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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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Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
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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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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Promotional feature
TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
People
HCM people

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
People
HCM people

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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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
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
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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