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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 11
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
3. Editor’s letter: Earning loyalty in 2015
Your customers aren’t being disloyal if they don’t only use your gym, says Kate Cracknell. It’s time to recognise a growing desire for flexibility
8. Letters: Write to reply
The sector has already made great strides in spreading the message of ‘Everybody active, every day’ says Tiffeny Gould of Everyone Active
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness’ £250m ‘war chest’ for expansion, Serco Leisure sale facing delays, WHO unveils 10-year physical activity strategy, and Impuls launches its low-cost Lemon Gym brand in Latvia
22. ukactive update: Blueprint for an Active Britain
Steven Ward offers an overview of ukactive’s new vision document
25. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Spain in November, while January 2016 sees the inaugural London Health Show
26. Interview – Joey Gonzalez:
The new CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp talks to Kate Cracknell about growing its boutique club empire and building a global Barry’s community
32. Everyone’s talking about… : Resolutions
January is boom time for fitness clubs, but how can operators ensure that all those keen New Year joiners haven’t faded away by the spring?
36. Consumer trends: Enlightened brands
Brands today must challenge their customers to do and be better – but how? Global trend agency trendwatching.com offers insights into how this might be achieved
44. Market analysis: A new way of buying
In the first of a two-part series, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of ClubIntel investigate the influence of the internet middlemen in the fitness market
52. Interview – Bear Grylls:
The survival expert and TV presenter talks to Magali Robathan about the launch of his new BG Epic workouts and studio franchise model
56. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Pure Strength range allows regular members to train like elite sportspeople
58. Gymtopia: A place in our hearts
The My Sportlady club has forged an invaluable place in the lives of women in Munich and beyond
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
62. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
Does your club have the ‘wow’ factor? We continue our series, looking at some of the world’s most architecturally impressive clubs
66. Promotional feature : Precor
Precor is expanding its offering through new partnerships with Spinning and Queenax
68. Secondary spend: Business booster
How can operators best broaden their revenue base by developing secondary income streams?
72. Retention: It all adds up
Is it worth trying to get your members to visit more frequently? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon considers the likely impact on retention rates based on the TRP 10,000 survey
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills outlines five steps to creating the best cycle experience
78. LIW review: Taking the stage
This year’s new-look Leisure Industry Week had a strong focus on education. If you missed the keynotes, we have the low-down
84. IHRSA update: Ready for IHRSA 2016?
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the 35th IHRSA Annual International Convention and Trade Show, being held in Florida for the very first time
86. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
We showcase the latest flooring launches from Escape, TVS Sports Surfaces and Gerflor, including a portable running track
88. Supplier showcase:
An overview of recent projects by Life Fitness, Cybex and Precor
98. Research: Breathe easy
Year-round exercise could be the key to fighting asthma, with the frequency of physical activity being more important than intensity, according to new research
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Features
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
Features
Supplier showcase
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
Features
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
Features
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
Supplier showcase
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
Features
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
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
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
Job search
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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,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 11
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
3. Editor’s letter: Earning loyalty in 2015
Your customers aren’t being disloyal if they don’t only use your gym, says Kate Cracknell. It’s time to recognise a growing desire for flexibility
8. Letters: Write to reply
The sector has already made great strides in spreading the message of ‘Everybody active, every day’ says Tiffeny Gould of Everyone Active
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct Fitness’ £250m ‘war chest’ for expansion, Serco Leisure sale facing delays, WHO unveils 10-year physical activity strategy, and Impuls launches its low-cost Lemon Gym brand in Latvia
22. ukactive update: Blueprint for an Active Britain
Steven Ward offers an overview of ukactive’s new vision document
25. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Spain in November, while January 2016 sees the inaugural London Health Show
26. Interview – Joey Gonzalez:
The new CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp talks to Kate Cracknell about growing its boutique club empire and building a global Barry’s community
32. Everyone’s talking about… : Resolutions
January is boom time for fitness clubs, but how can operators ensure that all those keen New Year joiners haven’t faded away by the spring?
36. Consumer trends: Enlightened brands
Brands today must challenge their customers to do and be better – but how? Global trend agency trendwatching.com offers insights into how this might be achieved
44. Market analysis: A new way of buying
In the first of a two-part series, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of ClubIntel investigate the influence of the internet middlemen in the fitness market
52. Interview – Bear Grylls:
The survival expert and TV presenter talks to Magali Robathan about the launch of his new BG Epic workouts and studio franchise model
56. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Pure Strength range allows regular members to train like elite sportspeople
58. Gymtopia: A place in our hearts
The My Sportlady club has forged an invaluable place in the lives of women in Munich and beyond
Health Club Management 2015 issue 11
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The survival expert on the launch of his BG Epic workouts and franchises
62. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
Does your club have the ‘wow’ factor? We continue our series, looking at some of the world’s most architecturally impressive clubs
66. Promotional feature : Precor
Precor is expanding its offering through new partnerships with Spinning and Queenax
68. Secondary spend: Business booster
How can operators best broaden their revenue base by developing secondary income streams?
72. Retention: It all adds up
Is it worth trying to get your members to visit more frequently? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon considers the likely impact on retention rates based on the TRP 10,000 survey
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills outlines five steps to creating the best cycle experience
78. LIW review: Taking the stage
This year’s new-look Leisure Industry Week had a strong focus on education. If you missed the keynotes, we have the low-down
84. IHRSA update: Ready for IHRSA 2016?
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the 35th IHRSA Annual International Convention and Trade Show, being held in Florida for the very first time
86. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
We showcase the latest flooring launches from Escape, TVS Sports Surfaces and Gerflor, including a portable running track
88. Supplier showcase:
An overview of recent projects by Life Fitness, Cybex and Precor
98. Research: Breathe easy
Year-round exercise could be the key to fighting asthma, with the frequency of physical activity being more important than intensity, according to new research
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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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