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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 2
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
5. Editor’s letter: Fitness is a vital sign
Aerobic fitness is on the verge of inclusion in medical examinations – a huge opportunity for the fitness sector on all fronts, says Kate Cracknell
12. Letters: Write to reply
A duty of care with customers’ data, questions raised over ‘weekend warrior’ data, and opportunities stemming from the new apprenticeship levy
14. People profile: Hilary Farmiloe
We speak to Instructability’s Hilary Farmiloe about ensuring disabled people are represented in the fitness workforce
16. People profiles: Terry Austin
Nuffield’s in-school head of wellbeing on teaching children strategies for physical and mental wellbeing
18. People profiles: Justin McDonell
The chair of the Collective Wellness Group discusses his portfolio of franchise chains and plans for growth
20. News round-up:
Ronaldo launches CR7 gym chain, pop-up fitness café takes exercise as payment, and MINDBODY partners with Google
34. Fitness Foresight 2017:
Mental health, artificial intelligence, meditation spaces and an insect diet. We look at some of the key trends set to impact the sector this year
44. Interview: Saudi Arabia’s Arena Group
The Saudi population is very inactive – but the Arena Group has its sights set on changing that, reports Kate Cracknell
52. Talking point: Emotional wellbeing
What more can the fitness sector do to help those suffering with mental health issues?
58. Wellbeing Apps: There’s an app for that
Google Play’s Jeni Fisher shares her personal top five wellbeing apps
62. Interview – Jim Graham:
The former COO of The Gym Group believes there are interesting opportunities ahead for the sector – if it gets things right
66. Software: Bounce bespoke
Software providers are beginning to cater for the specialist needs of the growing trampoline park sector
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
68. Active ageing: Still got it!
Kath Hudson takes a look at a selection of inspiring programmes designed to keep older people active
72. Fitness trends: Trending now
ClubIntel’s Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson on the findings of the 2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
74. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London's Pall Mall chose a high performance Gerflor flooring solution to meet the needs of its popular gym spaces
76. ukactive update: Getting things done
In the first of a two-part series on the evolution of ukactive, the organisation’s executive director Steven Ward looks at what’s changed over recent years
78. IHRSA update: The evolution of Spanish fitness
A new report from MAS highlights the latest stats and growth sectors in the Spanish fitness market
80. Promotional feature: Legend
Halo Leisure has been working with Legend software to transform its customer journeys, identify at-risk members and build stronger relationships with all customer segments
82. Product innovations:
White Studio, Technogym, Styku, Physical Company, Escape and Precor tell us about their latest launches
85. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor launches the Experience Series EFX 800 with Converging CrossRamp
86. Fitness-kit.net: Lock it in
We take a look at the latest new products in the field of changing room lockers
89. Supplier showcase :
Change gym installs eGym to beat off the competition, and Village Hotel Club grows appeal of functional kit by incorporating Physical Company’s APEX programming
96. Research: Gut reaction
Prebiotics and healthy eating can reduce severity of exercise-induced asthma
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
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As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
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HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
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HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
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Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 2
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
5. Editor’s letter: Fitness is a vital sign
Aerobic fitness is on the verge of inclusion in medical examinations – a huge opportunity for the fitness sector on all fronts, says Kate Cracknell
12. Letters: Write to reply
A duty of care with customers’ data, questions raised over ‘weekend warrior’ data, and opportunities stemming from the new apprenticeship levy
14. People profile: Hilary Farmiloe
We speak to Instructability’s Hilary Farmiloe about ensuring disabled people are represented in the fitness workforce
16. People profiles: Terry Austin
Nuffield’s in-school head of wellbeing on teaching children strategies for physical and mental wellbeing
18. People profiles: Justin McDonell
The chair of the Collective Wellness Group discusses his portfolio of franchise chains and plans for growth
20. News round-up:
Ronaldo launches CR7 gym chain, pop-up fitness café takes exercise as payment, and MINDBODY partners with Google
34. Fitness Foresight 2017:
Mental health, artificial intelligence, meditation spaces and an insect diet. We look at some of the key trends set to impact the sector this year
44. Interview: Saudi Arabia’s Arena Group
The Saudi population is very inactive – but the Arena Group has its sights set on changing that, reports Kate Cracknell
52. Talking point: Emotional wellbeing
What more can the fitness sector do to help those suffering with mental health issues?
58. Wellbeing Apps: There’s an app for that
Google Play’s Jeni Fisher shares her personal top five wellbeing apps
62. Interview – Jim Graham:
The former COO of The Gym Group believes there are interesting opportunities ahead for the sector – if it gets things right
66. Software: Bounce bespoke
Software providers are beginning to cater for the specialist needs of the growing trampoline park sector
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
68. Active ageing: Still got it!
Kath Hudson takes a look at a selection of inspiring programmes designed to keep older people active
72. Fitness trends: Trending now
ClubIntel’s Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson on the findings of the 2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
74. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London's Pall Mall chose a high performance Gerflor flooring solution to meet the needs of its popular gym spaces
76. ukactive update: Getting things done
In the first of a two-part series on the evolution of ukactive, the organisation’s executive director Steven Ward looks at what’s changed over recent years
78. IHRSA update: The evolution of Spanish fitness
A new report from MAS highlights the latest stats and growth sectors in the Spanish fitness market
80. Promotional feature: Legend
Halo Leisure has been working with Legend software to transform its customer journeys, identify at-risk members and build stronger relationships with all customer segments
82. Product innovations:
White Studio, Technogym, Styku, Physical Company, Escape and Precor tell us about their latest launches
85. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor launches the Experience Series EFX 800 with Converging CrossRamp
86. Fitness-kit.net: Lock it in
We take a look at the latest new products in the field of changing room lockers
89. Supplier showcase :
Change gym installs eGym to beat off the competition, and Village Hotel Club grows appeal of functional kit by incorporating Physical Company’s APEX programming
96. Research: Gut reaction
Prebiotics and healthy eating can reduce severity of exercise-induced asthma
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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