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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 4
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
5. Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
22. People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
24. People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
26. People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
28. News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
41. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
42. Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
50. Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
58. Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
62. Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
68. Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
72. Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
76. Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
82. Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
86. Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
90. Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
92. ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
96. Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
98. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
100. Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
102. Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
105. Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
108. Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
110. Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
116. Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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.
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Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
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Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa 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 4
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
5. Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
17. Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
22. People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
24. People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
26. People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
28. News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
41. Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
42. Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
50. Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
58. Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
62. Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
68. Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
72. Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
76. Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
Health Club Management 2017 issue 4
On the cover: THE McFit Global Group
The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
82. Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
86. Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
90. Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
92. ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
96. Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
98. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
100. Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
102. Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
105. Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
108. Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
110. Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
116. Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
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
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa 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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