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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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The way I see it
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
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People
Operators should start with the home fitness journey, working out how to gain a competitive advantage here, before working out how to dovetail physical visits into this
People
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Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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