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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
1 - 40 of 129
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Features
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The CRF test can function like an initial risk assessment, and can be used as part of a strategy of prevention
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As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
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SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
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A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
Features
People
We’re getting high usage: typically 2,000 visits a day. We’ve already celebrated our millionth member visit
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
Overall, it’s about creating something a little less efficient, a little more fun. Somewhere you can lose yourself for a couple of hours
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
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 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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
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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