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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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Features
US stats
21% indicate they’re fairly / very likely to switch to another facility when they reopen
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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
1 - 40 of 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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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