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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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2019 issue 1
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
On the Cover: Philip Newborough
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management on investing in fitness with a social conscience
7. Editor's letter: Gym bashing has to stop
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
14. Letters: Write to reply
More appreciation – and pay – for instructors
18. People profile: Andy Tee
The co-founder of V1BE on taking a London boutique concept to Manchester
20. People profile: Susan Grady
The CEO of Kildare Sport and Leisure shares her story with HCM
22. International news:
Online fi tness platform Zwift secures US$120m funding
24. UK news:
82 per cent of kids fail to hit recommended activity levels
29. Research news:
Wellbeing should ‘sit alongside other subjects’ at school
30. Interview: Peter Wright
The new CEO of Xercise4Less – one of the founders of Virgin Active – says the budget operator is gearing up to double in size
38. Talking point: Switching to prevention
Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced the government is changing its focus from cure to prevention. Is his plan deliverable? We ask the experts
44. Training: Legal high
Altitude training is growing in popularity as the ‘train like an athlete’ trend sees more people getting serious about exercise
48. News report: Alan Chambers
The Arctic explorer shared insights into team building and working under extreme pressure at SIBEC
50. Interview: Philip Newborough
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management, which has backed The Gym Group, Planet Fitness and Fitness Hut tells Kate Cracknell every business needs to think about social impact
56. Promotional feature: Precor
Fitness gets personal
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
On the Cover: Philip Newborough
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management on investing in fitness with a social conscience
58. IHRSA Update: Best year ever
The latest numbers from the US show health clubs had more members in 2017 than at any time since records began. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports
60. Retail: Retail revenue
Operators share creative ways they’re tapping retail as a revenue source, including a partnership between More Yoga and musician, Goldie
64. Sweating the details: Content that kills
Jak Phillips says we need to stop demonising screen use and adopt a more nuanced attitude
66. Software: Get upgraded
HCM kicks off 2019 with a rundown of the latest software features available, including queue management, facial recognition, health outcomes management and a partnership with Strava
72. Interview: Joe Gaunt
After a career with Virgin Active, Fitness First and WeWork, Gaunt has devised and launched a new fitness business called Hero. He explains the concept to Kate Cracknell
80. Fitness testing: Body Insights
Fitness testing and body scanning is becoming a must-have for gyms. HCM gives the low down on the latest systems
91. Supplier showcase:
Trafford Leisure have joined forces with DFC, The Engine Room turns indoor rowing into a fitness experience with Technogym and FTC Gym in Suffolk working closely with TRX
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
A look at new kit from Matrix and a running training app from Wellbeats
97. Promotional feature: Core Health
Star Trac’s FreeRunner delivers a revolutionary running experience while cutting costs for owners
99. Promotional feature: Xn Leisure
Making science fiction a reality – the rise of facial recognition in health clubs across the UK
100. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 129
Latest News
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The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
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The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
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A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
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Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
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The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of ...
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More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime ...
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Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest ...
Features
feature
If you’re ready to embrace the digital world, Volution is here to help
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
We have a period of lead generation before we allow anyone to join. We build the excitement up to a specific launch time and date, much like the ticketing model for concerts
People
As you approach each studio, there’s an area of transition, setting the tone as you move from one space into another, recalibrating your senses. I call it Layers of Wow
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 1
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
On the Cover: Philip Newborough
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management on investing in fitness with a social conscience
7. Editor's letter: Gym bashing has to stop
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
14. Letters: Write to reply
More appreciation – and pay – for instructors
18. People profile: Andy Tee
The co-founder of V1BE on taking a London boutique concept to Manchester
20. People profile: Susan Grady
The CEO of Kildare Sport and Leisure shares her story with HCM
22. International news:
Online fi tness platform Zwift secures US$120m funding
24. UK news:
82 per cent of kids fail to hit recommended activity levels
29. Research news:
Wellbeing should ‘sit alongside other subjects’ at school
30. Interview: Peter Wright
The new CEO of Xercise4Less – one of the founders of Virgin Active – says the budget operator is gearing up to double in size
38. Talking point: Switching to prevention
Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced the government is changing its focus from cure to prevention. Is his plan deliverable? We ask the experts
44. Training: Legal high
Altitude training is growing in popularity as the ‘train like an athlete’ trend sees more people getting serious about exercise
48. News report: Alan Chambers
The Arctic explorer shared insights into team building and working under extreme pressure at SIBEC
50. Interview: Philip Newborough
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management, which has backed The Gym Group, Planet Fitness and Fitness Hut tells Kate Cracknell every business needs to think about social impact
56. Promotional feature: Precor
Fitness gets personal
Health Club Management 2019 issue 1
On the Cover: Philip Newborough
The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management on investing in fitness with a social conscience
58. IHRSA Update: Best year ever
The latest numbers from the US show health clubs had more members in 2017 than at any time since records began. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports
60. Retail: Retail revenue
Operators share creative ways they’re tapping retail as a revenue source, including a partnership between More Yoga and musician, Goldie
64. Sweating the details: Content that kills
Jak Phillips says we need to stop demonising screen use and adopt a more nuanced attitude
66. Software: Get upgraded
HCM kicks off 2019 with a rundown of the latest software features available, including queue management, facial recognition, health outcomes management and a partnership with Strava
72. Interview: Joe Gaunt
After a career with Virgin Active, Fitness First and WeWork, Gaunt has devised and launched a new fitness business called Hero. He explains the concept to Kate Cracknell
80. Fitness testing: Body Insights
Fitness testing and body scanning is becoming a must-have for gyms. HCM gives the low down on the latest systems
91. Supplier showcase:
Trafford Leisure have joined forces with DFC, The Engine Room turns indoor rowing into a fitness experience with Technogym and FTC Gym in Suffolk working closely with TRX
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
A look at new kit from Matrix and a running training app from Wellbeats
97. Promotional feature: Core Health
Star Trac’s FreeRunner delivers a revolutionary running experience while cutting costs for owners
99. Promotional feature: Xn Leisure
Making science fiction a reality – the rise of facial recognition in health clubs across the UK
100. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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