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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 7
Health Club Management 2016 issue 7
On the cover: Brian and Jess Schuring
Heartcore’s Brian and Jess Schuring on their recipe for success: achieving results for their members
3. Editor’s letter: Moving away from BMI
A new study is mapping how fat distribution in the body is linked to risk of a range of diseases. What better way to motivate people to make lifestyle changes, asks Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Mental health at work, technology for PTs, the value of data and self-powered kit are this month’s topics
12. News round-up:
Virgin Active sheds clubs in the UK but continues its expansion in Asia Pacific, and is your gym due a VAT rebate?
25. Events calendar:
A look ahead to the key health and fitness trade events around the world
26. Talking point: Influencing behaviour
Can clubs harness the power of social media to get more people moving?
30. Interview - Brian Schuring:
The co-founder of Heartcore talks about his passion for wellness, and his predictions for a shake-up in the boutique fitness market
38. Gymtopia: Project Walk
Gymtopia’s Ray Algar reports on a health club that now offers a world-class facility for people with spinal cord injuries
42. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal provides operators with the marketplace data they need to make their business more competitive
44. Kids’ fitness: Child’s play
A look at some of the latest physical activity initiatives to get kids moving
50. Corporate wellness: Workforce wellbeing
Could your employees’ wellbeing contribute to the health of your business?
54. Gamification: Making fitness fun
The Rio Olympics are coming! How can your club use the Games to drive further engagement with members? Gamification expert An Coppens offers her advice
56. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life’s brand transformation has helped it overcome adversity and win back business in the challenging Milton Keynes market
60. Canicross: Canine activities
Could dogs be the key to getting inactive people off the sofa? Kath Hudson reports on the burgeoning sport of canicross
Health Club Management 2016 issue 7
On the cover: Brian and Jess Schuring
Heartcore’s Brian and Jess Schuring on their recipe for success: achieving results for their members
62. Tower running: On the up
The high intensity urban sport of Tower Running is attracting a growing global following among athletes of all abilities
66. Heart rate training: Heart of the matter
Is heart rate training the magic bullet for all members to get results?
72. Retention: ‘Does it matter what I say?’
Different types of interaction with members affect retention in different ways
78. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new signature application, Gladstone360, is billed as a game-changer for leisure management software
80. IHRSA update: Global growth
The global health club industry is showing growth despite some economic challenges
84. Payment systems: Make it pay
Our panel of experts discuss the latest innovations designed to make it easier for members to spend money at their gym
87. ukactive update: A shared mission
Sport England’s evolution – encapsulated in its new strategy – means sport and fitness are now on the same page, says ukactive’s Steven Ward
88. Promotional feature: EZ-Runner
EZ-Runner’s solution for The Third Space has enhanced both the online and in-club member experience
90. SIBEC review: Gareth Thomas
The Welsh rugby legend and this year’s SIBEC UK keynote speaker talks about exercise and mental health, and homophobia in sport
92. Functional training: fitness-kit.net
We round up some of the newest functional fitness products to hit the market
98. Research: Risk management
Scientists in the US have released a study indicating that exercise could lower the chances of women getting cervical cancer
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Features
Promotional feature
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
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Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
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Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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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
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Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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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
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People
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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
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How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
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The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
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Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
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Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
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Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 7
Health Club Management 2016 issue 7
On the cover: Brian and Jess Schuring
Heartcore’s Brian and Jess Schuring on their recipe for success: achieving results for their members
3. Editor’s letter: Moving away from BMI
A new study is mapping how fat distribution in the body is linked to risk of a range of diseases. What better way to motivate people to make lifestyle changes, asks Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Mental health at work, technology for PTs, the value of data and self-powered kit are this month’s topics
12. News round-up:
Virgin Active sheds clubs in the UK but continues its expansion in Asia Pacific, and is your gym due a VAT rebate?
25. Events calendar:
A look ahead to the key health and fitness trade events around the world
26. Talking point: Influencing behaviour
Can clubs harness the power of social media to get more people moving?
30. Interview - Brian Schuring:
The co-founder of Heartcore talks about his passion for wellness, and his predictions for a shake-up in the boutique fitness market
38. Gymtopia: Project Walk
Gymtopia’s Ray Algar reports on a health club that now offers a world-class facility for people with spinal cord injuries
42. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal provides operators with the marketplace data they need to make their business more competitive
44. Kids’ fitness: Child’s play
A look at some of the latest physical activity initiatives to get kids moving
50. Corporate wellness: Workforce wellbeing
Could your employees’ wellbeing contribute to the health of your business?
54. Gamification: Making fitness fun
The Rio Olympics are coming! How can your club use the Games to drive further engagement with members? Gamification expert An Coppens offers her advice
56. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life’s brand transformation has helped it overcome adversity and win back business in the challenging Milton Keynes market
60. Canicross: Canine activities
Could dogs be the key to getting inactive people off the sofa? Kath Hudson reports on the burgeoning sport of canicross
Health Club Management 2016 issue 7
On the cover: Brian and Jess Schuring
Heartcore’s Brian and Jess Schuring on their recipe for success: achieving results for their members
62. Tower running: On the up
The high intensity urban sport of Tower Running is attracting a growing global following among athletes of all abilities
66. Heart rate training: Heart of the matter
Is heart rate training the magic bullet for all members to get results?
72. Retention: ‘Does it matter what I say?’
Different types of interaction with members affect retention in different ways
78. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new signature application, Gladstone360, is billed as a game-changer for leisure management software
80. IHRSA update: Global growth
The global health club industry is showing growth despite some economic challenges
84. Payment systems: Make it pay
Our panel of experts discuss the latest innovations designed to make it easier for members to spend money at their gym
87. ukactive update: A shared mission
Sport England’s evolution – encapsulated in its new strategy – means sport and fitness are now on the same page, says ukactive’s Steven Ward
88. Promotional feature: EZ-Runner
EZ-Runner’s solution for The Third Space has enhanced both the online and in-club member experience
90. SIBEC review: Gareth Thomas
The Welsh rugby legend and this year’s SIBEC UK keynote speaker talks about exercise and mental health, and homophobia in sport
92. Functional training: fitness-kit.net
We round up some of the newest functional fitness products to hit the market
98. Research: Risk management
Scientists in the US have released a study indicating that exercise could lower the chances of women getting cervical cancer
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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