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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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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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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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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
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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 an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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