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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 3
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
3. Editor’s letter: Making Activity normal
Do we need legislation to get people moving, and if so are we looking for fitness’ equivalent of the smoking ban? Kate Cracknell offers her thoughts
8. People: Samantha Moyo
The co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
10. People: Sam Hill and Ben Barker
PAN Studio's Run An Empire app aims to bring sport to a gaming generation
12. People: Alex Smith, Mike Geier and Tejas Shastry
AMPY harnesses your own movement to charge your phone, as its co-founders explain
14. Letters: Write to reply
School PE is failing to inspire people to engage in activity as adults, says Dean Horridge of Fit for Sport
18. News round-up:
Virgin Active partners Tough Mudder, David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO, and filmmakers’ favourite Stoke Park unveils new gym
26. International news:
Innovation in Hong Kong, with utimeFitness’ inaugural 24/7 club and Pure Group’s first hybrid site
29. People news:
Tara Dillon is CIMSPA CEO, and Keith Burnet takes on international role for Les Mills
30. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Ninety per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group – ensure your group exercise timetable has pulling power, says Les Mills UK
33. Diary dates:
The industry gears up for FIBO, which takes place in Cologne in April
34. ukactive update: Staff Skills
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines plans to drive the skills agenda back to the top of the priority list
36. IHRSA update: Eastern promise
The new IHRSA Asia-Pacific report shows potential for growth in 13 markets across the region
38. Everyone’s talking about...: Promoting activity
Physical inactivity is a major factor in lifestyle diseases like cancer and diabetes. Is it time for a top-down intervention to get people moving?
40. Active design: Street smart
What more can the health and fitness industry do to get people more active while moving from A to B? Kath Hudson reports
46. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone showcases its new app, which has been designed to help users book and pay for classes and activities on the go
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
48. Interview - Sandra Dodd:
The new CEO of Places for People Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about the company becoming a social enterprise and rolling out a private community gym brand
52. Gymtopia series: Leaving a legacy
Ray Algar reports on the health club chain giving young homeless people a future, thanks to the legacy of Baron Carl Gripenstedt
54. Consumer research: Infectious inactivity
New Ipsos MORI research highlights a worrying trend for people to follow the sedentary norm
58. Mind-body: Yoga for men
How can gyms better position the popular discipline to appeal to male clients? We talk to the operators who are having success in this area
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Using technology to measure, test and track performance has become an essential consideration for many operators. Wattbike outlines its latest innovations in this area
64. Exercise & ageing: Age inclusivity
As the world’s population ages, how can the wellness industry best provide for older people’s needs? Katie Barnes asks a global panel of experts
70. Strength training: Empowering women
Women tend to avoid weights for fear of looking like a bodybuilder, but strength training should be a key part of their workouts. We take a look at some best practice examples
74. Marketing: A picture speaks 1,000 words
Video can ignite your social media, but you need to know how to use the medium to its best effect. Manraaj Sunner offers his advice
78. Promotional feature: Matrix
Here come the girls – Matrix offers an overview of its initiatives to promote, develop and encourage women’s sport and activity
82. Exercise referral: Exercise is medicine
What do health and fitness providers need to know before committing to an exercise referral scheme? We offer an overview of the key points to consider
86. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Star Trac, Technogym and Safe Space Lockers
92. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news from the world of vibration training, including the launch of the VibroGym Evolution in the UK
98. Research round-up: Changing our DNA
Taking regular exercise has the power to actually change our DNA, according to the latest findings by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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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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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
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
People
We’re trying to help people understand exactly how much effort they need to apply in order to get the best outcome, so they can do it over a long period of time and not burn out. The overall training effect is then much better
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Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
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Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Exercise equipment
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Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
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
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 3
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
3. Editor’s letter: Making Activity normal
Do we need legislation to get people moving, and if so are we looking for fitness’ equivalent of the smoking ban? Kate Cracknell offers her thoughts
8. People: Samantha Moyo
The co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
10. People: Sam Hill and Ben Barker
PAN Studio's Run An Empire app aims to bring sport to a gaming generation
12. People: Alex Smith, Mike Geier and Tejas Shastry
AMPY harnesses your own movement to charge your phone, as its co-founders explain
14. Letters: Write to reply
School PE is failing to inspire people to engage in activity as adults, says Dean Horridge of Fit for Sport
18. News round-up:
Virgin Active partners Tough Mudder, David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO, and filmmakers’ favourite Stoke Park unveils new gym
26. International news:
Innovation in Hong Kong, with utimeFitness’ inaugural 24/7 club and Pure Group’s first hybrid site
29. People news:
Tara Dillon is CIMSPA CEO, and Keith Burnet takes on international role for Les Mills
30. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Ninety per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group – ensure your group exercise timetable has pulling power, says Les Mills UK
33. Diary dates:
The industry gears up for FIBO, which takes place in Cologne in April
34. ukactive update: Staff Skills
ukactive CEO David Stalker outlines plans to drive the skills agenda back to the top of the priority list
36. IHRSA update: Eastern promise
The new IHRSA Asia-Pacific report shows potential for growth in 13 markets across the region
38. Everyone’s talking about...: Promoting activity
Physical inactivity is a major factor in lifestyle diseases like cancer and diabetes. Is it time for a top-down intervention to get people moving?
40. Active design: Street smart
What more can the health and fitness industry do to get people more active while moving from A to B? Kath Hudson reports
46. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone showcases its new app, which has been designed to help users book and pay for classes and activities on the go
Health Club Management 2015 issue 3
On the cover:
Samantha Moyo, the co-founder of Morning Gloryville on getting the world to rise and shine
48. Interview - Sandra Dodd:
The new CEO of Places for People Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about the company becoming a social enterprise and rolling out a private community gym brand
52. Gymtopia series: Leaving a legacy
Ray Algar reports on the health club chain giving young homeless people a future, thanks to the legacy of Baron Carl Gripenstedt
54. Consumer research: Infectious inactivity
New Ipsos MORI research highlights a worrying trend for people to follow the sedentary norm
58. Mind-body: Yoga for men
How can gyms better position the popular discipline to appeal to male clients? We talk to the operators who are having success in this area
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Using technology to measure, test and track performance has become an essential consideration for many operators. Wattbike outlines its latest innovations in this area
64. Exercise & ageing: Age inclusivity
As the world’s population ages, how can the wellness industry best provide for older people’s needs? Katie Barnes asks a global panel of experts
70. Strength training: Empowering women
Women tend to avoid weights for fear of looking like a bodybuilder, but strength training should be a key part of their workouts. We take a look at some best practice examples
74. Marketing: A picture speaks 1,000 words
Video can ignite your social media, but you need to know how to use the medium to its best effect. Manraaj Sunner offers his advice
78. Promotional feature: Matrix
Here come the girls – Matrix offers an overview of its initiatives to promote, develop and encourage women’s sport and activity
82. Exercise referral: Exercise is medicine
What do health and fitness providers need to know before committing to an exercise referral scheme? We offer an overview of the key points to consider
86. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Star Trac, Technogym and Safe Space Lockers
92. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news from the world of vibration training, including the launch of the VibroGym Evolution in the UK
98. Research round-up: Changing our DNA
Taking regular exercise has the power to actually change our DNA, according to the latest findings by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
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
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
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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