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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 7
Health Club Management 2018 issue 7
On the cover: Ralph Scholz
Shaking up the industry with The Mirai from McFit: 20,000sq m of fitness (and it’s free to use)
5. Editor’s letter: Fitness tourism
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12. Letters: Write to reply
We must train PTs to support members with mental health issues, says The Training Room’s Greg Slade
14. People profile: Oliver Chipp
We talk to the new UK master franchisor for Xponential Fitness brand CycleBar
16. People profile: More Yoga
The founders tell us about their plan to become the UK’s dominant yoga chain
18. People profile: Jaimie Chin-Dickey
Developing a community at UN1T
20. News:
David Lloyd Leisure enters the German market, The Gym Group buys up easyGym, PureGym acquires Soho Gyms
30. Promotional feature: Premier Global NASM
Last year, Premier Global NASM trained 3,000 fitness professionals in the UK
32. Ask an experts: Bridging the gap
What can the industry do to close the health gap between rich and poor?
36. Interview: Stuart Broster
The Anytime Fitness CEO on plans to become the UK’s largest operator
42. Design: Soho House
The newly developed members club features a large, luxury gym
46. Promotional feature: énergie Fitness
énergie Fitness has opened new headquarters that puts employee wellness, productivity and the needs of franchisees centre-stage
48. Interview: Ralph Scholz
The MD of The Mirai explains the strategy behind McFIT’s 20,000sq m, free-to-use mega gym, which will include a trade show element and aim to attract both locals and ‘fitness tourists’
Health Club Management 2018 issue 7
On the cover: Ralph Scholz
Shaking up the industry with The Mirai from McFit: 20,000sq m of fitness (and it’s free to use)
54. Research: Growth factor
A report on the industry has identified corporate wellness as offering growth opportunities for fitness operators
60. News report: Lake Nona
A ‘performance resort’ and spa is coming to a master-planned community in Florida. We take a look at the scheme
62. Profile: Tony de Leede
The entrepreneur explains the concept behind Club W, which is aimed at helping older woman ‘live longer by living well’
68. Pool fitness: Pool party
We take a look at the most exciting pool fitness classes on the market
74. Boutique trends: Boutique Boom
Boutique gym-goers are young, female and like working out on Tuesdays, according to ukactive’s report
78. ukactive: Active Lab finalists
Following the recent awards night, we take a look at the finalists and winner
83. Supplier showcase: Innovating fitness
Core Health & Fitness fits out Planet Fitness, the largest private gym in Wales
84. Tech: Smooth service
Health club management software providers’ predictions for the future
88. Tech: Smart and flexible
A look at payment solutions that maximise revenue and keep members happy
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
We round up the latest product launches from the health and fitness industry
98. Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events
1 - 40 of 118
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Features
feature
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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
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
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
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
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
feature
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
Features
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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 7
Health Club Management 2018 issue 7
On the cover: Ralph Scholz
Shaking up the industry with The Mirai from McFit: 20,000sq m of fitness (and it’s free to use)
5. Editor’s letter: Fitness tourism
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12. Letters: Write to reply
We must train PTs to support members with mental health issues, says The Training Room’s Greg Slade
14. People profile: Oliver Chipp
We talk to the new UK master franchisor for Xponential Fitness brand CycleBar
16. People profile: More Yoga
The founders tell us about their plan to become the UK’s dominant yoga chain
18. People profile: Jaimie Chin-Dickey
Developing a community at UN1T
20. News:
David Lloyd Leisure enters the German market, The Gym Group buys up easyGym, PureGym acquires Soho Gyms
30. Promotional feature: Premier Global NASM
Last year, Premier Global NASM trained 3,000 fitness professionals in the UK
32. Ask an experts: Bridging the gap
What can the industry do to close the health gap between rich and poor?
36. Interview: Stuart Broster
The Anytime Fitness CEO on plans to become the UK’s largest operator
42. Design: Soho House
The newly developed members club features a large, luxury gym
46. Promotional feature: énergie Fitness
énergie Fitness has opened new headquarters that puts employee wellness, productivity and the needs of franchisees centre-stage
48. Interview: Ralph Scholz
The MD of The Mirai explains the strategy behind McFIT’s 20,000sq m, free-to-use mega gym, which will include a trade show element and aim to attract both locals and ‘fitness tourists’
Health Club Management 2018 issue 7
On the cover: Ralph Scholz
Shaking up the industry with The Mirai from McFit: 20,000sq m of fitness (and it’s free to use)
54. Research: Growth factor
A report on the industry has identified corporate wellness as offering growth opportunities for fitness operators
60. News report: Lake Nona
A ‘performance resort’ and spa is coming to a master-planned community in Florida. We take a look at the scheme
62. Profile: Tony de Leede
The entrepreneur explains the concept behind Club W, which is aimed at helping older woman ‘live longer by living well’
68. Pool fitness: Pool party
We take a look at the most exciting pool fitness classes on the market
74. Boutique trends: Boutique Boom
Boutique gym-goers are young, female and like working out on Tuesdays, according to ukactive’s report
78. ukactive: Active Lab finalists
Following the recent awards night, we take a look at the finalists and winner
83. Supplier showcase: Innovating fitness
Core Health & Fitness fits out Planet Fitness, the largest private gym in Wales
84. Tech: Smooth service
Health club management software providers’ predictions for the future
88. Tech: Smart and flexible
A look at payment solutions that maximise revenue and keep members happy
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
We round up the latest product launches from the health and fitness industry
98. Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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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