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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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Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the ...
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Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
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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
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Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
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Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
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Editor's letter
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
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
HCM magazine
This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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