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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 131
Latest News
Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, has said exercise and physical activity ...
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Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
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This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
Latest News
Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
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To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
Latest News
Closing gyms and leisure facilities during any possible future lockdown would be "unthinkable", according to ...
Latest News
The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
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Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
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Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
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HCM People
I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
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HCM People
Having someone just feeling comfortable walking into the gym is important
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Sponsored
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym in partnership with Technogym, adding the new Excite Live line, as well as dedicated workout zones
HCM Magazine
Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
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A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
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Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all fitness content is equal
With the launch of 22 SERIES, a pioneering, new cardio line powered by iFit® – the world’s leading on-demand fitness streaming platform – Freemotion Fitness aims to change the way we think about – and deliver – fitness content to truly engage members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all fitness content is equal
With the launch of 22 SERIES, a pioneering, new cardio line powered by iFit® – the world’s leading on-demand fitness streaming platform – Freemotion Fitness aims to change the way we think about – and deliver – fitness content to truly engage members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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