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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 120
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Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why ...
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
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Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
Features
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
Features
Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
Features
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Features
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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