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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 11
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
5. Editor’s letter: The mind-body connection
By 2020, depression will be the second biggest cause of premature death and disability – so what is your club doing about that? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
11. Letters: Write to reply
ukactive’s initiative for healthier food in leisure environments, and the need for health clubs to embrace virtual fitness
12. People profiles: Guy Hacking
Co-founder Guy Hacking talks about building the Tribe community
14. People profiles: Coss Marte
Former prisoner Coss Marte on his fitness concept ConBody
16. News round-up:
Orangetheory opens 500th studio, Pure Gym abandons stock market plans and ukactive launches mentor initiative
31. Events calendar:
We highlight key industry conferences and events coming up in the 2016/2017 health and fitness calendar
34. Interview – Colin Milner:
The CEO of the ICAA discusses the business case for creating fully inclusive health clubs, and why many operators are still failing to welcome older adults
40. Talking point: Active @ work
If sitting is the new smoking, how can the fitness industry help sedentary workers to get moving? We ask the experts
46. Secondary spend: Added value
Improving secondary spend in your club can improve both your finances and your members’ experience
50. Retention: Leading by example
What’s the single best thing you’ve done in the past year to boost retention? Four operators tell their stories
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness's first dedicated industry event offered a successful and lively mix of product demonstrations, trainings, seminar discussions and networking opportunities
56. Social media: Social video
Snapchat and Facebook Live are changing social media. Video should be a key part of your strategy, says Tom Godwin
58. Interview – Katja Ekvall:
A radical new concept for the seniors market is looking for global partners
60. The Studio Sector: Lessons from boutiques
What’s driving the success of boutique studios, and what can other operators learn from their innovative approach?
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
66. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym's latest innovations put members in control – allowing them to personalise their workouts with virtual reality, smart equipment features and comprehensive data tracking
68. Wellness hotels: Travel well
We look at the growth of hotels built around a wellness offering for guests
74. Wellness Travel: Healthy holidays
New research shows how wellness holidays can positively impact travellers’ health
76. Promotional feature: React Fitness and Styku
Physicist turned tech entrepreneur, Raj Sareen, explains how his 3D body scanner Styku will revolutionise member acquisitions, retention and revenues for health clubs
78. IHRSA update: The great Dane
Danish entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev on his recent appointment as IHRSA chair
81. ukactive update: The age of opportunity
A report by ukactive highlights the growth and exciting prospects for the fitness sector
82. Tech series: Need an app?
With the majority of Millennials owning a smartphone, apps are becoming a must-have tool for businesses. So who should operators turn to if they want to build one?
87. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent projects involving the Matrix In-Trinity board, Life Fitness’ SYNRGY360 and Precor’s latest CV range
92. Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
94. Show review: LIW 2016
From education to lively demonstrations and debate, we presents the highlights from LIW 2016
100. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Huddersfield University and Leeds fitness centre, ProFIT28, get to grips with their newly installed Gerflor products
103. Flooring innovations: Totally floored
Kate Corney looks at the latest innovations in sport and leisure flooring
108. Research: Mind the gap
The brains of overweight people could be 10 years older than those of their leaner counterparts, say scientists from Cambridge
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Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
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Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 11
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
5. Editor’s letter: The mind-body connection
By 2020, depression will be the second biggest cause of premature death and disability – so what is your club doing about that? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
11. Letters: Write to reply
ukactive’s initiative for healthier food in leisure environments, and the need for health clubs to embrace virtual fitness
12. People profiles: Guy Hacking
Co-founder Guy Hacking talks about building the Tribe community
14. People profiles: Coss Marte
Former prisoner Coss Marte on his fitness concept ConBody
16. News round-up:
Orangetheory opens 500th studio, Pure Gym abandons stock market plans and ukactive launches mentor initiative
31. Events calendar:
We highlight key industry conferences and events coming up in the 2016/2017 health and fitness calendar
34. Interview – Colin Milner:
The CEO of the ICAA discusses the business case for creating fully inclusive health clubs, and why many operators are still failing to welcome older adults
40. Talking point: Active @ work
If sitting is the new smoking, how can the fitness industry help sedentary workers to get moving? We ask the experts
46. Secondary spend: Added value
Improving secondary spend in your club can improve both your finances and your members’ experience
50. Retention: Leading by example
What’s the single best thing you’ve done in the past year to boost retention? Four operators tell their stories
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness's first dedicated industry event offered a successful and lively mix of product demonstrations, trainings, seminar discussions and networking opportunities
56. Social media: Social video
Snapchat and Facebook Live are changing social media. Video should be a key part of your strategy, says Tom Godwin
58. Interview – Katja Ekvall:
A radical new concept for the seniors market is looking for global partners
60. The Studio Sector: Lessons from boutiques
What’s driving the success of boutique studios, and what can other operators learn from their innovative approach?
Health Club Management 2016 issue 11
On the cover: Colin Milner
The ICAA’s Colin Milner is on a mission to change the way we age
66. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym's latest innovations put members in control – allowing them to personalise their workouts with virtual reality, smart equipment features and comprehensive data tracking
68. Wellness hotels: Travel well
We look at the growth of hotels built around a wellness offering for guests
74. Wellness Travel: Healthy holidays
New research shows how wellness holidays can positively impact travellers’ health
76. Promotional feature: React Fitness and Styku
Physicist turned tech entrepreneur, Raj Sareen, explains how his 3D body scanner Styku will revolutionise member acquisitions, retention and revenues for health clubs
78. IHRSA update: The great Dane
Danish entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev on his recent appointment as IHRSA chair
81. ukactive update: The age of opportunity
A report by ukactive highlights the growth and exciting prospects for the fitness sector
82. Tech series: Need an app?
With the majority of Millennials owning a smartphone, apps are becoming a must-have tool for businesses. So who should operators turn to if they want to build one?
87. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent projects involving the Matrix In-Trinity board, Life Fitness’ SYNRGY360 and Precor’s latest CV range
92. Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
94. Show review: LIW 2016
From education to lively demonstrations and debate, we presents the highlights from LIW 2016
100. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Huddersfield University and Leeds fitness centre, ProFIT28, get to grips with their newly installed Gerflor products
103. Flooring innovations: Totally floored
Kate Corney looks at the latest innovations in sport and leisure flooring
108. Research: Mind the gap
The brains of overweight people could be 10 years older than those of their leaner counterparts, say scientists from Cambridge
1 - 40 of 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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