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Health Club Management

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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 5
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
5. Editor’s letter: An upward trend
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
13. Letters: Write to reply
Exercise as Medicine degrees are launching – who will pay for these high-level services?
14. People profile: Maria Sharapova
The grand slam champion is launching a fitness design business with Dan Meis
16. People profile: Bryce Hastings
The head of research at Les Mills explains his latest research into calorie burn
18. People profile: John Steele
Loughborough is getting a hotel with altitude bedrooms: get fit while you sleep
20. News round-up:
Deloitte’s European Fitness market report. W Hotels’ new fitness weekend and zingfit’s boutique survey insights
32. Interview: John Treharne
The CEO of the UK’s only listed fitness business on producing record results
38. Ask an expert: Depression
The average age of onset for depression is now 14. Can exercise turn the tide?
42. Feature: Road trip
David Minton reports from California on the latest fitness concepts
48. News report: Fuelling fitness
What will we do with petrol stations once renewables have taken over? Turn them into fitness hubs, say Gensler and Reebok
50. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor has responded to customer requests and introduced striking new colours for its cardiovascular and strength equipment
52. Interview: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox talks to Kate Cracknell about breaking the rules, innovation in fitness concepts and spending £39m on growth
62. News report: e-skin
Tokyo University says a flexible, wireless skin display giving real-time biometric data will soon be available
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
66. Training: Mix HIIT up
HIIT is evolving and being combined with other disciplines (HIIT plus a sound bath anyone?). Kath Hudson investigates
72. Interview: Susan Dyson
The co-founder of HiitGirl was inspired by consumer wellness brands to create a boutique HIIT studio for busy women
76. News report: FirstLight
Mark Anthony’s new boutique studio has sunlight simulation as its USP
79. Supplier showcase: Wattbike
This month, the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester welcomes the arrival of 12 brand new Wattbikes, as UK sales manager Steve Marshall explains
80. IHRSA update: Active Careers
IHRSA’s career and US salary research
84. Promotional feature: Legend
Industry software provider has been investing in R&D since 2002 to underpin the success of its clients
88. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you the latest inspiring innovations and new launches, from Technogym, Dyaco, Les Mills, Physical Company and EXF Fitness
89. Promotional feature: Technogym
Performance training will be revolutionised by the new Technogym SKILLBIKE
91. Promotional feature: Dyaco
UFC commercial range offers gyms a brand “synonymous with elite-level performance”
93. Design: Changing places
They’re one of the main reasons people join [and leave] a gym. We give a run down on the latest changing room design
97. Directory:
Get connected to industry suppliers
100. Events Calendar:
It’s a busy month for events, with everything from Active Uprising to Elevate and SIBEC. Check out what’s on
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Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
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
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
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
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
Features
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
Features
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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 5
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
5. Editor’s letter: An upward trend
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
13. Letters: Write to reply
Exercise as Medicine degrees are launching – who will pay for these high-level services?
14. People profile: Maria Sharapova
The grand slam champion is launching a fitness design business with Dan Meis
16. People profile: Bryce Hastings
The head of research at Les Mills explains his latest research into calorie burn
18. People profile: John Steele
Loughborough is getting a hotel with altitude bedrooms: get fit while you sleep
20. News round-up:
Deloitte’s European Fitness market report. W Hotels’ new fitness weekend and zingfit’s boutique survey insights
32. Interview: John Treharne
The CEO of the UK’s only listed fitness business on producing record results
38. Ask an expert: Depression
The average age of onset for depression is now 14. Can exercise turn the tide?
42. Feature: Road trip
David Minton reports from California on the latest fitness concepts
48. News report: Fuelling fitness
What will we do with petrol stations once renewables have taken over? Turn them into fitness hubs, say Gensler and Reebok
50. Promotional feature: Precor
Precor has responded to customer requests and introduced striking new colours for its cardiovascular and strength equipment
52. Interview: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox talks to Kate Cracknell about breaking the rules, innovation in fitness concepts and spending £39m on growth
62. News report: e-skin
Tokyo University says a flexible, wireless skin display giving real-time biometric data will soon be available
Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
On the cover: David Cooper
The co-founder of Gymbox on growing a boredom-busting business
66. Training: Mix HIIT up
HIIT is evolving and being combined with other disciplines (HIIT plus a sound bath anyone?). Kath Hudson investigates
72. Interview: Susan Dyson
The co-founder of HiitGirl was inspired by consumer wellness brands to create a boutique HIIT studio for busy women
76. News report: FirstLight
Mark Anthony’s new boutique studio has sunlight simulation as its USP
79. Supplier showcase: Wattbike
This month, the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester welcomes the arrival of 12 brand new Wattbikes, as UK sales manager Steve Marshall explains
80. IHRSA update: Active Careers
IHRSA’s career and US salary research
84. Promotional feature: Legend
Industry software provider has been investing in R&D since 2002 to underpin the success of its clients
88. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones brings you the latest inspiring innovations and new launches, from Technogym, Dyaco, Les Mills, Physical Company and EXF Fitness
89. Promotional feature: Technogym
Performance training will be revolutionised by the new Technogym SKILLBIKE
91. Promotional feature: Dyaco
UFC commercial range offers gyms a brand “synonymous with elite-level performance”
93. Design: Changing places
They’re one of the main reasons people join [and leave] a gym. We give a run down on the latest changing room design
97. Directory:
Get connected to industry suppliers
100. Events Calendar:
It’s a busy month for events, with everything from Active Uprising to Elevate and SIBEC. Check out what’s on
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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