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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
1 - 40 of 120
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A new all-in-one digital platform will begin offering certified, trainer-led live group fitness classes in ...
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Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why ...
Features
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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
Features
Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
Features
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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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Features
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Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
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
Features
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
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
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
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
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, 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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
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
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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