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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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People
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Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
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Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
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Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Opinion
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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.
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Opinion
promotion
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?
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
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
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
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise 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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