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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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FIBO China
The online to offline model – where businesses build an audience through a slick digital presence and then channel them towards physical sites – is highly popular in China and made possible by the ubiquity of WeChat
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Promotional feature
Now in its eighth year, Myzone has established itself as a key player in the fitness industry. We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
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Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
Promotional feature
When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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Research
New research from Colliers has highlighted the opportunity for real estate developments in the health and fitness industry, as Ross Kirton explains
Features
People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
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Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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