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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 127
Latest News
Industry body ukactive has launched an Independent Operators' Steering Group, catering for members who run ...
Latest News
The UK's fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following ...
Latest News
HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be ...
Latest News
Interest in gym reopening in England is reaching fever pitch, with an announcement expected any ...
Latest News
Exercising increases levels of a protein hormone secreted by the bones which has a powerful ...
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A free-to-access training platform has launched to help the sport and fitness workforce confidently return ...
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Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has ...
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Fitness equipment firm Nautilus Inc is looking for a buyer for its commercial equipment brand ...
Features
feature
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Features
Partner briefing
BMF, the outdoor fitness franchise company co-owned by Bear Grylls, is launching a £1m initiative designed to offer financial support to PTs and exercise professionals in getting back to work after the lockdown
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
feature
As the health and fitness industry gears up for reopening, Caroline Constantine, MD of Right Directions, shares critical guidance about safe operating procedures
Features
Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
Features
Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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