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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
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We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
Features
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
Features
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
If I look forward five years, I’d want us to be somewhere around the 1,000-site mark – the ‘premier league’ benchmark
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 130
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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