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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 118
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
Features
IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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