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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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The audio visual aspect of your club is one of the biggest factors in keeping members motivated and engaged with your offering. So how can you optimise this? We asked four of the top audio visual suppliers in the industry for their tips
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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
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Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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