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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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People
If I look forward five years, I’d want us to be somewhere around the 1,000-site mark – the ‘premier league’ benchmark
People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
Being physically active is the best way of withstanding this pandemic
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
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Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
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Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
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Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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12 Nov 2020
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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
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Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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