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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 118
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Features
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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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
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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
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People
A lot of developers were coming to see 15 Central Park West, to understand what made it so successful, and we started to get a lot of interesting design projects off the back of that. Since 2008, we’ve been involved in well over 140 projects globally
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
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
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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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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

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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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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