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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 6
Health Club Management 2015 issue 6
On the cover: Kimberly Wyatt
The former Pussycat Doll turned online celebrity trainer
3. Editor’s letter: Is fit now offensive?
Does the general public even know what a fit, healthy body looks like any more? Kate Cracknell asks the question as she contemplates the recent ‘Beach Body’ furore
8. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness trackers have their place, but if users don’t understand the data they may become demotivated, says Andy Jackson of AJ Scot LLC
10. News round-up:
Tanni Grey-Thompson announced as chair of ukactive, Pure Gym partners Spartan, MyFitnessPal cashes in on app, and Microsoft launches its fitness-focused Band
20. International news:
Fitness First launches its inaugural ‘invitation-only’ club in Singapore, and Fitness Hut opens three new clubs in the space of a month
22. People news:
Glenn Earlam joins DLL as CEO, as Scott Lloyd steps into role of non-executive deputy chair
24. ukactive update: Generation Inactive
Executive director Steven Ward outlines ukactive’s latest area of focus: childhood inactivity
26. IHRSA update: The World in our hands
Melissa Rodriguez outlines some of the key findings from the 2015 IHRSA Global Report
29. Diary dates:
ukactive’s FLAME conference takes place this month in Telford, and culminates in the FLAME awards
30. Promotional feature: MoveGB
MoveGB’s innovative membership model is a risk-free and lucrative proposition for operators, says MD Justin Mendleton
32. Everyone’s talking about...: PT vs technology
Is the spread of new and exciting fitness technology set to push personal trainers out of a job?
34. Interview - Edgard Corona:
The founder and CEO of BioRitmo and SmartFit talks to Kate Cracknell about cannibalising his own brand, handing the reins to his staff, and the challenges of operating in Brazil
40. Promotional feature: Premier Software
The CORE by Premier software solution meets the growing needs of your health and fitness business
42. New opening: Think out of the box
Gymbox Westfield Stratford in east London has inherited all the colour and buzz of its Olympic next-door neighbour, says Kate Cracknell
46. Pricing strategy: The language of numbers
The mid-market is a good place to be – you just have to know how to pitch your pricing, according to leisure consultant Tim Baker
Health Club Management 2015 issue 6
On the cover: Kimberly Wyatt
The former Pussycat Doll turned online celebrity trainer
50. Activity tracking: Fit for the challenge
VP and general manager EMEA for Fitbit, Gareth Jones, talks to Kath Hudson about motivating people through challenges and rewards
52. Architecture & design: An eye for design
Our new series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture kicks off with four of our international top picks
56. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure smoothed the way through design and build for clients in Doncaster and Cwmbran
58. New opening: Evolution not revolution
Jim Graham, COO of The Gym Group, on how the low-cost pioneer is continuing its journey of innovation and success following a strategic review of its proposition
62. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
The latest product launches from this year’s FIBO, which took place in April in Cologne, Germany
68. Promotional feature: miha
In just 20 minutes per week expect the unexpected with this EMS-based hybrid training method
70. Virtual classes: At home with the celebs
Streamed virtual fitness classes led by celebrities are the latest craze – and one health clubs should monitor, as they reach audiences who don’t go to a gym. Amanda Ellison reports
74. Software: At the touch of a button
Abigail Harris takes a look at the latest software designed to facilitate bookings in all areas of operation
78. Promotional feature: Gladstone
There’s more to data than just gathering information – an operator also needs to be able to access and analyse its findings
80. Kids’ fitness: Start them young
We put the spotlight on a number of new initiatives aiming to tackle the challenge of childhood inactivity
86. Pre-owned equipment: Old for new
The demand for pre-owned gym equipment is growing, and operators can find themselves some top quality, bespoke branded kit
88. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects completed by Dalesauna, Xn Leisure and Gladstone
98. Research: Family matters
New research from the US shows that stressful family situations can lead to obesity in children
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Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
Features
Trends
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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Talking point
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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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Running
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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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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People
The Well is the first modern membership-based wellness club of its kind
People
In the long term, the fitness industry will utilise technological advances in augmented reality and holographic telepresence
People
We’re proud to be opening our first EMF Junior gym in the coming weeks, designed for children aged one- to 14-years-old
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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: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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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
