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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 9
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
5. Editor’s letter: Designing for dementia
With dementia a growing concern in our rapidly ageing society, fitness and leisure operators must learn to cater for people with this condition, says Kate Cracknell
10. People profiles: Sean Conway
Adventurer Sean Conway believes everyone can do what he does – he’s “just the guy from the pub” – and urges us to unlock our inner adventurer
12. People profiles: Sir Chris Hoy
New Pure Gym ambassador Sir Chris Hoy is on a mission to get the public moving
14. People profiles: Derek Beres
The creator of Flow Play explains how music impacts the brain, and why music selection for yoga classes is so important
16. Letters: Write to reply
The five-a-day message is well understood, but people are still very unsure about recommended activity levels, says Martin Guyton, CEO of Tonbridge and Malling trust
18. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why do you let your cycle studio lie empty? Les Mills has the solution
20. News round-up:
Pure Gym takeover of LA fitness given go-ahead, Under Armour’s latest acquisition, and should selfies be banned in gyms?
30. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
A leading US massage spa chain is aiming to start a revolution in the UK massage industry
32. International news:
The first Space Cycle music and fitness-based studio concept launches in Taiwan, while boutique fitness brand Barry’s Bootcamp unveils plans for further international expansion
34. IHRSA update: One million strong
An in-depth study of health club retention in North America identifies the factors that spell the difference between winning and losing
36. ukactive update: What makes a member more likely to leave?
Executive director of ukactive, Steven Ward, presents a sneak preview of the Flame survey findings, which will form part of the inaugural Consumer Insight report due this September
37. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC this month, while Marseille, France, hosts the IHRSA European Congress in October
38. Promotional feature: Escape
Escape Fitness explains how to spot a dumbbell from a smart one
40. Interview: Getting the UK active
Steven Ward and Tanni Grey-Thomspon, executive director and chair of ukactive, are challenging the activity sector to strive for greater things. Kate Cracknell reports
48. Talkback: A testing time
Is fitness testing in UK primary schools the answer to the ticking timebomb of childhood inactivity and soaring obesity rates?
52. New opening: Bound for success
Jak Phillips visits Oxygen Freejumping in Acton and explores whether it can jumpstart the UK’s fledgling trampoline park market
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
54. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Behind every seamless customer experience lies a raft of back-of-house admin tasks that are no less essential to business success – and Gladstone can help
56. Activity tracking: Training like a champion
How are elite athletes using activity tracking devices to make progress? We talk to four well-known names
60. Interview – Sir Graham Watson:
The former Lib Dem MEP and now president of EuropeActive talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the ‘Cinderalla sport’ of fitness
64. New opening: A Daley dose of fun
Jak Phillips visits Olympian Daley Thompson’s new gym in Putney to see how he’s putting the fun and old-school values back into fitness
68. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Operators explain how they make the most of the Wattbikes in their facilities
70. Retention series: Warm welcome & fond farewell
Are your reception staff your most undervalued retention resource? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates
74. Virtual fitness: Here to stay
Early adopter operators of virtual classes have used the technology to maximise use of their studios. Is it time for your club to go virtual?
