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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 
1 - 40 of 131
Latest News
Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, has said exercise and physical activity ...
Latest News
Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
Latest News
This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
Latest News
Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
Latest News
To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
Latest News
Closing gyms and leisure facilities during any possible future lockdown would be "unthinkable", according to ...
Latest News
The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
We felt our plans had to be ambitious to give members the all-encompassing modern health and fitness facility they deserve
HCM Magazine
Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
HCM Magazine
Research
Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
HCM Magazine
Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
HCM Magazine
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The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
HCM magazine
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
HCM magazine
Our road map is to manage leisure facilities, developing them into community hubs and ensuring the most in need get the most support
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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