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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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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
Finance
Equity funding could drive some of the much-predicted consolidation in the boutique sector
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
Features
Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
Features
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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