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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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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
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Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
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Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
It felt as though we were building a new business
People
We believe affordable fitness will be a very substantial part of all significant gym and fitness markets in the future
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: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
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.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
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Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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 130
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: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
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.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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
Virtual,
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
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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