78. Virtual fitness: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the main suppliers bringing virtual classes to the health and fitness market
82. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent installations from Technogym and Total Gym
86. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness outlines the new products being launched at its Matrix International Show, taking place alongside LIW 2015
88. Show preview: LIW 2015
Leisure Industry Week relaunches this month having been acquired by BodyPower. We look ahead to what’s on offer this year
92. Promotional feature: iDEA
For budget-conscious facilities looking to expand their customer base, virtual classes are still a largely untapped market – particularly in the children and families segment
96. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW this month
102. Promotional feature: Cybex
Cybex unveils its new Sparc Trainer – the next evolution of high intensity training
124. Research: Mind & movement
Several international pilot studies look at the link between exercise and dementia across a lifetime
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Features
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If you’re ready to embrace the digital world, Volution is here to help
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Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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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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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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Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
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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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Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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People
Overall, it’s about creating something a little less efficient, a little more fun. Somewhere you can lose yourself for a couple of hours
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
I invite every organisation to become part of our consultation on workplace wellbeing, active ageing and long-term health conditions
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Technogym: 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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 9
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
5. Editor’s letter: Designing for dementia
With dementia a growing concern in our rapidly ageing society, fitness and leisure operators must learn to cater for people with this condition, says Kate Cracknell
10. People profiles: Sean Conway
Adventurer Sean Conway believes everyone can do what he does – he’s “just the guy from the pub” – and urges us to unlock our inner adventurer
12. People profiles: Sir Chris Hoy
New Pure Gym ambassador Sir Chris Hoy is on a mission to get the public moving
14. People profiles: Derek Beres
The creator of Flow Play explains how music impacts the brain, and why music selection for yoga classes is so important
16. Letters: Write to reply
The five-a-day message is well understood, but people are still very unsure about recommended activity levels, says Martin Guyton, CEO of Tonbridge and Malling trust
18. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why do you let your cycle studio lie empty? Les Mills has the solution
20. News round-up:
Pure Gym takeover of LA fitness given go-ahead, Under Armour’s latest acquisition, and should selfies be banned in gyms?
30. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
A leading US massage spa chain is aiming to start a revolution in the UK massage industry
32. International news:
The first Space Cycle music and fitness-based studio concept launches in Taiwan, while boutique fitness brand Barry’s Bootcamp unveils plans for further international expansion
34. IHRSA update: One million strong
An in-depth study of health club retention in North America identifies the factors that spell the difference between winning and losing
36. ukactive update: What makes a member more likely to leave?
Executive director of ukactive, Steven Ward, presents a sneak preview of the Flame survey findings, which will form part of the inaugural Consumer Insight report due this September
37. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC this month, while Marseille, France, hosts the IHRSA European Congress in October
38. Promotional feature: Escape
Escape Fitness explains how to spot a dumbbell from a smart one
40. Interview: Getting the UK active
Steven Ward and Tanni Grey-Thomspon, executive director and chair of ukactive, are challenging the activity sector to strive for greater things. Kate Cracknell reports
48. Talkback: A testing time
Is fitness testing in UK primary schools the answer to the ticking timebomb of childhood inactivity and soaring obesity rates?
52. New opening: Bound for success
Jak Phillips visits Oxygen Freejumping in Acton and explores whether it can jumpstart the UK’s fledgling trampoline park market
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
54. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Behind every seamless customer experience lies a raft of back-of-house admin tasks that are no less essential to business success – and Gladstone can help
56. Activity tracking: Training like a champion
How are elite athletes using activity tracking devices to make progress? We talk to four well-known names
60. Interview – Sir Graham Watson:
The former Lib Dem MEP and now president of EuropeActive talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the ‘Cinderalla sport’ of fitness
64. New opening: A Daley dose of fun
Jak Phillips visits Olympian Daley Thompson’s new gym in Putney to see how he’s putting the fun and old-school values back into fitness
68. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Operators explain how they make the most of the Wattbikes in their facilities
70. Retention series: Warm welcome & fond farewell
Are your reception staff your most undervalued retention resource? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates
74. Virtual fitness: Here to stay
Early adopter operators of virtual classes have used the technology to maximise use of their studios. Is it time for your club to go virtual?
78. Virtual fitness: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the main suppliers bringing virtual classes to the health and fitness market
82. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent installations from Technogym and Total Gym
86. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness outlines the new products being launched at its Matrix International Show, taking place alongside LIW 2015
88. Show preview: LIW 2015
Leisure Industry Week relaunches this month having been acquired by BodyPower. We look ahead to what’s on offer this year
92. Promotional feature: iDEA
For budget-conscious facilities looking to expand their customer base, virtual classes are still a largely untapped market – particularly in the children and families segment
96. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW this month
102. Promotional feature: Cybex
Cybex unveils its new Sparc Trainer – the next evolution of high intensity training
124. Research: Mind & movement
Several international pilot studies look at the link between exercise and dementia across a lifetime
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Technogym: 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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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