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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 9
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
5. Editor’s letter: Tackling injuries in house
Lauretta Ihonor says gyms should offer sports injury treatments as standard
10. Letters: Write to reply
Is it time to modernise leisure centres?
12. People profile: Ivo Gormley
The founder of the GoodGym explains his concept of doing good while keeping fit
14. People profile: Todd Allen
LIVunLtd’s fitness director wants to reinvent residential gyms
16. People profile: Isabel Van De Keere
The healthtech entrepreneur says gyms could benefit from VR physiotherapy
18. News round-up:
The world’s largest Gold’s Gym opens in Jordan, Xiaomi overtakes Apple in wearables market, NHS backs fitness-focused towns
30. Events calendar:
The BP: Fitness trade show and National Fitness Day take place this month
32. Interview: Nick Coutts
The Fitness Hut CEO talks about disrupting the Portuguese fitness market and giving members more for less
40. Talking point: Too much of a good thing
Is the HIIT trend putting instructors and members at risk of serious injury?
44. Wellbeing: Power napping
Sleep services are being offered by some gyms, but do they really improve poor sleep?
50. Industry trends: Fitness in transit
Stylus’ Laura Swain explores the industry innovations that are making it easier than ever before to keep fit on-the-go
54. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike Cycling Zones will increasingly become a feature at gyms and leisure centres across the country, with Rotherham Leisure Complex one of the first to experience the benefits
56. Interview: Rob Deutsch
The founder of F45 talks about the fitness franchise’s remarkable worldwide growth in just three and a half years
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
60. Promotional feature: Active Network
More Than Child’s Play
62. Ask an expert: Brain power
Kath Hudson asks industry experts if active children perform better
68. Training: Good vibrations
We explore the lesser-known benefits of vibration training according to research, from improved balance to cardiovascular health
72. Technology : Monitoring the pack
Is tracking member activity and performance during group exercise classes always a good thing?
78. Show preview: BP: Fitness Trade Show 2017
On 12-13 September, BP: Fitness will take over the NEC, Birmingham to deliver an exhibition involving over 100 brands, as well as seminars and workshops.
80. Nutrition: Food for thought
Tweaking health club food and beverages can benefit revenue and member health
87. Supplier showcase: Luxury reopening
Cybex kits out Club Baltimore Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in London after an extensive gym redesign
88. IHRSA update: The Global 25 rankings
Patricia Amend rounds up the top 25 gyms and health clubs across the globe
90. ukactive update: National Fitness Day 2017
Steven Ward looks ahead to this year’s event
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest innovations in health and fitness
95. Promotional feature: InBody
Join the millions of professionals that trust InBody, the global leader in the body composition analysis industry
100. Research: Wealthy weekend warriors
A new study suggests that how much you earn influences how much exercise you do and when you do it
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Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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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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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
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
Features
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
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Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
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 9
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
5. Editor’s letter: Tackling injuries in house
Lauretta Ihonor says gyms should offer sports injury treatments as standard
10. Letters: Write to reply
Is it time to modernise leisure centres?
12. People profile: Ivo Gormley
The founder of the GoodGym explains his concept of doing good while keeping fit
14. People profile: Todd Allen
LIVunLtd’s fitness director wants to reinvent residential gyms
16. People profile: Isabel Van De Keere
The healthtech entrepreneur says gyms could benefit from VR physiotherapy
18. News round-up:
The world’s largest Gold’s Gym opens in Jordan, Xiaomi overtakes Apple in wearables market, NHS backs fitness-focused towns
30. Events calendar:
The BP: Fitness trade show and National Fitness Day take place this month
32. Interview: Nick Coutts
The Fitness Hut CEO talks about disrupting the Portuguese fitness market and giving members more for less
40. Talking point: Too much of a good thing
Is the HIIT trend putting instructors and members at risk of serious injury?
44. Wellbeing: Power napping
Sleep services are being offered by some gyms, but do they really improve poor sleep?
50. Industry trends: Fitness in transit
Stylus’ Laura Swain explores the industry innovations that are making it easier than ever before to keep fit on-the-go
54. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike Cycling Zones will increasingly become a feature at gyms and leisure centres across the country, with Rotherham Leisure Complex one of the first to experience the benefits
56. Interview: Rob Deutsch
The founder of F45 talks about the fitness franchise’s remarkable worldwide growth in just three and a half years
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
60. Promotional feature: Active Network
More Than Child’s Play
62. Ask an expert: Brain power
Kath Hudson asks industry experts if active children perform better
68. Training: Good vibrations
We explore the lesser-known benefits of vibration training according to research, from improved balance to cardiovascular health
72. Technology : Monitoring the pack
Is tracking member activity and performance during group exercise classes always a good thing?
78. Show preview: BP: Fitness Trade Show 2017
On 12-13 September, BP: Fitness will take over the NEC, Birmingham to deliver an exhibition involving over 100 brands, as well as seminars and workshops.
80. Nutrition: Food for thought
Tweaking health club food and beverages can benefit revenue and member health
87. Supplier showcase: Luxury reopening
Cybex kits out Club Baltimore Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in London after an extensive gym redesign
88. IHRSA update: The Global 25 rankings
Patricia Amend rounds up the top 25 gyms and health clubs across the globe
90. ukactive update: National Fitness Day 2017
Steven Ward looks ahead to this year’s event
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest innovations in health and fitness
95. Promotional feature: InBody
Join the millions of professionals that trust InBody, the global leader in the body composition analysis industry
100. Research: Wealthy weekend warriors
A new study suggests that how much you earn influences how much exercise you do and when you do it
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
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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