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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 11
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Building on the success of 2017
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
10. Letters: Write to reply
How to get the deconditioned into gyms
12. People profile: Multifit
The founders of the functional training gym on taking on the Indian fitness market
14. People profile: Em Sheldon
The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
16. People profile: Edwina Brocklesby
Britain’s oldest female Ironman triathlete on how to best engage the older market
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym is sold to LGP, Fitness First Australia opens first 24/7 gyms and David Lloyd trials a new mood-boosting class
29. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s ISM takes place this month
30. Interview: Jan Spaticchia & the énergie group
We discuss rebranding, IPOs and international growth with the CEO of the UK’s first fitness franchise and his top team
34. Top Team: The énergie group
The key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
40. Ask an expert: Excessive exercisers
Kath Hudson asks how operators should deal with customers who overexercisers
44. Promotional feature: Technogym
Leading the race to a more connected world
46. Consumer trends: Generation Z
How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?
52. Interview: Joan Murphy & Pip Black
Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy on why their brand is focused on feelgood fitness rather than aesthetics
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
58. Talking point: No pain, no gain?
Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
64. Interview: BodySPace
Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
70. Promotional feature: Matrix
Connected solutions
72. Retention: Staying loyal
How authentic member communication can help to improve retention rates
78. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We showcase the street-art-inspired design of Hotel Jen Beijing’s new 24 hour gym
83. Supplier showcase: Cohesive integration
Life Fitness partners with Edinburgh Leisure, Technogym transforms university gym and DFC assists Oldham Community Leisure
88. IHRSA update: Stateside growth
A round up of the 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report reveals promising growth opportunities in the US market
90. ukactive update: Workplace mental health
ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
92. Sponsored briefing: Legend
Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers
100. Research: Heart healthy Exercise
New research suggests that combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is significantly better at reducing heart disease risk than either exercise alone
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Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
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Training
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Partner briefing
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People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
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Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
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Derby City Council
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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

Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 11
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Building on the success of 2017
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
10. Letters: Write to reply
How to get the deconditioned into gyms
12. People profile: Multifit
The founders of the functional training gym on taking on the Indian fitness market
14. People profile: Em Sheldon
The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
16. People profile: Edwina Brocklesby
Britain’s oldest female Ironman triathlete on how to best engage the older market
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym is sold to LGP, Fitness First Australia opens first 24/7 gyms and David Lloyd trials a new mood-boosting class
29. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s ISM takes place this month
30. Interview: Jan Spaticchia & the énergie group
We discuss rebranding, IPOs and international growth with the CEO of the UK’s first fitness franchise and his top team
34. Top Team: The énergie group
The key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
40. Ask an expert: Excessive exercisers
Kath Hudson asks how operators should deal with customers who overexercisers
44. Promotional feature: Technogym
Leading the race to a more connected world
46. Consumer trends: Generation Z
How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?
52. Interview: Joan Murphy & Pip Black
Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy on why their brand is focused on feelgood fitness rather than aesthetics
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
58. Talking point: No pain, no gain?
Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
64. Interview: BodySPace
Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
70. Promotional feature: Matrix
Connected solutions
72. Retention: Staying loyal
How authentic member communication can help to improve retention rates
78. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We showcase the street-art-inspired design of Hotel Jen Beijing’s new 24 hour gym
83. Supplier showcase: Cohesive integration
Life Fitness partners with Edinburgh Leisure, Technogym transforms university gym and DFC assists Oldham Community Leisure
88. IHRSA update: Stateside growth
A round up of the 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report reveals promising growth opportunities in the US market
90. ukactive update: Workplace mental health
ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
92. Sponsored briefing: Legend
Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers
100. Research: Heart healthy Exercise
New research suggests that combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is significantly better at reducing heart disease risk than either exercise alone
1 - 40 of 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
BMF with Bear Grylls - Mission to reboot the fitness industry
British Military Fitness
BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix strives to offer equipment that will captivate your members, is easy to maintain, and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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