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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 4
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
5. Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
22. People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
24. People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
26. People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
28. News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
41. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
42. Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
50. Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
58. Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
62. Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
68. Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
72. Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
76. Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
82. Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
86. Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
90. Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
92. ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
96. Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
98. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
100. Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
102. Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
105. Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
108. Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
110. Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
116. Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
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HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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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?
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Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
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Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
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Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
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Deloitte UK: Professional services
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Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 4
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
5. Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
22. People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
24. People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
26. People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
28. News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
41. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
42. Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
50. Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
58. Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
62. Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
68. Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
72. Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
76. Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
82. Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
86. Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
90. Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
92. ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
96. Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
98. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
100. Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
102. Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
105. Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
108. Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
110. Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
116. Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
1 - 40 of 120
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: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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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