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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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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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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
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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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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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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
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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