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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 3
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
5. Editor’s letter: Uniting exercisers of all types
Does focusing on differences in exerciser motivation cause more harm than good?
10. People profile: Hannah Behrendt
The Behaviour Insights Team’s senior advisor reveals behaviour modification strategies for getting people active
11. People profile: Ariana Alexander-Sefre
Sweat and Sound’s founder on creating immersive fitness experiences for all ages
12. People profile: Stuart Green
The corrective exercise specialist says poor breathing and movement techniques can lead to serious injury during exercise
14. News round-up:
Blink Fitness signs an NBA star and Pure Gym hits 1m member milestone
26. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym is ready for global expansion and its CEO says it will hit its goal by franchising
34. Ask an expert: Gainfully employed?
We ask industry leaders if it’s time to make PT employment contracts fairer
40. Functional fitness: The prehab trend
Why more clubs are launching injury prevention classes and how you can add this service to your club with minimal effort
46. Promotional feature: Perfect Gym
Improving retention with AI
48. Interview: Jaime Lissavetsky
The president of España Activa Foundation explains how the not-for-profit is addressing Spain’s inactivity problem
52. Promotional feature: eGym
Introducing eGym Premium
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
54. Talking point: Going virtual
Many years have passed since virtual classes first hit the fitness industry, but what are operators doing to keep this offering fresh and attractive to members?
60. Interview: Katy Bowman
Biomechanist and author shares her insight on the impact of today’s increasingly sendentary lifestyles on the human body
66. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We take a close look at the impressive layout and design of the newly renovated Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago
72. Health club software: In-club tech
Our new series explores the latest developments in the world of health club management software
76. FIBO & EHFF preview: FIBO 2018 preview
The leading trade show for fitness, wellness and health returns for another year
81. Supplier showcase: Saving energy
Pure World Energy is delivering energy savings to Bristol and Weymouth leisure centres via its gas microturbine units
82. IHRSA update: Lisa Bodell
Kristen Walsh speaks to IHRSA 2018’s keynote speaker Lisa Bodell about simplification and innovation in business
84. ukactive update: Active lifestyles
ukactive head of public affairs Huw Edwards says it’s time for the NHS to prioritise preventive healthcare
86. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We bring you the industry’s latest fitness products and innovations
92. Events calendar:
Millennial 20/20 and IHRSA 2018 are some of the events taking place this month
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 3
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
5. Editor’s letter: Uniting exercisers of all types
Does focusing on differences in exerciser motivation cause more harm than good?
10. People profile: Hannah Behrendt
The Behaviour Insights Team’s senior advisor reveals behaviour modification strategies for getting people active
11. People profile: Ariana Alexander-Sefre
Sweat and Sound’s founder on creating immersive fitness experiences for all ages
12. People profile: Stuart Green
The corrective exercise specialist says poor breathing and movement techniques can lead to serious injury during exercise
14. News round-up:
Blink Fitness signs an NBA star and Pure Gym hits 1m member milestone
26. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym is ready for global expansion and its CEO says it will hit its goal by franchising
34. Ask an expert: Gainfully employed?
We ask industry leaders if it’s time to make PT employment contracts fairer
40. Functional fitness: The prehab trend
Why more clubs are launching injury prevention classes and how you can add this service to your club with minimal effort
46. Promotional feature: Perfect Gym
Improving retention with AI
48. Interview: Jaime Lissavetsky
The president of España Activa Foundation explains how the not-for-profit is addressing Spain’s inactivity problem
52. Promotional feature: eGym
Introducing eGym Premium
Health Club Management 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Paul Lorimer-Wing
easyGym’s CEO explains why the brand is going global through franchising p26
54. Talking point: Going virtual
Many years have passed since virtual classes first hit the fitness industry, but what are operators doing to keep this offering fresh and attractive to members?
60. Interview: Katy Bowman
Biomechanist and author shares her insight on the impact of today’s increasingly sendentary lifestyles on the human body
66. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We take a close look at the impressive layout and design of the newly renovated Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago
72. Health club software: In-club tech
Our new series explores the latest developments in the world of health club management software
76. FIBO & EHFF preview: FIBO 2018 preview
The leading trade show for fitness, wellness and health returns for another year
81. Supplier showcase: Saving energy
Pure World Energy is delivering energy savings to Bristol and Weymouth leisure centres via its gas microturbine units
82. IHRSA update: Lisa Bodell
Kristen Walsh speaks to IHRSA 2018’s keynote speaker Lisa Bodell about simplification and innovation in business
84. ukactive update: Active lifestyles
ukactive head of public affairs Huw Edwards says it’s time for the NHS to prioritise preventive healthcare
86. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
We bring you the industry’s latest fitness products and innovations
92. Events calendar:
Millennial 20/20 and IHRSA 2018 are some of the events taking place this month
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
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Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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