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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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As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to find out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
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Now in its eighth year, Myzone has established itself as a key player in the fitness industry. We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
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Why does indoor cycling attract so many loyal followers? Abi Harris ask industry innovators how much is down to the instructor and what part the kit has to play
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Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
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Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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Our first trial was in a beer fridge, the second was in an ice factory in Pennsylvania. And after seeing first hand the impact that cooler temperatures made on the fitness experience, we both realized that we were truly onto something much bigger than what we had anticipated - Johnny Adamic, co-founder of Brrrn
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
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
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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

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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
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
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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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