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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 119
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Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
Features
FIBO China
Jak Phillips went to FIBO China and filed this report
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
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
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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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feature
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
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
Features
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
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
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
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.
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: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
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Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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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
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
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.
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: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness 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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