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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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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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Body scanning
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
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Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
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Diary dates
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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