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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 5
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
5. Editor's letter: Forging good habits
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12. People profile: Mark Wahlberg
The 47-year-old Hollywood actor and fitness enthusiast has recently invested in Australian fitness concept F45
16. People profile: Gareth Bale
Real Madrid and Wales football star Gareth Bale will be joint partner and investor in Rowbots, a rowing-based boutique concept
18. People profile: Ed McCabe
The founder of Kelta Fit explains his fitness concept, which is based around Scottish ceilidh dancing, harnessing the social power of the traditional dance
20. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
30. Events calendar:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe, including EuropeActive B2B Congress & Personal Trainer Day and FIBO China
32. Interview: Olia Sardarova
The founder of London-based luxury boxing gym BXR discusses her journey to creating a facility that would be good enough for world heavyweight boxing champion and investor Anthony Joshua
40. Talking point: Mental health first aid
With one in six people expected to suffer from some form of mental health issue each year, should our industry be training staff as mental first aiders?
44. Promotional feature: Active IQ
The Active IQ Mental Health Awareness Course
46. News report: Down and dirty
An analysis of London’s supersize fatberg has revealed worryingly high levels of illegal performance-enhancing drugs present in the city’s sewers
48. Innovation: Bio Hacking
Dave Asprey, Silicon Valley hacker and the creator of Bulletproof coffee has developed a boutique fitness studio, which uses technology to upgrade members’ health
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
How to stop your members suffering from ‘fitness failure syndrome’
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
56. Active ageing: Age concern
Older people are less likely to exercise, making them more prone to developing long-term health conditions. How can fitness providers reach people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and above?
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
63. Interview: Jon Canarick
Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
70. Promotional feature: Hussle
As aggregator PayAsUGym announces a rebrand, we talk to COO Neil Harmsworth about the move
74. Tech: Virtual worlds
There are no limits to where virtual can take the health and fitness industry. We take a look at the latest directions
81. Interview: Gareth Kirk
Leisure trust GLL and Belfast City Council will invest £105m over the next decade. We talk to the chair about the impact of the social enterprise model
86. Supplier showcase:
The latest case studies from Precor, Gympass, Fisikal and Physical Company
95. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products from Anytime Fitness, Shapewatch, Monkey Mill and Tecnobody
97. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
98. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
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Latest News
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Duncan Bannatyne, CEO of Bannatyne Group, which runs spas, health clubs and hotels, says the ...
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Technogym has announced a new initiative designed to find the stars of the future. The ...
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A number of US gym operators are facing lawsuits over their handling of membership fee ...
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1Rebel, the London-based boutique studio operator, has announced a new initiative to help support its ...
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One of the factors that has made the coronavirus outbreak so severe across the globe ...
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Mindfulness app provider, Headspace, is making a bid to support US-based healthcare professionals curb anxiety ...
Features
Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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
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
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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
People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
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
People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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.
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
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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 5
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
5. Editor's letter: Forging good habits
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12. People profile: Mark Wahlberg
The 47-year-old Hollywood actor and fitness enthusiast has recently invested in Australian fitness concept F45
16. People profile: Gareth Bale
Real Madrid and Wales football star Gareth Bale will be joint partner and investor in Rowbots, a rowing-based boutique concept
18. People profile: Ed McCabe
The founder of Kelta Fit explains his fitness concept, which is based around Scottish ceilidh dancing, harnessing the social power of the traditional dance
20. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
30. Events calendar:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe, including EuropeActive B2B Congress & Personal Trainer Day and FIBO China
32. Interview: Olia Sardarova
The founder of London-based luxury boxing gym BXR discusses her journey to creating a facility that would be good enough for world heavyweight boxing champion and investor Anthony Joshua
40. Talking point: Mental health first aid
With one in six people expected to suffer from some form of mental health issue each year, should our industry be training staff as mental first aiders?
44. Promotional feature: Active IQ
The Active IQ Mental Health Awareness Course
46. News report: Down and dirty
An analysis of London’s supersize fatberg has revealed worryingly high levels of illegal performance-enhancing drugs present in the city’s sewers
48. Innovation: Bio Hacking
Dave Asprey, Silicon Valley hacker and the creator of Bulletproof coffee has developed a boutique fitness studio, which uses technology to upgrade members’ health
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
How to stop your members suffering from ‘fitness failure syndrome’
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
56. Active ageing: Age concern
Older people are less likely to exercise, making them more prone to developing long-term health conditions. How can fitness providers reach people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and above?
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
63. Interview: Jon Canarick
Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
70. Promotional feature: Hussle
As aggregator PayAsUGym announces a rebrand, we talk to COO Neil Harmsworth about the move
74. Tech: Virtual worlds
There are no limits to where virtual can take the health and fitness industry. We take a look at the latest directions
81. Interview: Gareth Kirk
Leisure trust GLL and Belfast City Council will invest £105m over the next decade. We talk to the chair about the impact of the social enterprise model
86. Supplier showcase:
The latest case studies from Precor, Gympass, Fisikal and Physical Company
95. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products from Anytime Fitness, Shapewatch, Monkey Mill and Tecnobody
97. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
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: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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.
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
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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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