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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
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
Features
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
Features
feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
Features
Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
Features
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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