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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
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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2011 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
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2010 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
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Industry body ukactive has joined the chorus of organisations across a number of sectors calling ...
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German fitness operator BestFit Group has acquired regional gym chain EuroFit for an undisclosed sum. ...
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The US fitness industry lost around 58 per cent of its revenues during 2020, due ...
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The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take ...
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Product innovation
“A great atmosphere is just as important to the fitness journey as the right workout routine, says LEDSnaps’ CEO, Ian Kirby
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Sponsored
Empowered Brands has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new chair and CEO following the untimely death of founder, Jan Spaticchia
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Editor's letter
The pandemic has disrupted everything and as businesses across the leisure industry reshape themselves to survive and thrive, new competition is emerging that will change the sector
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Sponsored
Every gym design project should be designed from the floor up, says Physical Company’s James Anderson. He tells HCM why
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Specifier
Rigs have been central to gyms for years. Now suppliers tell us how they’re evolving to meet the changing needs of clubs and clients
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Training
GM Active has launched a training programme to create a new generation of transformational leaders, as Liz Terry reports
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Sponsored
Jo Farrier, head of commercial and resources at Active Northumberland, talks about how a strategic partnership with Technogym is changing public perceptions of council leisure facilities
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A new study claims being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is not enough for those who spend the rest of their time being sedentary
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Six months on from the launch of its Kickstart programme, The Gym Group is hiring the majority of trainees, as Liz Terry reports
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The results from the first Moving Communities Customer Experience survey present a positive picture of overall satisfaction with local authority facilities, explains Mike Hill
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: miha bodytec EMS-PT: an irresistible way to boost your in-club offer
Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are helping people reach their goals while digital offerings – which grew exponentially during lockdowns – continue to thrive.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
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: Proinsight Mystery Shopping
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Gympass
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
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
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
1 - 40 of 139
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: FunXtion enhance interactive workouts with the launch of Virtual Player
Digital meets personal with the new Virtual Player from FunXtion, experts in interactive fitness, which allows clubs to stream and schedule world class virtual classes anytime, providing an interactive workout experience on the gym floor, functional area or directly to members at home via an app.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: miha bodytec EMS-PT: an irresistible way to boost your in-club offer
Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are helping people reach their goals while digital offerings – which grew exponentially during lockdowns – continue to thrive.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
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: Proinsight Mystery Shopping
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Gympass
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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