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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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Features
Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
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Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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People
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
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Fitness software
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Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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21-23 Jan 2020
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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13 Jun 2020
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Unity Leisure'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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