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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 3
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
5. Editor’s letter: Join the meditation club
A new breed of boutique studio is showing how meditation and mindfulness can be packaged in a way that engages today’s consumer, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
The quest for open data in the fitness sector, the acquisition of REPs, and the impact body scanners may have on health outcomes are topics for discussion
14. People profile: Julie Creffield
The founder of Too Fat to Run tells how her personal blog turned into a business with 40,000 followers
15. People profile: Dr Nick Cavill
Public health expert Dr Nick Cavill discusses the best ways to help people get active
16. People profile: Dr Paul McCarthy
Sports psychologist Dr Paul McCarthy on the importance of understanding our thoughts and emotions when exercising
18. News round-up:
Dance exercise classes at New York’s Met, JD Gyms expands by 25 per cent and Wexer partners with Move 123
31. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide
32. Interview – Greg Oliver:
The CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant tells Kate Cracknell about plans to make Fitness First Australia a 24/7 operation
36. Talking point: Personal boundaries
How can you be sure that members of both genders, and all ages, feel completely comfortable in your gym? We ask our panel
40. Mystery Shopper: Premium McFIT
Our mystery shoppers give their verdict on John Reed and Cyberobics, the new premium brands from McFIT
46. Meditation: Brain gyms
A new breed of meditation studio in the US is offering drop-in sessions for people wanting to take time out from their stressful lives. Is this set to become a global trend?
52. Mind-Body: The pull of pilates
Pilates has blossomed since its creation in the early 1900s. We talk to leading providers about what to expect next
56. Human Resources: Getting engaged
Passionate and committed employees have a direct impact on your bottom line. So how can operators best drive engagement levels across their team?
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
60. Social Media: Social psychology
Xercise4Less topped the social media charts in a recent industry survey. Its social media guru Joe Hall shares his tips
62. Online Fitness: Taking it home
Tom Walker reports on the array of virtual exercise apps that are taking fitness beyond the four walls of the gym
66. Interview – Peter Woods:
Boutique studio operator Barrecore is looking to rapidly grow in the UK and Europe. We talk to its new CEO
68. Functional training: Putting the fun in functional
As functional training grows in popularity, operators are investing in ever-more eye-catching zones for their clubs
72. Architecture & Design: Shake, rattle & roll
How much consideration do you give to potential vibration and noise issues when building a gym? Martin McNulty reports
76. ukactive update: Making an impact
Executive director Steven Ward outlines ukactive’s focus for the next few years
78. IHRSA update: Relationship revolution
Tech has sparked a relationship revolution, says IHRSA 2017 speaker Seth Mattison
80. FIBO & EHFF Preview: FIBO & EHFF 2017
We look ahead to trade show FIBO and the European Health and Fitness Forum, which take place in Cologne in April
85. Fitness-kit.net: A stimulating subject
The latest product news from the world of EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation)
87. Supplier showcase:
SWEAT! Gyms installs Safe Space Lockers, Solan Fitness chooses Cybex, and Pure World Energy delivers savings for 1Life
96. Research: A labour of love
Exercise during pregnancy may protect children from disease later in life, according to a recent study from the US
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 3
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
5. Editor’s letter: Join the meditation club
A new breed of boutique studio is showing how meditation and mindfulness can be packaged in a way that engages today’s consumer, says Kate Cracknell
11. Letters: Write to reply
The quest for open data in the fitness sector, the acquisition of REPs, and the impact body scanners may have on health outcomes are topics for discussion
14. People profile: Julie Creffield
The founder of Too Fat to Run tells how her personal blog turned into a business with 40,000 followers
15. People profile: Dr Nick Cavill
Public health expert Dr Nick Cavill discusses the best ways to help people get active
16. People profile: Dr Paul McCarthy
Sports psychologist Dr Paul McCarthy on the importance of understanding our thoughts and emotions when exercising
18. News round-up:
Dance exercise classes at New York’s Met, JD Gyms expands by 25 per cent and Wexer partners with Move 123
31. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide
32. Interview – Greg Oliver:
The CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant tells Kate Cracknell about plans to make Fitness First Australia a 24/7 operation
36. Talking point: Personal boundaries
How can you be sure that members of both genders, and all ages, feel completely comfortable in your gym? We ask our panel
40. Mystery Shopper: Premium McFIT
Our mystery shoppers give their verdict on John Reed and Cyberobics, the new premium brands from McFIT
46. Meditation: Brain gyms
A new breed of meditation studio in the US is offering drop-in sessions for people wanting to take time out from their stressful lives. Is this set to become a global trend?
52. Mind-Body: The pull of pilates
Pilates has blossomed since its creation in the early 1900s. We talk to leading providers about what to expect next
56. Human Resources: Getting engaged
Passionate and committed employees have a direct impact on your bottom line. So how can operators best drive engagement levels across their team?
Health Club Management 2017 issue 3
On the cover: Greg Oliver
Greg Oliver, CEO of Australia’s new fitness giant discusses his bold plans for growth
60. Social Media: Social psychology
Xercise4Less topped the social media charts in a recent industry survey. Its social media guru Joe Hall shares his tips
62. Online Fitness: Taking it home
Tom Walker reports on the array of virtual exercise apps that are taking fitness beyond the four walls of the gym
66. Interview – Peter Woods:
Boutique studio operator Barrecore is looking to rapidly grow in the UK and Europe. We talk to its new CEO
68. Functional training: Putting the fun in functional
As functional training grows in popularity, operators are investing in ever-more eye-catching zones for their clubs
72. Architecture & Design: Shake, rattle & roll
How much consideration do you give to potential vibration and noise issues when building a gym? Martin McNulty reports
76. ukactive update: Making an impact
Executive director Steven Ward outlines ukactive’s focus for the next few years
78. IHRSA update: Relationship revolution
Tech has sparked a relationship revolution, says IHRSA 2017 speaker Seth Mattison
80. FIBO & EHFF Preview: FIBO & EHFF 2017
We look ahead to trade show FIBO and the European Health and Fitness Forum, which take place in Cologne in April
85. Fitness-kit.net: A stimulating subject
The latest product news from the world of EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation)
87. Supplier showcase:
SWEAT! Gyms installs Safe Space Lockers, Solan Fitness chooses Cybex, and Pure World Energy delivers savings for 1Life
96. Research: A labour of love
Exercise during pregnancy may protect children from disease later in life, according to a recent study from the US
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Opinion
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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