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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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Research
Perhaps a ‘federal’ approach that sees local trusts retained, but with shared back of house services is the way forward?
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
People
The future of our industry is as a ‘national health service’ – we can’t dance around these conversations – if we’re serious about being closer to health agencies, that needs change and commitment
People
Member confidence is the single most important factor, and I say – without doing so lightly – that our cleanliness standards, protocols and marketing are the best I’ve seen in the industry
People
We’re getting high usage: typically 2,000 visits a day. We’ve already celebrated our millionth member visit
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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 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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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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