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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 6
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
5. Editor’s letter: The inactivity agenda
The new Sport England strategy is a huge triumph for ukactive, and an equally significant opportunity for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
René Hanschke of eGym considers the growing need for suppliers to become data consultants
12. People profile: Zanna van Dijk
The PT turned online personality on the new art of social media 'influencing'
14. People profile: Peter Phillips
The Queen's grandson is on a mission to make Spartan Race a household name
16. News round-up:
New Russian chain Encore Fitness to open flagship club, Bannatyne edges closer to an IPO, fitness sector “to grow 300 per cent” – and 1Rebel unveils plans for a London bus with a group cycling studio onboard
24. UK new Feature: Cycling in bus lanes
1Rebel is planning its own spin on active commuting with cycling studios on London buses. So what’s the consensus on this eye-catching new idea?
30. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal offers data and insight to help operators become more competitive in the marketplace
33. Events calendar:
A round-up of key upcoming events in the health and fitness calendar
34. Interview - David Stalker:
As the former CEO of ukactive is freed from the shackles of office, he offers his frank opinions on the fitness sector
40. Beating diabetes: Talking point
Diabetes, Oliver Patrick, Jenny Patrickson, John Morgan, Nikki Joule, Neil King, NHS, Kath Hudson
44. Interview - Annie Holden:
Annie Holden, Everyone Health, preventative, prevention, Everyone Active, public health, Kate Cracknell
48. Virtual classes: Proof in numbers
Attendance is sky-high at Les Mills’ latest club in New Zealand – and virtual classes are playing a starring role
52. Fitness apps: A perfect match
Gym buddy apps are helping people find their perfect workout partner, so they’re more likely to stick with their routine
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
54. Marketing: A visual experience
Do you know how to fully engage Millennials in your social media marketing? The experts share their advice
56. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Innovative Wattbike training zones are transforming studios and gym floors across the country
58. European research: Growth market
The health club market has shown robust growth across Europe, according to new research from Deloitte and EuropeActive
64. Software: Mine of information
New developments in data mining can help clubs unlock their ‘hidden wealth’
68. Promotional feature: Legend
A look at how How Inverclyde Leisure has driven business transformation, cut costs and grown revenues
70. Social good: Changing lives
Sentinel Leisure Trust’s innovative model sees its commercial arm driving revenue to keep its leisure offering affordable
72. IHRSA update: Management education
The IHRSA Institute 2016 takes place in the US in August, offering executive education for health club professionals
75. ukactive update: Brexit
Bad for Britain, bad for fitness? Steve Ward, executive director at ukactive, offers his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on Britain leaving the EU
76. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
Could you lead the commoditisation of the spa industry in the UK? Massage Heights is looking for international expansion partners.
78. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We take a look at some of the products and services that were unveiled at FIBO 2016 in Cologne, Germany, in April
85. Supplier showcase:
The Massage Company is preparing for its UK launch, and activeNewham explains its move to a self-service model
92. Research: Buddy up
If men work out together at the gym it can have a positive impact on health, helping to relieve the stresses of the day, according to new research from the US
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Features
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
Features
Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
Features
New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
Features
Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
Features
feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
Features
Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 6
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
5. Editor’s letter: The inactivity agenda
The new Sport England strategy is a huge triumph for ukactive, and an equally significant opportunity for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
René Hanschke of eGym considers the growing need for suppliers to become data consultants
12. People profile: Zanna van Dijk
The PT turned online personality on the new art of social media 'influencing'
14. People profile: Peter Phillips
The Queen's grandson is on a mission to make Spartan Race a household name
16. News round-up:
New Russian chain Encore Fitness to open flagship club, Bannatyne edges closer to an IPO, fitness sector “to grow 300 per cent” – and 1Rebel unveils plans for a London bus with a group cycling studio onboard
24. UK new Feature: Cycling in bus lanes
1Rebel is planning its own spin on active commuting with cycling studios on London buses. So what’s the consensus on this eye-catching new idea?
30. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal offers data and insight to help operators become more competitive in the marketplace
33. Events calendar:
A round-up of key upcoming events in the health and fitness calendar
34. Interview - David Stalker:
As the former CEO of ukactive is freed from the shackles of office, he offers his frank opinions on the fitness sector
40. Beating diabetes: Talking point
Diabetes, Oliver Patrick, Jenny Patrickson, John Morgan, Nikki Joule, Neil King, NHS, Kath Hudson
44. Interview - Annie Holden:
Annie Holden, Everyone Health, preventative, prevention, Everyone Active, public health, Kate Cracknell
48. Virtual classes: Proof in numbers
Attendance is sky-high at Les Mills’ latest club in New Zealand – and virtual classes are playing a starring role
52. Fitness apps: A perfect match
Gym buddy apps are helping people find their perfect workout partner, so they’re more likely to stick with their routine
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
54. Marketing: A visual experience
Do you know how to fully engage Millennials in your social media marketing? The experts share their advice
56. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Innovative Wattbike training zones are transforming studios and gym floors across the country
58. European research: Growth market
The health club market has shown robust growth across Europe, according to new research from Deloitte and EuropeActive
64. Software: Mine of information
New developments in data mining can help clubs unlock their ‘hidden wealth’
68. Promotional feature: Legend
A look at how How Inverclyde Leisure has driven business transformation, cut costs and grown revenues
70. Social good: Changing lives
Sentinel Leisure Trust’s innovative model sees its commercial arm driving revenue to keep its leisure offering affordable
72. IHRSA update: Management education
The IHRSA Institute 2016 takes place in the US in August, offering executive education for health club professionals
75. ukactive update: Brexit
Bad for Britain, bad for fitness? Steve Ward, executive director at ukactive, offers his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on Britain leaving the EU
76. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
Could you lead the commoditisation of the spa industry in the UK? Massage Heights is looking for international expansion partners.
78. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We take a look at some of the products and services that were unveiled at FIBO 2016 in Cologne, Germany, in April
85. Supplier showcase:
The Massage Company is preparing for its UK launch, and activeNewham explains its move to a self-service model
92. Research: Buddy up
If men work out together at the gym it can have a positive impact on health, helping to relieve the stresses of the day, according to new research from the US
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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