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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  
1 - 40 of 119
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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FIBO China
Jak Phillips went to FIBO China and filed this report
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Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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Promotional feature
When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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Promotional feature
Now in its eighth year, Myzone has established itself as a key player in the fitness industry. We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
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feature
Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
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People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
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HCM people

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Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
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
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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 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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
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
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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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