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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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Latest News
Boutique operator Digme Fitness will open two new studios in London over the next two ...
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A government investment of £1.75bn – to pay 50 per cent of rents across the ...
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Health clubs and gyms in Catalonia have reopened their doors once for a second time, ...
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Health clubs, gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres have reopened in Wales – nearly five ...
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Today (10 August) is the last day for companies to enter the follow-up survey to ...
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A significant proportion of leisure facilities in England have not reopened since lockdown measures were ...
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Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part ...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
Statistics
You can't market your way out of the pandemic. You can only behave your way out of it.
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
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
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
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
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: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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 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 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: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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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