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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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We wanted to develop a destination which offers everything. People shouldn’t need several memberships to get what they want for their wellness. Eden One brings it all under one roof
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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

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A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
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Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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Independent service & maintenance
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Flooring
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Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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