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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 8
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
3. Editor’s letter: Fittertainment
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
10. People profile: Edel Wigan
The co-founder of Flying Fantastic talks about bringing the flying circus school concept to London from Buenos Aires
12. People profile: Tom Kemp
The founder of Farm Fitness is passionate about sharing the benefits of outdoor exercise. He talks to HCM
14. People profile: Thomas Mack
The MD of Europa Park – one of Europe’s biggest theme parks – on why he bought a local gym, relocated it to the park and is investing in the fitness business
18. News:
CityFit expands, REPs announces CPD system and Deloitte says spending on fitness is growing steadily
30. Interview: Colin Waggett
The Third Space CEO on why experience design is at the heart of the operation
36. New opening: 1Rebel
The boutique operator has revealed a new spin studio amphitheatre in London
38. Promotional feature: Technogym
10 million users in 14,000 facilities worldwide use Technogym's mywellness cloud to manage their fitness and wellbeing. We talk to operators who are benefitting from this tech
42. New Trend: Get stretched
Assisted stretching is emerging as a great addition to health club operations
46. IHRSA update: The Americas
The latest numbers from IHRSA show how Canada, the US and Latin America are performing in terms of profit, membership and market penetration
52. Promotional feature: GoCardless
GoCardless has built a formidable reputation for its direct debit services with clients like The Financial Times. Now it's available for health clubs
54. Profile: Matthew Allison
The former music industry exec on growing the Space lifestyle brand in Asia, with backing from tech giant Alibaba
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
60. Floatation: Set adrift
The science of floatation and how introducing this mindful practice could add a wellness element to your health club and tie in with your mind:body programme
64. Pool Management: Pools of profit
Our panel of experts share ideas for making your pools more profitable – and useful for your members
67. Profile: PureGym
Francine Davis, commercial and strategic development director; Rebecca Passmore, operations director; and Eve Sukhnandan, director of human resources, talk to Kate Cracknell about how the business is developing and the launch of a new concept
74. News report: Towering ambitions
A disused tower block in central São Paulo has been converted into a vibrant fitness, sport and leisure destination
79. Supplier showcase: Quintessential fitness
The University Arms hotel in Cambridge, has had an £80m renovation and Matrix did the gym. We take a look
80. Cycling part 1: Cycling revolution
Indoor cycling has been around a long time, but new tech and design innovation mean this market is white hot
86. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike innovates small group training
88. Tech: Inside track
Bodyscanning systems are developing fast. We take a look at the latest innovations
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
New products for your consideration
98. Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events 
1 - 40 of 118
Latest News
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Teenagers' 'incessant' use of social media is radically reducing the time they spend sleeping and ...
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Wattbike has secured a deal to supply more than 30 Bupa Health Clinic sites across ...
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Fitness franchise YourZone45 has concluded a second round of funding, as it prepares to expand ...
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Leisure trust Active Nation has expanded its portfolio of budget gyms with the acquisition of ...
Latest News
Thousands of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes will be given digital support – ...
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New research has provided a possible explanation for the perceived decrease in endurance musculature as ...
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
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-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
feature
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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
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
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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: 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: 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.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
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 8
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
3. Editor’s letter: Fittertainment
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
10. People profile: Edel Wigan
The co-founder of Flying Fantastic talks about bringing the flying circus school concept to London from Buenos Aires
12. People profile: Tom Kemp
The founder of Farm Fitness is passionate about sharing the benefits of outdoor exercise. He talks to HCM
14. People profile: Thomas Mack
The MD of Europa Park – one of Europe’s biggest theme parks – on why he bought a local gym, relocated it to the park and is investing in the fitness business
18. News:
CityFit expands, REPs announces CPD system and Deloitte says spending on fitness is growing steadily
30. Interview: Colin Waggett
The Third Space CEO on why experience design is at the heart of the operation
36. New opening: 1Rebel
The boutique operator has revealed a new spin studio amphitheatre in London
38. Promotional feature: Technogym
10 million users in 14,000 facilities worldwide use Technogym's mywellness cloud to manage their fitness and wellbeing. We talk to operators who are benefitting from this tech
42. New Trend: Get stretched
Assisted stretching is emerging as a great addition to health club operations
46. IHRSA update: The Americas
The latest numbers from IHRSA show how Canada, the US and Latin America are performing in terms of profit, membership and market penetration
52. Promotional feature: GoCardless
GoCardless has built a formidable reputation for its direct debit services with clients like The Financial Times. Now it's available for health clubs
54. Profile: Matthew Allison
The former music industry exec on growing the Space lifestyle brand in Asia, with backing from tech giant Alibaba
Health Club Management 2018 issue 8
On the cover: Matthew Allison
Rolling out boutique cycle brand Space Cycle in China with backing from Alibaba
60. Floatation: Set adrift
The science of floatation and how introducing this mindful practice could add a wellness element to your health club and tie in with your mind:body programme
64. Pool Management: Pools of profit
Our panel of experts share ideas for making your pools more profitable – and useful for your members
67. Profile: PureGym
Francine Davis, commercial and strategic development director; Rebecca Passmore, operations director; and Eve Sukhnandan, director of human resources, talk to Kate Cracknell about how the business is developing and the launch of a new concept
74. News report: Towering ambitions
A disused tower block in central São Paulo has been converted into a vibrant fitness, sport and leisure destination
79. Supplier showcase: Quintessential fitness
The University Arms hotel in Cambridge, has had an £80m renovation and Matrix did the gym. We take a look
80. Cycling part 1: Cycling revolution
Indoor cycling has been around a long time, but new tech and design innovation mean this market is white hot
86. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike innovates small group training
88. Tech: Inside track
Bodyscanning systems are developing fast. We take a look at the latest innovations
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
New products for your consideration
98. 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: 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.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
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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