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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 5
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
3. Editor's Letter: Fighting for market share
Competition for the fitness consumer has never been fiercer. Liz Terry argues that in order to thrive we must focus on customer engagement and providing expertise
8. Letters: Write to reply
Work desks at gyms, making clubs more welcoming for people with disabilities, and helping employees fit exercise into their day are topics for debate
10. People profile: Dr Chris Van Tulleken
TV’s Dr Chris Van Tulleken explains the need to make people realise that good health doesn’t come from pills
12. People profile: James Haskell
The England Rugby International tells us about his upcoming cookbook and being a franchisee for functional training brand F45
14. People profile: Helen Macfarlane
Helen Macfarlane, head of active communities at Edinburgh Leisure, tells how the programme changes lives
16. News round-up:
Fitness First Germany launches new concept club, Orangetheory to open 70 UK studios, and Netpulse partners eGym
29. Events calendar:
Cross-sector wellness event Elevate takes place at London’s Excel this month, and SIBEC holds its annual UK event
30. Interview – Sir Muir Gray:
The public health specialist talks to Kate Cracknell about his plans to get GPs in the UK routinely prescribing exercise
34. Talking point: The £1bn Wellness network
The £1bn wellness network Could a network of community wellness hubs change the face of healthcare?
38. In the Media: Hot off the press
What’s the media saying about health and wellness? We bring you the hottest topics
42. Interview – Alexey Kovalev:
The founder of Alex Fitness talks about European expansion, his new low-cost brand, and a goal of one million health club members in Russia by 2023
46. HIIT Programming: HIIT fusion
With HIIT now well established on the club timetable, operators are finding new ways to mix things up with fusion programmes
50. Apprenticeships: Ready, levy, go!
The new Apprenticeship Levy is here, but what does it mean for the fitness sector? Kathryn Selby talks to four experts
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
54. CV Training: Go row
British Rowing’s Helen Rowbotham talks about a new initiative to get more people involved in indoor, gym-based rowing
56. Changing Rooms: Changing expectations
Steph Eaves looks at some of the changing room designs that are having a big impact on member experience
60. Metabolic Assessment: The science of fat loss
Fitness entrepreneur David Barton on why metabolic typing is the future of weight and fat loss in health clubs
62. Leisure Trusts: Going it alone
What’s it like being an independent trust in this challenging financial climate? We talk to three leisure operators to see how they’re surviving and thriving
67. ukactive update: Pride and policy
The physical activity sector is making good progress at Westminster, but there are still battles ahead, says Steven Ward
68. IHRSA update: Looking back at IHRSA 2017
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports on the many highlights of the recent convention and trade show in Los Angeles, US
70. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As one of the world’s most recognised athletic trainers using whole body EMS, Thomas Ott gives recommendations for its proper use in strength training for professional athletes
72. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Leading industry suppliers tell us about their latest health and fitness innovations
78. Studio Equipment: In the studio
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches for fitness studios
81. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent leisure projects from Queenax and Xcite, Wattbike and BXR, and Matrix and the University of Bath
90. Research: Remember to exercise
A new study has found that inactivity puts older people at a higher risk of dementia, on a par with those shown to have a genetic predisposition to the condition
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Features
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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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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
We realised we had a great franchise proposition: a really strong core model and technology platform, excellent data and analytics – we also generate 45 per cent site margins in the UK
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
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
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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

Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 5
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
3. Editor's Letter: Fighting for market share
Competition for the fitness consumer has never been fiercer. Liz Terry argues that in order to thrive we must focus on customer engagement and providing expertise
8. Letters: Write to reply
Work desks at gyms, making clubs more welcoming for people with disabilities, and helping employees fit exercise into their day are topics for debate
10. People profile: Dr Chris Van Tulleken
TV’s Dr Chris Van Tulleken explains the need to make people realise that good health doesn’t come from pills
12. People profile: James Haskell
The England Rugby International tells us about his upcoming cookbook and being a franchisee for functional training brand F45
14. People profile: Helen Macfarlane
Helen Macfarlane, head of active communities at Edinburgh Leisure, tells how the programme changes lives
16. News round-up:
Fitness First Germany launches new concept club, Orangetheory to open 70 UK studios, and Netpulse partners eGym
29. Events calendar:
Cross-sector wellness event Elevate takes place at London’s Excel this month, and SIBEC holds its annual UK event
30. Interview – Sir Muir Gray:
The public health specialist talks to Kate Cracknell about his plans to get GPs in the UK routinely prescribing exercise
34. Talking point: The £1bn Wellness network
The £1bn wellness network Could a network of community wellness hubs change the face of healthcare?
38. In the Media: Hot off the press
What’s the media saying about health and wellness? We bring you the hottest topics
42. Interview – Alexey Kovalev:
The founder of Alex Fitness talks about European expansion, his new low-cost brand, and a goal of one million health club members in Russia by 2023
46. HIIT Programming: HIIT fusion
With HIIT now well established on the club timetable, operators are finding new ways to mix things up with fusion programmes
50. Apprenticeships: Ready, levy, go!
The new Apprenticeship Levy is here, but what does it mean for the fitness sector? Kathryn Selby talks to four experts
Health Club Management 2017 issue 5
On the cover: Sir Muir Gray
The public health specialist on his plans to get GPs routinely prescribing exercise
54. CV Training: Go row
British Rowing’s Helen Rowbotham talks about a new initiative to get more people involved in indoor, gym-based rowing
56. Changing Rooms: Changing expectations
Steph Eaves looks at some of the changing room designs that are having a big impact on member experience
60. Metabolic Assessment: The science of fat loss
Fitness entrepreneur David Barton on why metabolic typing is the future of weight and fat loss in health clubs
62. Leisure Trusts: Going it alone
What’s it like being an independent trust in this challenging financial climate? We talk to three leisure operators to see how they’re surviving and thriving
67. ukactive update: Pride and policy
The physical activity sector is making good progress at Westminster, but there are still battles ahead, says Steven Ward
68. IHRSA update: Looking back at IHRSA 2017
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports on the many highlights of the recent convention and trade show in Los Angeles, US
70. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As one of the world’s most recognised athletic trainers using whole body EMS, Thomas Ott gives recommendations for its proper use in strength training for professional athletes
72. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Leading industry suppliers tell us about their latest health and fitness innovations
78. Studio Equipment: In the studio
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches for fitness studios
81. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent leisure projects from Queenax and Xcite, Wattbike and BXR, and Matrix and the University of Bath
90. Research: Remember to exercise
A new study has found that inactivity puts older people at a higher risk of dementia, on a par with those shown to have a genetic predisposition to the condition
1 - 40 of 130
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
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
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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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