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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 6
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
On the Cover: Chris Hemsworth
Train like Thor – the most googled workout – is now available via his new Centre app
3. Editor's letter: Building momentum
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
10. Letters: Write to reply
Plenty of room for Rebels and Virgins
12. People profile: Hannah Lanel
The founder of The Fore, promises two trainers per class – one devoted to form
16. People profile: Charlotte Roach
Roach explains why she developed Rabble, a fitness concept based around modified playground games, such as dodgeball
18. People profile: Dirk Van Der Flier
The chair of Gym Plus tells how he’s taken the brand from struggle to success
20. News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
32. Interview: Andy Burnham
Formerly the UK’s secretary of state for health, now mayor of Greater Manchester, Burnham has ambitious plans to normalise physical activity and place it at the heart of primary care
40. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Club 4.0 concept helps operators innovate, with compelling content and all-new classes. We find out about how it’s being put to use by operators
42. HCM Celebs: Chris Hemsworth
The Hollywood actor has created a new app that utilises the expertise of his team of fitness, nutrition and wellness experts
46. Promotional feature: DFC
Signing up members, giving great customer service and driving retention are key to a successful health club business. Ivan Stevenson explains how DFC can drive this process to underpin success
48. Talking point: Instructor pay
Group exercise continues to grow in popularity, making great instructors more important than ever before. But are we paying them enough?
52. Promotional feature: Power plate
Discover the latest vision from Power Plate
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
On the Cover: Chris Hemsworth
Train like Thor – the most googled workout – is now available via his new Centre app
54. Statistics: Euro millions
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth, according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by Deloitte and EuropeActive
58. Promotional feature: miha bodytech
We catch up with Phil Horton, country director for miha bodytec in the UK to talk about the growth of EMS training and to find out what’s next for the UK market
62. Training trends: What a drag
Parachute training – running with a parachute strapped to your waist to create resistance – is mostly utilised by elite athletes. Could it go mainstream?
66. Retention: Retention Convention
Self-knowledge, a customer-focused company culture and utilising your data are key to retaining members, say experts at this year’s Retention Convention
70. Interview: Gareth Presch
The founder of the World Health Innovation Summit explains his vision for achieving a fit and healthy planet by using a global knowledge-sharing platform
76. Promotional feature: Bright Lime
Justin Musgrove on Bannatyne& Brightlime Partnership puts software at the heart of an enhanced member experience
78. Retention: Pain response
HIIT is hot right now – but are you optimising it for all your members, or are some put off by the pain? We look at ways to ensure a positive experience
83. Flooring: More than a floor
With functional training continuing to grow in popularity, the floor is often as important as any equipment. We take a look at the latest interactive options
89. Supplier showcase: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space Lockers is collaborating with InspireAll to create first-class facilities at leisure centres in Hertfordshire
90. Fitness-kit.net FIBO: Product special
Check out the innovative new products launched at FIBO 2019, from Wattbike, Matrix, Funxtion, eGym and more
96. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry  
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Features
Editor's letter
We must come out of COVID with a new mantle, forged by the challenges we’ve faced. It’s time to invest in getting some real clout
Features
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
Features
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
Operators should start with the home fitness journey, working out how to gain a competitive advantage here, before working out how to dovetail physical visits into this
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
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: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 6
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
On the Cover: Chris Hemsworth
Train like Thor – the most googled workout – is now available via his new Centre app
3. Editor's letter: Building momentum
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
10. Letters: Write to reply
Plenty of room for Rebels and Virgins
12. People profile: Hannah Lanel
The founder of The Fore, promises two trainers per class – one devoted to form
16. People profile: Charlotte Roach
Roach explains why she developed Rabble, a fitness concept based around modified playground games, such as dodgeball
18. People profile: Dirk Van Der Flier
The chair of Gym Plus tells how he’s taken the brand from struggle to success
20. News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
32. Interview: Andy Burnham
Formerly the UK’s secretary of state for health, now mayor of Greater Manchester, Burnham has ambitious plans to normalise physical activity and place it at the heart of primary care
40. Promotional feature: Technogym
Technogym’s Club 4.0 concept helps operators innovate, with compelling content and all-new classes. We find out about how it’s being put to use by operators
42. HCM Celebs: Chris Hemsworth
The Hollywood actor has created a new app that utilises the expertise of his team of fitness, nutrition and wellness experts
46. Promotional feature: DFC
Signing up members, giving great customer service and driving retention are key to a successful health club business. Ivan Stevenson explains how DFC can drive this process to underpin success
48. Talking point: Instructor pay
Group exercise continues to grow in popularity, making great instructors more important than ever before. But are we paying them enough?
52. Promotional feature: Power plate
Discover the latest vision from Power Plate
Health Club Management 2019 issue 6
On the Cover: Chris Hemsworth
Train like Thor – the most googled workout – is now available via his new Centre app
54. Statistics: Euro millions
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth, according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by Deloitte and EuropeActive
58. Promotional feature: miha bodytech
We catch up with Phil Horton, country director for miha bodytec in the UK to talk about the growth of EMS training and to find out what’s next for the UK market
62. Training trends: What a drag
Parachute training – running with a parachute strapped to your waist to create resistance – is mostly utilised by elite athletes. Could it go mainstream?
66. Retention: Retention Convention
Self-knowledge, a customer-focused company culture and utilising your data are key to retaining members, say experts at this year’s Retention Convention
70. Interview: Gareth Presch
The founder of the World Health Innovation Summit explains his vision for achieving a fit and healthy planet by using a global knowledge-sharing platform
76. Promotional feature: Bright Lime
Justin Musgrove on Bannatyne& Brightlime Partnership puts software at the heart of an enhanced member experience
78. Retention: Pain response
HIIT is hot right now – but are you optimising it for all your members, or are some put off by the pain? We look at ways to ensure a positive experience
83. Flooring: More than a floor
With functional training continuing to grow in popularity, the floor is often as important as any equipment. We take a look at the latest interactive options
89. Supplier showcase: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space Lockers is collaborating with InspireAll to create first-class facilities at leisure centres in Hertfordshire
90. Fitness-kit.net FIBO: Product special
Check out the innovative new products launched at FIBO 2019, from Wattbike, Matrix, Funxtion, eGym and more
96. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry  
1 - 40 of 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
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: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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