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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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A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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We haven’t applied a blanket freeze to membership during lockdown 2, instead we’ve challenged our members to use the time to achieve a specific health and fitness goal
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Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Converting members in January has never been so simple with Volution’s new Lead Generation tool
Volution – the leading data solutions specialist for the fitness industry – has launched a Lead Generation tool that enables operators to harness the power of mobile technology and cloud-based infrastructure to streamline sales.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
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Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
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
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 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Converting members in January has never been so simple with Volution’s new Lead Generation tool
Volution – the leading data solutions specialist for the fitness industry – has launched a Lead Generation tool that enables operators to harness the power of mobile technology and cloud-based infrastructure to streamline sales.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
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
Diary dates
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