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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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Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
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Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
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Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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