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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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With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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