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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 11
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
7. Editor's letter: Social prescribing
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Letters: Write to reply
A sober reminder of how far this industry has to go
14. HCM People: Leigh Wetton & Scott Freeman
The ex-Special Forces Navy diver and Army fitness instructor tell how their backgrounds inspired EMF Fitness
18. HCM People: Jean-Michel Fournier
The CEO of Les Mills Media discusses how clubs can embrace virtual fitness but still remain central to people’s fitness journeys
22. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world
29. Events calendar:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe
30. Interview: Taru Vähätalo
The co-founder of Finland’s pioneering fitness brand GOGO tells us about the company’s journey, from its beginnings as the country’s first full-service fitness club
40. Talking point: Artificial intelligence
The artificial intelligence revolution is ramping up across many industries. Experts discuss how the fitness industry can best utilise these new technologies
44. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Bodystreet, the global leader in Electro Muscle Stimulation training, has had a successful year in 2019, growing their reach across the UK. Master franchisor Mark Holland tells us more
46. Interview: Goldman Sachs
Shefali Gera, head of wellness EMEA at Goldman Sachs, on the investment bank’s approach to employee wellbeing, and the state-of-the-art wellness facilities at its new London headquarters
50. IHRSA Update: Know your customers
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares the most interesting findings from the 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
56. Wellness: The Well
Co-founder and CEO Rebecca Parekh explains The Well, a new membershipbased wellness club that’s opened in the heart of New York City, giving access to fitness, health coaches and more
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
64. Circuits: Virtuous circle
Circuits are a powerful way to deliver a controlled and effective workout to people of a range of abilities in a short time frame. We look at some of the leading systems
71. Flooring: Floor & order
Flooring is a major investment for gyms and health clubs, changing the ambience and functionality. HCM looks at the issues relating to this often undervalued area
80. Group exercise: The power of groupness
Does your fitness studio off er the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
84. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Bryan O'Rourke and Legend’s Sean Maguire investigate how the industry is preparing for the next decade of fitness and wellbeing
86. Audio Visual: Sight & sound
The audio visual aspect of your club is one of the biggest factors in keeping members motivated and coming back for more. Four audio visual consultants share their tips
91. Supplier showcase: Pulse
First class fitness facility
93. Supplier showcase: DFC
A knockout partnership
95. Supplier showcase: Matrix
Technology and innovation
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products in health and fitness from Crown Sports Lockers and Power Plate
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
"We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables," says Myzone’s Dave Wright
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Latest News
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Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being ...
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Sign the petition by clicking here. HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition ...
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The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty ...
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Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators ...
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Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room ...
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Nuffield Health has launched a series of free, online classes focused on emotional wellbeing. The ...
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Resistance training is just as beneficial for men and women over the age of 50, ...
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Sponsored
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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Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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The great debate
Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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HCM People
I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
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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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Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
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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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How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
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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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Nu Physio and Fitness has placed Egym at the heart of its protection and prevention model
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
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 11
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
7. Editor's letter: Social prescribing
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Letters: Write to reply
A sober reminder of how far this industry has to go
14. HCM People: Leigh Wetton & Scott Freeman
The ex-Special Forces Navy diver and Army fitness instructor tell how their backgrounds inspired EMF Fitness
18. HCM People: Jean-Michel Fournier
The CEO of Les Mills Media discusses how clubs can embrace virtual fitness but still remain central to people’s fitness journeys
22. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world
29. Events calendar:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe
30. Interview: Taru Vähätalo
The co-founder of Finland’s pioneering fitness brand GOGO tells us about the company’s journey, from its beginnings as the country’s first full-service fitness club
40. Talking point: Artificial intelligence
The artificial intelligence revolution is ramping up across many industries. Experts discuss how the fitness industry can best utilise these new technologies
44. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Bodystreet, the global leader in Electro Muscle Stimulation training, has had a successful year in 2019, growing their reach across the UK. Master franchisor Mark Holland tells us more
46. Interview: Goldman Sachs
Shefali Gera, head of wellness EMEA at Goldman Sachs, on the investment bank’s approach to employee wellbeing, and the state-of-the-art wellness facilities at its new London headquarters
50. IHRSA Update: Know your customers
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares the most interesting findings from the 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
56. Wellness: The Well
Co-founder and CEO Rebecca Parekh explains The Well, a new membershipbased wellness club that’s opened in the heart of New York City, giving access to fitness, health coaches and more
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
64. Circuits: Virtuous circle
Circuits are a powerful way to deliver a controlled and effective workout to people of a range of abilities in a short time frame. We look at some of the leading systems
71. Flooring: Floor & order
Flooring is a major investment for gyms and health clubs, changing the ambience and functionality. HCM looks at the issues relating to this often undervalued area
80. Group exercise: The power of groupness
Does your fitness studio off er the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
84. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Bryan O'Rourke and Legend’s Sean Maguire investigate how the industry is preparing for the next decade of fitness and wellbeing
86. Audio Visual: Sight & sound
The audio visual aspect of your club is one of the biggest factors in keeping members motivated and coming back for more. Four audio visual consultants share their tips
91. Supplier showcase: Pulse
First class fitness facility
93. Supplier showcase: DFC
A knockout partnership
95. Supplier showcase: Matrix
Technology and innovation
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products in health and fitness from Crown Sports Lockers and Power Plate
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
"We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables," says Myzone’s Dave Wright
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
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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