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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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2017 issue 1
Health Club Management 2017 issue 1
On the cover: Scott Best and Martin Seibold
Scott Best and Martin Seibold on bringing Fitness First UK and DW Sports together to be “not the coolest, nor the biggest, but the best”
5. Editor’s letter: Partnering with the NHS
As the NHS opens its door to collaboration, the fitness sector must show how its services can deliver on the public health agenda, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
Have the experts got obesity wrong – does exercise really lead to weight loss, asks Jamie Hayes, CEO of TRIBE Team Training
12. People profiles: Florian Cartoux
Florian Cartoux, director of IHRSA Europe, on the body’s recent achievements and plans for the future
14. People profiles: Michael Burkert
Managing director at INTOTRI Michael Burkert tells how INTOTRI is removing the barriers to triathlon participation
16. People profiles: Rudy Fabiano
Rudy Fabiano, president of Fabiano Designs, discusses how good design can benefit health clubs
18. News round-up:
SoulCycle opens in Canada, Barrecore plans UK expansion, and Wexer acquires Dutch-based ClubVirtual
30. Events calendar:
A preview of key health and fitness events around the world for the year ahead
34. Interview: Scott Best & Martin Seibold
DW Sports’ Scott Best and Fitness First UK’s Martin Seibold outline their plans for the future, as the two brands join forces
42. Talking point: Money talks
As we move into 2017, how will the health and fitness market get the capital it needs to grow? Kath Hudson talks to our panel of experts
46. Industry perspective: Look back to look forward
Kate Cracknell reviews the great strides forward taken by the sector in 2016, and the strong foundations laid for 2017
48. Retention: War on attrition
Software originally designed to fight crime is now being used to battle health club attrition. Dr Paul Bedford reports
52. Group exercise: Class act
What new group exercise initiatives will emerge in 2017? A selection of operators from across the globe tell us their plans
60. Industry research: Boutique boom
A new study assesses the trends in the ever-evolving boutique segment. Steve Tharrett and Mark Williamson report
62. Promotional feature: 1Life
Empowering inactive populations to take control of their health through physical activity is one of the biggest challenges local authorities currently face. Step forward 1Life, which has pioneered a winning solution to transform lives across Milton Keynes’ deconditioned market
Health Club Management 2017 issue 1
On the cover: Scott Best and Martin Seibold
Scott Best and Martin Seibold on bringing Fitness First UK and DW Sports together to be “not the coolest, nor the biggest, but the best”
64. Nutrition: Friend or foe
Are activity trackers a help or a hindrance when it comes to weight loss?
66. Tech series: Google your goals
Goals in Google Calendar can help users make time for more exercise. Florian Goerisch explains how it works
68. Technology trends: Virtual healing
A groundbreaking project in Sweden used virtual reality to help kids overcome a fear of water
72. Promotional feature: FIBO
FIBO 2017 is fast approaching. FIBO’s Cornelia Tautenhahn went behind the scenes with event director Ralph Scholz to find out what goes into the organisation of this global trade show
74. Customer service: A service culture
Business coach Andy Bourne on how clubs can deliver great customer service
77. ukactive update: The miracle cure
Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, recently challenged the fitness industry to get involved in preventing lifestyle diseases
78. Promotional feature: Legend
Cycloparks steps its online offering up a gear with Legend, substantially increasing website traffic and online bookings by giving customers a website that's informative and easy to use
80. SIBEC review: Create fans not customers
This year’s keynote speaker at SIBEC – Chris Brindley, MD of Metro Bank –explains how his experiences at the UK chain could be applied to the fitness sector
82. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2017
The countdown to IHRSA 2017 has begun. Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the keynotes and highlights of the upcoming show
84. Promotional feature: Matrix
Leighton Park School and Queen Anne’s School are encouraging girls to develop lifelong fitness habits with new equipment from Matrix
86. CV equipment: Up the pace
Kate Corney rounds up some of the latest innovations in cardio equipment, including steppers, rowers and more
92. Research: The aerobic advantage
A new study shows that sustained aerobic exercise might be more beneficial for our brain than anaerobic exercise
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Features
Supplier showcase
“We were able to monitor data visualisations of each of our selected KPIs in real-time, which has been a big advantage”
– Ryan Cheal, Anytime Fitness Asia
Features
feature
Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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feature
Active IQ optimised lockdown to create new opportunities for students and stakeholders
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Editor's letter
Our sector is still misunderstood by those in power. It’s time to accelerate the fight to change this by creating a new vocabulary to define what we do, why it matters and how we can contribute
Features
COVID-19
Your worst nightmare happens – a member with COVID-19 attends three group exercise classes in a period of 18 hours. Sarah Shortt explains how one operator dealt with this crisis while staying open throughout and avoiding community transmission
