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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
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A like or a share on Instagram has never paid the rent. MZ-Remote has allowed me to continue revenue streams during Covid-19 that covered my operating expenses and effectively kept my business open
Features
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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