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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 8
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
5. Editor's letter: Work and work out
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
11. Letters: Write to reply
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
12. HCM People: Rich Hutson
The CEO of CHi Fitness, in Malaysia, discusses turning the business around and launching his latest new venture
16. HCM People: Martin Seibold
After reviving Fitness First Germany, Seibold is building a portfolio of fitness brands under new company, Life Fit Group
20. HCM People: Andrew Grill
The practical futurist gives operators his advice on how to embrace digital
24. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
32. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important industry events, taking place in August and September, including FIBO China, IHRSA Fitness Brasil and National Fitness Day
34. Interview: Sophie Lawler
In her first year as CEO of Total Fitness, membership has grown by 6,000. The first female CEO in the UK’s commercial fitness sector tells us how she’s implemented cultural changes to grow the business
42. Ask the experts: European growth
How big could the European health and fitness industry grow? What models will have the biggest impact? We ask those who have the most up-to-date research
46. Promotional feature: miha Bodytech
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation
50. IHRSA Update: Planet fitness
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high of 183 million members across 65 markets in 2018. We look at the key numbers for each region
57. Supplier showcase: Precor
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
58. India: A true partnership
David Lloyd Leisure has partnered with local operator Talwalkar’s Health Clubs to open a new leisure club in Pune, India. We speak with both operators
62. Social responsibility: Steel Warriors
A year after the launch of Steel Warriors’ first outdoor gym, made from confiscated knives, the Co-op is funding 20 more
67. Supplier showcase: Pavigym
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
68. Interview: Jay Wright
From designing and managing the largest hotel gym in the world, to a new live steaming model to achieve global reach, the founder of The Wright Fit discusses his career journey and plans
76. Body scanning: Body image
One in five UK adults is worried about their body image. We look at how fit-tech can help to educate gym members on how to achieve a healthy transformation
82. Fitness foresight:
From vegan gyms to balance training, HCM editor Liz Terry looks at fitness trends that could impact your business
92. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Kaia Health, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies
93. Promotional feature: TRX
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga
95. Promotional feature: Power Plate
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme
100. HCM celebrates: Augie Nieto
Industry legend and charity fundraiser Augie Nieto is returning as a co-investor and board member to Life Fitness, where he served as president from 1977 to 2000
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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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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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People
HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
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Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 8
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
5. Editor's letter: Work and work out
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
11. Letters: Write to reply
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
12. HCM People: Rich Hutson
The CEO of CHi Fitness, in Malaysia, discusses turning the business around and launching his latest new venture
16. HCM People: Martin Seibold
After reviving Fitness First Germany, Seibold is building a portfolio of fitness brands under new company, Life Fit Group
20. HCM People: Andrew Grill
The practical futurist gives operators his advice on how to embrace digital
24. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
32. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important industry events, taking place in August and September, including FIBO China, IHRSA Fitness Brasil and National Fitness Day
34. Interview: Sophie Lawler
In her first year as CEO of Total Fitness, membership has grown by 6,000. The first female CEO in the UK’s commercial fitness sector tells us how she’s implemented cultural changes to grow the business
42. Ask the experts: European growth
How big could the European health and fitness industry grow? What models will have the biggest impact? We ask those who have the most up-to-date research
46. Promotional feature: miha Bodytech
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation
50. IHRSA Update: Planet fitness
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high of 183 million members across 65 markets in 2018. We look at the key numbers for each region
57. Supplier showcase: Precor
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
58. India: A true partnership
David Lloyd Leisure has partnered with local operator Talwalkar’s Health Clubs to open a new leisure club in Pune, India. We speak with both operators
62. Social responsibility: Steel Warriors
A year after the launch of Steel Warriors’ first outdoor gym, made from confiscated knives, the Co-op is funding 20 more
67. Supplier showcase: Pavigym
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
68. Interview: Jay Wright
From designing and managing the largest hotel gym in the world, to a new live steaming model to achieve global reach, the founder of The Wright Fit discusses his career journey and plans
76. Body scanning: Body image
One in five UK adults is worried about their body image. We look at how fit-tech can help to educate gym members on how to achieve a healthy transformation
82. Fitness foresight:
From vegan gyms to balance training, HCM editor Liz Terry looks at fitness trends that could impact your business
92. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Kaia Health, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies
93. Promotional feature: TRX
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga
95. Promotional feature: Power Plate
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme
100. HCM celebrates: Augie Nieto
Industry legend and charity fundraiser Augie Nieto is returning as a co-investor and board member to Life Fitness, where he served as president from 1977 to 2000
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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