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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
Promotional feature
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
Features
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Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
Features
Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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Promotional feature
As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to find out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
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Cycling
Why does indoor cycling attract so many loyal followers? Abi Harris ask industry innovators how much is down to the instructor and what part the kit has to play
Features
Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Features
Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
People
Taking on BMF wasn’t without its risks: it might seem a simple model, but it’s actually a tough business to make any serious value out of
People
HCM people

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
People
Our first trial was in a beer fridge, the second was in an ice factory in Pennsylvania. And after seeing first hand the impact that cooler temperatures made on the fitness experience, we both realized that we were truly onto something much bigger than what we had anticipated - Johnny Adamic, co-founder of Brrrn
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
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?
Video Gallery
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
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

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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
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?
Video Gallery
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
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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