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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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With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
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Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
We’re trying to help people understand exactly how much effort they need to apply in order to get the best outcome, so they can do it over a long period of time and not burn out. The overall training effect is then much better
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HCM people

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Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness modernises Leiston Leisure Centre in £4m redevelopment
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment designed and implemented by Pulse Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness modernises Leiston Leisure Centre in £4m redevelopment
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment designed and implemented by Pulse Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
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: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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