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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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Active ageing
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People
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Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
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Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
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Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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Sothys: Skincare
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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