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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 6
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Real-time revolution
Real-time insight into members’ exercise patterns and behaviours will change the industry, says Liz Terry
10. People profile: Zac Purchase
The Olympic rowing champion discusses his new gym – Zacs Fitness – which provides functional training in small groups
12. People profile: Justine Williams
Justine tells us about the Les Mills Born to Move programme, which aims to get children moving
14. People profile: Ian Pickles and Imogen Buxton-Pickles
The founders of iMoves and winners of ukactive's ActiveLab competition on providing PE and dance packages to schools
16. News round-up:
Study finds that heathy obesity is a myth, Hilton launches in-room fitness, record number of gym users reported in the US
27. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s Executive Leadership Forum and ukactive’s Ignite and Flame Conference are both coming up this month
28. Interview: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class talks to Kate Cracknell about new ventures in Moscow and beyond
34. Talking point: Artificial Intelligence
Is AI to be feared or embraced by operators in the health and fitness industry?
38. Research: Growth curve
Who are the biggest, most profitable club operators in Europe? Deloitte reveals all
44. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As a personal trainer for 13 years, James Seilo has worked with all kinds of clients. Since adopting the miha bodytec system, he tells us how it's transformed his mobile PT business
46. Interview David Lloyd:
The health club and sports entrepreneur speaks to Steph Eaves about creating a brand new adventure park concept
50. Research: Dawn of a golden age
The latest figures from The Leisure Database Company show strong growth in the UK the market. David Minton reports
54. Promotional feature: DFC
DFC’s My Payments service is a revolutionary online portal that takes the pain out of gym payments, helping to boost revenue and retention while enabling operators to focus on delivering top quality fitness experiences
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
56. Live Streaming: Streaming big
Live streaming of classes is a hot trend that fitness operators should be embracing, Tom Walker finds out why
62. Fitness: Movement as medicine
Lifestyle brand Bodyism is blurring the lines between fitness and spa in the ultra-luxury sector. Jane Kitchen talks to the company’s founder James Duigan about his loyal tribe of followers
66. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills’ The Trip transforms the group fitness offering at West Wood Club in Dublin
69. ukactive update: A new dawn
ukactive’s newly-appointed CEO, Steve Ward, examines the many exciting opportunities ahead for our sector
70. IHRSA update: Learning from Latin America
A new report from IHRSA gives valuable data on the Latin American fitness market, showing a robust industry made up of 65,000 clubs
72. Ask the Experts: The power of data
Real-time activity data could pave the way for a new era of customer insight. The DataHub currently holds information from 157 health, fitness, sport and leisure operators relating to the visits of seven million individuals
76. Promotional feature: BSW
Flooring is often overlooked as an essential part of a fitness club's 'kit'. German specialist BSW explains how the right flooring can dramatically improve the fitness experience
79. Interiors: Take the floor
Having the right flooring in the right place underpins the whole fitness member experience. Steph Eaves asks the experts to advise on this key purchase for clubs
85. Supplier showcase:
Eastern Leisure Centre in Cardiff gets new state-of-the-art flooring from Gerflor as part of a £6.5m makeover
86. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones looks at some of the most innovative products from FIBO 2017
92. Research: Tackling mental health
A recent report has found that having good cardiorespiratory fitness may cut the risk of death in men who suffer from depression or anxiety by up to half
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 6
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Real-time revolution
Real-time insight into members’ exercise patterns and behaviours will change the industry, says Liz Terry
10. People profile: Zac Purchase
The Olympic rowing champion discusses his new gym – Zacs Fitness – which provides functional training in small groups
12. People profile: Justine Williams
Justine tells us about the Les Mills Born to Move programme, which aims to get children moving
14. People profile: Ian Pickles and Imogen Buxton-Pickles
The founders of iMoves and winners of ukactive's ActiveLab competition on providing PE and dance packages to schools
16. News round-up:
Study finds that heathy obesity is a myth, Hilton launches in-room fitness, record number of gym users reported in the US
27. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s Executive Leadership Forum and ukactive’s Ignite and Flame Conference are both coming up this month
28. Interview: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class talks to Kate Cracknell about new ventures in Moscow and beyond
34. Talking point: Artificial Intelligence
Is AI to be feared or embraced by operators in the health and fitness industry?
38. Research: Growth curve
Who are the biggest, most profitable club operators in Europe? Deloitte reveals all
44. Promotional feature: miha Bodytec
As a personal trainer for 13 years, James Seilo has worked with all kinds of clients. Since adopting the miha bodytec system, he tells us how it's transformed his mobile PT business
46. Interview David Lloyd:
The health club and sports entrepreneur speaks to Steph Eaves about creating a brand new adventure park concept
50. Research: Dawn of a golden age
The latest figures from The Leisure Database Company show strong growth in the UK the market. David Minton reports
54. Promotional feature: DFC
DFC’s My Payments service is a revolutionary online portal that takes the pain out of gym payments, helping to boost revenue and retention while enabling operators to focus on delivering top quality fitness experiences
Health Club Management 2017 issue 6
On the cover: Nikolay Pryanishnikov
The CEO of Russian fitness operator World Class shares his expansion
56. Live Streaming: Streaming big
Live streaming of classes is a hot trend that fitness operators should be embracing, Tom Walker finds out why
62. Fitness: Movement as medicine
Lifestyle brand Bodyism is blurring the lines between fitness and spa in the ultra-luxury sector. Jane Kitchen talks to the company’s founder James Duigan about his loyal tribe of followers
66. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills’ The Trip transforms the group fitness offering at West Wood Club in Dublin
69. ukactive update: A new dawn
ukactive’s newly-appointed CEO, Steve Ward, examines the many exciting opportunities ahead for our sector
70. IHRSA update: Learning from Latin America
A new report from IHRSA gives valuable data on the Latin American fitness market, showing a robust industry made up of 65,000 clubs
72. Ask the Experts: The power of data
Real-time activity data could pave the way for a new era of customer insight. The DataHub currently holds information from 157 health, fitness, sport and leisure operators relating to the visits of seven million individuals
76. Promotional feature: BSW
Flooring is often overlooked as an essential part of a fitness club's 'kit'. German specialist BSW explains how the right flooring can dramatically improve the fitness experience
79. Interiors: Take the floor
Having the right flooring in the right place underpins the whole fitness member experience. Steph Eaves asks the experts to advise on this key purchase for clubs
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92. Research: Tackling mental health
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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
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Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
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Company profile: TRX Training UK
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Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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