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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 4
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
3. Editor’s letter: Working alongside GPs
There is much the health and fitness sector can do to build closer links with GPs – and with it boost the number of people being active – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Wearables as an opportunity not a threat, boosting the use of swimming pools, and the vital need to track and publish results
12. News round-up:
ClassPass launches in London, David Stalker and Fred Turok on their trampolining ambitions, Fit For Sport links up with Looney Tunes, and ActiveIQ unveils college course
19. Technology: The advent of Apple
What does the arrival of the Apple Watch mean for the gym industry? Technology expert Bryan O’Rourke offers his views
20. IHRSA 2015: News round-up
Arianna Huffington on prioritising wellbeing, Phillip Mills unveils plans for at-home on-demand classes, and a study of 1,000,000 member surveys reveals the top five things loyal gym members care most about
22. People news:
BMF founder Harry Sowerby rejoins as MD, John Oxley swaps Active Nation for PfP Leisure, and Liz Holmes joins Virgin Active
24. IHRSA update: Kelly McGonigal
In her IHRSA 15 keynote, psychologist Kelly McGonigal spoke about the science of willpower and how the health and fitness industry can seek to harness it
27. Diary dates:
Active-net takes place this month, while May sees BodyPower, the Retention Convention and SIBEC UK
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Getting off the couch
With Public Health England issuing a rallying cry about physical inactivity, how can the fitness industry help?
30. Interview - Humphrey Cobbold:
The new CEO of affordable fitness chain Pure Gym talks to Kate Cracknell about the need to shift the focus beyond the gym walls
36. ukactive update: All change, but no change at all
ukactive strategy director Steven Ward considers what might be in store for the physical activity sector following the 2015 General Election
40. Retention series: The personal touch
Does personal training increase member retention? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon offers insight and analysis based on his ongoing research
46. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
eGym’s electronic strength training system delivers a full-body workout in under 30 minutes, using just eight stations
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
48. Market analysis: The middle man
Reinvention, repositioning, a return to growth? Kate Cracknell asks our experts what’s next for the mid-market after several tough years
56. Parkour: From street to studio
Parkour has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, so how can fitness operators bring the buzz of this practice into the studio?
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and England Rugby’s Tom Youngs explain why they use the Wattbike as part of their training regime
64. Fitness & disability: Access for all
Many gym operators are still falling short when it comes to catering for disabled people – but there are some positive cases where the industry is getting it right
70. Active streets: Power to the people
Riccardo Marini, director at urban quality consultants Gehl Architects, talks about his work to prioritise pedestrians and healthy movement on city streets around the world
74. Promotional feature: Focus Training
Focus Training MD Bob Ellis on delivering high calibre professionals that will shape a positive future for health and fitness
76. Public policy: Platform for action
The EU’s Platform for Diet, Health and Physical Activity encourages key stakeholders to set up health-improving initiatives across Europe. We look at some recent projects
80. Market research: Leaders of the pack
Who’s in the 20 leading fitness operators in Europe, and what have been the dynamics in market over the last year?
84. Supplier showcase:
This month we look at projects by Matrix, Life Fitness and D2F Fitness
90. Secondary spend: Fitness-kit.net special
Drinks, nutrition, accessories and toiletries to drive secondary spend
98. Research: Run for your life
Study highlights a new treadmill test that identifies a person’s risk of dying
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
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Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
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Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
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20 Feb 2020
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 4
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
3. Editor’s letter: Working alongside GPs
There is much the health and fitness sector can do to build closer links with GPs – and with it boost the number of people being active – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Wearables as an opportunity not a threat, boosting the use of swimming pools, and the vital need to track and publish results
12. News round-up:
ClassPass launches in London, David Stalker and Fred Turok on their trampolining ambitions, Fit For Sport links up with Looney Tunes, and ActiveIQ unveils college course
19. Technology: The advent of Apple
What does the arrival of the Apple Watch mean for the gym industry? Technology expert Bryan O’Rourke offers his views
20. IHRSA 2015: News round-up
Arianna Huffington on prioritising wellbeing, Phillip Mills unveils plans for at-home on-demand classes, and a study of 1,000,000 member surveys reveals the top five things loyal gym members care most about
22. People news:
BMF founder Harry Sowerby rejoins as MD, John Oxley swaps Active Nation for PfP Leisure, and Liz Holmes joins Virgin Active
24. IHRSA update: Kelly McGonigal
In her IHRSA 15 keynote, psychologist Kelly McGonigal spoke about the science of willpower and how the health and fitness industry can seek to harness it
27. Diary dates:
Active-net takes place this month, while May sees BodyPower, the Retention Convention and SIBEC UK
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Getting off the couch
With Public Health England issuing a rallying cry about physical inactivity, how can the fitness industry help?
30. Interview - Humphrey Cobbold:
The new CEO of affordable fitness chain Pure Gym talks to Kate Cracknell about the need to shift the focus beyond the gym walls
36. ukactive update: All change, but no change at all
ukactive strategy director Steven Ward considers what might be in store for the physical activity sector following the 2015 General Election
40. Retention series: The personal touch
Does personal training increase member retention? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon offers insight and analysis based on his ongoing research
46. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
eGym’s electronic strength training system delivers a full-body workout in under 30 minutes, using just eight stations
Health Club Management 2015 issue 4
On the cover: Humphrey Cobbold
The CEO of Pure Gym on driving the business beyond club walls
48. Market analysis: The middle man
Reinvention, repositioning, a return to growth? Kate Cracknell asks our experts what’s next for the mid-market after several tough years
56. Parkour: From street to studio
Parkour has captured the public’s imagination in recent years, so how can fitness operators bring the buzz of this practice into the studio?
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and England Rugby’s Tom Youngs explain why they use the Wattbike as part of their training regime
64. Fitness & disability: Access for all
Many gym operators are still falling short when it comes to catering for disabled people – but there are some positive cases where the industry is getting it right
70. Active streets: Power to the people
Riccardo Marini, director at urban quality consultants Gehl Architects, talks about his work to prioritise pedestrians and healthy movement on city streets around the world
74. Promotional feature: Focus Training
Focus Training MD Bob Ellis on delivering high calibre professionals that will shape a positive future for health and fitness
76. Public policy: Platform for action
The EU’s Platform for Diet, Health and Physical Activity encourages key stakeholders to set up health-improving initiatives across Europe. We look at some recent projects
80. Market research: Leaders of the pack
Who’s in the 20 leading fitness operators in Europe, and what have been the dynamics in market over the last year?
84. Supplier showcase:
This month we look at projects by Matrix, Life Fitness and D2F Fitness
90. Secondary spend: Fitness-kit.net special
Drinks, nutrition, accessories and toiletries to drive secondary spend
98. Research: Run for your life
Study highlights a new treadmill test that identifies a person’s risk of dying
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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
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