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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 8
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
3. Editor’s letter: Fittertainment
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
10. People profile: Edel Wigan
The co-founder of Flying Fantastic talks about bringing the flying circus school concept to London from Buenos Aires
12. People profile: Tom Kemp
The founder of Farm Fitness is passionate about sharing the benefits of outdoor exercise. He talks to HCM
14. People profile: Thomas Mack
The MD of Europa Park – one of Europe’s biggest theme parks – on why he bought a local gym, relocated it to the park and is investing in the fitness business
18. News:
CityFit expands, REPs announces CPD system and Deloitte says spending on fitness is growing steadily
30. Interview: Colin Waggett
The Third Space CEO on why experience design is at the heart of the operation
36. New opening: 1Rebel
The boutique operator has revealed a new spin studio amphitheatre in London
38. Promotional feature: Technogym
10 million users in 14,000 facilities worldwide use Technogym's mywellness cloud to manage their fitness and wellbeing. We talk to operators who are benefitting from this tech
42. New Trend: Get stretched
Assisted stretching is emerging as a great addition to health club operations
46. IHRSA update: The Americas
The latest numbers from IHRSA show how Canada, the US and Latin America are performing in terms of profit, membership and market penetration
52. Promotional feature: GoCardless
GoCardless has built a formidable reputation for its direct debit services with clients like The Financial Times. Now it's available for health clubs
54. Profile: Matthew Allison
The former music industry exec on growing the Space lifestyle brand in Asia, with backing from tech giant Alibaba
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
60. Floatation: Set adrift
The science of floatation and how introducing this mindful practice could add a wellness element to your health club and tie in with your mind:body programme
64. Pool Management: Pools of profit
Our panel of experts share ideas for making your pools more profitable – and useful for your members
67. Profile: PureGym
Francine Davis, commercial and strategic development director; Rebecca Passmore, operations director; and Eve Sukhnandan, director of human resources, talk to Kate Cracknell about how the business is developing and the launch of a new concept
74. News report: Towering ambitions
A disused tower block in central São Paulo has been converted into a vibrant fitness, sport and leisure destination
79. Supplier showcase: Quintessential fitness
The University Arms hotel in Cambridge, has had an £80m renovation and Matrix did the gym. We take a look
80. Cycling part 1: Cycling revolution
Indoor cycling has been around a long time, but new tech and design innovation mean this market is white hot
86. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike innovates small group training
88. Tech: Inside track
Bodyscanning systems are developing fast. We take a look at the latest innovations
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
New products for your consideration
98. Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events 
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Features
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
Features
Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
Features
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
Features
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
Features
Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
Features
feature
We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
Features
feature
Bryan O'Rourke and Legend’s Sean Maguire investigate how the industry is preparing for the next decade of fitness and wellbeing
Features
People
We’re proud to be opening our first EMF Junior gym in the coming weeks, designed for children aged one- to 14-years-old
People
In 2005, we travelLed to Germany and came across McFit, which offered memberships at €19 a month. It spooked us. We realised that it would only be a matter of time until a budget operator would find its way to Finland”
People
people can leave their desks whenever they choose to have a workout. They won’t be judged for staying too long or going too often.
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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Video Gallery
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
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Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2018 issue 8
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
3. Editor’s letter: Fittertainment
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
10. People profile: Edel Wigan
The co-founder of Flying Fantastic talks about bringing the flying circus school concept to London from Buenos Aires
12. People profile: Tom Kemp
The founder of Farm Fitness is passionate about sharing the benefits of outdoor exercise. He talks to HCM
14. People profile: Thomas Mack
The MD of Europa Park – one of Europe’s biggest theme parks – on why he bought a local gym, relocated it to the park and is investing in the fitness business
18. News:
CityFit expands, REPs announces CPD system and Deloitte says spending on fitness is growing steadily
30. Interview: Colin Waggett
The Third Space CEO on why experience design is at the heart of the operation
36. New opening: 1Rebel
The boutique operator has revealed a new spin studio amphitheatre in London
38. Promotional feature: Technogym
10 million users in 14,000 facilities worldwide use Technogym's mywellness cloud to manage their fitness and wellbeing. We talk to operators who are benefitting from this tech
42. New Trend: Get stretched
Assisted stretching is emerging as a great addition to health club operations
46. IHRSA update: The Americas
The latest numbers from IHRSA show how Canada, the US and Latin America are performing in terms of profit, membership and market penetration
52. Promotional feature: GoCardless
GoCardless has built a formidable reputation for its direct debit services with clients like The Financial Times. Now it's available for health clubs
54. Profile: Matthew Allison
The former music industry exec on growing the Space lifestyle brand in Asia, with backing from tech giant Alibaba
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
60. Floatation: Set adrift
The science of floatation and how introducing this mindful practice could add a wellness element to your health club and tie in with your mind:body programme
64. Pool Management: Pools of profit
Our panel of experts share ideas for making your pools more profitable – and useful for your members
67. Profile: PureGym
Francine Davis, commercial and strategic development director; Rebecca Passmore, operations director; and Eve Sukhnandan, director of human resources, talk to Kate Cracknell about how the business is developing and the launch of a new concept
74. News report: Towering ambitions
A disused tower block in central São Paulo has been converted into a vibrant fitness, sport and leisure destination
79. Supplier showcase: Quintessential fitness
The University Arms hotel in Cambridge, has had an £80m renovation and Matrix did the gym. We take a look
80. Cycling part 1: Cycling revolution
Indoor cycling has been around a long time, but new tech and design innovation mean this market is white hot
86. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike innovates small group training
88. Tech: Inside track
Bodyscanning systems are developing fast. We take a look at the latest innovations
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
New products for your consideration
98. Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events 
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
25-26 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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