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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 127
Latest News
Boutique operator Digme Fitness will open two new studios in London over the next two ...
Latest News
A government investment of £1.75bn – to pay 50 per cent of rents across the ...
Latest News
Health clubs and gyms in Catalonia have reopened their doors once for a second time, ...
Latest News
Health clubs, gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres have reopened in Wales – nearly five ...
Latest News
Today (10 August) is the last day for companies to enter the follow-up survey to ...
Latest News
A significant proportion of leisure facilities in England have not reopened since lockdown measures were ...
Latest News
Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part ...
Latest News
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
US stats
52 per cent of members who work out at least 12 times a month said they were ‘very likely’ to return
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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 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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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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