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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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2018 issue 10
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
5. Editor’s letter: Real health insurance
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Write to reply: Letters
New research shows the fittertainment trend has benefits for motivation and results
14. People profile: Bear Grylls
The adventurer has invested in BMF – formerly British Military Fitness, but now rebranding and launching into franchising
16. People profile: Kira Mahal
The CEO of Motivate PT is planning to expand beyond London
18. People profile: Darren Sealy
The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
20. News:
Global investment firm KKR acquires The Bay Club chain
30. Talking point: Gymtimidation
How can we ensure people are genuinely welcomed into clubs, to grow market penetration? Our panel debates the issues
34. Profiles: Pihlajalinna
This Finnish health insurer works via a groundbreaking model which rewards the business for keeping people healthy
40. Promotional feature: Fit Quest
Quest for success
42. Report: Active justice
Evidence shows we can transform the lives of young offenders through exercise. Kate Cracknell talks to Rosie Meek
48. Cycling part 2: Cycle forward
In the latest of our reports on the booming cycling market, Steph Eaves looks at bike innovations
52. Promotional feature: Precor
The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, continues its UK expansion, with leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer, Precor, playing an active role in its growth
54. News report: Healthy ageing
Retirement home operator Audley Place is building specialist gyms to keep its customers fit. We look at how people, product and programming are working
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
56. Interview: Andrew Snelling
SIV, the charity which runs activity in Sheffield, has created a fitness membership category which includes mental health support. We talk to the CEO and also SIV delivery partner, Westfield Health
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has a great reputation for working with employers to recruit and retain PTs. Now the company is launching a new programme to take this service to the next level
64. New Kit: Kit Rigs
Rigs are an increasingly popular and space-efficient addition to the gym floor. We take a look at some of the options in our special HCM report
74. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
IHRSA ranks the world’s top fitness operators by revenue growth, unit growth and number of members
79. Supplier showcase :
Projects from Pavigym and Matrix 
82. Profile: Erkki Torn
With a burgeoning fitness chain in the Baltics, the CEO of MyFitness is tackling the low market penetration rates in this part of the world with great success
88. Promotional feature: Legend
Software company Legend reveals how its powerful support division works with operators to drive their operational success via outsourced managed services
90. Software: In-club Tech
Leading health club management software suppliers give insights into their latest releases, plus tech news from around the industry
95. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Technogym SkillBike launches, Precor has a new deal with RunTV, Physical Company extends its Pilates offer with Merrithew and David Lloyd Leisure has a new nutrition partner
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
Myzone is launching a range of new products and services this year, as CEO Dave Wright explains
98. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 129
Latest News
An online fitness community, created by personal trainer and social media influencer, Talilla Henchoz, during ...
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Two functional fitness franchises are continuing their legal battle over a dispute relating to patents. ...
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Xponential Fitness has entered the Saudi Arabian gym market with the launch of five boutique ...
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
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The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
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The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
Latest News
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
Latest News
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
Features
Insight
Exercise & physical activity has a pivotal role to play in bridging the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’
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
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
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
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson 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
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
We have a very mixed demographic, which is something people said would never happen. Someone who earns a minimum wage can be training and socialising alongside a billionaire
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Virtual Revolution: Hutchison Technologies help operators motivate members
Hutchison Technologies virtual solutions are helping operators expand their virtual offering and get motivated members back into the club.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 10
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
5. Editor’s letter: Real health insurance
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Write to reply: Letters
New research shows the fittertainment trend has benefits for motivation and results
14. People profile: Bear Grylls
The adventurer has invested in BMF – formerly British Military Fitness, but now rebranding and launching into franchising
16. People profile: Kira Mahal
The CEO of Motivate PT is planning to expand beyond London
18. People profile: Darren Sealy
The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
20. News:
Global investment firm KKR acquires The Bay Club chain
30. Talking point: Gymtimidation
How can we ensure people are genuinely welcomed into clubs, to grow market penetration? Our panel debates the issues
34. Profiles: Pihlajalinna
This Finnish health insurer works via a groundbreaking model which rewards the business for keeping people healthy
40. Promotional feature: Fit Quest
Quest for success
42. Report: Active justice
Evidence shows we can transform the lives of young offenders through exercise. Kate Cracknell talks to Rosie Meek
48. Cycling part 2: Cycle forward
In the latest of our reports on the booming cycling market, Steph Eaves looks at bike innovations
52. Promotional feature: Precor
The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, continues its UK expansion, with leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer, Precor, playing an active role in its growth
54. News report: Healthy ageing
Retirement home operator Audley Place is building specialist gyms to keep its customers fit. We look at how people, product and programming are working
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
56. Interview: Andrew Snelling
SIV, the charity which runs activity in Sheffield, has created a fitness membership category which includes mental health support. We talk to the CEO and also SIV delivery partner, Westfield Health
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has a great reputation for working with employers to recruit and retain PTs. Now the company is launching a new programme to take this service to the next level
64. New Kit: Kit Rigs
Rigs are an increasingly popular and space-efficient addition to the gym floor. We take a look at some of the options in our special HCM report
74. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
IHRSA ranks the world’s top fitness operators by revenue growth, unit growth and number of members
79. Supplier showcase :
Projects from Pavigym and Matrix 
82. Profile: Erkki Torn
With a burgeoning fitness chain in the Baltics, the CEO of MyFitness is tackling the low market penetration rates in this part of the world with great success
88. Promotional feature: Legend
Software company Legend reveals how its powerful support division works with operators to drive their operational success via outsourced managed services
90. Software: In-club Tech
Leading health club management software suppliers give insights into their latest releases, plus tech news from around the industry
95. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Technogym SkillBike launches, Precor has a new deal with RunTV, Physical Company extends its Pilates offer with Merrithew and David Lloyd Leisure has a new nutrition partner
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
Myzone is launching a range of new products and services this year, as CEO Dave Wright explains
98. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Virtual Revolution: Hutchison Technologies help operators motivate members
Hutchison Technologies virtual solutions are helping operators expand their virtual offering and get motivated members back into the club.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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