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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 5
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
5. Editor’s letter: An upward trend
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
13. Letters: Write to reply
Exercise as Medicine degrees are launching – who will pay for these high-level services?
14. People profile: Maria Sharapova
The grand slam champion is launching a fitness design business with Dan Meis
16. People profile: Bryce Hastings
The head of research at Les Mills explains his latest research into calorie burn
18. People profile: John Steele
Loughborough is getting a hotel with altitude bedrooms: get fit while you sleep
20. News round-up:
Deloitte’s European Fitness market report. W Hotels’ new fitness weekend and zingfit’s boutique survey insights
32. Interview: John Treharne
The CEO of the UK’s only listed fitness business on producing record results
38. Ask an expert: Depression
The average age of onset for depression is now 14. Can exercise turn the tide?
42. Feature: Road trip
David Minton reports from California on the latest fitness concepts
48. News report: Fuelling fitness
What will we do with petrol stations once renewables have taken over? Turn them into fitness hubs, say Gensler and Reebok
50. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor has responded to customer requests and introduced striking new colours for its cardiovascular and strength equipment
52. Interview: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox talks to Kate Cracknell about breaking the rules, innovation in fitness concepts and spending £39m on growth
62. News report: e-skin
Tokyo University says a flexible, wireless skin display giving real-time biometric data will soon be available
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
66. Training: Mix HIIT up
HIIT is evolving and being combined with other disciplines (HIIT plus a sound bath anyone?). Kath Hudson investigates
72. Interview: Susan Dyson
The co-founder of HiitGirl was inspired by consumer wellness brands to create a boutique HIIT studio for busy women
76. News report: FirstLight
Mark Anthony’s new boutique studio has sunlight simulation as its USP
79. Supplier showcase: Wattbike
This month, the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester welcomes the arrival of 12 brand new Wattbikes, as UK sales manager Steve Marshall explains
80. IHRSA update: Active Careers
IHRSA’s career and US salary research
84. Promotional feature: Legend
Industry software provider has been investing in R&D since 2002 to underpin the success of its clients
88. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you the latest inspiring innovations and new launches, from Technogym, Dyaco, Les Mills, Physical Company and EXF Fitness
89. Promotional feature: Technogym
Performance training will be revolutionised by the new Technogym SKILLBIKE
91. Promotional feature: Dyaco
UFC commercial range offers gyms a brand “synonymous with elite-level performance”
93. Design: Changing places
They’re one of the main reasons people join [and leave] a gym. We give a run down on the latest changing room design
97. Directory:
Get connected to industry suppliers
100. Events Calendar:
It’s a busy month for events, with everything from Active Uprising to Elevate and SIBEC. Check out what’s on
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Corporate wellness
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
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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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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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
Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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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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People
One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
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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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Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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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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Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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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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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 5
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
5. Editor’s letter: An upward trend
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
13. Letters: Write to reply
Exercise as Medicine degrees are launching – who will pay for these high-level services?
14. People profile: Maria Sharapova
The grand slam champion is launching a fitness design business with Dan Meis
16. People profile: Bryce Hastings
The head of research at Les Mills explains his latest research into calorie burn
18. People profile: John Steele
Loughborough is getting a hotel with altitude bedrooms: get fit while you sleep
20. News round-up:
Deloitte’s European Fitness market report. W Hotels’ new fitness weekend and zingfit’s boutique survey insights
32. Interview: John Treharne
The CEO of the UK’s only listed fitness business on producing record results
38. Ask an expert: Depression
The average age of onset for depression is now 14. Can exercise turn the tide?
42. Feature: Road trip
David Minton reports from California on the latest fitness concepts
48. News report: Fuelling fitness
What will we do with petrol stations once renewables have taken over? Turn them into fitness hubs, say Gensler and Reebok
50. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor has responded to customer requests and introduced striking new colours for its cardiovascular and strength equipment
52. Interview: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox talks to Kate Cracknell about breaking the rules, innovation in fitness concepts and spending £39m on growth
62. News report: e-skin
Tokyo University says a flexible, wireless skin display giving real-time biometric data will soon be available
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
66. Training: Mix HIIT up
HIIT is evolving and being combined with other disciplines (HIIT plus a sound bath anyone?). Kath Hudson investigates
72. Interview: Susan Dyson
The co-founder of HiitGirl was inspired by consumer wellness brands to create a boutique HIIT studio for busy women
76. News report: FirstLight
Mark Anthony’s new boutique studio has sunlight simulation as its USP
79. Supplier showcase: Wattbike
This month, the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester welcomes the arrival of 12 brand new Wattbikes, as UK sales manager Steve Marshall explains
80. IHRSA update: Active Careers
IHRSA’s career and US salary research
84. Promotional feature: Legend
Industry software provider has been investing in R&D since 2002 to underpin the success of its clients
88. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you the latest inspiring innovations and new launches, from Technogym, Dyaco, Les Mills, Physical Company and EXF Fitness
89. Promotional feature: Technogym
Performance training will be revolutionised by the new Technogym SKILLBIKE
91. Promotional feature: Dyaco
UFC commercial range offers gyms a brand “synonymous with elite-level performance”
93. Design: Changing places
They’re one of the main reasons people join [and leave] a gym. We give a run down on the latest changing room design
97. Directory:
Get connected to industry suppliers
100. Events Calendar:
It’s a busy month for events, with everything from Active Uprising to Elevate and SIBEC. Check out what’s on
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: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
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: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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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