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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 10
Health Club Management 2017 issue 10
On the cover: Lee Mullins
The founder of Workshop Gymnasium on global growth and working with Bulgari Hotels
3. Editor’s letter: The psychology of gym-goers
Addressing three key user needs may boost gym penetration rates, says Lauretta Ihonor
8. Letters: Write to reply
Do GPs need physical activity education?
10. People profile: Helen Quirk
The exercise psychologist on combining psychology with gym design
12. People profile: Jane Moodie
Challenge through Sport Initiative’s project coordinator explains how exercise is helping people to overcome substance misuse
14. People profiles: Emma & Matthias Lehners
The Bodystreet founders on EMS franchising
16. News round-up:
Fortë partners with Wexer and The Gym Group buys 18 Lifestyle Fitness gyms
27. Events calendar:
The ISPA conference and IHRSA’s European congress take place this month
28. Interview: Jean-Ann Marnoch
Les Mills’ head of instructor experience on transforming training standards for a global group exercise brand
34. Round-up: First step to fitness
Kath Hudson explores the best tools for helping deconditioned people feel
40. Safety special: Risky business
Tom Walker investigates legal liability – exploring the considerations operators must make to ensure they keep themselves and their customers safe
44. Safety special: Playing safe
How can instructors prioritise safety in group exercise classes without having to compromise on the fun experience and great results participants expect?
Health Club Management 2017 issue 10
On the cover: Lee Mullins
The founder of Workshop Gymnasium on global growth and working with Bulgari Hotels
50. Interview: Lee Mullins
The founder of Bulgari Hotel’s luxury fitness facility, Workshop Gymnasium, talks to Kate Cracknell about taking the brand to Dubai, Bali and Beijing
56. ukactive update: Active leisure trends
Dr Steven Mann shares findings from a new report on leisure centre usage trends
60. Promotional feature: Matrix
Building a strong foundation
62. Data protection: Handle with care
We explain what operators need to do to get ready for the upcoming change to data protection legislation
68. Technology: Virtually fit
The latest virtual reality innovations providing exercisers with an engaging and entertaining approach to working out
72. Dance fitness: Let’s dance
We catch up with the founder of dancebased fitness concept Swing Train
79. Supplier showcase: Racing ahead
Cybex kits out F1 team William Racing’s gym, and Precor’s Queenax units feature in a £5m Lancaster leisure centre revamp
82. IHRSA update: Staying Competitive
Catherine Larner looks at how a UK country club is staying competitive with IHRSA’s support and resources
84. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We round up the sector’s latest products
90. Research: Working out the brain
New research shows that exercising just before studying can improve the Brain
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The Gym Group has confirmed plans to roll out a new small box format in ...
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Representatives from the three main political parties have backed the view that physical activity has ...
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Life Leisure is expanding its facility portfolio with the launch of an independent boutique fitness ...
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Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the ...
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A local fitness operator with 11 clubs in Chicago, US, is looking to muscle in ...
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Fitness industry veteran Nick Coutts has been appointed chair of Danish fitness tech firm Motosumo. ...
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The improvements in health and wellbeing associated with exercise referral schemes aren’t as large as ...
Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
Features
Supplier showcase
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
Features
Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
feature
Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
Features
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CIMSPA Youth Panel to give real insight into Gen Z at active-net 2020
It’s just months away until active-net 2020, the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which attracts professionals from across the leisure sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Unity Leisure'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 10
Health Club Management 2017 issue 10
On the cover: Lee Mullins
The founder of Workshop Gymnasium on global growth and working with Bulgari Hotels
3. Editor’s letter: The psychology of gym-goers
Addressing three key user needs may boost gym penetration rates, says Lauretta Ihonor
8. Letters: Write to reply
Do GPs need physical activity education?
10. People profile: Helen Quirk
The exercise psychologist on combining psychology with gym design
12. People profile: Jane Moodie
Challenge through Sport Initiative’s project coordinator explains how exercise is helping people to overcome substance misuse
14. People profiles: Emma & Matthias Lehners
The Bodystreet founders on EMS franchising
16. News round-up:
Fortë partners with Wexer and The Gym Group buys 18 Lifestyle Fitness gyms
27. Events calendar:
The ISPA conference and IHRSA’s European congress take place this month
28. Interview: Jean-Ann Marnoch
Les Mills’ head of instructor experience on transforming training standards for a global group exercise brand
34. Round-up: First step to fitness
Kath Hudson explores the best tools for helping deconditioned people feel
40. Safety special: Risky business
Tom Walker investigates legal liability – exploring the considerations operators must make to ensure they keep themselves and their customers safe
44. Safety special: Playing safe
How can instructors prioritise safety in group exercise classes without having to compromise on the fun experience and great results participants expect?
Health Club Management 2017 issue 10
On the cover: Lee Mullins
The founder of Workshop Gymnasium on global growth and working with Bulgari Hotels
50. Interview: Lee Mullins
The founder of Bulgari Hotel’s luxury fitness facility, Workshop Gymnasium, talks to Kate Cracknell about taking the brand to Dubai, Bali and Beijing
56. ukactive update: Active leisure trends
Dr Steven Mann shares findings from a new report on leisure centre usage trends
60. Promotional feature: Matrix
Building a strong foundation
62. Data protection: Handle with care
We explain what operators need to do to get ready for the upcoming change to data protection legislation
68. Technology: Virtually fit
The latest virtual reality innovations providing exercisers with an engaging and entertaining approach to working out
72. Dance fitness: Let’s dance
We catch up with the founder of dancebased fitness concept Swing Train
79. Supplier showcase: Racing ahead
Cybex kits out F1 team William Racing’s gym, and Precor’s Queenax units feature in a £5m Lancaster leisure centre revamp
82. IHRSA update: Staying Competitive
Catherine Larner looks at how a UK country club is staying competitive with IHRSA’s support and resources
84. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We round up the sector’s latest products
90. Research: Working out the brain
New research shows that exercising just before studying can improve the Brain
1 - 40 of 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CIMSPA Youth Panel to give real insight into Gen Z at active-net 2020
It’s just months away until active-net 2020, the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which attracts professionals from across the leisure sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Unity Leisure'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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