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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 132
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Fitness First has launched a new free digital fitness hub, offering users a wide range ...
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The Gym Group has brought in Rio Ferdinand and Wais Shaifta as non-executive directors, signalling ...
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Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the ...
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Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
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Having someone just feeling comfortable walking into the gym is important
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Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym in partnership with Technogym, adding the new Excite Live line, as well as dedicated workout zones
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Interview
Smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and a collaboration with Amazon. The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports talks to Kate Cracknell
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Profile
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
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Active ageing
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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Nu Physio and Fitness has placed Egym at the heart of its protection and prevention model
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
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Directory
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Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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