharrett of ClubIntel shares the findings from the 2015 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
82. Studio innovations: fitness-kit.net special
New ideas to keep your studio offering up to date
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects by Premier Software, D2F Fitness and Matrix Fitness
90. Flexible memberships: Come one, come all
Are ‘exercise passports’ the shake-up the industry needs to improve retention and market penetration?
98. Research: Hot topic
Regular exercise can help reduce hot flushes in menopausal women, and could provide a natural alternative to HRT
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Features
Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
Features
feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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Promotional feature
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
Features
Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
Features
Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
Features
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 10
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
3. Editor’s letter: Active Every Day
The activity sector has to act now to embed the Active Every Day message in the public psyche, making it as potent a health mantra as Five a Day, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
This month’s post bag was full of letters about ukactive and CIMSPA’s efforts to drive professionalism in the sector. What are your thoughts?
12. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness finds the formula for its roll-out, National Fitness Day hits the headlines, Precor signs deal with Spinning, and LA fitness’ Arthur McColl heads to Anytime Fitness in Australia
20. International news:
Elements set to open two more clubs in Frankfurt, and World Class Russia opens largest club to date
22. IHRSA update: Ken Hughes
Personalisation of products and services is the key to future-proofing your fitness business, says Ken Hughes of Glacier Consulting
24. ukactive update: Business works out
ukactive’s latest report investigates best practice in the area of community wellbeing cross-sector partnerships. Executive director Steven Ward explains more
25. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA Europe, which takes place in Marseille, France this month? And how about SIBEC Europe, coming up in November?
26. Talkback: Health messaging
The Royal Society of Public Health has suggested hairdressers and bar staff could push health messages. So where do health clubs fit in?
28. Interview – Sébastien Foucan:
The founder of freerunning talks to Kate Cracknell about James Bond, growing his academy network, and the vital need for everyone to move and have fun
36. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s Learn2 software has revolutionised course management, with benefits for both customers and the bottom line
38. Extreme training: To the extreme
Extreme fitness challenges such as Tough Mudder have really captured the imagination of the public. So how can health club operators benefit from the trend?
48. Customer insight: The path to purchase
Touchstone Partners’ Tim Baker looks at the journey to becoming – and staying – a health club member
52. Consumer trends: The Uber-all economy
The health club of the future will have to be more flexible and adaptable, says Imke Schuller of The Futures Company
Health Club Management 2015 issue 10
On the cover: Sébastien Foucan
Casino Royale's freerunning star sees the world as his playground
56. Technology: Up close and personal
Bryan K O’Rourke takes an in-depth look at beacon technology and considers its future implications for health and fitness clubs
60. Interview: Chrissie Wellington
The former triathlon and Ironman world champion talks to Kate Cracknell about her new role as part of the team at parkrun
64. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
With its use of EMS technology, just one 20-minute workout a week is all that’s needed, say the manufacturers of the miha bodytec system
66. Nutrition & obesity: Good fat
Could brown fat offer a lifeline in battling obesity, and how do we activate it in our bodies? Kate Cracknell reviews the latest research
72. Online fitness: Home delivery
Streaming classes into the home shouldn’t be seen as a threat to health clubs, say the experts. In fact, it could be the way to engage more people with exercise
76. Promotional feature: Running Unlimited
Win a trip to Australia to train with a top pro cycling team, courtesy of Running Unlimited
78. Global trends: All the rage
Stephen Tharrett of ClubIntel shares the findings from the 2015 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
82. Studio innovations: fitness-kit.net special
New ideas to keep your studio offering up to date
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects by Premier Software, D2F Fitness and Matrix Fitness
90. Flexible memberships: Come one, come all
Are ‘exercise passports’ the shake-up the industry needs to improve retention and market penetration?
98. Research: Hot topic
Regular exercise can help reduce hot flushes in menopausal women, and could provide a natural alternative to HRT
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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