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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
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
Features
Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
Features
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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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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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
Features
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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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People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness modernises Leiston Leisure Centre in £4m redevelopment
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment designed and implemented by Pulse Fitness.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
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
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Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Property & Tenders
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10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness modernises Leiston Leisure Centre in £4m redevelopment
The Leiston Leisure Centre, owned by East Suffolk Council, reopened recently following a £4m redevelopment designed and implemented by Pulse Fitness.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
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
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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