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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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Talking point
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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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
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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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Trends
Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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People
HCM people

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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HCM people

Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the 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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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the 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
Video Gallery
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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
Diary dates
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