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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 2
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
3. Editor’s letter: Food for Thought
Operators need to do much more to help members understand nutrition and balancing calories for weight management, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Almost half of cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes, says ukactive CEO David Stalker
10. News round-up:
Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms by 2016, Sport England launches This Girl Can, and DLL to launch Immersive Fitness at Raynes Park
20. International news:
Independent club Factory4 opens in Luxembourg, and the Lemon Gym concept is unveiled in Lithuania
22. People news:
Pure Gym appoints new CEO, and Bannatyne’s management shake-up
24. ukactive update: Taking the next step
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines the work that lies ahead for the health and fitness industry as it progresses through 2015
26. Diary dates:
Get ready for IHRSA, which takes place in Los Angeles next month, and how about taking part in a Glow in the Park run this year?
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Calorie counting
With obesity a growing problem, should the industry be doing more to help members understand the calories in / calories out equation?
30. Interview – Shirin Gandhi:
Kate Cracknell talks to the partner of investment firm Encore Capital about its plans to create London’s leading group of holistic health clubs
38. Consumer trends: Riding the zeitgeist
trendwatching.com’s Vicki Loomes offers six consumer trends for the health and fitness industry to consider harnessing in 2015
42. Promotional feature: Wattbike
With cycling one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and the public looking to use technology to maximise training benefits, demand for Wattbike has been growing strongly
44. Interview – Magnus Lindkvist:
The author, trendspotter and futurologist offers Kate Cracknell his thoughts on the future of the health and fitness industry
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
50. IHRSA interview – Adam Bryant:
The award-winning author and New York Times columnist will discuss the qualities of strong leaders at IHRSA 2015
54. New opening: Rebels with a cause
1Rebel is a newly-launched premium lifestyle microgym which has set out to be a ‘fitness market disruptor’. Julie Cramer speaks to the founders
60. Swimming pools: Stop treading water
Pools cost substantial amounts of money to run, so how can operators mitigate any losses, maximise ROI and safeguard the future of their swimming pools?
66. Interview – Maneesh Juneja:
Tom Walker talks to the digital health visionary about the likelihood of technology making GPs and fitness professionals redundant
70. Functional training: Walk on the wild side
A whole new breed of functional group exercise class is focusing on natural, animal-style bodyweight movements. We take a look
74. CV equipment: Keep it cardio
How much CV training do we need to do, and what’s the best way to do it? Lauren Chambers asks the experts for their advice
78. FIBO-EHFF 2015: Show preview
The world’s largest health and fitness trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany, from 9–12 April, with the EHFF on 8 April
82. Supplier showcase:
Gantner’s RFID system has helped a swimming complex in Norway become fully automated. We take a closer look at the project
84. Changing rooms: Fitness-kit.net special – Changing places
We round up some of the latest news and product launches from the world of fitness club lockers and changing rooms
90. Lightweights:
Broga – aka ‘yoga for bros’ – goes on tour, while wearable technology is set to become the new form of power dressing
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 2
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
3. Editor’s letter: Food for Thought
Operators need to do much more to help members understand nutrition and balancing calories for weight management, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Almost half of cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes, says ukactive CEO David Stalker
10. News round-up:
Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms by 2016, Sport England launches This Girl Can, and DLL to launch Immersive Fitness at Raynes Park
20. International news:
Independent club Factory4 opens in Luxembourg, and the Lemon Gym concept is unveiled in Lithuania
22. People news:
Pure Gym appoints new CEO, and Bannatyne’s management shake-up
24. ukactive update: Taking the next step
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines the work that lies ahead for the health and fitness industry as it progresses through 2015
26. Diary dates:
Get ready for IHRSA, which takes place in Los Angeles next month, and how about taking part in a Glow in the Park run this year?
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Calorie counting
With obesity a growing problem, should the industry be doing more to help members understand the calories in / calories out equation?
30. Interview – Shirin Gandhi:
Kate Cracknell talks to the partner of investment firm Encore Capital about its plans to create London’s leading group of holistic health clubs
38. Consumer trends: Riding the zeitgeist
trendwatching.com’s Vicki Loomes offers six consumer trends for the health and fitness industry to consider harnessing in 2015
42. Promotional feature: Wattbike
With cycling one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and the public looking to use technology to maximise training benefits, demand for Wattbike has been growing strongly
44. Interview – Magnus Lindkvist:
The author, trendspotter and futurologist offers Kate Cracknell his thoughts on the future of the health and fitness industry
Health Club Management 2015 issue 2
On the cover: The Futurologist
Magnus Lindkvist on how true competition comes from inferior products
50. IHRSA interview – Adam Bryant:
The award-winning author and New York Times columnist will discuss the qualities of strong leaders at IHRSA 2015
54. New opening: Rebels with a cause
1Rebel is a newly-launched premium lifestyle microgym which has set out to be a ‘fitness market disruptor’. Julie Cramer speaks to the founders
60. Swimming pools: Stop treading water
Pools cost substantial amounts of money to run, so how can operators mitigate any losses, maximise ROI and safeguard the future of their swimming pools?
66. Interview – Maneesh Juneja:
Tom Walker talks to the digital health visionary about the likelihood of technology making GPs and fitness professionals redundant
70. Functional training: Walk on the wild side
A whole new breed of functional group exercise class is focusing on natural, animal-style bodyweight movements. We take a look
74. CV equipment: Keep it cardio
How much CV training do we need to do, and what’s the best way to do it? Lauren Chambers asks the experts for their advice
78. FIBO-EHFF 2015: Show preview
The world’s largest health and fitness trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany, from 9–12 April, with the EHFF on 8 April
82. Supplier showcase:
Gantner’s RFID system has helped a swimming complex in Norway become fully automated. We take a closer look at the project
84. Changing rooms: Fitness-kit.net special – Changing places
We round up some of the latest news and product launches from the world of fitness club lockers and changing rooms
90. Lightweights:
Broga – aka ‘yoga for bros’ – goes on tour, while wearable technology is set to become the new form of power dressing
1 - 40 of 132
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
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: Wexer
Our mission at Wexer is to make world-class exercise accessible to everyone by harnessing the ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback 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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