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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 5
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
3. Editor’s letter: Use research to inspire
The fitness industry should tap into scientific research, to find new messages that appeal to a broader range of people, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The Active Movement campaign is encouraging office workers to be more active, even if it’s just a case of standing up more, says Phil Rumbelow of Jubilee Hall Trust
10. News round-up:
Virgin Active to be sold to investors, Fitness First targets LA fitness’ London clubs, NorthEdge Capital backs Total Fitness MBO, and Apple unveils ResearchKit
18. Research news:
How HIIT provides a defence against fatty food, and more evidence to show that exercise can help prevent breast cancer
20. People news:
Physical Company names John Halls as MD, Molly Kemmer elected as new IHRSA chair, and Terry Gibbs appointed as head of commercial development for FitPro
22. Promotional feature: Matrix
Get more from functional training with the space-saving Connexus system
24. ukactive update: A Workforce that Works
ukactive’s CEO David Stalker discusses the proposed move towards a single organisation covering all skills and workforce development for health and fitness
26. IHRSA update: Stars on Show in LA
Kristen Walsh rounds up some of the highlights from this year’s IHRSA convention, which took place in Los Angeles in March
29. Diary dates:
May sees the Retention Convention and BodyPower events taking place in Birmingham, while SIBEC UK will be held at The Belfry
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Active women
The stats show that women are less active than men and more likely to drop out of sport. So how can the industry tackle this?
32. Interview - Colin Grant:
Kate Cracknell talks to the CEO of the Pure Group – Asia’s leading lifestyle brand – about blending yoga, fitness, food and apparel
38. Promotional feature: Les Mills
The key to getting your retention right starts at the first club interaction, says research from Les Mills UK
40. Retention series: Tracking retention
Does personal activity tracking impact on retention of gym membership? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon presents his latest research findings
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
46. Activity tracking: Should we trust tracking?
Research has cast doubt on the ability of existing technology to accurately track calories burned. But does pinpoint accuracy matter?
50. Activity tracking: Strava society
Through its mobile apps and website, Strava has created a global concept that’s inspiring people to get out and push themselves, both on their bikes and now also running
54. Promotional feature: FitPro
Looking forward to FitPro LIVE, which takes place in London in July
56. Gymtopia series: Pink Planet
Ray Algar reports on Planet Fitness’ four-year push to raise funds for breast cancer research
58. Kids’ fitness: Learning to be active
In the light of rising childhood obesity, a growing number of initiatives are facing up to the challenge of getting kids active again
64. Energy: No pain, just lots to gain
Adopting a more intelligent approach to energy usage can save thousands of pounds a year without compromising service. Consultant Simon Wright shares his top tips
68. Mind-body: All in the mind
The New York-based David Lynch Foundation helps people to overcome extreme stress using the power of meditation. Julie Cramer talks to co-founder Bob Roth
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest fitness products to further diversify your studio offering
74. Changing rooms: Changing places
Abigail Harris talks to operators about designing changing room facilities that wow customers
80. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects by Cybex, EZ-Runner and Prospec
90. Research round-up: Twin talk
A new study focuses on the impact exercise has on 10 sets of twins – one of them active, the other not
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Features
feature
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Partner briefing
BMF, the outdoor fitness franchise company co-owned by Bear Grylls, is launching a £1m initiative designed to offer financial support to PTs and exercise professionals in getting back to work after the lockdown
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
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Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
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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.
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Whole body cryotherapy
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Flooring
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
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Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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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 5
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
3. Editor’s letter: Use research to inspire
The fitness industry should tap into scientific research, to find new messages that appeal to a broader range of people, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The Active Movement campaign is encouraging office workers to be more active, even if it’s just a case of standing up more, says Phil Rumbelow of Jubilee Hall Trust
10. News round-up:
Virgin Active to be sold to investors, Fitness First targets LA fitness’ London clubs, NorthEdge Capital backs Total Fitness MBO, and Apple unveils ResearchKit
18. Research news:
How HIIT provides a defence against fatty food, and more evidence to show that exercise can help prevent breast cancer
20. People news:
Physical Company names John Halls as MD, Molly Kemmer elected as new IHRSA chair, and Terry Gibbs appointed as head of commercial development for FitPro
22. Promotional feature: Matrix
Get more from functional training with the space-saving Connexus system
24. ukactive update: A Workforce that Works
ukactive’s CEO David Stalker discusses the proposed move towards a single organisation covering all skills and workforce development for health and fitness
26. IHRSA update: Stars on Show in LA
Kristen Walsh rounds up some of the highlights from this year’s IHRSA convention, which took place in Los Angeles in March
29. Diary dates:
May sees the Retention Convention and BodyPower events taking place in Birmingham, while SIBEC UK will be held at The Belfry
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Active women
The stats show that women are less active than men and more likely to drop out of sport. So how can the industry tackle this?
32. Interview - Colin Grant:
Kate Cracknell talks to the CEO of the Pure Group – Asia’s leading lifestyle brand – about blending yoga, fitness, food and apparel
38. Promotional feature: Les Mills
The key to getting your retention right starts at the first club interaction, says research from Les Mills UK
40. Retention series: Tracking retention
Does personal activity tracking impact on retention of gym membership? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon presents his latest research findings
Health Club Management 2015 issue 5
On the cover: Tanni Grey-Thompson
The former Paralympian on changing the culture around female participation
46. Activity tracking: Should we trust tracking?
Research has cast doubt on the ability of existing technology to accurately track calories burned. But does pinpoint accuracy matter?
50. Activity tracking: Strava society
Through its mobile apps and website, Strava has created a global concept that’s inspiring people to get out and push themselves, both on their bikes and now also running
54. Promotional feature: FitPro
Looking forward to FitPro LIVE, which takes place in London in July
56. Gymtopia series: Pink Planet
Ray Algar reports on Planet Fitness’ four-year push to raise funds for breast cancer research
58. Kids’ fitness: Learning to be active
In the light of rising childhood obesity, a growing number of initiatives are facing up to the challenge of getting kids active again
64. Energy: No pain, just lots to gain
Adopting a more intelligent approach to energy usage can save thousands of pounds a year without compromising service. Consultant Simon Wright shares his top tips
68. Mind-body: All in the mind
The New York-based David Lynch Foundation helps people to overcome extreme stress using the power of meditation. Julie Cramer talks to co-founder Bob Roth
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest fitness products to further diversify your studio offering
74. Changing rooms: Changing places
Abigail Harris talks to operators about designing changing room facilities that wow customers
80. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects by Cybex, EZ-Runner and Prospec
90. Research round-up: Twin talk
A new study focuses on the impact exercise has on 10 sets of twins – one of them active, the other not
1 - 40 of 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
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.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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