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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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Latest News
Boutique operator Digme Fitness will open two new studios in London over the next two ...
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A government investment of £1.75bn – to pay 50 per cent of rents across the ...
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Health clubs and gyms in Catalonia have reopened their doors once for a second time, ...
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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 ...
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Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part ...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
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
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
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
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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: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
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 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 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: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
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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