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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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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
Accessibility
It’s all about treating people as people first, not the condition first
Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
People
If you don’t have a hybrid digital/ physical model, you won’t survive
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
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: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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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
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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 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: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
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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