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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 5
Health Club Management 2016 issue 5
On the cover: Vidmantas Siugzdinis
The CEO of Impuls wants to make fitness the social norm in the Baltics
5. Editor’s letter: Exercise vs diabetes
The fitness sector has another opportunity to prove itself in preventative healthcare – a new NHS-led diabetes prevention programme – says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
Nigel Wallace of Lifetime Training considers the proposal to offer personal training on the NHS
12. People profile: Sean Fitzpatrick
The former All Blacks captain turned motivational speaker discusses leadership, and his forthcoming FLAME keynote on how ‘winning is fun’
14. People profile: Tim Peake
Astronaut Tim Peake has set a new Guinness World Record for running a marathon in space
16. People profile: Dan Morgan
We talk to the inventor of swimming app SpeedoFit
18. News round-up:
Bannatyne eyes £300m IPO, 1Rebel settles ClassPass dispute, eGym secures £32m funding, and Anytime becomes Origin
27. Events calendar:
A look at the key upcoming events in the international health and fitness calendar
28. Interview: Vidmantas Siugzdinis
The CEO of Impuls talks about the roll-out of the operation across the Baltics
32. Talking point: The mega trusts
Does a move to fewer, larger trusts mean that local needs won’t be heard?
38. Architecture & design: An eye for design
We continue our series on the most impressive examples of health club design from around the world
42. Yield management: Revenue booster
How can clubs improve their performance in the critical area of yield management?
48. Fitness trends - HIIT: Harder, better, faster
We look at some of the latest off-the-shelf packages for HIIT classes
52. Social good: Spice of life
Rosie Farrer, Spice’s head of programmes, explains the concept and benefits of ‘time banking’, and how gyms can get involved
54. Customer data: The right to be forgotten
What do new regulations on the transferral of personal data mean for your business?
Health Club Management 2016 issue 5
On the cover: Vidmantas Siugzdinis
The CEO of Impuls wants to make fitness the social norm in the Baltics
58. Personal training: Getting personal
With the rise of technology and apps, can personal trainers survive and evolve to meet changing consumer needs?
62. PT apps: PT on demand
A new generation of apps are aiming to make PT even more convenient
64. Promotional feature: Origin Fitness
Growth plans have fuelled the rebrand of equipment supplier Anytime Leisure to Origin Fitness
66. Changing rooms: Changing standards
We report on the good, the bad and the ugly of changing room provision
70. Promotional feature: Gladstone
An overview of Gladstone’s integrated solutions, from eyeQ to [email protected], and Plus2 to Learn2
72. Self-powered equipment: People power
The demand for circuits and sustainability are fuelling a trend for self-powered equipment, with a number of major suppliers getting in on the act
76. IHRSA update: Global gathering
Patricia Amend takes a look back at the main highlights from the 2016 IHRSA Convention & Trade Show in Florida
78. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym’s personalised, connected member experience is driving customer acquisition and retention alike
81. ukactive update: Time to act
Huw Edwards, ukactive’s public affairs director, offers his thoughts on an exciting time for the activity sector
83. Supplier showcase:
We look at fitness projects recently completed by Precor and Wattbike
86. Studio equipment – fitness-kit: Best in class
Rounding up some of the latest product launches for your group exercise studio
92. Research round-up: Born to run
Pregnant women who work out may pass a propensity to be active on to their child
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Features
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We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
We believe affordable fitness will be a very substantial part of all significant gym and fitness markets in the future
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 5
Health Club Management 2016 issue 5
On the cover: Vidmantas Siugzdinis
The CEO of Impuls wants to make fitness the social norm in the Baltics
5. Editor’s letter: Exercise vs diabetes
The fitness sector has another opportunity to prove itself in preventative healthcare – a new NHS-led diabetes prevention programme – says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
Nigel Wallace of Lifetime Training considers the proposal to offer personal training on the NHS
12. People profile: Sean Fitzpatrick
The former All Blacks captain turned motivational speaker discusses leadership, and his forthcoming FLAME keynote on how ‘winning is fun’
14. People profile: Tim Peake
Astronaut Tim Peake has set a new Guinness World Record for running a marathon in space
16. People profile: Dan Morgan
We talk to the inventor of swimming app SpeedoFit
18. News round-up:
Bannatyne eyes £300m IPO, 1Rebel settles ClassPass dispute, eGym secures £32m funding, and Anytime becomes Origin
27. Events calendar:
A look at the key upcoming events in the international health and fitness calendar
28. Interview: Vidmantas Siugzdinis
The CEO of Impuls talks about the roll-out of the operation across the Baltics
32. Talking point: The mega trusts
Does a move to fewer, larger trusts mean that local needs won’t be heard?
38. Architecture & design: An eye for design
We continue our series on the most impressive examples of health club design from around the world
42. Yield management: Revenue booster
How can clubs improve their performance in the critical area of yield management?
48. Fitness trends - HIIT: Harder, better, faster
We look at some of the latest off-the-shelf packages for HIIT classes
52. Social good: Spice of life
Rosie Farrer, Spice’s head of programmes, explains the concept and benefits of ‘time banking’, and how gyms can get involved
54. Customer data: The right to be forgotten
What do new regulations on the transferral of personal data mean for your business?
Health Club Management 2016 issue 5
On the cover: Vidmantas Siugzdinis
The CEO of Impuls wants to make fitness the social norm in the Baltics
58. Personal training: Getting personal
With the rise of technology and apps, can personal trainers survive and evolve to meet changing consumer needs?
62. PT apps: PT on demand
A new generation of apps are aiming to make PT even more convenient
64. Promotional feature: Origin Fitness
Growth plans have fuelled the rebrand of equipment supplier Anytime Leisure to Origin Fitness
66. Changing rooms: Changing standards
We report on the good, the bad and the ugly of changing room provision
70. Promotional feature: Gladstone
An overview of Gladstone’s integrated solutions, from eyeQ to [email protected], and Plus2 to Learn2
72. Self-powered equipment: People power
The demand for circuits and sustainability are fuelling a trend for self-powered equipment, with a number of major suppliers getting in on the act
76. IHRSA update: Global gathering
Patricia Amend takes a look back at the main highlights from the 2016 IHRSA Convention & Trade Show in Florida
78. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym’s personalised, connected member experience is driving customer acquisition and retention alike
81. ukactive update: Time to act
Huw Edwards, ukactive’s public affairs director, offers his thoughts on an exciting time for the activity sector
83. Supplier showcase:
We look at fitness projects recently completed by Precor and Wattbike
86. Studio equipment – fitness-kit: Best in class
Rounding up some of the latest product launches for your group exercise studio
92. Research round-up: Born to run
Pregnant women who work out may pass a propensity to be active on to their child
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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