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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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Active IQ optimised lockdown to create new opportunities for students and stakeholders
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We look at how you can unlock hidden value in your operation with a complete end-to-end leisure management solution
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Gympass added personal training to its platform during the lockdown and has now delivered 30,000 sessions globally
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During the COVID-19 enforced lockdown, Club Kingswood, an independent 2,800-member multi-activity club in Essex, froze all its gym memberships with no charge, uncertain of what the effect would be on the future of its membership
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Simon Harling explains how exercise professionals can ensure a safe return to exercise for post-COVID patients
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Volution worked with Anytime Fitness Asia to enable the company to minimise the impact of the pandemic
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Talking Point
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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People
The reopening of the industry, encouraging confidence in consumers and maintaining business is a collective responsibility
People
We believe affordable fitness will be a very substantial part of all significant gym and fitness markets in the future
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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
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
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Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
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Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Skincare
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Wearable technology solutions
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Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
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
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

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 130
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
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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