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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 8
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
3. Editor’s letter: Activity to save lives
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs, but if fitness – as a subset of activity – wants to benefit, it will need to up its game, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: The Hairy Bikers
We talk to TV’s Hairy Bikers about their new Diet Club
10. People profiles: Dr William Bird
The outdoor exercise pioneer on the FLAME Award-winning Beat the Street
12. People profiles: Oleg Fomenko
The co-founder of Sweatcoin wants to turn movement into money
15. Letters: Write to reply
The importance of improving employees’ health and the effectiveness of HR training are topics up for discussion this month
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym postpones its IPO, and Pokémon GO takes the world by storm
24. Uk news: TRIB3 ships fitness into local parks
TRIB3 launches a new ‘gym in a container’ concept
31. Events calendar:
We take a look at some of the upcoming health and fitness industry events
32. Interview - Steve Gray:
Nuffield Health’s CEO tells Kate Cracknell about its plans to be the UK’s leading wellness provider by 2020
36. Talking point: 300% growth
Is the prediction of explosive growth in the fitness industry over the next decade achievable with the help of technology?
40. Meditation & mindfulness: Free your mind
The practices of meditation and mindfulness have seen huge growth – and it’s time for health clubs to get on-board
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Blended coaching models, combining in-person support with self-management via an app, boost retention, says Virtuagym
46. Boutique studios: Branching out
A growing number of traditional operators are dipping a toe in the boutique market
52. Architecture & design: An eye for design
Our latest round-up of exemplary design from health clubs around the world
56. Interview - Craig Lister:
The MD of Green Gym on his organisation’s belief in physical activity for a purpose
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
60. Indoor cycling: A new spin on things
A club-within-a-club is an exciting new trend offering opportunities for all parties
64. Mind-body: Defying gravity
AntiGravity Yoga founder Christopher Harrison on his latest creations for personal trainers and massage therapists
68. Personal training: Making PT work out
What’s the right personal training set-up for your club and your trainers? We examine three popular models
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
If you want to offer HIIT training in your health club, Wattbike is the perfect tool
72. Heat experiences: Accessible spas
Why aren’t more health club spas disability-friendly? We ask the experts
77. ukactive update: A shared mission
The workforce agenda is back on track, says public affairs director Huw Edwards
78. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Skillmill puts power, speed, stamina and agility at the heart of training
80. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
What sets market leaders apart from the fitness field? Jon Feld finds out
83. Supplier showcase:
Projects from Dalesauna, Debit Finance Collections and MYZONE
88. Research: Stay strong
Strength training and building muscle mass could be key to a long life
91. Fitness-kit.net special: Strength in depth
We take a look at the latest strength equipment for clubs
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Engage the mind
New innovations in the field of mind-body exercise
98. Research: Mind over matter
Practising mindfulness can help alleviate low back pain the heart of training
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
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Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
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Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
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CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
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Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise 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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 8
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
3. Editor’s letter: Activity to save lives
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs, but if fitness – as a subset of activity – wants to benefit, it will need to up its game, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: The Hairy Bikers
We talk to TV’s Hairy Bikers about their new Diet Club
10. People profiles: Dr William Bird
The outdoor exercise pioneer on the FLAME Award-winning Beat the Street
12. People profiles: Oleg Fomenko
The co-founder of Sweatcoin wants to turn movement into money
15. Letters: Write to reply
The importance of improving employees’ health and the effectiveness of HR training are topics up for discussion this month
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym postpones its IPO, and Pokémon GO takes the world by storm
24. Uk news: TRIB3 ships fitness into local parks
TRIB3 launches a new ‘gym in a container’ concept
31. Events calendar:
We take a look at some of the upcoming health and fitness industry events
32. Interview - Steve Gray:
Nuffield Health’s CEO tells Kate Cracknell about its plans to be the UK’s leading wellness provider by 2020
36. Talking point: 300% growth
Is the prediction of explosive growth in the fitness industry over the next decade achievable with the help of technology?
40. Meditation & mindfulness: Free your mind
The practices of meditation and mindfulness have seen huge growth – and it’s time for health clubs to get on-board
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Blended coaching models, combining in-person support with self-management via an app, boost retention, says Virtuagym
46. Boutique studios: Branching out
A growing number of traditional operators are dipping a toe in the boutique market
52. Architecture & design: An eye for design
Our latest round-up of exemplary design from health clubs around the world
56. Interview - Craig Lister:
The MD of Green Gym on his organisation’s belief in physical activity for a purpose
Health Club Management 2016 issue 8
On the cover: Steve Gray
Nuffield has ambitions to lead the UK wellness market, and mindfulness hits the mainstream
60. Indoor cycling: A new spin on things
A club-within-a-club is an exciting new trend offering opportunities for all parties
64. Mind-body: Defying gravity
AntiGravity Yoga founder Christopher Harrison on his latest creations for personal trainers and massage therapists
68. Personal training: Making PT work out
What’s the right personal training set-up for your club and your trainers? We examine three popular models
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
If you want to offer HIIT training in your health club, Wattbike is the perfect tool
72. Heat experiences: Accessible spas
Why aren’t more health club spas disability-friendly? We ask the experts
77. ukactive update: A shared mission
The workforce agenda is back on track, says public affairs director Huw Edwards
78. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Skillmill puts power, speed, stamina and agility at the heart of training
80. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
What sets market leaders apart from the fitness field? Jon Feld finds out
83. Supplier showcase:
Projects from Dalesauna, Debit Finance Collections and MYZONE
88. Research: Stay strong
Strength training and building muscle mass could be key to a long life
91. Fitness-kit.net special: Strength in depth
We take a look at the latest strength equipment for clubs
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Engage the mind
New innovations in the field of mind-body exercise
98. Research: Mind over matter
Practising mindfulness can help alleviate low back pain the heart of training
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise 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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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