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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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Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
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Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
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Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
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Management software
GymSales: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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