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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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Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
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Featured supplier: Power Plate launches new line of premium targeted vibration products
Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
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An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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10-27 Jun 2020
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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
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate launches new line of premium targeted vibration products
Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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