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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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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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People
A lot of developers were coming to see 15 Central Park West, to understand what made it so successful, and we started to get a lot of interesting design projects off the back of that. Since 2008, we’ve been involved in well over 140 projects globally
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Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
People
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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