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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
Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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feature
We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
Features
Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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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
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People
We’re proud to be opening our first EMF Junior gym in the coming weeks, designed for children aged one- to 14-years-old
People
people can leave their desks whenever they choose to have a workout. They won’t be judged for staying too long or going too often.
People
In the long term, the fitness industry will utilise technological advances in augmented reality and holographic telepresence
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
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The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
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Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
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Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10-27 Jun 2020
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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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