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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 3
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
5. Editor's letter: A matter of life and death
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. People profile: Kirsten Potenza
The Co-founder of POUND fit tells us how she came up with her concept that lets people unleash their inner rockstar
16. People profile: Gustav Gym
Co-founders Pieter Pleunis and Jeroen Timmerman on how they’re creating the best PT gym in Holland
18. People profile: Jen & Tom Harvey
The Co-founders of Oceanflow Yoga on introducing new concepts to Cornwall
24. International news:
eGym names new chair - hints at possible IPO
26. UK news:
Boutique fitness sector ‘nowhere near breaking point’
31. Research News:
HIIT more effective for weight loss than moderate exercise
32. Events Calendar:
Don’t miss these upcoming events for the health and fitness industry
34. Interview: Steve Ward
Moving on after 12 years, the outgoing CEO reflects on his time at ukactive, where he started as an intern
38. Research: Fact finding
Leisure-net’s annual Health and fitness Omnibus Survey is in its 15th year. We find out what’s changed since 2002
42. Talking point: Peak boutique
Is the boutique boom reaching the peak of its lifecycle? ukactive CEO Steven Ward asks a panel of experts
48. Group exercise: Get ahead
More operators are appointing heads of group exercise, evidence that this is more than just a trend. We talk to those from Third Space, Pure Gym and Virgin Active
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
54. Promotional feature: Precor
Get creative with functional training
58. Top team: Anthony Geisler
The founder of Xponential Fitness, Anthony Geisler, discusses the secrets behind his success, and tells us why franchising is key to crushing the big box chains
68. FIBO 2019: The future of fitness
The world’s biggest fitness trade show takes place in April. We take a look
74. Cycling: Pedal power
Indoor cycling has grown exponentially in the past few years. We analyse the data on who’s most engaged and when
80. Functional: Life stages
We meet the operators using functional fitness to aid rehab after surgery
85. ukactive: The pillars of success
The sector should focus on young people, older people and workplace health for the biggest impact on our community, says Steven Ward
86. Research: Greater China
The fitness industry in China is growing fast, according to the IHRSA Greater China Health Club Report. Kristen Walsh explains the findings
91. Supplier showcase:
Dyaco equips Pumps Gyms, Technogym partners with Nuffield and Physical Company kits out Marlow Club
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness from Agmis, Body bike, Hydrow and Aqua Physical
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
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Features
Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
Features
Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
Features
New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
Features
HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
Features
Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
Features
People
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
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The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
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Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 3
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
5. Editor's letter: A matter of life and death
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. People profile: Kirsten Potenza
The Co-founder of POUND fit tells us how she came up with her concept that lets people unleash their inner rockstar
16. People profile: Gustav Gym
Co-founders Pieter Pleunis and Jeroen Timmerman on how they’re creating the best PT gym in Holland
18. People profile: Jen & Tom Harvey
The Co-founders of Oceanflow Yoga on introducing new concepts to Cornwall
24. International news:
eGym names new chair - hints at possible IPO
26. UK news:
Boutique fitness sector ‘nowhere near breaking point’
31. Research News:
HIIT more effective for weight loss than moderate exercise
32. Events Calendar:
Don’t miss these upcoming events for the health and fitness industry
34. Interview: Steve Ward
Moving on after 12 years, the outgoing CEO reflects on his time at ukactive, where he started as an intern
38. Research: Fact finding
Leisure-net’s annual Health and fitness Omnibus Survey is in its 15th year. We find out what’s changed since 2002
42. Talking point: Peak boutique
Is the boutique boom reaching the peak of its lifecycle? ukactive CEO Steven Ward asks a panel of experts
48. Group exercise: Get ahead
More operators are appointing heads of group exercise, evidence that this is more than just a trend. We talk to those from Third Space, Pure Gym and Virgin Active
Health Club Management 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Anthony Geisler
The CEO of Xponential Fitness is taking on big box operators with his suite of franchise brands
54. Promotional feature: Precor
Get creative with functional training
58. Top team: Anthony Geisler
The founder of Xponential Fitness, Anthony Geisler, discusses the secrets behind his success, and tells us why franchising is key to crushing the big box chains
68. FIBO 2019: The future of fitness
The world’s biggest fitness trade show takes place in April. We take a look
74. Cycling: Pedal power
Indoor cycling has grown exponentially in the past few years. We analyse the data on who’s most engaged and when
80. Functional: Life stages
We meet the operators using functional fitness to aid rehab after surgery
85. ukactive: The pillars of success
The sector should focus on young people, older people and workplace health for the biggest impact on our community, says Steven Ward
86. Research: Greater China
The fitness industry in China is growing fast, according to the IHRSA Greater China Health Club Report. Kristen Walsh explains the findings
91. Supplier showcase:
Dyaco equips Pumps Gyms, Technogym partners with Nuffield and Physical Company kits out Marlow Club
96. Fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness from Agmis, Body bike, Hydrow and Aqua Physical
98. HCM directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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