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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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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
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Governing body
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Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
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Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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