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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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Ed Stanbury

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Adala Bolto

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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 124
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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