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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 118
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Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
Features
Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
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
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
Features
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
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
People
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
People
HCM people

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 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.
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.
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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

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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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