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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 7
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
3. Editor’s letter: The power of positivity
Operators must harness the power of positive feedback to enhance their services, facilities and brands
8. People profiles: Laura Trott
The cyclist and Olympic gold medallist believes elite sport can enthuse the general public into activity
10. People profiles: Gordon Lott
The founder of Run2Work has a mission to get a million more people running regularly by 2020
11. People profiles: Sharon Cook
Full-body wearable simulations could help leisure operators understand the challenges older people face when moving around their facilities
12. Letters: Write to reply
Technology is changing fitness, but tracking activity in isolation won’t motivate people to stay active, says David Langridge of Fitness First
14. News round-up:
Pure Gym acquires LA fitness, Asda to launch functional studio concept, Nuffield teams up with Microsoft, payasUgym appoints head of brand
24. International news:
Fitness First’s High Performance Centre in Australia, and Japanese airport to feature running track
26. IHRSA update: World leaders
The IHRSA Global 25 presents details of the leading 25 health club operators around the world
28. ukactive update: Rhetoric into Action
ukactive executive director Steven Ward outlines the organisation’s campaign to get Parliament active
29. Diary dates:
This month will see FitPro Live taking place in London, UK
30. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The ability to buy online is key for consumers – so how should membership sales be managed in this context?
32. Interview - Township Yogi:
Elle Matthews, founder of the Township Yogi Project, talks to Kate Cracknell about how the non-profit is changing lives through yoga
38. Retention: What do one million members say?
How can member feedback be gathered and used by the fitness industry to refine its offering? Jon Nasta reports
44. Boutique fitness: Paying for expertise
Ray Algar reports on the rise of the small but perfectly formed boutique fitness operations, and considers the factors behind their success
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
48. Payment systems: Easy does it
The easier it is to pay, the more we spend. So how is technology like online wallets and SMS payments impacting the fitness industry?
54. Heart rate training: Take it up a beat
With operators like Orangetheory Fitness putting heart rate training at the core of their offering, we ask our panel of experts where they think the new technology will take us
58. fitness-kit.net special: Heart rate training
Is it time your operation embraced heart rate training? We look at some of the exciting new products in this growing area
60. fitness-kit.net special: Functional training
What are the hot products in functional training? We round up some of the latest launches
62. Market innovation: Pick ’n’ mix
ClassPass targets those who want to cherry pick the classes they attend. Co-founder Payal Kadakia talks about its swift rise to success and expansion beyond New York
64. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills licensed facilities have 500 more members per club than the global average, says new research
66. Retention series: Retention 3.0
The future of retention is not about reacting to lost members, but about creating proactive customer care. Dr Paul Bedford reports
72. Management series: Follow the leader
According to new research by Deloitte, 86 per cent of UK organisations face leadership issues. Mark Bowden reports
74. European market report: Fitness on the rise
The European fitness market continues its strong growth, according to the latest EuropeActive/Deloitte market report for 2015
78. SIBEC UK review: Ask the experts
We report on some of the pressing issues raised during ‘Question Time’ at this year’s SIBEC UK
80. Supplier showcase:
A spotlight on projects by Precor, Wattbike and Physical Company
90. Research: The right dose
Two studies shed light on exercise guidelines, highlighting how much activity and what intensity is best
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Features
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A like or a share on Instagram has never paid the rent. MZ-Remote has allowed me to continue revenue streams during Covid-19 that covered my operating expenses and effectively kept my business open
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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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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
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Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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People
We believe affordable fitness will be a very substantial part of all significant gym and fitness markets in the future
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
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
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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 7
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
3. Editor’s letter: The power of positivity
Operators must harness the power of positive feedback to enhance their services, facilities and brands
8. People profiles: Laura Trott
The cyclist and Olympic gold medallist believes elite sport can enthuse the general public into activity
10. People profiles: Gordon Lott
The founder of Run2Work has a mission to get a million more people running regularly by 2020
11. People profiles: Sharon Cook
Full-body wearable simulations could help leisure operators understand the challenges older people face when moving around their facilities
12. Letters: Write to reply
Technology is changing fitness, but tracking activity in isolation won’t motivate people to stay active, says David Langridge of Fitness First
14. News round-up:
Pure Gym acquires LA fitness, Asda to launch functional studio concept, Nuffield teams up with Microsoft, payasUgym appoints head of brand
24. International news:
Fitness First’s High Performance Centre in Australia, and Japanese airport to feature running track
26. IHRSA update: World leaders
The IHRSA Global 25 presents details of the leading 25 health club operators around the world
28. ukactive update: Rhetoric into Action
ukactive executive director Steven Ward outlines the organisation’s campaign to get Parliament active
29. Diary dates:
This month will see FitPro Live taking place in London, UK
30. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The ability to buy online is key for consumers – so how should membership sales be managed in this context?
32. Interview - Township Yogi:
Elle Matthews, founder of the Township Yogi Project, talks to Kate Cracknell about how the non-profit is changing lives through yoga
38. Retention: What do one million members say?
How can member feedback be gathered and used by the fitness industry to refine its offering? Jon Nasta reports
44. Boutique fitness: Paying for expertise
Ray Algar reports on the rise of the small but perfectly formed boutique fitness operations, and considers the factors behind their success
Health Club Management 2015 issue 7
On the cover: Laura Trott
The Olympic gold medallist on a sporting career that started on a trampoline
48. Payment systems: Easy does it
The easier it is to pay, the more we spend. So how is technology like online wallets and SMS payments impacting the fitness industry?
54. Heart rate training: Take it up a beat
With operators like Orangetheory Fitness putting heart rate training at the core of their offering, we ask our panel of experts where they think the new technology will take us
58. fitness-kit.net special: Heart rate training
Is it time your operation embraced heart rate training? We look at some of the exciting new products in this growing area
60. fitness-kit.net special: Functional training
What are the hot products in functional training? We round up some of the latest launches
62. Market innovation: Pick ’n’ mix
ClassPass targets those who want to cherry pick the classes they attend. Co-founder Payal Kadakia talks about its swift rise to success and expansion beyond New York
64. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills licensed facilities have 500 more members per club than the global average, says new research
66. Retention series: Retention 3.0
The future of retention is not about reacting to lost members, but about creating proactive customer care. Dr Paul Bedford reports
72. Management series: Follow the leader
According to new research by Deloitte, 86 per cent of UK organisations face leadership issues. Mark Bowden reports
74. European market report: Fitness on the rise
The European fitness market continues its strong growth, according to the latest EuropeActive/Deloitte market report for 2015
78. SIBEC UK review: Ask the experts
We report on some of the pressing issues raised during ‘Question Time’ at this year’s SIBEC UK
80. Supplier showcase:
A spotlight on projects by Precor, Wattbike and Physical Company
90. Research: The right dose
Two studies shed light on exercise guidelines, highlighting how much activity and what intensity is best
1 - 40 of 130
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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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