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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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Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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