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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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Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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