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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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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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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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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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Kam Panesar

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Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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
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Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology 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
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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