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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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Features
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
Features
Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, 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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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