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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 6
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
5. Editor’s letter: The inactivity agenda
The new Sport England strategy is a huge triumph for ukactive, and an equally significant opportunity for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
René Hanschke of eGym considers the growing need for suppliers to become data consultants
12. People profile: Zanna van Dijk
The PT turned online personality on the new art of social media 'influencing'
14. People profile: Peter Phillips
The Queen's grandson is on a mission to make Spartan Race a household name
16. News round-up:
New Russian chain Encore Fitness to open flagship club, Bannatyne edges closer to an IPO, fitness sector “to grow 300 per cent” – and 1Rebel unveils plans for a London bus with a group cycling studio onboard
24. UK new Feature: Cycling in bus lanes
1Rebel is planning its own spin on active commuting with cycling studios on London buses. So what’s the consensus on this eye-catching new idea?
30. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal offers data and insight to help operators become more competitive in the marketplace
33. Events calendar:
A round-up of key upcoming events in the health and fitness calendar
34. Interview - David Stalker:
As the former CEO of ukactive is freed from the shackles of office, he offers his frank opinions on the fitness sector
40. Beating diabetes: Talking point
Diabetes, Oliver Patrick, Jenny Patrickson, John Morgan, Nikki Joule, Neil King, NHS, Kath Hudson
44. Interview - Annie Holden:
Annie Holden, Everyone Health, preventative, prevention, Everyone Active, public health, Kate Cracknell
48. Virtual classes: Proof in numbers
Attendance is sky-high at Les Mills’ latest club in New Zealand – and virtual classes are playing a starring role
52. Fitness apps: A perfect match
Gym buddy apps are helping people find their perfect workout partner, so they’re more likely to stick with their routine
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
54. Marketing: A visual experience
Do you know how to fully engage Millennials in your social media marketing? The experts share their advice
56. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Innovative Wattbike training zones are transforming studios and gym floors across the country
58. European research: Growth market
The health club market has shown robust growth across Europe, according to new research from Deloitte and EuropeActive
64. Software: Mine of information
New developments in data mining can help clubs unlock their ‘hidden wealth’
68. Promotional feature: Legend
A look at how How Inverclyde Leisure has driven business transformation, cut costs and grown revenues
70. Social good: Changing lives
Sentinel Leisure Trust’s innovative model sees its commercial arm driving revenue to keep its leisure offering affordable
72. IHRSA update: Management education
The IHRSA Institute 2016 takes place in the US in August, offering executive education for health club professionals
75. ukactive update: Brexit
Bad for Britain, bad for fitness? Steve Ward, executive director at ukactive, offers his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on Britain leaving the EU
76. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
Could you lead the commoditisation of the spa industry in the UK? Massage Heights is looking for international expansion partners.
78. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We take a look at some of the products and services that were unveiled at FIBO 2016 in Cologne, Germany, in April
85. Supplier showcase:
The Massage Company is preparing for its UK launch, and activeNewham explains its move to a self-service model
92. Research: Buddy up
If men work out together at the gym it can have a positive impact on health, helping to relieve the stresses of the day, according to new research from the US
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IHRSA Update
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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
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
Human beings were designed to run, jump, lift and carry things. Unfortunately, society has evolved in a way that promotes a sedentary lifestyle, which is creating massive physical, emotional and mental dysfunction on a global scale
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Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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
Harlands Group testimonial
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Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
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Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
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Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
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EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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 6
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
5. Editor’s letter: The inactivity agenda
The new Sport England strategy is a huge triumph for ukactive, and an equally significant opportunity for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
René Hanschke of eGym considers the growing need for suppliers to become data consultants
12. People profile: Zanna van Dijk
The PT turned online personality on the new art of social media 'influencing'
14. People profile: Peter Phillips
The Queen's grandson is on a mission to make Spartan Race a household name
16. News round-up:
New Russian chain Encore Fitness to open flagship club, Bannatyne edges closer to an IPO, fitness sector “to grow 300 per cent” – and 1Rebel unveils plans for a London bus with a group cycling studio onboard
24. UK new Feature: Cycling in bus lanes
1Rebel is planning its own spin on active commuting with cycling studios on London buses. So what’s the consensus on this eye-catching new idea?
30. Promotional feature: payasUgym
payasUgym’s new Partner Portal offers data and insight to help operators become more competitive in the marketplace
33. Events calendar:
A round-up of key upcoming events in the health and fitness calendar
34. Interview - David Stalker:
As the former CEO of ukactive is freed from the shackles of office, he offers his frank opinions on the fitness sector
40. Beating diabetes: Talking point
Diabetes, Oliver Patrick, Jenny Patrickson, John Morgan, Nikki Joule, Neil King, NHS, Kath Hudson
44. Interview - Annie Holden:
Annie Holden, Everyone Health, preventative, prevention, Everyone Active, public health, Kate Cracknell
48. Virtual classes: Proof in numbers
Attendance is sky-high at Les Mills’ latest club in New Zealand – and virtual classes are playing a starring role
52. Fitness apps: A perfect match
Gym buddy apps are helping people find their perfect workout partner, so they’re more likely to stick with their routine
Health Club Management 2016 issue 6
On the cover: David Stalker
The former ukactive CEO casts a critical eye on the fitness sector p34
54. Marketing: A visual experience
Do you know how to fully engage Millennials in your social media marketing? The experts share their advice
56. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Innovative Wattbike training zones are transforming studios and gym floors across the country
58. European research: Growth market
The health club market has shown robust growth across Europe, according to new research from Deloitte and EuropeActive
64. Software: Mine of information
New developments in data mining can help clubs unlock their ‘hidden wealth’
68. Promotional feature: Legend
A look at how How Inverclyde Leisure has driven business transformation, cut costs and grown revenues
70. Social good: Changing lives
Sentinel Leisure Trust’s innovative model sees its commercial arm driving revenue to keep its leisure offering affordable
72. IHRSA update: Management education
The IHRSA Institute 2016 takes place in the US in August, offering executive education for health club professionals
75. ukactive update: Brexit
Bad for Britain, bad for fitness? Steve Ward, executive director at ukactive, offers his thoughts on the upcoming referendum on Britain leaving the EU
76. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
Could you lead the commoditisation of the spa industry in the UK? Massage Heights is looking for international expansion partners.
78. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We take a look at some of the products and services that were unveiled at FIBO 2016 in Cologne, Germany, in April
85. Supplier showcase:
The Massage Company is preparing for its UK launch, and activeNewham explains its move to a self-service model
92. Research: Buddy up
If men work out together at the gym it can have a positive impact on health, helping to relieve the stresses of the day, according to new research from the US
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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