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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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Features
Editor's letter
We must come out of COVID with a new mantle, forged by the challenges we’ve faced. It’s time to invest in getting some real clout
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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