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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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Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
Features
New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
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HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
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: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
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: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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