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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 9
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
On the cover: Dr Fiona Bull
Driving The World Health Organization’s new physical activity strategy
7. Editor’s letter: Healthy Planet
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
13. Letters: Write to reply
Collaborations with athletes, sporting bodies and local clubs is the way to engage kids
14. People profile: Frank Reed
The CEO of fitness operator Sweat! tells us about partnering with Debenhams to create a chain of in-store gyms
16. People profile: Simon Devane
Pure Sports Medicine’s CEO discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in setting up sports medicine clinics that offer elite-level treatment to the general public
18. News:
Xponential Fitness adds a sixth brand to its portfolio, F45 opens a London office and a Google AI fitness coach is rumoured
26. Interview: Mark Verstegen
The EXOS founder and CEO explains how his business improves the performance of athletes and employees in 30 countries and plans for expansion
34. Sweating the details: Crossing the chasm
In his first column for HCM, Jak Phillips looks at how close the fitness industry is getting to mainstream adoption
36. Promotional feature: TRX
Working with Gravity
38. Ask an expert: Aggregators
The health and fitness industry has been slow to adopt aggregators, compared to other industries. Are operators right to be cautious, or are they missing out?
46. Trend watch: Calisthenics
A mix of gymnastics, parkour and bodyweight training, calisthenics is an eye-catching way to build strength. Kath Hudson looks at how gyms can incorporate this discipline
52. Promotional feature: Legend
With the right partner, changing your software systems should be a smooth process that can energise the business and lead to unexpected benefits
54. Ask an expert: Stress resilience
Research shows that millennials are now more stressed than those who lived through the world wars. We look at whether gyms can help their members to develop their resilience
Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
On the cover: Dr Fiona Bull
Driving The World Health Organization’s new physical activity strategy
59. Supplier showcase: A lasting partnership
GoCardless helps Fitness Space with a new direct debit solution, and Speedflex studios are installed in Bannatyne gyms
62. Wellness: Wellness rooms
A trend is emerging for hotels and resorts to support the health and wellbeing of guests with in-room fitness offerings. We take a closer look
68. Promotional feature: Premier Global
With such a huge proportion of the UK population not meeting recommended activity levels, fitness professionals who expand their range of services will find unlimited opportunities
70. Interview: Dr Fiona Bull
The World Health Organization’s physical activity expert explains why the body has created a Global Action Plan to combat physical inactivity
76. Promotional feature: Myzone
Voted IHRSA Associate Member of the Year 2018, Myzone is the brainchild of Antipodean entrepreneur Dave Wright, who set out to find a way of making everyone feel good about exercise
80. Gym Floor: Strength training
Strength training is a key part of any gym. But how can you differentiate your offering? We talk to four operators who are getting creative with equipment
84. Promotional feature: Matrix
The driving force in fitness
88. Talking point: How can clubs get the most out of virtual?
We ask the experts to give us their tips on how operators can use virtual classes to their maximum potential
94. IHRSA update: European Congress
The IHRSA European Congress 2018 takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal. IHRSA explains what delegates can expect at the event
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
The latest products in health and fitness
100. Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events
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Features
Coronavirus
As clubs were ordered to close, one logical response was to freeze memberships, despite the financial difficulties it would cause. However, many operators found their community was willing to support them, as Kath Hudson reports
Features
feature
Matrix Connected Solutions helps Roko deliver a digital member experience beyond the four walls of the clubs
Features
Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has inspired a huge pivot to digital right across the industry, from sole traders to large chains and trusts. Kath Hudson looks at some of the offerings pulled together in lightning fast time to keep members active and sane
Features
HCM research
The good news? People are changing their exercise habits in lockdown, becoming more active and spending more time exercising with their children, according to new research
Features
Software
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing gyms across the world to temporarily close their doors, staying connected to your members digitally has never been more important. Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’re contributing
Features
Promotional feature
Reaching members anywhere and anytime to connect, engage and coach is more important than ever and can easily be activated through Technogym Mywellness
Features
Opinion
Myzone’s Tamara Bailey says finding a way through the coronavirus crisis will mean taking an honest look at how successful your member engagement really is
Features
People
HCM people

Dr Jonathan Leary

Remedy Place, West Hollywood: Founder and CEO
Remedy Place teaches people how to take care of themselves and gives them the tools they need to be holistically healthy
People
HCM people

Michael Ramsay

Founder and director, STRONG Rowformer
There’s something about the combination of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres working together that absolutely destroys you and gives you an almost euphoric feeling at the end of every workout
People
HCM people

