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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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2016 issue 1
Health Club Management 2016 issue 1
On the cover: Tracy Gehlan
Jatomi Fitness isn’t mid-market, it’s mass market, says its CEO
3. Editor’s letter: Upgrading the industry
The National Living Wage is coming, and while it unquestionably presents challenges for the health and fitness sector, it also brings with it a great opportunity to upskill the sector and drive credibility, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
This month’s letters discuss improving uptake of cardio rehab, and how clubs can harness beacon technology
10. News round-up:
Core Motion Group up for sale, Impuls becomes Baltics market leader, The Gym Group completes its IPO, DW buys former LA fitness clubs, 1Rebel crowdfunding raises £3m, and Matt Roberts launches ‘Netflix for Fitness’
22. 2016 events calendar:
We take a look at the exciting health and fitness industry events planned around the world for 2016
26. Interview – Tracy Gehlan:
The CEO of Jatomi Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about building a business around the consumer, and the lessons fitness can take from the fast food sector
32. Everyone’s talking about...: The National Living Wage
With the implementation of the new National Living Wage just around the corner, how can clubs turn the inevitable costs into a force for positive change? Julie Cramer reports
36. Consumer insight: Trends for 2016
Vicki Loomes of trendwatching.com outlines five key consumer trends your health and fitness business should be looking to embrace in 2016
40. Promotional feature: 1Life promotion
Neil King, managing director of 1Life, explains the leisure operator’s root and branch transformation since 2013
44. Internet middlemen: Friend or foe?
In the second part of our internet middlemen series, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of ClubIntel ask whether ClassPass delivers on its brand promises
50. Promotional feature: Speedflex promotion
High intensity interval training proves to be the fitness trend which doesn’t tire, says Speedflex, which offers a HIIT group exercise concept
52. Interview – Oliver Patrick:
The health and fitness industry has a huge opportunity to bridge the gap between illness and wellness, says Oliver Patrick, the co-founder of international health management business Viavi
56. Promotional feature: FIBO promotion
Brand new halls and a hands-on exploration of the future of the sector – FIBO 2016 is a must-attend event
58. DNA testing: Making it personal
DNA testing is going mainstream, and it’s time for health clubs to get on board. Kath Hudson reports
Health Club Management 2016 issue 1
On the cover: Tracy Gehlan
Jatomi Fitness isn’t mid-market, it’s mass market, says its CEO
62. CV training – trampolining: Spring in the step
Following the lead of the US and Australia, trampolining parks are springing up all over the UK and Europe. So what’s all the fuss about, and how do these centres sit alongside other fitness operations?
66. Promotional feature: Ojmar promotion
A growing number of clubs across the UK are working with Ojmar to upgrade their traditional keyed locking systems to electronic solutions
68. Retention series: Talking retention
While it’s true that 13.7 per cent of the UK population now has a gym membership, member retention remains a challenge. Abigail Harris talks to five UK retention experts to find out where it’s being done well
74. Promotional feature: Wattbike promotion
Richard Baker, commercial director of Wattbike, explains how the bikes will be making a contribution to the Olympic Games this year
78. Q&A with Jay Baer: IHRSA update
Ahead of his keynote speech at this year’s IHRSA convention, marketing strategist and bestselling author Jay Baer tells Julie King why ‘help’ is much better than ‘hype’ when it comes to selling your services
82. Promotional feature: Pulse promotion
With the iGym project, Pulse transformed an empty shell into an inspiring hi-tech facility in just 10 weeks
84. The year ahead: ukactive update
Steven Ward, executive director of ukactive, gives his views on what’s in store for the UK fitness and physical activity sector in 2016 – including new technology, sector diversification and assisting with public health remits
86. Question Time: SIBEC review
The value of exercise for mental health, and maintaining personal connections with members in a virtual era – these were some of the topics discussed at the panel debate that kicked off SIBEC Europe 2015 on the Costa Blanca, Spain, in November
88. Promotional feature: Physical Company promotion
Physical Company has signed Dame Kelly Holmes MBE as an ambassador for its APEX gym floor training programmes
90. Group exercise: Fitness-kit.net special
We uncover some of the latest group exercise concepts set to make a splash in 2016, including Burlexercise, Block Fit, PiYo Live and Pound
98. Research round-up: HIIT-ing the mark
Two new pieces of research show the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT) both for diabetes sufferers, and for improving endurance
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 1
Health Club Management 2016 issue 1
On the cover: Tracy Gehlan
Jatomi Fitness isn’t mid-market, it’s mass market, says its CEO
