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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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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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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
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People
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people can leave their desks whenever they choose to have a workout. They won’t be judged for staying too long or going too often.
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In the long term, the fitness industry will utilise technological advances in augmented reality and holographic telepresence
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Featured supplier news
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Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
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: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Video Gallery
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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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