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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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Features
feature
We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
Features
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
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Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
If I look forward five years, I’d want us to be somewhere around the 1,000-site mark – the ‘premier league’ benchmark
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
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Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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