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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 2
Health Club Management 2016 issue 2
On the cover: Darcey Bussell
The Strictly Come Dancing star unveils her new group exercise concept
3. Editor’s letter: When sport meets fitness
The coming together of sport and fitness – encapsulated in the new DCMS strategy – marks a huge opportunity for health clubs and leisure centres to play to their strengths and tap into new funding streams, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: Darcey Bussell
Strictly Come Dancing’s Darcey Bussell tells us all about her new group exercise programme
10. People profiles: Nissan Bahar & Franky Imbesi
The founders of Bitwalking unveil the app that lets you earn money by walking
12. People profiles: Bruce McVean
Transport for London invites you to ‘Walk the Tube’
15. Letters: Write to reply
Managed properly, ClassPass is definitely a friend, not foe, to studio operators, says 1Rebel’s Giles Dean
16. News round-up:
Dubai launches a new rewards scheme designed to get its population fitter and healthier, David Lloyd seals £350m property sale, Serco scraps sale of leisure arm, Pure Gym launches cycling boutique, and Fitbit faces lawsuit
27. Events calendar:
Get the first glimpse of the latest product launches – make sure you have your tickets for IHRSA and FIBO 2016!
28. Talking point: Fitness IPOs
UK low-cost operator The Gym Group recently completed a successful IPO, and Pure Gym is also considering a flotation. What might be the impact and learnings for the rest of the sector? Niamh Madigan reports
32. Interview – Jonathan Fisher:
The Group CEO of Holmes Place talks to Kate Cracknell about the launch of its new gym-only Evo concept, the importance of brand identity, and plans to return to the UK
38. Trends Report: Fitness Foresight 2016
The team at Health Club Management offer their thoughts on the trends that are set to shape the future of fitness
46. Indoor cycling: Breaking the cycle
It’s time to get creative to make your indoor cycling studio stand out. Kate Cracknell takes a look around the world for inspiration, from the US to Australia, Asia to the UK
52. Promotional feature : 1Life
The NK Social Strollers project demonstrates how 1Life is able to collaborate with local partners to promote wellbeing
Health Club Management 2016 issue 2
On the cover: Darcey Bussell
The Strictly Come Dancing star unveils her new group exercise concept
54. Site assessment: Going local
Health clubs are popping up in increasingly diverse locations – so how do you decide if a site is right for you?
58. Group exercise: The dance fitness revolution
Dance-based fitness classes are booming. Hayley Price takes a look at how health clubs and leisure operators are responding to the growing variety of offerings on the market
64. Membership sales: Can your staff sell?
Only 60 per cent of people coming into a gym to make enquiries are asked for their contact details. Mystery shopper specialist Proinsight shares the findings of its latest research into sales performance across the fitness sector
68. Promotional feature: Life Fitness
Nottingham University’s new SYNRGY-based Active Trail is proving a hit with students and staff alike
70. Software: Access all areas
The latest access control systems not only keep on top of who’s coming in and out of your health club, but also show you what members are doing once they’re in your facility. Rhianon Howells reports
75. ukactive update: An active future
Steven Ward offers his views on what the new DCMS Sporting Future strategy means for the physical activity sector
76. IHRSA update: Q&A with Nir Eyal
Business theorist Nir Eyal – who specialises in the intersection of psychology, technology and business – offers a sneak preview of his keynote presentation at IHRSA 2016
78. Project Profiles: Supplier showcase
We take a look at the latest projects from Matrix Fitness, Craftsman Quality Lockers and MYZONE
84. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Locker specialists Ridgeway, Craftsman, Ojmar and Codelocks share the details of their newest installations
90. Research: See the potential
Exercise may enhance the plasticity of the adult brain, making it more flexible and open to new ideas and ways of learning, according to new research from the University of Pisa, Italy
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Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
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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
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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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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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Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
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People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
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
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
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: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Property & Tenders
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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
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21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 2
Health Club Management 2016 issue 2
On the cover: Darcey Bussell
The Strictly Come Dancing star unveils her new group exercise concept
3. Editor’s letter: When sport meets fitness
The coming together of sport and fitness – encapsulated in the new DCMS strategy – marks a huge opportunity for health clubs and leisure centres to play to their strengths and tap into new funding streams, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: Darcey Bussell
Strictly Come Dancing’s Darcey Bussell tells us all about her new group exercise programme
10. People profiles: Nissan Bahar & Franky Imbesi
The founders of Bitwalking unveil the app that lets you earn money by walking
12. People profiles: Bruce McVean
Transport for London invites you to ‘Walk the Tube’
15. Letters: Write to reply
Managed properly, ClassPass is definitely a friend, not foe, to studio operators, says 1Rebel’s Giles Dean
16. News round-up:
Dubai launches a new rewards scheme designed to get its population fitter and healthier, David Lloyd seals £350m property sale, Serco scraps sale of leisure arm, Pure Gym launches cycling boutique, and Fitbit faces lawsuit
27. Events calendar:
Get the first glimpse of the latest product launches – make sure you have your tickets for IHRSA and FIBO 2016!
28. Talking point: Fitness IPOs
UK low-cost operator The Gym Group recently completed a successful IPO, and Pure Gym is also considering a flotation. What might be the impact and learnings for the rest of the sector? Niamh Madigan reports
32. Interview – Jonathan Fisher:
The Group CEO of Holmes Place talks to Kate Cracknell about the launch of its new gym-only Evo concept, the importance of brand identity, and plans to return to the UK
38. Trends Report: Fitness Foresight 2016
The team at Health Club Management offer their thoughts on the trends that are set to shape the future of fitness
46. Indoor cycling: Breaking the cycle
It’s time to get creative to make your indoor cycling studio stand out. Kate Cracknell takes a look around the world for inspiration, from the US to Australia, Asia to the UK
52. Promotional feature : 1Life
The NK Social Strollers project demonstrates how 1Life is able to collaborate with local partners to promote wellbeing
Health Club Management 2016 issue 2
On the cover: Darcey Bussell
The Strictly Come Dancing star unveils her new group exercise concept
54. Site assessment: Going local
Health clubs are popping up in increasingly diverse locations – so how do you decide if a site is right for you?
58. Group exercise: The dance fitness revolution
Dance-based fitness classes are booming. Hayley Price takes a look at how health clubs and leisure operators are responding to the growing variety of offerings on the market
64. Membership sales: Can your staff sell?
Only 60 per cent of people coming into a gym to make enquiries are asked for their contact details. Mystery shopper specialist Proinsight shares the findings of its latest research into sales performance across the fitness sector
68. Promotional feature: Life Fitness
Nottingham University’s new SYNRGY-based Active Trail is proving a hit with students and staff alike
70. Software: Access all areas
The latest access control systems not only keep on top of who’s coming in and out of your health club, but also show you what members are doing once they’re in your facility. Rhianon Howells reports
75. ukactive update: An active future
Steven Ward offers his views on what the new DCMS Sporting Future strategy means for the physical activity sector
76. IHRSA update: Q&A with Nir Eyal
Business theorist Nir Eyal – who specialises in the intersection of psychology, technology and business – offers a sneak preview of his keynote presentation at IHRSA 2016
78. Project Profiles: Supplier showcase
We take a look at the latest projects from Matrix Fitness, Craftsman Quality Lockers and MYZONE
84. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Locker specialists Ridgeway, Craftsman, Ojmar and Codelocks share the details of their newest installations
90. Research: See the potential
Exercise may enhance the plasticity of the adult brain, making it more flexible and open to new ideas and ways of learning, according to new research from the University of Pisa, Italy
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
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: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
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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