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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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The findings of this research could help explain the link between exercise and relieving stress –which, apart from there being a plethora of anecdotal evidence – has not been well understood by scientists
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As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
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Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
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People
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Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
I invite every organisation to become part of our consultation on workplace wellbeing, active ageing and long-term health conditions
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We’re getting high usage: typically 2,000 visits a day. We’ve already celebrated our millionth member visit
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
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A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
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The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
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Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
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Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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

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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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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