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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 9
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
3. Editor’s letter: Combatting child obesity
The UK government’s childhood obesity strategy has been widely slammed, but there are some exciting opportunities for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Boutique fitness and exercise motivation are topics up for discussion this month
12. People profiles - Johnny G:
Johnny G, the creator of Spinning and Kranking, talks about his new mind-body creation: In-Trinity
14. People profiles – Cliff Chen:
Cliff Chen, creative director of LifeBEAM, talks about the new ‘AI [artificial intelligence] PT’ called Vi
18. News round-up:
Hard Candy’s German clubs go into administration, GLL and NCL complete their merger, and Technogym donates Olympic equipment to Rio’s slums
32. Events calendar:
A look ahead to upcoming events for wellness professionals around the world
34. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back in October
36. Interview - Tony de Leede:
The Australian entrepreneur on his latest endeavours, including boutique villages, meditation pods and virtual-only clubs
42. Gamification: Ready, steady, GO!
The Pokémon Go craze got people off the sofa and walking for fun. So what can fitness providers learn from this success?
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Virtuagym’s software and app can assist health clubs in creating a powerful online community among their members
46. Boutique fitness: A new adventure
A number of mainstream US operators are venturing into the boutique fitness studio sector. We find out why
54. Activity tracking: Tracking vs retention
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates the impact that using activity trackers can have on membership retention
56. Activity tracking: Stay on track
We round up some of the hottest new fitness trackers on the market
58. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new access control solution doesn’t just provide security and attendance tracking – it also delivers insights into how customers use your facilities
60. Outdoor schools: The world’s a playground
Outdoor education, with activity built in to learning, is delivering results for kids and teachers alike. Kate Cracknell reports
66. Promotional feature: 1Life
Innovation runs right through the core of the new and improved Woughton Leisure Centre, which has been given the 1Life treatment to reinvigorate the site
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
68. Talking point: Junk the junk
Is it time for health clubs to stop serving unhealthy food in their facilities?
72. Nutrition: Shaping up
With so much conflicting diet advice out there, there’s a role for the fitness sector to offer clear guidance
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
When the original Les Mills gym opened in Auckland in 1968, it attracted a large following of athletes. Today, thousands of clubs benefit from the brand's approach to fitness
78. Training & qualifications: Helpful helping
How can PTs help people become more engaged in changing their behaviours?
80. ukactive update: A new generation of leaders
Fitness sector leaders must be willing to challenge everything that’s gone before
82. IHRSA update: 2016 European Congress
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to this year’s event in the Spanish city of Seville
84. Promotional feature: gymbudd-e promotion
oneone fitness, UK developer of premium software based solutions, has launched gym budd-e, an interactive fitness kiosk designed to transform members’ gym floor experience
86. Service & maintenance: Up and running
We take a look at what’s new in gym servicing and maintenance
89. Supplier showcase:
The latest fitness installations from Pavigym and Technogym
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The Wattbike makes athletes accountable to themselves, their coaches and teammates, with consistent, reliable data means there’s no hiding behind the numbers
94. Show preview: LIW 2016
Education and knowledge sharing is the name of the game at this year’s event
98. Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
100. LIW exhibitor news:
Rounding up the new product and service launches you can expect to see at LIW
102. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym helps clubs create effective feedback loops and boost members' performance in the gym
122. Research: Window of opportunity
Desk-bound office workers should schedule an hour’s exercise a day, says a study in The Lancet
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Features
New Opening
We wanted to develop a destination which offers everything. People shouldn’t need several memberships to get what they want for their wellness. Eden One brings it all under one roof
Features
HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
Features
Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
Features
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
Features
feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
Features
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 9
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
3. Editor’s letter: Combatting child obesity
The UK government’s childhood obesity strategy has been widely slammed, but there are some exciting opportunities for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Boutique fitness and exercise motivation are topics up for discussion this month
12. People profiles - Johnny G:
Johnny G, the creator of Spinning and Kranking, talks about his new mind-body creation: In-Trinity
14. People profiles – Cliff Chen:
Cliff Chen, creative director of LifeBEAM, talks about the new ‘AI [artificial intelligence] PT’ called Vi
18. News round-up:
Hard Candy’s German clubs go into administration, GLL and NCL complete their merger, and Technogym donates Olympic equipment to Rio’s slums
32. Events calendar:
A look ahead to upcoming events for wellness professionals around the world
34. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back in October
36. Interview - Tony de Leede:
The Australian entrepreneur on his latest endeavours, including boutique villages, meditation pods and virtual-only clubs
42. Gamification: Ready, steady, GO!
The Pokémon Go craze got people off the sofa and walking for fun. So what can fitness providers learn from this success?
44. Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Virtuagym’s software and app can assist health clubs in creating a powerful online community among their members
46. Boutique fitness: A new adventure
A number of mainstream US operators are venturing into the boutique fitness studio sector. We find out why
54. Activity tracking: Tracking vs retention
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates the impact that using activity trackers can have on membership retention
56. Activity tracking: Stay on track
We round up some of the hottest new fitness trackers on the market
58. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new access control solution doesn’t just provide security and attendance tracking – it also delivers insights into how customers use your facilities
60. Outdoor schools: The world’s a playground
Outdoor education, with activity built in to learning, is delivering results for kids and teachers alike. Kate Cracknell reports
66. Promotional feature: 1Life
Innovation runs right through the core of the new and improved Woughton Leisure Centre, which has been given the 1Life treatment to reinvigorate the site
Health Club Management 2016 issue 9
On the cover: Tony de Leede
Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
68. Talking point: Junk the junk
Is it time for health clubs to stop serving unhealthy food in their facilities?
72. Nutrition: Shaping up
With so much conflicting diet advice out there, there’s a role for the fitness sector to offer clear guidance
76. Promotional feature: Les Mills
When the original Les Mills gym opened in Auckland in 1968, it attracted a large following of athletes. Today, thousands of clubs benefit from the brand's approach to fitness
78. Training & qualifications: Helpful helping
How can PTs help people become more engaged in changing their behaviours?
80. ukactive update: A new generation of leaders
Fitness sector leaders must be willing to challenge everything that’s gone before
82. IHRSA update: 2016 European Congress
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to this year’s event in the Spanish city of Seville
84. Promotional feature: gymbudd-e promotion
oneone fitness, UK developer of premium software based solutions, has launched gym budd-e, an interactive fitness kiosk designed to transform members’ gym floor experience
86. Service & maintenance: Up and running
We take a look at what’s new in gym servicing and maintenance
89. Supplier showcase:
The latest fitness installations from Pavigym and Technogym
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
The Wattbike makes athletes accountable to themselves, their coaches and teammates, with consistent, reliable data means there’s no hiding behind the numbers
94. Show preview: LIW 2016
Education and knowledge sharing is the name of the game at this year’s event
98. Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
100. LIW exhibitor news:
Rounding up the new product and service launches you can expect to see at LIW
102. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym helps clubs create effective feedback loops and boost members' performance in the gym
122. Research: Window of opportunity
Desk-bound office workers should schedule an hour’s exercise a day, says a study in The Lancet
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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