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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 11
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
3. Editor’s letter: The life in your years
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
New funding will help ensure all children are able swimmers
14. People profile: Geoff Bamber
The CEO of Digme Fitness discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart
16. People profile: Richard Brown
Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager on the re:fresh initiative
18. People profile: Steve Watts
The owner of eActive is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
20. News:
Equinox to launch retreats as brand expands into travel
30. Interview: James Balfour
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
42. Talking point: Gender specific training
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender?
46. Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims
50. ukactive: Shared goals
The Open Active initiative sees ukactive, Sport England, the Open Data Institute and Legend Club Management systems working to enable better data-sharing
52. Wellness: Reimagining ageing
A new report tells us that people should be getting more active as they age, not less. We take a closer look at the facts and why we need to transform perceptions of ageing
58. Promotional feature: Les Mills
How blockbuster fitness became a box office hit
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
62. Flooring: Flooring it
The right gym flooring can put members in the mood to move. We’ve rounded up seven innovative projects that take flooring to the next level
72. Trends: Cryotherapy
While standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130° may sound like a tough sell to your members, cryotherapy is gaining in popularity
76. Research: IHRSA Europe CEO study
IHRSA has released a new report that provides an outlook on the European health club industry from the perspective of the CEOs
78. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Putting our nation’s mental health first
80. Interview: Setting fitness on fire
David Lloyd Leisure has announced the rollout of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. We chat to DLL’s Michelle Dand and Jack Claxton about the new offering
86. Supplier showcase:
Technogym fit out the new SWEAT studio in Debenhams; Ridgeway provides bespoke lockers and furniture to Third Space; and Life Fitness partners with Simply Gym
92. Promotional feature: Fitness Compared
Compare the market, the launch of a fitness kit comparison site
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Fibodo empowers personal trainers and coaches. says Anthony Franklin, while Les Mills CEO Phillip Mills, reveals a new Stages bike
95. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
Evo Bench offers an innovative, flexible training solution that’s ideal for smaller and boutique spaces
97. 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
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
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
feature
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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
feature
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
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

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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 11
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
3. Editor’s letter: The life in your years
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
New funding will help ensure all children are able swimmers
14. People profile: Geoff Bamber
The CEO of Digme Fitness discusses the evolution of his chain of boutique studios, which have technology at their heart
16. People profile: Richard Brown
Blackburn with Darwen’s healthy living and sports manager on the re:fresh initiative
18. People profile: Steve Watts
The owner of eActive is using saltwater floatation pods and cryotherapy to give members a well-rounded experience
20. News:
Equinox to launch retreats as brand expands into travel
30. Interview: James Balfour
Boutique operator 1Rebel is planning an expansion into the Australian market. Co-founder James Balfour tells us all about it
42. Talking point: Gender specific training
Should operators be offering training that’s tailored to each gender?
46. Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims
50. ukactive: Shared goals
The Open Active initiative sees ukactive, Sport England, the Open Data Institute and Legend Club Management systems working to enable better data-sharing
52. Wellness: Reimagining ageing
A new report tells us that people should be getting more active as they age, not less. We take a closer look at the facts and why we need to transform perceptions of ageing
58. Promotional feature: Les Mills
How blockbuster fitness became a box office hit
Health Club Management 2018 issue 11
On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy
62. Flooring: Flooring it
The right gym flooring can put members in the mood to move. We’ve rounded up seven innovative projects that take flooring to the next level
72. Trends: Cryotherapy
While standing for three minutes in a space cooled to minus 130° may sound like a tough sell to your members, cryotherapy is gaining in popularity
76. Research: IHRSA Europe CEO study
IHRSA has released a new report that provides an outlook on the European health club industry from the perspective of the CEOs
78. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Putting our nation’s mental health first
80. Interview: Setting fitness on fire
David Lloyd Leisure has announced the rollout of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. We chat to DLL’s Michelle Dand and Jack Claxton about the new offering
86. Supplier showcase:
Technogym fit out the new SWEAT studio in Debenhams; Ridgeway provides bespoke lockers and furniture to Third Space; and Life Fitness partners with Simply Gym
92. Promotional feature: Fitness Compared
Compare the market, the launch of a fitness kit comparison site
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Fibodo empowers personal trainers and coaches. says Anthony Franklin, while Les Mills CEO Phillip Mills, reveals a new Stages bike
95. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
Evo Bench offers an innovative, flexible training solution that’s ideal for smaller and boutique spaces
97. 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: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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