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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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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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