3. Editor’s letter: Upgrading the industry
The National Living Wage is coming, and while it unquestionably presents challenges for the health and fitness sector, it also brings with it a great opportunity to upskill the sector and drive credibility, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
This month’s letters discuss improving uptake of cardio rehab, and how clubs can harness beacon technology
10. News round-up:
Core Motion Group up for sale, Impuls becomes Baltics market leader, The Gym Group completes its IPO, DW buys former LA fitness clubs, 1Rebel crowdfunding raises £3m, and Matt Roberts launches ‘Netflix for Fitness’
22. 2016 events calendar:
We take a look at the exciting health and fitness industry events planned around the world for 2016
26. Interview – Tracy Gehlan:
The CEO of Jatomi Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about building a business around the consumer, and the lessons fitness can take from the fast food sector
32. Everyone’s talking about...: The National Living Wage
With the implementation of the new National Living Wage just around the corner, how can clubs turn the inevitable costs into a force for positive change? Julie Cramer reports
36. Consumer insight: Trends for 2016
Vicki Loomes of trendwatching.com outlines five key consumer trends your health and fitness business should be looking to embrace in 2016
40. Promotional feature: 1Life promotion
Neil King, managing director of 1Life, explains the leisure operator’s root and branch transformation since 2013
44. Internet middlemen: Friend or foe?
In the second part of our internet middlemen series, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of ClubIntel ask whether ClassPass delivers on its brand promises
50. Promotional feature: Speedflex promotion
High intensity interval training proves to be the fitness trend which doesn’t tire, says Speedflex, which offers a HIIT group exercise concept
52. Interview – Oliver Patrick:
The health and fitness industry has a huge opportunity to bridge the gap between illness and wellness, says Oliver Patrick, the co-founder of international health management business Viavi
56. Promotional feature: FIBO promotion
Brand new halls and a hands-on exploration of the future of the sector – FIBO 2016 is a must-attend event
58. DNA testing: Making it personal
DNA testing is going mainstream, and it’s time for health clubs to get on board. Kath Hudson reports
Health Club Management 2016 issue 1
On the cover: Tracy Gehlan
Jatomi Fitness isn’t mid-market, it’s mass market, says its CEO
62. CV training – trampolining: Spring in the step
Following the lead of the US and Australia, trampolining parks are springing up all over the UK and Europe. So what’s all the fuss about, and how do these centres sit alongside other fitness operations?
66. Promotional feature: Ojmar promotion
A growing number of clubs across the UK are working with Ojmar to upgrade their traditional keyed locking systems to electronic solutions
68. Retention series: Talking retention
While it’s true that 13.7 per cent of the UK population now has a gym membership, member retention remains a challenge. Abigail Harris talks to five UK retention experts to find out where it’s being done well
74. Promotional feature: Wattbike promotion
Richard Baker, commercial director of Wattbike, explains how the bikes will be making a contribution to the Olympic Games this year
78. Q&A with Jay Baer: IHRSA update
Ahead of his keynote speech at this year’s IHRSA convention, marketing strategist and bestselling author Jay Baer tells Julie King why ‘help’ is much better than ‘hype’ when it comes to selling your services
82. Promotional feature: Pulse promotion
With the iGym project, Pulse transformed an empty shell into an inspiring hi-tech facility in just 10 weeks
84. The year ahead: ukactive update
Steven Ward, executive director of ukactive, gives his views on what’s in store for the UK fitness and physical activity sector in 2016 – including new technology, sector diversification and assisting with public health remits
86. Question Time: SIBEC review
The value of exercise for mental health, and maintaining personal connections with members in a virtual era – these were some of the topics discussed at the panel debate that kicked off SIBEC Europe 2015 on the Costa Blanca, Spain, in November
88. Promotional feature: Physical Company promotion
Physical Company has signed Dame Kelly Holmes MBE as an ambassador for its APEX gym floor training programmes
90. Group exercise: Fitness-kit.net special
We uncover some of the latest group exercise concepts set to make a splash in 2016, including Burlexercise, Block Fit, PiYo Live and Pound
98. Research round-up: HIIT-ing the mark
Two new pieces of research show the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT) both for diabetes sufferers, and for improving endurance
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Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
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Diary dates
08-09 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
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Diary dates
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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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