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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 3
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
3. Editor’s letter: A tipping point for health
We’ve reached a tipping point in the healthy living revolution, with Healthy New Towns and Sporting Future two huge opportunities to embrace, says Liz Terry
9. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over IHRSA’s new European office hots up, and could the new PAS 520 guidelines cause swim schools to close?
12. People Profiles: Professor Steve Haake
Professor Steve Haake, of Sheffield Hallam University, works with UK Sport to help Team GB win more medals. Hear more at Elevate 2016
13. People Profiles: Nick Littlehales
Elite sport sleep coach Nick Littlehales says a lack of sleep is preventing many athletes from achieving a personal best. He'll be speaking at Elevate 2016
14. People profiles: Jo Foster
Macmillan Cancer Support's Jo Foster will speak at Elevate 2016, discussing ways in which exercise can help cancer patients
16. News round-up:
IHG rolls out wellness hotel brand EVEN, Fitness First closes BEAT club, and ex-Twitter CEO reveals plans for fitness platform
29. Events calendar:
Are you ready for IHRSA, FIBO, EHFF and the Millennial 20/20 conference?
30. Interview - Jennie Price:
The Sport England CEO talks to Matthew Campelli about the government’s new sporting strategy, and the opportunities this presents all physical activity providers
36. Talking point: Attracting investment
Investor interest in fitness is booming. Jak Phillips gets expert tips for securing funding
44. Architecture & design: Pumped up
We take a look around Philippe Starck’s Le Nuage ‘inflatable’ health club in France
48. Interview - Levison Wood:
The explorer and TV personality is on a mission to add a sense of adventure to the gym. He talks to Kate Cracknell
52. Mind-body: Healthy mind, healthy body
What’s coming down the line in the field of mind-body? We ask the experts
56. Social media: Let’s get social
Former Apprentice candidate Katie Bulmer-Cooke offers her advice to operators wanting to get the most out of social media
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
59. Human resources: The holiday pay headache
The rules on how to calculate holiday pay are changing. What does that mean for you?
60. Promotional feature: Craftsman Lockers'
With nearly 25 years’ experience of creating changing provision, Craftsman showcases some of its work
62. Driving participation: A warmer welcome
How can you attract the hard-to-reach groups, and how do you make this pay?
68. Inclusive fitness: United we stand
Many operators struggle to cater for disabled users – but there are some wonderful examples of best practice out there. We report
72. Functional fitness: Back to basics
We take a look at the latest breed of animal movement-based workouts
76. Promotional feature: Legend
Legend’s club management software solution has successfully launched in Canada. Its new clients share their thoughts
78. Show preview - FIBO & EHFF: Fitness comes together
We look ahead to FIBO and the EHFF (European Health and Fitness Forum), which take place in Cologne, Germany, next month. Is your ticket booked?
84. Q&A - Randi Zuckerberg: IHRSA update
The keynote speaker at this month’s IHRSA Annual Convention wants us all to open our arms and embrace technology
87. ukactive update: Future leaders
ukactive unveils a new programme designed to nurture the next generation of leaders in the fitness sector
89. Supplier showcase:
Snapshots of new installations by Core Health & Fitness and Safe Space Lockers
93. EMS training: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest new launches in the area of EMS training
98. Research round-up: ‘Fat but fit’ is a myth
You need to maintain a healthy weight as well as exercise, says new research from Sweden
1 - 40 of 119
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Gen Z
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New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
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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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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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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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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
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Opinion
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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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
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Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 3
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
3. Editor’s letter: A tipping point for health
We’ve reached a tipping point in the healthy living revolution, with Healthy New Towns and Sporting Future two huge opportunities to embrace, says Liz Terry
9. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over IHRSA’s new European office hots up, and could the new PAS 520 guidelines cause swim schools to close?
12. People Profiles: Professor Steve Haake
Professor Steve Haake, of Sheffield Hallam University, works with UK Sport to help Team GB win more medals. Hear more at Elevate 2016
13. People Profiles: Nick Littlehales
Elite sport sleep coach Nick Littlehales says a lack of sleep is preventing many athletes from achieving a personal best. He'll be speaking at Elevate 2016
14. People profiles: Jo Foster
Macmillan Cancer Support's Jo Foster will speak at Elevate 2016, discussing ways in which exercise can help cancer patients
16. News round-up:
IHG rolls out wellness hotel brand EVEN, Fitness First closes BEAT club, and ex-Twitter CEO reveals plans for fitness platform
29. Events calendar:
Are you ready for IHRSA, FIBO, EHFF and the Millennial 20/20 conference?
30. Interview - Jennie Price:
The Sport England CEO talks to Matthew Campelli about the government’s new sporting strategy, and the opportunities this presents all physical activity providers
36. Talking point: Attracting investment
Investor interest in fitness is booming. Jak Phillips gets expert tips for securing funding
44. Architecture & design: Pumped up
We take a look around Philippe Starck’s Le Nuage ‘inflatable’ health club in France
48. Interview - Levison Wood:
The explorer and TV personality is on a mission to add a sense of adventure to the gym. He talks to Kate Cracknell
52. Mind-body: Healthy mind, healthy body
What’s coming down the line in the field of mind-body? We ask the experts
56. Social media: Let’s get social
Former Apprentice candidate Katie Bulmer-Cooke offers her advice to operators wanting to get the most out of social media
Health Club Management 2016 issue 3
On the cover: Levison Wood
Levison Wood wants to bring a sense of adventure to the gym
59. Human resources: The holiday pay headache
The rules on how to calculate holiday pay are changing. What does that mean for you?
60. Promotional feature: Craftsman Lockers'
With nearly 25 years’ experience of creating changing provision, Craftsman showcases some of its work
62. Driving participation: A warmer welcome
How can you attract the hard-to-reach groups, and how do you make this pay?
68. Inclusive fitness: United we stand
Many operators struggle to cater for disabled users – but there are some wonderful examples of best practice out there. We report
72. Functional fitness: Back to basics
We take a look at the latest breed of animal movement-based workouts
76. Promotional feature: Legend
Legend’s club management software solution has successfully launched in Canada. Its new clients share their thoughts
78. Show preview - FIBO & EHFF: Fitness comes together
We look ahead to FIBO and the EHFF (European Health and Fitness Forum), which take place in Cologne, Germany, next month. Is your ticket booked?
84. Q&A - Randi Zuckerberg: IHRSA update
The keynote speaker at this month’s IHRSA Annual Convention wants us all to open our arms and embrace technology
87. ukactive update: Future leaders
ukactive unveils a new programme designed to nurture the next generation of leaders in the fitness sector
89. Supplier showcase:
Snapshots of new installations by Core Health & Fitness and Safe Space Lockers
93. EMS training: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest new launches in the area of EMS training
98. Research round-up: ‘Fat but fit’ is a myth
You need to maintain a healthy weight as well as exercise, says new research from Sweden
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
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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