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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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Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
Features
Promotional feature
As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to find out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
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Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
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New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
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Promotional feature
When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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Cycling
Why does indoor cycling attract so many loyal followers? Abi Harris ask industry innovators how much is down to the instructor and what part the kit has to play
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People
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People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
People
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We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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,
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, 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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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,
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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