Professor Zhen Yan

director of the Center for Skeletal Muscle Research, University of Virginia
Regular exercise may help people survive COVID-19
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Opinion
promotion
Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
    Company profiles
    Company profile: Harlands Group
    Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
    Company profiles
    Company profile: fibodo Limited
    fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
    Catalogue Gallery
    Click on a catalogue to view it online
    Directory
    Gym flooring
    REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
    Fitness equipment
    TRX Training: Fitness equipment
    Skincare
    Sothys: Skincare
    Exercise equipment
    Technogym: Exercise equipment
    Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
    Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
    Trade associations
    International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
    Wearable technology solutions
    MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
    Flooring
    Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
    Independent service & maintenance
    Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
    Fitness software
    Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
    Property & Tenders
    Greywell, Hampshire
    Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
    Property & Tenders
    Derby City Council
    Property & Tenders
    Diary dates
    13 Jun 2020
    Worldwide, Various,
    Diary dates
    06-07 Jul 2020
    Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    28-31 Aug 2020
    Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
    Diary dates
    21-24 Sep 2020
    Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
    Diary dates
    01-02 Oct 2020
    Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    11-12 Oct 2020
    ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    17-23 Oct 2020
    Pinggu, Beijing, China
    Diary dates
    27-30 Oct 2020
    Messe Stuttgart, Germany
    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 9
    Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
    On the cover: Dr Fiona Bull
    Driving The World Health Organization’s new physical activity strategy
    7. Editor’s letter: Healthy Planet
    Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
    13. Letters: Write to reply
    Collaborations with athletes, sporting bodies and local clubs is the way to engage kids
    14. People profile: Frank Reed
    The CEO of fitness operator Sweat! tells us about partnering with Debenhams to create a chain of in-store gyms
    16. People profile: Simon Devane
    Pure Sports Medicine’s CEO discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in setting up sports medicine clinics that offer elite-level treatment to the general public
    18. News:
    Xponential Fitness adds a sixth brand to its portfolio, F45 opens a London office and a Google AI fitness coach is rumoured
    26. Interview: Mark Verstegen
    The EXOS founder and CEO explains how his business improves the performance of athletes and employees in 30 countries and plans for expansion
    34. Sweating the details: Crossing the chasm
    In his first column for HCM, Jak Phillips looks at how close the fitness industry is getting to mainstream adoption
    36. Promotional feature: TRX
    Working with Gravity
    38. Ask an expert: Aggregators
    The health and fitness industry has been slow to adopt aggregators, compared to other industries. Are operators right to be cautious, or are they missing out?
    46. Trend watch: Calisthenics
    A mix of gymnastics, parkour and bodyweight training, calisthenics is an eye-catching way to build strength. Kath Hudson looks at how gyms can incorporate this discipline
    52. Promotional feature: Legend
    With the right partner, changing your software systems should be a smooth process that can energise the business and lead to unexpected benefits
    54. Ask an expert: Stress resilience
    Research shows that millennials are now more stressed than those who lived through the world wars. We look at whether gyms can help their members to develop their resilience
    Health Club Management 2018 issue 9
    On the cover: Dr Fiona Bull
    Driving The World Health Organization’s new physical activity strategy
    59. Supplier showcase: A lasting partnership
    GoCardless helps Fitness Space with a new direct debit solution, and Speedflex studios are installed in Bannatyne gyms
    62. Wellness: Wellness rooms
    A trend is emerging for hotels and resorts to support the health and wellbeing of guests with in-room fitness offerings. We take a closer look
    68. Promotional feature: Premier Global
    With such a huge proportion of the UK population not meeting recommended activity levels, fitness professionals who expand their range of services will find unlimited opportunities
    70. Interview: Dr Fiona Bull
    The World Health Organization’s physical activity expert explains why the body has created a Global Action Plan to combat physical inactivity
    76. Promotional feature: Myzone
    Voted IHRSA Associate Member of the Year 2018, Myzone is the brainchild of Antipodean entrepreneur Dave Wright, who set out to find a way of making everyone feel good about exercise
    80. Gym Floor: Strength training
    Strength training is a key part of any gym. But how can you differentiate your offering? We talk to four operators who are getting creative with equipment
    84. Promotional feature: Matrix
    The driving force in fitness
    88. Talking point: How can clubs get the most out of virtual?
    We ask the experts to give us their tips on how operators can use virtual classes to their maximum potential
    94. IHRSA update: European Congress
    The IHRSA European Congress 2018 takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal. IHRSA explains what delegates can expect at the event
    96. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
    The latest products in health and fitness
    100. Events calendar:
    Check out these upcoming events
    1 - 40 of 125
    Job search
    POST YOUR JOB
    Opinion
    promotion
    Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
    Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
    Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
    The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
    Video Gallery
    Technogym mywellness app
    Technogym
    Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
    More videos:
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Harlands Group
      Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
      Company profiles
      Company profile: fibodo Limited
      fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
      Catalogue Gallery
      Click on a catalogue to view it online
      Directory
      Gym flooring
      REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
      Fitness equipment
      TRX Training: Fitness equipment
      Skincare
      Sothys: Skincare
      Exercise equipment
      Technogym: Exercise equipment
      Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
      Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
      Trade associations
      International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
      Wearable technology solutions
      MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
      Flooring
      Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
      Independent service & maintenance
      Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
      Fitness software
      Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
      Property & Tenders
      Greywell, Hampshire
      Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
      Property & Tenders
      Derby City Council
      Property & Tenders
      Diary dates
      13 Jun 2020
      Worldwide, Various,
      Diary dates
      06-07 Jul 2020
      Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      28-31 Aug 2020
      Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
      Diary dates
      21-24 Sep 2020
      Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
      Diary dates
      01-02 Oct 2020
      Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      11-12 Oct 2020
      ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      17-23 Oct 2020
      Pinggu, Beijing, China
      Diary dates
      27-30 Oct 2020
      Messe Stuttgart, Germany
      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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