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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 11
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
3. Editor’s letter: Earning loyalty in 2015
Your customers aren’t being disloyal if they don’t only use your gym, says Kate Cracknell. It’s time to recognise a growing desire for flexibility
8. Letters: Write to reply
The sector has already made great strides in spreading the message of ‘Everybody active, every day’ says Tiffeny Gould of Everyone Active
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness’ £250m ‘war chest’ for expansion, Serco Leisure sale facing delays, WHO unveils 10-year physical activity strategy, and Impuls launches its low-cost Lemon Gym brand in Latvia
22. ukactive update: Blueprint for an Active Britain
Steven Ward offers an overview of ukactive’s new vision document
25. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Spain in November, while January 2016 sees the inaugural London Health Show
26. Interview – Joey Gonzalez:
The new CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp talks to Kate Cracknell about growing its boutique club empire and building a global Barry’s community
32. Everyone’s talking about… : Resolutions
January is boom time for fitness clubs, but how can operators ensure that all those keen New Year joiners haven’t faded away by the spring?
36. Consumer trends: Enlightened brands
Brands today must challenge their customers to do and be better – but how? Global trend agency trendwatching.com offers insights into how this might be achieved
44. Market analysis: A new way of buying
In the first of a two-part series, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of ClubIntel investigate the influence of the internet middlemen in the fitness market
52. Interview – Bear Grylls:
The survival expert and TV presenter talks to Magali Robathan about the launch of his new BG Epic workouts and studio franchise model
56. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Pure Strength range allows regular members to train like elite sportspeople
58. Gymtopia: A place in our hearts
The My Sportlady club has forged an invaluable place in the lives of women in Munich and beyond
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
62. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
Does your club have the ‘wow’ factor? We continue our series, looking at some of the world’s most architecturally impressive clubs
66. Promotional feature : Precor
Precor is expanding its offering through new partnerships with Spinning and Queenax
68. Secondary spend: Business booster
How can operators best broaden their revenue base by developing secondary income streams?
72. Retention: It all adds up
Is it worth trying to get your members to visit more frequently? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon considers the likely impact on retention rates based on the TRP 10,000 survey
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills outlines five steps to creating the best cycle experience
78. LIW review: Taking the stage
This year’s new-look Leisure Industry Week had a strong focus on education. If you missed the keynotes, we have the low-down
84. IHRSA update: Ready for IHRSA 2016?
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the 35th IHRSA Annual International Convention and Trade Show, being held in Florida for the very first time
86. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
We showcase the latest flooring launches from Escape, TVS Sports Surfaces and Gerflor, including a portable running track
88. Supplier showcase:
An overview of recent projects by Life Fitness, Cybex and Precor
98. Research: Breathe easy
Year-round exercise could be the key to fighting asthma, with the frequency of physical activity being more important than intensity, according to new research
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Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
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Profile
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
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Interview
Smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and a collaboration with Amazon. The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports talks to Kate Cracknell
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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Nu Physio and Fitness has placed Egym at the heart of its protection and prevention model
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
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 11
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
3. Editor’s letter: Earning loyalty in 2015
Your customers aren’t being disloyal if they don’t only use your gym, says Kate Cracknell. It’s time to recognise a growing desire for flexibility
8. Letters: Write to reply
The sector has already made great strides in spreading the message of ‘Everybody active, every day’ says Tiffeny Gould of Everyone Active
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness’ £250m ‘war chest’ for expansion, Serco Leisure sale facing delays, WHO unveils 10-year physical activity strategy, and Impuls launches its low-cost Lemon Gym brand in Latvia
22. ukactive update: Blueprint for an Active Britain
Steven Ward offers an overview of ukactive’s new vision document
25. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Spain in November, while January 2016 sees the inaugural London Health Show
26. Interview – Joey Gonzalez:
The new CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp talks to Kate Cracknell about growing its boutique club empire and building a global Barry’s community
32. Everyone’s talking about… : Resolutions
January is boom time for fitness clubs, but how can operators ensure that all those keen New Year joiners haven’t faded away by the spring?
36. Consumer trends: Enlightened brands
Brands today must challenge their customers to do and be better – but how? Global trend agency trendwatching.com offers insights into how this might be achieved
44. Market analysis: A new way of buying
In the first of a two-part series, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of ClubIntel investigate the influence of the internet middlemen in the fitness market
52. Interview – Bear Grylls:
The survival expert and TV presenter talks to Magali Robathan about the launch of his new BG Epic workouts and studio franchise model
56. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Pure Strength range allows regular members to train like elite sportspeople
58. Gymtopia: A place in our hearts
The My Sportlady club has forged an invaluable place in the lives of women in Munich and beyond
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
62. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
Does your club have the ‘wow’ factor? We continue our series, looking at some of the world’s most architecturally impressive clubs
66. Promotional feature : Precor
Precor is expanding its offering through new partnerships with Spinning and Queenax
68. Secondary spend: Business booster
How can operators best broaden their revenue base by developing secondary income streams?
72. Retention: It all adds up
Is it worth trying to get your members to visit more frequently? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon considers the likely impact on retention rates based on the TRP 10,000 survey
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills outlines five steps to creating the best cycle experience
78. LIW review: Taking the stage
This year’s new-look Leisure Industry Week had a strong focus on education. If you missed the keynotes, we have the low-down
84. IHRSA update: Ready for IHRSA 2016?
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the 35th IHRSA Annual International Convention and Trade Show, being held in Florida for the very first time
86. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
We showcase the latest flooring launches from Escape, TVS Sports Surfaces and Gerflor, including a portable running track
88. Supplier showcase:
An overview of recent projects by Life Fitness, Cybex and Precor
98. Research: Breathe easy
Year-round exercise could be the key to fighting asthma, with the frequency of physical activity being more important than intensity, according to new research
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
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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