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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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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
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In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Postbag
As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
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Founder and CEO, Feel Electric
We’ve set ourselves the initial goal of developing 100 Feel Electric sites, using a cluster model
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When you have a budget gym round the corner charging £15 a month and you’re charging £60, you need to sparkle
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Chief of athletics, F45
Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Magicline celebrates UK market entry at Elevate
With a focus on globalisation, Magicline has officially launched its software in the UK. As Europe’s leading gym management software company, the company strives to provide the best tools for gym owners to be successful, win new members and elevate their businesses.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Video Gallery
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Sport Alliance GmbH
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and is a privately-owned UK-based company with Mark Johnson ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
We provide a full turn-key solution for clients from design and consultation, through to bespoke ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
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Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
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Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
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