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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 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
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Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
Features
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
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?
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Deloitte UK: Professional services
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Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
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
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: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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