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Health Club Management

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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 2
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
5. Editor’s letter: Fitness is a vital sign
Aerobic fitness is on the verge of inclusion in medical examinations – a huge opportunity for the fitness sector on all fronts, says Kate Cracknell
12. Letters: Write to reply
A duty of care with customers’ data, questions raised over ‘weekend warrior’ data, and opportunities stemming from the new apprenticeship levy
14. People profile: Hilary Farmiloe
We speak to Instructability’s Hilary Farmiloe about ensuring disabled people are represented in the fitness workforce
16. People profiles: Terry Austin
Nuffield’s in-school head of wellbeing on teaching children strategies for physical and mental wellbeing
18. People profiles: Justin McDonell
The chair of the Collective Wellness Group discusses his portfolio of franchise chains and plans for growth
20. News round-up:
Ronaldo launches CR7 gym chain, pop-up fitness café takes exercise as payment, and MINDBODY partners with Google
34. Fitness Foresight 2017:
Mental health, artificial intelligence, meditation spaces and an insect diet. We look at some of the key trends set to impact the sector this year
44. Interview: Saudi Arabia’s Arena Group
The Saudi population is very inactive – but the Arena Group has its sights set on changing that, reports Kate Cracknell
52. Talking point: Emotional wellbeing
What more can the fitness sector do to help those suffering with mental health issues?
58. Wellbeing Apps: There’s an app for that
Google Play’s Jeni Fisher shares her personal top five wellbeing apps
62. Interview – Jim Graham:
The former COO of The Gym Group believes there are interesting opportunities ahead for the sector – if it gets things right
66. Software: Bounce bespoke
Software providers are beginning to cater for the specialist needs of the growing trampoline park sector
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
68. Active ageing: Still got it!
Kath Hudson takes a look at a selection of inspiring programmes designed to keep older people active
72. Fitness trends: Trending now
ClubIntel’s Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson on the findings of the 2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
74. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London's Pall Mall chose a high performance Gerflor flooring solution to meet the needs of its popular gym spaces
76. ukactive update: Getting things done
In the first of a two-part series on the evolution of ukactive, the organisation’s executive director Steven Ward looks at what’s changed over recent years
78. IHRSA update: The evolution of Spanish fitness
A new report from MAS highlights the latest stats and growth sectors in the Spanish fitness market
80. Promotional feature: Legend
Halo Leisure has been working with Legend software to transform its customer journeys, identify at-risk members and build stronger relationships with all customer segments
82. Product innovations:
White Studio, Technogym, Styku, Physical Company, Escape and Precor tell us about their latest launches
85. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor launches the Experience Series EFX 800 with Converging CrossRamp
86. Fitness-kit.net: Lock it in
We take a look at the latest new products in the field of changing room lockers
89. Supplier showcase :
Change gym installs eGym to beat off the competition, and Village Hotel Club grows appeal of functional kit by incorporating Physical Company’s APEX programming
96. Research: Gut reaction
Prebiotics and healthy eating can reduce severity of exercise-induced asthma
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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
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Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
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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?
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
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Company profile: Netpulse
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Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 2
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
5. Editor’s letter: Fitness is a vital sign
Aerobic fitness is on the verge of inclusion in medical examinations – a huge opportunity for the fitness sector on all fronts, says Kate Cracknell
12. Letters: Write to reply
A duty of care with customers’ data, questions raised over ‘weekend warrior’ data, and opportunities stemming from the new apprenticeship levy
14. People profile: Hilary Farmiloe
We speak to Instructability’s Hilary Farmiloe about ensuring disabled people are represented in the fitness workforce
16. People profiles: Terry Austin
Nuffield’s in-school head of wellbeing on teaching children strategies for physical and mental wellbeing
18. People profiles: Justin McDonell
The chair of the Collective Wellness Group discusses his portfolio of franchise chains and plans for growth
20. News round-up:
Ronaldo launches CR7 gym chain, pop-up fitness café takes exercise as payment, and MINDBODY partners with Google
34. Fitness Foresight 2017:
Mental health, artificial intelligence, meditation spaces and an insect diet. We look at some of the key trends set to impact the sector this year
44. Interview: Saudi Arabia’s Arena Group
The Saudi population is very inactive – but the Arena Group has its sights set on changing that, reports Kate Cracknell
52. Talking point: Emotional wellbeing
What more can the fitness sector do to help those suffering with mental health issues?
58. Wellbeing Apps: There’s an app for that
Google Play’s Jeni Fisher shares her personal top five wellbeing apps
62. Interview – Jim Graham:
The former COO of The Gym Group believes there are interesting opportunities ahead for the sector – if it gets things right
66. Software: Bounce bespoke
Software providers are beginning to cater for the specialist needs of the growing trampoline park sector
Health Club Management 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Mohammed Fayez
Mohammed Fayez, CEO of the Arena Group, is on a mission to get Saudi Arabia moving
68. Active ageing: Still got it!
Kath Hudson takes a look at a selection of inspiring programmes designed to keep older people active
72. Fitness trends: Trending now
ClubIntel’s Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson on the findings of the 2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
74. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London's Pall Mall chose a high performance Gerflor flooring solution to meet the needs of its popular gym spaces
76. ukactive update: Getting things done
In the first of a two-part series on the evolution of ukactive, the organisation’s executive director Steven Ward looks at what’s changed over recent years
78. IHRSA update: The evolution of Spanish fitness
A new report from MAS highlights the latest stats and growth sectors in the Spanish fitness market
80. Promotional feature: Legend
Halo Leisure has been working with Legend software to transform its customer journeys, identify at-risk members and build stronger relationships with all customer segments
82. Product innovations:
White Studio, Technogym, Styku, Physical Company, Escape and Precor tell us about their latest launches
85. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor launches the Experience Series EFX 800 with Converging CrossRamp
86. Fitness-kit.net: Lock it in
We take a look at the latest new products in the field of changing room lockers
89. Supplier showcase :
Change gym installs eGym to beat off the competition, and Village Hotel Club grows appeal of functional kit by incorporating Physical Company’s APEX programming
96. Research: Gut reaction
Prebiotics and healthy eating can reduce severity of exercise-induced asthma
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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