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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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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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