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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 6
Health Club Management 2018 issue 6
On the cover: Les Mills
Celebrating 50 years of passion for fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Focus on property
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
Jenny Patrickson of Active IQ calls for collaboration, rather than competition, in the awarding organisation sector
14. People profile: Louise Parker
The fitness and diet guru, known for her six-week programme, takes her workout and wellness concept to Harrods
16. People profile: Idris Allan
Argos – recently acquired by Sainsbury’s – is making a bid for the home fitness market and using social media influencers to target a younger audience
18. News:
Xponential Fitness begins expansion in the UK; The Gym Group CEO, John Treharne, hands over the reins; and the UK fitness sector is worth £5bn
29. ukactive update: Save the children
Jack Shakespeare, head of ukactive Kids, argues for a collective approach to beating childhood inactivity – a trend that has consequences just as serious as childhood obesity
30. Ask an expert: Get real
Steph Eaves digs into the challenges faced by operators around securing new sites in the current real estate market
36. Interview: Justin Musgrove
Bannatyne is on a roll. Its CEO explains how creating “affordable luxury” has allowed the brand to grow and set its sights on extending into Europe
42. Research: Growth study
The European Health & Fitness Market Report from EuropeActive and Deloitte finds David Lloyd Leisure is the most profitable operator in Europe
48. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym has developed a programme specifically designed to combat diabetes, giving operators the perfect way to attract and assist this segment of the population
50. IHRSA update: Asia Pacific
The latest Asia Pacific research from IHRSA and Deloitte shows significant growth potential for the fitness market in Asia, where penetration rates range widely from 0.15 to 15.3 per cent
54. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Parkwood Leisure and Legend Club Management Systems have collaborated to develop a new Customer Management Module, which combines enterprise-level reporting with membership sales and prospecting functionality to drive revenue
Health Club Management 2018 issue 6
On the cover: Les Mills
Celebrating 50 years of passion for fitness
56. Interview: Les Mills 50th
Three generations of the Mills family talk to HCM to mark their 50 years of passion for fitness and wellbeing
66. Profile: Sebastian Lagree
As a Lagree studio opens at the Nobu Hotel in London, the founder shares his vision of creating a better world for all through wellbeing and health
72. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Now in its 15th year of operation, awarding organisation Active IQ continues to go from strength to strength, supporting the industry with new initiatives and resources
74. Interview: Steel Warriors
The police confiscate a ton of knives in London every month. Pia Fontes and Ben Wintour have set up Steel Warriors, a charity that re-forges them to make urban gyms for the community
79. Supplier showcase: Luxury upgrade
Projects from Safe Space and FitQuest
82. Events calendar:
It’s a busy time for events, with everything from Active Uprising to FIBO China and IHRSA/Fitness Brasil
87. Flooring: Style & substance
Flooring is the foundation of a gym, both in look and feel. We take a look at recent projects that are making an impact
92. Promotional feature: DFC
Maintaining a successful membership strategy can be challenging, but DFC’s revenue management system can save time and money – and help keep members engaged
95. FIBO special: Product Innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you a bumper round-up of the newest products, which were all launched at FIBO 2018
99. Promotional feature: Life Fitness
Life Fitness has launched its first ever club management system, the Halo Fitness Cloud
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Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
People
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
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Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 6
Health Club Management 2018 issue 6
On the cover: Les Mills
Celebrating 50 years of passion for fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Focus on property
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
Jenny Patrickson of Active IQ calls for collaboration, rather than competition, in the awarding organisation sector
14. People profile: Louise Parker
The fitness and diet guru, known for her six-week programme, takes her workout and wellness concept to Harrods
16. People profile: Idris Allan
Argos – recently acquired by Sainsbury’s – is making a bid for the home fitness market and using social media influencers to target a younger audience
18. News:
Xponential Fitness begins expansion in the UK; The Gym Group CEO, John Treharne, hands over the reins; and the UK fitness sector is worth £5bn
29. ukactive update: Save the children
Jack Shakespeare, head of ukactive Kids, argues for a collective approach to beating childhood inactivity – a trend that has consequences just as serious as childhood obesity
30. Ask an expert: Get real
Steph Eaves digs into the challenges faced by operators around securing new sites in the current real estate market
36. Interview: Justin Musgrove
Bannatyne is on a roll. Its CEO explains how creating “affordable luxury” has allowed the brand to grow and set its sights on extending into Europe
42. Research: Growth study
The European Health & Fitness Market Report from EuropeActive and Deloitte finds David Lloyd Leisure is the most profitable operator in Europe
48. Promotional feature: eGym
eGym has developed a programme specifically designed to combat diabetes, giving operators the perfect way to attract and assist this segment of the population
50. IHRSA update: Asia Pacific
The latest Asia Pacific research from IHRSA and Deloitte shows significant growth potential for the fitness market in Asia, where penetration rates range widely from 0.15 to 15.3 per cent
54. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Parkwood Leisure and Legend Club Management Systems have collaborated to develop a new Customer Management Module, which combines enterprise-level reporting with membership sales and prospecting functionality to drive revenue
Health Club Management 2018 issue 6
On the cover: Les Mills
Celebrating 50 years of passion for fitness
56. Interview: Les Mills 50th
Three generations of the Mills family talk to HCM to mark their 50 years of passion for fitness and wellbeing
66. Profile: Sebastian Lagree
As a Lagree studio opens at the Nobu Hotel in London, the founder shares his vision of creating a better world for all through wellbeing and health
72. Promotional feature: Active IQ
Now in its 15th year of operation, awarding organisation Active IQ continues to go from strength to strength, supporting the industry with new initiatives and resources
74. Interview: Steel Warriors
The police confiscate a ton of knives in London every month. Pia Fontes and Ben Wintour have set up Steel Warriors, a charity that re-forges them to make urban gyms for the community
79. Supplier showcase: Luxury upgrade
Projects from Safe Space and FitQuest
82. Events calendar:
It’s a busy time for events, with everything from Active Uprising to FIBO China and IHRSA/Fitness Brasil
87. Flooring: Style & substance
Flooring is the foundation of a gym, both in look and feel. We take a look at recent projects that are making an impact
92. Promotional feature: DFC
Maintaining a successful membership strategy can be challenging, but DFC’s revenue management system can save time and money – and help keep members engaged
95. FIBO special: Product Innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you a bumper round-up of the newest products, which were all launched at FIBO 2018
99. Promotional feature: Life Fitness
Life Fitness has launched its first ever club management system, the Halo Fitness Cloud
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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