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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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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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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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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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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
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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
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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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
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Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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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
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Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Opinion
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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.
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Governing body
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Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
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 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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
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
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness 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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