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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 4
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
5. Editor’s letter: Prevention in the spotlight
It’s vital that we engage the public in preventative healthcare, and PHE’s new One You campaign gives us a chance to do just that, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Joining the dots between fitness and rehab, and creating a community through apps
22. News round-up:
Spanish operator Metropolitan unveils expansion plans, the UK has a ‘sugar tax’ Cybex partners Williams F1, and will boutique studios venture outside London?
37. Events calendar:
A look at the key upcoming events in the international health and fitness calendar
38. Interview - Valerie Bönström:
The joint CEO of Mrs.Sporty talks to Kate Cracknell about a new functional training model and international expansion
44. Talking point - property: Site insight
How is the fitness sector faring when it comes to securing good locations for clubs?
50. Gymtopia series: Walking alongside a community
As part of our Gymtopia series, we look at how one Canadian club is making a long-term difference with its charitable work
54. Promotional feature: Elevate
Elevate takes place in May, bringing together experts from all disciplines for the UK’s largest physical activity trade event
56. Social media: Under the influence
Social media is everywhere – but are you harnessing the powers of the ‘influencers’?
60. Industry trends: Move with the times
Open platforms, personalised plans and boutiques within clubs are just some of the trends industry experts are predicting for 2016. Kath Hudson reports
64. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness looks ahead to the 2016 Olympic Games, and encourages everyone to find the sporting hero inside themselves
68. Market research: European leaders
Niels Gronau and Gregor Titze take a look at the key findings from the latest edition of Leading Operators – Fitness in Europe
72. Retention: What makes a loyal customer?
Jon Nasta offers retention insight from the latest Listen360 analysis
78. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts, plans and analysis
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
80. Activity tracking: Right on track
It’s time for health clubs to embrace activity tracking and not see it as a threat – but how many operators are achieving this?
85. Activity tracking - smart bras: fitness-kit.net
We take a look at some of the new smart bras combining proper support with the latest wearable technology
86. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym introduces its new SKILLMILL, which has athletic performance training at its heart
88. Retention - reward schemes: Activity = reward
Are tangible rewards the best way to get members to stick to their exercise regimes? We report on the growing category of exercise reward schemes
94. Promotional feature: CFM
Creative Fitness Marketing has been helping operators attract new members for 26 years – so how does it work?
96. ukactive update: Killing the cliché
A number of fitness brands changed the conversation in their New Year ad campaigns. Mark Hutcheon takes a closer look
98. Promotional feature: TVS
TVS Sports Surfaces profiles its recent noise- and vibration-reducing project at Body Zone Fitness in Newcastle, UK
100. Q&A – Molly Kemmer: IHRSA update
The outgoing IHRSA chair reflects on the learnings from her 12-month tenure, and challenges the fitness sector to think bigger and think differently
102. Promotional feature: Ojmar
From spring 2017, the UK’s pound coin changes to a new 12-sided coin. Is your business ready?
105. Supplier showcase:
We highlight recent projects from suppliers Cybex International UK, Life Fitness and Technogym
111. Strength training: fitness-kit.net
A look at some of the latest innovations in strength equipment around the world
116. Research round-up: Judgement call
Obese people tend to see distances as being further than they really are, and hills steeper, according to research from the US
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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
Features
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
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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: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
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Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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

Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 4
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
5. Editor’s letter: Prevention in the spotlight
It’s vital that we engage the public in preventative healthcare, and PHE’s new One You campaign gives us a chance to do just that, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Joining the dots between fitness and rehab, and creating a community through apps
22. News round-up:
Spanish operator Metropolitan unveils expansion plans, the UK has a ‘sugar tax’ Cybex partners Williams F1, and will boutique studios venture outside London?
37. Events calendar:
A look at the key upcoming events in the international health and fitness calendar
38. Interview - Valerie Bönström:
The joint CEO of Mrs.Sporty talks to Kate Cracknell about a new functional training model and international expansion
44. Talking point - property: Site insight
How is the fitness sector faring when it comes to securing good locations for clubs?
50. Gymtopia series: Walking alongside a community
As part of our Gymtopia series, we look at how one Canadian club is making a long-term difference with its charitable work
54. Promotional feature: Elevate
Elevate takes place in May, bringing together experts from all disciplines for the UK’s largest physical activity trade event
56. Social media: Under the influence
Social media is everywhere – but are you harnessing the powers of the ‘influencers’?
60. Industry trends: Move with the times
Open platforms, personalised plans and boutiques within clubs are just some of the trends industry experts are predicting for 2016. Kath Hudson reports
64. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness looks ahead to the 2016 Olympic Games, and encourages everyone to find the sporting hero inside themselves
68. Market research: European leaders
Niels Gronau and Gregor Titze take a look at the key findings from the latest edition of Leading Operators – Fitness in Europe
72. Retention: What makes a loyal customer?
Jon Nasta offers retention insight from the latest Listen360 analysis
78. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts, plans and analysis
Health Club Management 2016 issue 4
On the cover: Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf
Valerie Bönström and Steffi Graf – women-only franchise Mrs.Sporty eyes up 1,000 clubs in the US
80. Activity tracking: Right on track
It’s time for health clubs to embrace activity tracking and not see it as a threat – but how many operators are achieving this?
85. Activity tracking - smart bras: fitness-kit.net
We take a look at some of the new smart bras combining proper support with the latest wearable technology
86. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym introduces its new SKILLMILL, which has athletic performance training at its heart
88. Retention - reward schemes: Activity = reward
Are tangible rewards the best way to get members to stick to their exercise regimes? We report on the growing category of exercise reward schemes
94. Promotional feature: CFM
Creative Fitness Marketing has been helping operators attract new members for 26 years – so how does it work?
96. ukactive update: Killing the cliché
A number of fitness brands changed the conversation in their New Year ad campaigns. Mark Hutcheon takes a closer look
98. Promotional feature: TVS
TVS Sports Surfaces profiles its recent noise- and vibration-reducing project at Body Zone Fitness in Newcastle, UK
100. Q&A – Molly Kemmer: IHRSA update
The outgoing IHRSA chair reflects on the learnings from her 12-month tenure, and challenges the fitness sector to think bigger and think differently
102. Promotional feature: Ojmar
From spring 2017, the UK’s pound coin changes to a new 12-sided coin. Is your business ready?
105. Supplier showcase:
We highlight recent projects from suppliers Cybex International UK, Life Fitness and Technogym
111. Strength training: fitness-kit.net
A look at some of the latest innovations in strength equipment around the world
116. Research round-up: Judgement call
Obese people tend to see distances as being further than they really are, and hills steeper, according to research from the US
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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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