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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 119
Latest News
Physical activity bodies ukactive and EuropeActive have agreed to strengthen their partnership in the event ...
Latest News
The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year. Taking ...
Latest News
Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each ...
Latest News
Thrive Global, the wellness and behaviour change tech firm founded by Arianna Huffington, has acquired ...
Latest News
Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age. A ...
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LXA has inserted a 2,000sq ft (186sq m) indoor/outdoor boxing gym into a mixed-use building ...
Latest News
The number of UK adults classed as physically active has increased by 1 million in ...
Latest News
Australian health club operator Viva Leisure has acquired eight Healthworks Fitness Centres in the state ...
Features
Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Features
Promotional feature
As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to find out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
Features
Research
New research from Colliers has highlighted the opportunity for real estate developments in the health and fitness industry, as Ross Kirton explains
Features
Promotional feature
Now in its eighth year, Myzone has established itself as a key player in the fitness industry. We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
Features
Promotional feature
When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
Features
Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
Features
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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?
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: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, 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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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?
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: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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