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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 121
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Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
Features
Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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
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
Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
Features
Promotional feature
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
Features
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
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Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
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10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, 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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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