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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 2
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
5. Editor’s letter: Maintaining choice while embracing change
Gyms need to prioritise member preference when making wellbeing-focused changes
12. Letters:
Can group exercise classes improve bone health
14. People profile: Tim Benjamin
The ex-Olympic athlete shares his growth plans for the Fitness Space franchise
16. People profile: Neil King
The energié group has appointed a new COO
18. People profile: Dalton Han
POPiN’s co-founder explains how operators can benefit from the pay-per-minute app
20. News round-up:
Nuffield launches aquarium-based classes, fitness app Sweatcoin gets a US$5.7m investment and Viva Gym buys Fitness Hut
31. Events calendar:
The CIMSPA conference, ACSM Team Physician Course take place this month and MoonWalk London in May.
32. Interview: Steen Albrechtslund
Fitness World’s CEO on how health clubs can use retail principles to succeed
40. Talking point: Men in class
We ask industry leaders what can be done to attract more men to group exercise
46. Fitness foresight: Fitness foresight 2018
Discover the fitness trends and concepts we predict will shape the health and fitness sector over the coming years
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
56. Interview: Barbara den Bak
While the boutique fitness scene remains small in the Netherlands, the founder of boutique concept High Studios says she isn’t worried and has high hopes for the sector
62. Ask an expert: A new mid-market?
Independent operators are increasingly creating an affordable and personalised experience for customers. Does this signal a shift in the current market set up?
66. Work place fitness: Fit to work
Tom Walker asks if fitness and sports science principles hold the key to boosting workforce productivity among corporate as well as fitness companies
70. Changing rooms: A neutral stance
We explore if it is time for all gyms and studios to swap single-sex, communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
77. Supplier showcase: Workforce transformation
Technogym kits out Roehampton Club, Legend boosts staff activity levels with Myzone’s gaming technology and Precor equipment takes centre stage in new University of Edinburgh gym
82. ukactive update: Building a generation of global leaders
Steven Ward explains the goals of the Global Active Leaders Programme
84. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2018
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA 2018
86. Fitneess-kit.net: Product Innovation
We round up the latest product launches, including Physical Company’s Surge Storm
92. Research: Fitness personalities
New research suggests that personality determines the type of exercise regime a person will get the most benefit from
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In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from ...
Features
feature
Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
Features
feature
Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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feature
The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
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
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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
People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 2
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
5. Editor’s letter: Maintaining choice while embracing change
Gyms need to prioritise member preference when making wellbeing-focused changes
12. Letters:
Can group exercise classes improve bone health
14. People profile: Tim Benjamin
The ex-Olympic athlete shares his growth plans for the Fitness Space franchise
16. People profile: Neil King
The energié group has appointed a new COO
18. People profile: Dalton Han
POPiN’s co-founder explains how operators can benefit from the pay-per-minute app
20. News round-up:
Nuffield launches aquarium-based classes, fitness app Sweatcoin gets a US$5.7m investment and Viva Gym buys Fitness Hut
31. Events calendar:
The CIMSPA conference, ACSM Team Physician Course take place this month and MoonWalk London in May.
32. Interview: Steen Albrechtslund
Fitness World’s CEO on how health clubs can use retail principles to succeed
40. Talking point: Men in class
We ask industry leaders what can be done to attract more men to group exercise
46. Fitness foresight: Fitness foresight 2018
Discover the fitness trends and concepts we predict will shape the health and fitness sector over the coming years
Health Club Management 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Barbara Den Bak
Meet the woman taking boutique fitness in the Netherlands to new heights
56. Interview: Barbara den Bak
While the boutique fitness scene remains small in the Netherlands, the founder of boutique concept High Studios says she isn’t worried and has high hopes for the sector
62. Ask an expert: A new mid-market?
Independent operators are increasingly creating an affordable and personalised experience for customers. Does this signal a shift in the current market set up?
66. Work place fitness: Fit to work
Tom Walker asks if fitness and sports science principles hold the key to boosting workforce productivity among corporate as well as fitness companies
70. Changing rooms: A neutral stance
We explore if it is time for all gyms and studios to swap single-sex, communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
77. Supplier showcase: Workforce transformation
Technogym kits out Roehampton Club, Legend boosts staff activity levels with Myzone’s gaming technology and Precor equipment takes centre stage in new University of Edinburgh gym
82. ukactive update: Building a generation of global leaders
Steven Ward explains the goals of the Global Active Leaders Programme
84. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2018
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the upcoming IHRSA 2018
86. Fitneess-kit.net: Product Innovation
We round up the latest product launches, including Physical Company’s Surge Storm
92. Research: Fitness personalities
New research suggests that personality determines the type of exercise regime a person will get the most benefit from
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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