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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 118
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Features
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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
Features
feature
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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
Features
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
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
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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.
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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
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 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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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.
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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
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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