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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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Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
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People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
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Opinion
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30-31 Oct 2019
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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