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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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Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
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Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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