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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 4
Health Club Management 2018 issue 4
On the cover: Martin Seibold
The new CEO of Fitness First Germany discusses his three-stage plan to buy up the competition and prepare the business for sale within the next three years p32
5. Editor’s letter: Here come the franchises
Liz Terry on the boom in franchising
14. People profile: Julian Hitch
The director of wellbeing at healthy fast food chain Leon discusses the company’s wellbeing centre for employees
16. People profile: James Steele
ukactive's new research lead is part of the group charged with the job of revising physical activity guidelines for adults
16. People profile: Darryl Preston
The founder of Core Nation Fitness explains the benefits of setting up group fitness in a rowing club
20. News round-up:
Anytime Fitness opens 4,000th club, the Gym Group posts record profits and Sport England's Active Lives survey shows the growth of HIIT
32. Interview: Martin Seibold
The new CEO of Fitness First Germany discusses his three-stage plan to buy up the competition and prepare the business for sale within the next three years
40. Ask an expert: Functional training
Functional training is growing in popularity, but will it overtake traditional training methods? We open the debate
46. Promotional feature: Technogym
SKILLRUN - delivering an amazing running experience to members
48. Franchising: Fitness franchising
Fitness franchises are piling in to the UK. We take a look at the market
56. Promotional feature: Dyaco
Something for everyone
58. Promotional feature: Tech Potential
New tech is coming down the track which will change the gym experience and improve retention
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike: innovating for a decade
64. Interview: The GO Fit standard
Iberian fitness operator GO Fit is developing a low-cost, personalised gym offering based on the latest exercise science from academia
Health Club Management 2018 issue 4
On the cover: Martin Seibold
The new CEO of Fitness First Germany discusses his three-stage plan to buy up the competition and prepare the business for sale within the next three years p32
74. Ask an expert: All about the beat
We all know music is an integral part of group exercise – guiding and motivating – but just how important is it? And how exactly can we use it to increase participation? We ask the experts
78. Promotional feature: Swimming Nature
Swimming strong
82. Training: Training Europe
New research commissioned by EuropeActive gives us fresh insights into the personal training market in Europe
86. Promotional feature: Willmott Dixon
Construction specialist Willmott Dixon is looking to shake up the way public sector procures leisure facilities, with a new partnership-based approach
93. Preview: Elevate 2018
As the event draws nearer, we take a look at what attendees can expect from Elevate 2018, including conference speakers, seminar topics, exhibitors and award categories
102. Promotional feature: Perfect Gym
Improving retention with AI
104. IHRSA update: Personal approach
Personal training is a hot topic, with a recent study by IHRSA shedding light on how health club members in the US use personal and small group training
108. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Active IQ adds Flair
111. ukactive update: Join the uprising
ukactive CEO Steve Ward discusses the new Active Uprising event, which is set to launch this year in Manchester
113. Supplier showcase: Turn up the heat
ICG partners with Nuffield, Precor proves popular at Anytime Fitness, and FitQuest teams up with The Gym Group
118. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you the latest inspiring innovations, from Polar, Escape, FitQuest and Active IQ
124. Events calendar:
Conference season is in full swing
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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 4
Health Club Management 2018 issue 4
On the cover: Martin Seibold
The new CEO of Fitness First Germany discusses his three-stage plan to buy up the competition and prepare the business for sale within the next three years p32
5. Editor’s letter: Here come the franchises
Liz Terry on the boom in franchising
14. People profile: Julian Hitch
The director of wellbeing at healthy fast food chain Leon discusses the company’s wellbeing centre for employees
16. People profile: James Steele
ukactive's new research lead is part of the group charged with the job of revising physical activity guidelines for adults
16. People profile: Darryl Preston
The founder of Core Nation Fitness explains the benefits of setting up group fitness in a rowing club
20. News round-up:
Anytime Fitness opens 4,000th club, the Gym Group posts record profits and Sport England's Active Lives survey shows the growth of HIIT
32. Interview: Martin Seibold
The new CEO of Fitness First Germany discusses his three-stage plan to buy up the competition and prepare the business for sale within the next three years
40. Ask an expert: Functional training
Functional training is growing in popularity, but will it overtake traditional training methods? We open the debate
46. Promotional feature: Technogym
SKILLRUN - delivering an amazing running experience to members
48. Franchising: Fitness franchising
Fitness franchises are piling in to the UK. We take a look at the market
56. Promotional feature: Dyaco
Something for everyone
58. Promotional feature: Tech Potential
New tech is coming down the track which will change the gym experience and improve retention
62. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike: innovating for a decade
64. Interview: The GO Fit standard
Iberian fitness operator GO Fit is developing a low-cost, personalised gym offering based on the latest exercise science from academia
Health Club Management 2018 issue 4
On the cover: Martin Seibold
The new CEO of Fitness First Germany discusses his three-stage plan to buy up the competition and prepare the business for sale within the next three years p32
74. Ask an expert: All about the beat
We all know music is an integral part of group exercise – guiding and motivating – but just how important is it? And how exactly can we use it to increase participation? We ask the experts
78. Promotional feature: Swimming Nature
Swimming strong
82. Training: Training Europe
New research commissioned by EuropeActive gives us fresh insights into the personal training market in Europe
86. Promotional feature: Willmott Dixon
Construction specialist Willmott Dixon is looking to shake up the way public sector procures leisure facilities, with a new partnership-based approach
93. Preview: Elevate 2018
As the event draws nearer, we take a look at what attendees can expect from Elevate 2018, including conference speakers, seminar topics, exhibitors and award categories
102. Promotional feature: Perfect Gym
Improving retention with AI
104. IHRSA update: Personal approach
Personal training is a hot topic, with a recent study by IHRSA shedding light on how health club members in the US use personal and small group training
108. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Active IQ adds Flair
111. ukactive update: Join the uprising
ukactive CEO Steve Ward discusses the new Active Uprising event, which is set to launch this year in Manchester
113. Supplier showcase: Turn up the heat
ICG partners with Nuffield, Precor proves popular at Anytime Fitness, and FitQuest teams up with The Gym Group
118. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you the latest inspiring innovations, from Polar, Escape, FitQuest and Active IQ
124. Events calendar:
Conference season is in full swing
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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?
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: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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