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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 4
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
7. Editor's letter: Fitness is hot
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
15. Letters: Write to reply
Anytime Fitness gets experience design refresh
16. People profile: Clive Ormerod
The incoming CEO of Les Mills International explains his vision for the organisation as it enters a new period of expansion
20. People profile: Sol Gilbert
Underground Gym’s co-founder on breaking the rules with a new model and building a self-funded business from scratch
22. People profile: Charlie & Claire Bourne
The founds of Eden explain how a health scare inspired a new organic nutrition business and how that integrates with their growing health and wellness operation HCMmag.com
24. Talking point: Recovery
So much emphasis is given to hard workouts, we sometimes forget that gains are made during recovery. Do your members understand the importance of resting well? Kath Hudson reports
30. Analysis: Swotting up on fitness
Emma Barry gives her thought-provoking take on the industry’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
36. Interview: Rainer Schaller
The founder of budget pioneer, McFit, tells Kate Cracknell why he’s launching a new brand for his diverse business
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Indoor cycling redefined
46. Interview: Alex Lewis
When he lost all four limbs to a devastating illness, Lewis could never have imagined he would become an extreme athlete. EMS training is helping his journey
51. Research: India emerges
New research from IHRSA and Deloitte China shows the fitness market in India – which currently has a penetration rate of 1.5 per cent – is poised for growth
56. Promotional feature: Matrix
Ride in colour with the new Matrix Target Training Cycle
58. Rowing: Rowing the Atlantic
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic – Cityrow’s Helaine Knapp in the US and The Engine Room’s Chris Heron in the UK – are building their boutiques by sharing their passion for rowing
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
62. Profile: Nerio Alessandri
The president and founder of Technogym talks to Liz Terry about innovation and his mission to get the whole world moving
68. Promotional feature: Gympass
Gympass and Bannatyne extend their partnership
70. Trends: Climbing party
Could Versaclimber classes become the next big thing? We check out the concepts reinvigorating this classic piece of kit
76. Software: Tech upgrade
From Third Space in London to The Wall in Los Angeles, we look at the latest software partnerships
80. Promotional feature: Technogym
Announcing Skillathletic
83. Preview: Elevate 2019
The lowdown on the UK’s largest physical activity trade show
96. Promotional feature: Ridgeway
Ridgeway Leisure - sister company to Ridgeway Furniture; one of the leading locker manufacturers in the industry - has been experiencing growth in its spare parts and maintenance business
99. Strength: Space race
Competition for space on the gym floor is driving the creation of small footprint kit
109. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam talks upgrades; Jean-Michel Fournier explains Les Mills’ Netpulse partnership; Bart Van Cauter is putting TurfGrass in gyms and Rod Mann presents Raptor’s new weight training vest
111. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
114. HCM Celebs: Tim McGraw
Snap Fitness has launched a gym brand in partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music icon, Tim McGraw
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Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
Features
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
Features
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 4
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
7. Editor's letter: Fitness is hot
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
15. Letters: Write to reply
Anytime Fitness gets experience design refresh
16. People profile: Clive Ormerod
The incoming CEO of Les Mills International explains his vision for the organisation as it enters a new period of expansion
20. People profile: Sol Gilbert
Underground Gym’s co-founder on breaking the rules with a new model and building a self-funded business from scratch
22. People profile: Charlie & Claire Bourne
The founds of Eden explain how a health scare inspired a new organic nutrition business and how that integrates with their growing health and wellness operation HCMmag.com
24. Talking point: Recovery
So much emphasis is given to hard workouts, we sometimes forget that gains are made during recovery. Do your members understand the importance of resting well? Kath Hudson reports
30. Analysis: Swotting up on fitness
Emma Barry gives her thought-provoking take on the industry’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
36. Interview: Rainer Schaller
The founder of budget pioneer, McFit, tells Kate Cracknell why he’s launching a new brand for his diverse business
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Indoor cycling redefined
46. Interview: Alex Lewis
When he lost all four limbs to a devastating illness, Lewis could never have imagined he would become an extreme athlete. EMS training is helping his journey
51. Research: India emerges
New research from IHRSA and Deloitte China shows the fitness market in India – which currently has a penetration rate of 1.5 per cent – is poised for growth
56. Promotional feature: Matrix
Ride in colour with the new Matrix Target Training Cycle
58. Rowing: Rowing the Atlantic
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic – Cityrow’s Helaine Knapp in the US and The Engine Room’s Chris Heron in the UK – are building their boutiques by sharing their passion for rowing
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
62. Profile: Nerio Alessandri
The president and founder of Technogym talks to Liz Terry about innovation and his mission to get the whole world moving
68. Promotional feature: Gympass
Gympass and Bannatyne extend their partnership
70. Trends: Climbing party
Could Versaclimber classes become the next big thing? We check out the concepts reinvigorating this classic piece of kit
76. Software: Tech upgrade
From Third Space in London to The Wall in Los Angeles, we look at the latest software partnerships
80. Promotional feature: Technogym
Announcing Skillathletic
83. Preview: Elevate 2019
The lowdown on the UK’s largest physical activity trade show
96. Promotional feature: Ridgeway
Ridgeway Leisure - sister company to Ridgeway Furniture; one of the leading locker manufacturers in the industry - has been experiencing growth in its spare parts and maintenance business
99. Strength: Space race
Competition for space on the gym floor is driving the creation of small footprint kit
109. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam talks upgrades; Jean-Michel Fournier explains Les Mills’ Netpulse partnership; Bart Van Cauter is putting TurfGrass in gyms and Rod Mann presents Raptor’s new weight training vest
111. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
114. HCM Celebs: Tim McGraw
Snap Fitness has launched a gym brand in partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music icon, Tim McGraw
1 - 40 of 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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