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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 8
Health Club Management 2017 issue 8
On the cover: Hilary and Robert Rowland
Boom Cycle's founders chart their road to boutique indoor cycling success
3. Editor’s letter: Turning threat into opportunity
Encouraging outdoor and at-home workouts can benefit operators, says Lauretta Ihonor
8. Letters: Write to reply
Women-only areas should be considered a vital addition to gyms, rather than a ‘nice to have’ extra
10. People profile: Amanda Al-Masri
Equinox’s head of spa services says wellness is a big focus for the fitness brand
12. People profile: Martin Gibala
The creator of the 'one minute workout' on the benefits of short duration exercise
14. People profile: Brian Chappon
A boutique fitness studio is coming to Heathrow Airport. Its founder tells all
16. News round-up:
Elevate wins trade show award
26. Events calendar: Events calendar
A preview of key health and fitness events around the world for the year ahead
28. Interview: Alun Peacock
The MD of JD Gyms shares details of the next phase of the brand’s expansion
34. Talking Point: Ahead of the game
Are gyms and health clubs at risk of being overtaken by the latest sophisticated home workout offerings?
38. Promotional feature: Legend and Serco a ten-year evolution
The leisure client and software provider who became long-term technology and business partners
40. Industry trends: Growth opportunity
Mintel’s private sector health and fitness club report shows the sector is growing
44. Interview: Hilary and Robert Rowland
The founders of Boom Cycle share the realities of creating an indoor cycling chain
48. Promotional feature: MIHA BODYTEC
Setting up shop with EMS
50. Ask the Experts: Fitter with age
Kath Hudson asks the experts what health clubs can do to provide the most effective exercise programmes for older adults
54. Interview: Jonathan Sattin
Triyoga’s founder on growing a yoga startup into a lifestyle centre of excellence
Health Club Management 2017 issue 8
On the cover: Hilary and Robert Rowland
Boom Cycle's founders chart their road to boutique indoor cycling success
60. Technology: Shape of the future
Could body scanners be the secret to keeping gym-goers engaged and motivated?
64. Promotional feature: British Gas
As large consumers of power, how can sport and leisure operators buy wisely, manage their consumption and even generate their own energy on-site?
66. Indoor rowing: Row right
Steph Eaves explores how gyms can prevent member injuries on rowing machines
72. promotional feature: A strong by Zumba
Need a new HIIT? Get STRONG
74. Indoor cycling: In the zone
Indoor cycling experts give their top tips for maximising rider experience and retention
78. Consumer insights: Taking action
The annual HAFOS report shows a change in public attitudes towards physical activity
83. Local authority: Local luxury
Local authority clubs are adding spa services
87. Supplier showcase: Multiple benefits
Premier Software provides a multi-site management system for English Lakes Hotels
88. IHRSA update: European Congress 2017
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA European Congress 2017.
90. ukactive: A new age
It’s time to embrace data, says Steve Ward
91. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Simplifying the science
92. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We round up the latest product launches
98. Research: Strengthen your health
New research shows that small amounts of strength training reduce heart disease risk
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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?
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
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Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
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Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 8
Health Club Management 2017 issue 8
On the cover: Hilary and Robert Rowland
Boom Cycle's founders chart their road to boutique indoor cycling success
3. Editor’s letter: Turning threat into opportunity
Encouraging outdoor and at-home workouts can benefit operators, says Lauretta Ihonor
8. Letters: Write to reply
Women-only areas should be considered a vital addition to gyms, rather than a ‘nice to have’ extra
10. People profile: Amanda Al-Masri
Equinox’s head of spa services says wellness is a big focus for the fitness brand
12. People profile: Martin Gibala
The creator of the 'one minute workout' on the benefits of short duration exercise
14. People profile: Brian Chappon
A boutique fitness studio is coming to Heathrow Airport. Its founder tells all
16. News round-up:
Elevate wins trade show award
26. Events calendar: Events calendar
A preview of key health and fitness events around the world for the year ahead
28. Interview: Alun Peacock
The MD of JD Gyms shares details of the next phase of the brand’s expansion
34. Talking Point: Ahead of the game
Are gyms and health clubs at risk of being overtaken by the latest sophisticated home workout offerings?
38. Promotional feature: Legend and Serco a ten-year evolution
The leisure client and software provider who became long-term technology and business partners
40. Industry trends: Growth opportunity
Mintel’s private sector health and fitness club report shows the sector is growing
44. Interview: Hilary and Robert Rowland
The founders of Boom Cycle share the realities of creating an indoor cycling chain
48. Promotional feature: MIHA BODYTEC
Setting up shop with EMS
50. Ask the Experts: Fitter with age
Kath Hudson asks the experts what health clubs can do to provide the most effective exercise programmes for older adults
54. Interview: Jonathan Sattin
Triyoga’s founder on growing a yoga startup into a lifestyle centre of excellence
Health Club Management 2017 issue 8
On the cover: Hilary and Robert Rowland
Boom Cycle's founders chart their road to boutique indoor cycling success
60. Technology: Shape of the future
Could body scanners be the secret to keeping gym-goers engaged and motivated?
64. Promotional feature: British Gas
As large consumers of power, how can sport and leisure operators buy wisely, manage their consumption and even generate their own energy on-site?
66. Indoor rowing: Row right
Steph Eaves explores how gyms can prevent member injuries on rowing machines
72. promotional feature: A strong by Zumba
Need a new HIIT? Get STRONG
74. Indoor cycling: In the zone
Indoor cycling experts give their top tips for maximising rider experience and retention
78. Consumer insights: Taking action
The annual HAFOS report shows a change in public attitudes towards physical activity
83. Local authority: Local luxury
Local authority clubs are adding spa services
87. Supplier showcase: Multiple benefits
Premier Software provides a multi-site management system for English Lakes Hotels
88. IHRSA update: European Congress 2017
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA European Congress 2017.
90. ukactive: A new age
It’s time to embrace data, says Steve Ward
91. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Simplifying the science
92. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We round up the latest product launches
98. Research: Strengthen your health
New research shows that small amounts of strength training reduce heart disease risk
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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?
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: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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