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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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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
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
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
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
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym 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 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 127
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
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
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym 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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