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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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Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why ...
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
Features
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
Features
feature
If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
Features
Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
Features
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
Features
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
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Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
Features
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Opinion
promotion
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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

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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Opinion
promotion
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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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