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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
feature
We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
Features
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
Features
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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