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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 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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Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
Features
People
Our COVID-19 measures make our clubs significantly safer than any other public space
People
HCM people

Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
People
HCM people

Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
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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 126
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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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