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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
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
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Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
People
Fundamentally, customers don’t want choice, they just want exactly what they want Pine & Gilmore
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
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Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
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Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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