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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.

Click here to view our features list

2017 issue 7
Health Club Management 2017 issue 7
On the cover: Ryan Crabbe
Hilton’s Senior Wellness Director on its new fitness concept with 200 in-room workouts
3. Editor’s letter: Sticking to the facts
When it comes to communicating the value of activity initiatives, our sector must avoid overstating the facts, as this may undermine our credibility, says Lauretta Ihonor
8. People profile: Perri Shakes-Drayton
The Olympic athlete talks about why Zumba's new workout – STRONG by Zumba – appealed to her
10. People profile: Kirk Vallis
The creative leader, coach and behaviour change agent on how the fitness sector can create a powerful culture of innovation
12. People profile: Alan Shearer
The star football pundit describes how he came to invest in the Speedflex system and why he believes it's a great workout
14. News round-up:
Gym Group membership breaks 500,000 mark
26. Events calendar:
A preview of key health and fitness events around the world for the year ahead
28. Interview: Simon Flint
The new CEO of Evolution Wellness on creating a fitness giant in Asia
34. Talking Point: The fat and fit myth
New research shows it’s impossible to be fat but fit. What does this mean for gyms?
38. IHRSA update: World of fitness
IHRSA’s Kirsten Walsh analyses the key findings from the 2017 IHRSA Global Report
43. Supplier showcase: Tower of strength
Technogym kits out Towers Health & Racquets club with state-of-art equipment
44. Top Team: A new TRIB3
Kath Hudson talks to the team behind new boutique HIIT studio TRIB3 about their plans to open 1000 clubs worldwide
Health Club Management 2017 issue 7
On the cover: Ryan Crabbe
Hilton’s Senior Wellness Director on its new fitness concept with 200 in-room workouts
50. Profile: Ryan Crabbe
Hilton’s Senior Director for wellness speaks to Jane Kitchen about new in-room fitness concept
54. Promotional feature: Xn Leisure
Xn Leisure is revolutionising the physical activity sector by helping operators unlock the power of their activity data
57. Ask the Experts: Treadmill running
Industry experts on how offering in-gym gait analysis can help prevent treadmill injuries
62. New Opening: Luxe London
DLL’s new Kensington Harbour Club
70. Interview: Princess Sara bint Mohammed bin Naif
The princess behind Saudi Arabia’s new women-only health club chain
77. ukactive: Brexit Britain
Huw Edwards looks at the opportunities for our sector as Brexit negotiations begin
78. Technology: Easy Money
Businesses in the fitness sector have a lot to gain by tapping into the full potential of online mobile and cashless payment systems
83. fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones explores the latest innovative products, including Myzone’s new streaming service. AdGen’s digital signage and Escape’s interactive platform
90. Research: Catching a run
New research shows exercise is contagious, particularly for men, and that networks of friends can influence people’s exercise habits
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The physical activity sector is in need of bespoke and substantial financial support in order ...
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Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive ...
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Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being ...
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Sign the petition by clicking here. HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition ...
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The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty ...
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Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators ...
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Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room ...
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Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
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Research
Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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Supplier showcase
Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
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Opinion
Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
HCM Magazine
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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Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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 7
Health Club Management 2017 issue 7
On the cover: Ryan Crabbe
Hilton’s Senior Wellness Director on its new fitness concept with 200 in-room workouts
3. Editor’s letter: Sticking to the facts
When it comes to communicating the value of activity initiatives, our sector must avoid overstating the facts, as this may undermine our credibility, says Lauretta Ihonor
8. People profile: Perri Shakes-Drayton
The Olympic athlete talks about why Zumba's new workout – STRONG by Zumba – appealed to her
10. People profile: Kirk Vallis
The creative leader, coach and behaviour change agent on how the fitness sector can create a powerful culture of innovation
12. People profile: Alan Shearer
The star football pundit describes how he came to invest in the Speedflex system and why he believes it's a great workout
14. News round-up:
Gym Group membership breaks 500,000 mark
26. Events calendar:
A preview of key health and fitness events around the world for the year ahead
28. Interview: Simon Flint
The new CEO of Evolution Wellness on creating a fitness giant in Asia
34. Talking Point: The fat and fit myth
New research shows it’s impossible to be fat but fit. What does this mean for gyms?
38. IHRSA update: World of fitness
IHRSA’s Kirsten Walsh analyses the key findings from the 2017 IHRSA Global Report
43. Supplier showcase: Tower of strength
Technogym kits out Towers Health & Racquets club with state-of-art equipment
44. Top Team: A new TRIB3
Kath Hudson talks to the team behind new boutique HIIT studio TRIB3 about their plans to open 1000 clubs worldwide
Health Club Management 2017 issue 7
On the cover: Ryan Crabbe
Hilton’s Senior Wellness Director on its new fitness concept with 200 in-room workouts
50. Profile: Ryan Crabbe
Hilton’s Senior Director for wellness speaks to Jane Kitchen about new in-room fitness concept
54. Promotional feature: Xn Leisure
Xn Leisure is revolutionising the physical activity sector by helping operators unlock the power of their activity data
57. Ask the Experts: Treadmill running
Industry experts on how offering in-gym gait analysis can help prevent treadmill injuries
62. New Opening: Luxe London
DLL’s new Kensington Harbour Club
70. Interview: Princess Sara bint Mohammed bin Naif
The princess behind Saudi Arabia’s new women-only health club chain
77. ukactive: Brexit Britain
Huw Edwards looks at the opportunities for our sector as Brexit negotiations begin
78. Technology: Easy Money
Businesses in the fitness sector have a lot to gain by tapping into the full potential of online mobile and cashless payment systems
83. fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones explores the latest innovative products, including Myzone’s new streaming service. AdGen’s digital signage and Escape’s interactive platform
90. Research: Catching a run
New research shows exercise is contagious, particularly for men, and that networks of friends can influence people’s exercise habits
1 - 40 of 132
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: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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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