Features
Research
New research shows that UK public sector health and fitness is on track for recovery, but operators face shifts in their member profiles that mean operators will need to adapt to thrive
Features
Research
A new study has found that exercise can reduce the symptoms of depression in young adults by amplifying reward processing, as Tom Walker reports
Features
People
It felt as though we were building a new business
People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
I think the cost of financing the Fitness World deal was more than compensated for by the £20m Fitness World brought in while the UK gyms were closed
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
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
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Company profiles
Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 1
Health Club Management 2017 issue 1
On the cover: Scott Best and Martin Seibold
Scott Best and Martin Seibold on bringing Fitness First UK and DW Sports together to be “not the coolest, nor the biggest, but the best”
5. Editor’s letter: Partnering with the NHS
As the NHS opens its door to collaboration, the fitness sector must show how its services can deliver on the public health agenda, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
Have the experts got obesity wrong – does exercise really lead to weight loss, asks Jamie Hayes, CEO of TRIBE Team Training
12. People profiles: Florian Cartoux
Florian Cartoux, director of IHRSA Europe, on the body’s recent achievements and plans for the future
14. People profiles: Michael Burkert
Managing director at INTOTRI Michael Burkert tells how INTOTRI is removing the barriers to triathlon participation
16. People profiles: Rudy Fabiano
Rudy Fabiano, president of Fabiano Designs, discusses how good design can benefit health clubs
18. News round-up:
SoulCycle opens in Canada, Barrecore plans UK expansion, and Wexer acquires Dutch-based ClubVirtual
30. Events calendar:
A preview of key health and fitness events around the world for the year ahead
34. Interview: Scott Best & Martin Seibold
DW Sports’ Scott Best and Fitness First UK’s Martin Seibold outline their plans for the future, as the two brands join forces
42. Talking point: Money talks
As we move into 2017, how will the health and fitness market get the capital it needs to grow? Kath Hudson talks to our panel of experts
46. Industry perspective: Look back to look forward
Kate Cracknell reviews the great strides forward taken by the sector in 2016, and the strong foundations laid for 2017
48. Retention: War on attrition
Software originally designed to fight crime is now being used to battle health club attrition. Dr Paul Bedford reports
52. Group exercise: Class act
What new group exercise initiatives will emerge in 2017? A selection of operators from across the globe tell us their plans
60. Industry research: Boutique boom
A new study assesses the trends in the ever-evolving boutique segment. Steve Tharrett and Mark Williamson report
62. Promotional feature: 1Life
Empowering inactive populations to take control of their health through physical activity is one of the biggest challenges local authorities currently face. Step forward 1Life, which has pioneered a winning solution to transform lives across Milton Keynes’ deconditioned market
Health Club Management 2017 issue 1
On the cover: Scott Best and Martin Seibold
Scott Best and Martin Seibold on bringing Fitness First UK and DW Sports together to be “not the coolest, nor the biggest, but the best”
64. Nutrition: Friend or foe
Are activity trackers a help or a hindrance when it comes to weight loss?
66. Tech series: Google your goals
Goals in Google Calendar can help users make time for more exercise. Florian Goerisch explains how it works
68. Technology trends: Virtual healing
A groundbreaking project in Sweden used virtual reality to help kids overcome a fear of water
72. Promotional feature: FIBO
FIBO 2017 is fast approaching. FIBO’s Cornelia Tautenhahn went behind the scenes with event director Ralph Scholz to find out what goes into the organisation of this global trade show
74. Customer service: A service culture
Business coach Andy Bourne on how clubs can deliver great customer service
77. ukactive update: The miracle cure
Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, recently challenged the fitness industry to get involved in preventing lifestyle diseases
78. Promotional feature: Legend
Cycloparks steps its online offering up a gear with Legend, substantially increasing website traffic and online bookings by giving customers a website that's informative and easy to use
80. SIBEC review: Create fans not customers
This year’s keynote speaker at SIBEC – Chris Brindley, MD of Metro Bank –explains how his experiences at the UK chain could be applied to the fitness sector
82. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2017
The countdown to IHRSA 2017 has begun. Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the keynotes and highlights of the upcoming show
84. Promotional feature: Matrix
Leighton Park School and Queen Anne’s School are encouraging girls to develop lifelong fitness habits with new equipment from Matrix
86. CV equipment: Up the pace
Kate Corney rounds up some of the latest innovations in cardio equipment, including steppers, rowers and more
92. Research: The aerobic advantage
A new study shows that sustained aerobic exercise might be more beneficial for our brain than anaerobic exercise
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
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: Bungee Super Fly
We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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