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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 8
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
3. Editor’s letter: Demographics are dead
Fitness operators must be heretical towards their brand heritage, asking challenging questions about what they do – and, crucially, who for – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
A US report further shows the key role doctors should play in advising obese and overweight children and their families, says Doug Werner of Core Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Les Mills launches new On Demand service, Fitness First rumoured to be gearing up for a sale, Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ set to impact the sector, and Fitbit floats on the NYSE
19. People news:
Sir Chris Hoy joins Pure Gym as an advisor, and Dame Carol Black to take a place on the ukactive board
20. International news:
Vivafit set to launch in Kazakhstan, and Komune Bali embraces wellness travel with extended fitness offering
22. IHRSA update: European Union
Kristen Walsh looks forward to the IHRSA European Congress being held in Marseille, France, in October
24. ukactive update: Quality assurance
ukactive chair Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on the move towards a new workforce development structure for the activity sector
25. Diary dates:
Get ready for LIW and the second FIBO China event in September
26. Promotional feature: Technogym
The Wellness Lifestyle CRM platform allows members to track all their activity, and operators to base programmes on real-time data
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Is healthy offensive?
A recent Protein World ad caused a huge furore over its body image message. What do our experts think?
30. Interview: Total transformation
Kate Cracknell speaks to the team responsible for the turnaround and future growth of the Total Fitness health club chain
38. Promotional feature: Intenza UK
Intenza’s sleek new energy-saving product range is unveiled for the UK market
42. Consumer trends: Breaking the mould
Is your business ready for post-demographic consumerism? Trendwatching.com explains why the old consumer models must go
46. Retention series: Rebranding exercise
Michelle Segar PhD explores how health clubs can retain members by helping them find joy in exercise, both inside and outside the gym
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
48. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
miha bodytec has created a fast-track to superior fitness, using EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
50. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
In the second part of our series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture, we take a look around the world and spotlight four of our favourites
54. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
The InTrinity incline training platform brings new opportunities to traditional practices like yoga and martial arts
56. Gymtopia series: Movement, community and service
Rochester Midtown Athletic Club in the US believes there’s no charity too big or too small to support
58. Activity tracking: The global network
Under Armour – the sportswear giant and owner of MapMyFitness – on why it bought the MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps for US$560m
62. Strength equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up the latest launches and innovations in the world of strength training
64. Mind-body: In sickness and in health
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programme is bringing the medical and complementary worlds together
70. European forum review: Thought leaders
Competitive advantage through data was one of the topics on the agenda at the European Leaders Forum, reports ukactive’s Steven Ward
72. Promotional feature: Wattbike
England Rugby’s Tom Youngs looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup
74. Indoor cycling: Expanding the circle
How can health clubs broaden the appeal of indoor cycling? Kath Hudson asks the experts involved in this ever-growing sector
80. Heat experiences: Less is more
Operators with limited space can still create viable thermal areas that generate a healthy revenue
84. Branding: Music maestro
Chris Wilcox looks at the importance of sound in creating brand consistency in your club
90. Research round-up: Heart warming
Saunas can aid cardiovascular health, a Finnish study shows
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With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
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Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
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HCM People

Nick Whitcombe

Founder, Body Tech Fitness
I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
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Our road map is to manage leisure facilities, developing them into community hubs and ensuring the most in need get the most support
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Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all fitness content is equal
With the launch of 22 SERIES, a pioneering, new cardio line powered by iFit® – the world’s leading on-demand fitness streaming platform – Freemotion Fitness aims to change the way we think about – and deliver – fitness content to truly engage members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
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: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
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 8
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
3. Editor’s letter: Demographics are dead
Fitness operators must be heretical towards their brand heritage, asking challenging questions about what they do – and, crucially, who for – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
A US report further shows the key role doctors should play in advising obese and overweight children and their families, says Doug Werner of Core Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Les Mills launches new On Demand service, Fitness First rumoured to be gearing up for a sale, Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ set to impact the sector, and Fitbit floats on the NYSE
19. People news:
Sir Chris Hoy joins Pure Gym as an advisor, and Dame Carol Black to take a place on the ukactive board
20. International news:
Vivafit set to launch in Kazakhstan, and Komune Bali embraces wellness travel with extended fitness offering
22. IHRSA update: European Union
Kristen Walsh looks forward to the IHRSA European Congress being held in Marseille, France, in October
24. ukactive update: Quality assurance
ukactive chair Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on the move towards a new workforce development structure for the activity sector
25. Diary dates:
Get ready for LIW and the second FIBO China event in September
26. Promotional feature: Technogym
The Wellness Lifestyle CRM platform allows members to track all their activity, and operators to base programmes on real-time data
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Is healthy offensive?
A recent Protein World ad caused a huge furore over its body image message. What do our experts think?
30. Interview: Total transformation
Kate Cracknell speaks to the team responsible for the turnaround and future growth of the Total Fitness health club chain
38. Promotional feature: Intenza UK
Intenza’s sleek new energy-saving product range is unveiled for the UK market
42. Consumer trends: Breaking the mould
Is your business ready for post-demographic consumerism? Trendwatching.com explains why the old consumer models must go
46. Retention series: Rebranding exercise
Michelle Segar PhD explores how health clubs can retain members by helping them find joy in exercise, both inside and outside the gym
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
48. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
miha bodytec has created a fast-track to superior fitness, using EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
50. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
In the second part of our series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture, we take a look around the world and spotlight four of our favourites
54. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
The InTrinity incline training platform brings new opportunities to traditional practices like yoga and martial arts
56. Gymtopia series: Movement, community and service
Rochester Midtown Athletic Club in the US believes there’s no charity too big or too small to support
58. Activity tracking: The global network
Under Armour – the sportswear giant and owner of MapMyFitness – on why it bought the MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps for US$560m
62. Strength equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up the latest launches and innovations in the world of strength training
64. Mind-body: In sickness and in health
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programme is bringing the medical and complementary worlds together
70. European forum review: Thought leaders
Competitive advantage through data was one of the topics on the agenda at the European Leaders Forum, reports ukactive’s Steven Ward
72. Promotional feature: Wattbike
England Rugby’s Tom Youngs looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup
74. Indoor cycling: Expanding the circle
How can health clubs broaden the appeal of indoor cycling? Kath Hudson asks the experts involved in this ever-growing sector
80. Heat experiences: Less is more
Operators with limited space can still create viable thermal areas that generate a healthy revenue
84. Branding: Music maestro
Chris Wilcox looks at the importance of sound in creating brand consistency in your club
90. Research round-up: Heart warming
Saunas can aid cardiovascular health, a Finnish study shows
1 - 40 of 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all fitness content is equal
With the launch of 22 SERIES, a pioneering, new cardio line powered by iFit® – the world’s leading on-demand fitness streaming platform – Freemotion Fitness aims to change the way we think about – and deliver – fitness content to truly engage members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
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: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
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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