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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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Active ageing
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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FREE WEBINAR
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This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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
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
1 - 40 of 132
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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