25-26 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 6
Health Club Management 2015 issue 6
On the cover: Kimberly Wyatt
The former Pussycat Doll turned online celebrity trainer
3. Editor’s letter: Is fit now offensive?
Does the general public even know what a fit, healthy body looks like any more? Kate Cracknell asks the question as she contemplates the recent ‘Beach Body’ furore
8. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness trackers have their place, but if users don’t understand the data they may become demotivated, says Andy Jackson of AJ Scot LLC
10. News round-up:
Tanni Grey-Thompson announced as chair of ukactive, Pure Gym partners Spartan, MyFitnessPal cashes in on app, and Microsoft launches its fitness-focused Band
20. International news:
Fitness First launches its inaugural ‘invitation-only’ club in Singapore, and Fitness Hut opens three new clubs in the space of a month
22. People news:
Glenn Earlam joins DLL as CEO, as Scott Lloyd steps into role of non-executive deputy chair
24. ukactive update: Generation Inactive
Executive director Steven Ward outlines ukactive’s latest area of focus: childhood inactivity
26. IHRSA update: The World in our hands
Melissa Rodriguez outlines some of the key findings from the 2015 IHRSA Global Report
29. Diary dates:
ukactive’s FLAME conference takes place this month in Telford, and culminates in the FLAME awards
30. Promotional feature: MoveGB
MoveGB’s innovative membership model is a risk-free and lucrative proposition for operators, says MD Justin Mendleton
32. Everyone’s talking about...: PT vs technology
Is the spread of new and exciting fitness technology set to push personal trainers out of a job?
34. Interview - Edgard Corona:
The founder and CEO of BioRitmo and SmartFit talks to Kate Cracknell about cannibalising his own brand, handing the reins to his staff, and the challenges of operating in Brazil
40. Promotional feature: Premier Software
The CORE by Premier software solution meets the growing needs of your health and fitness business
42. New opening: Think out of the box
Gymbox Westfield Stratford in east London has inherited all the colour and buzz of its Olympic next-door neighbour, says Kate Cracknell
46. Pricing strategy: The language of numbers
The mid-market is a good place to be – you just have to know how to pitch your pricing, according to leisure consultant Tim Baker
Health Club Management 2015 issue 6
On the cover: Kimberly Wyatt
The former Pussycat Doll turned online celebrity trainer
50. Activity tracking: Fit for the challenge
VP and general manager EMEA for Fitbit, Gareth Jones, talks to Kath Hudson about motivating people through challenges and rewards
52. Architecture & design: An eye for design
Our new series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture kicks off with four of our international top picks
56. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure smoothed the way through design and build for clients in Doncaster and Cwmbran
58. New opening: Evolution not revolution
Jim Graham, COO of The Gym Group, on how the low-cost pioneer is continuing its journey of innovation and success following a strategic review of its proposition
62. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
The latest product launches from this year’s FIBO, which took place in April in Cologne, Germany
68. Promotional feature: miha
In just 20 minutes per week expect the unexpected with this EMS-based hybrid training method
70. Virtual classes: At home with the celebs
Streamed virtual fitness classes led by celebrities are the latest craze – and one health clubs should monitor, as they reach audiences who don’t go to a gym. Amanda Ellison reports
74. Software: At the touch of a button
Abigail Harris takes a look at the latest software designed to facilitate bookings in all areas of operation
78. Promotional feature: Gladstone
There’s more to data than just gathering information – an operator also needs to be able to access and analyse its findings
80. Kids’ fitness: Start them young
We put the spotlight on a number of new initiatives aiming to tackle the challenge of childhood inactivity
86. Pre-owned equipment: Old for new
The demand for pre-owned gym equipment is growing, and operators can find themselves some top quality, bespoke branded kit
88. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects completed by Dalesauna, Xn Leisure and Gladstone
98. Research: Family matters
New research from the US shows that stressful family situations can lead to obesity in children
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: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
25-26 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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