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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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Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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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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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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feature
If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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People
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
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
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Management software
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Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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13 Jun 2020
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Unity Leisure'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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