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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 2
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Lynne & Victor Brick
The industry veterans share the secrets of their success
3. Editor's letter: Third healthcare revolution
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
11. Letters: Write to reply
Addressing the ‘multi-venue usage’ debate
12. People profile: Silke Frank
The director of FIBO tells us what we can expect from this year’s event
14. People profile: Charlie Kemper
The Flykick co-founder on how he took advantage of an untapped opportunity in the London group fitness market
16. People profile: Lindsey Rainwater
After attending a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA, Rainwater was inspired to start the Women in Fitness Association
18. International news:
Snap Fitness and FOD owner looks for new ‘strategic vision’
20. UK news:
UFC Gym to open its first two UK sites in April
26. Research news:
Hearts can get ‘younger’ with physical activity
28. Interview: Victus Soul
Founders Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric tell us about their new boutique, which centres around boxing and running group fitness classes
36. Talking point: The protein myth
A new documentary has questioned whether meat is the best type of protein to build muscle mass. Experts weigh in
40. News report: Advancing wellness
Set to open later this year, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre aims to improve population health
44. Interview: Lynne & Victor Brick
These industry veterans are one of the largest Planet Fitness franchisees. They tell us the secret to their success
52. Promotional feature: Servais Boosten
CEO & founder of Barcelona Bootcamp talks to HCM about the growth of his luxury fitness holidays in Spain and his plans to expand the five-star experience across Europe
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Lynne & Victor Brick
The industry veterans share the secrets of their success
54. Strategy: Prescribing activity
Sir Muir Gray calls for an ‘active therapy revolution’ in public health
60. Retention: Reaching capacity
Retention expert Paul Bedford comments on case studies and top tips from the latest retention research
64. EHFF 2019: The marketing edge
Marketing and sales will be the focus at the sixth European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF), taking place in April
68. Conference Report: Industry insights
Where is growth coming from? How can operators compete? These questions were discussed at the Power Plate RISE event
72. Group Exercise: New solutions
We take a closer look at the current group exercise landscape, uncovering what’s likely to trend in the year ahead
78. Ask the experts: Outside London
Will boutiques work outside major cities? Kath Hudson asks the experts
82. Design: Lovely lockers
We’ve rounded up the latest designs and innovation in locker and changing room kit
88. Event Preview: IHRSA 2019
Kristen Walsh talks to some of IHRSA 2019’s keynote speakers
93. Supplier showcase:
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is set for a big year
94. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness
96. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 121
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Almost half of children and young people (46.8 per cent) in England are doing the ...
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The improvements in health and wellbeing associated with exercise referral schemes aren’t as large as ...
Features
Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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
feature
If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
Features
feature
Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
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
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
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

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 2
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Lynne & Victor Brick
The industry veterans share the secrets of their success
3. Editor's letter: Third healthcare revolution
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
11. Letters: Write to reply
Addressing the ‘multi-venue usage’ debate
12. People profile: Silke Frank
The director of FIBO tells us what we can expect from this year’s event
14. People profile: Charlie Kemper
The Flykick co-founder on how he took advantage of an untapped opportunity in the London group fitness market
16. People profile: Lindsey Rainwater
After attending a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA, Rainwater was inspired to start the Women in Fitness Association
18. International news:
Snap Fitness and FOD owner looks for new ‘strategic vision’
20. UK news:
UFC Gym to open its first two UK sites in April
26. Research news:
Hearts can get ‘younger’ with physical activity
28. Interview: Victus Soul
Founders Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric tell us about their new boutique, which centres around boxing and running group fitness classes
36. Talking point: The protein myth
A new documentary has questioned whether meat is the best type of protein to build muscle mass. Experts weigh in
40. News report: Advancing wellness
Set to open later this year, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre aims to improve population health
44. Interview: Lynne & Victor Brick
These industry veterans are one of the largest Planet Fitness franchisees. They tell us the secret to their success
52. Promotional feature: Servais Boosten
CEO & founder of Barcelona Bootcamp talks to HCM about the growth of his luxury fitness holidays in Spain and his plans to expand the five-star experience across Europe
Health Club Management 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Lynne & Victor Brick
The industry veterans share the secrets of their success
54. Strategy: Prescribing activity
Sir Muir Gray calls for an ‘active therapy revolution’ in public health
60. Retention: Reaching capacity
Retention expert Paul Bedford comments on case studies and top tips from the latest retention research
64. EHFF 2019: The marketing edge
Marketing and sales will be the focus at the sixth European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF), taking place in April
68. Conference Report: Industry insights
Where is growth coming from? How can operators compete? These questions were discussed at the Power Plate RISE event
72. Group Exercise: New solutions
We take a closer look at the current group exercise landscape, uncovering what’s likely to trend in the year ahead
78. Ask the experts: Outside London
Will boutiques work outside major cities? Kath Hudson asks the experts
82. Design: Lovely lockers
We’ve rounded up the latest designs and innovation in locker and changing room kit
88. Event Preview: IHRSA 2019
Kristen Walsh talks to some of IHRSA 2019’s keynote speakers
93. Supplier showcase:
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is set for a big year
94. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness
96. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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