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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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Features
Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has inspired a huge pivot to digital right across the industry, from sole traders to large chains and trusts. Kath Hudson looks at some of the offerings pulled together in lightning fast time to keep members active and sane
Features
Software
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing gyms across the world to temporarily close their doors, staying connected to your members digitally has never been more important. Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’re contributing
Features
Promotional feature
Reaching members anywhere and anytime to connect, engage and coach is more important than ever and can easily be activated through Technogym Mywellness
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Functional training
It’s easy to get stuck in a functional rut, relying on the same old burpees and ball slams. We ask for inspiration on how to put the fun back into functional training
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Matrix Connected Solutions helps Roko deliver a digital member experience beyond the four walls of the clubs
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Insight
Industry analyst David Minton launched his new fitNdata global monitor just in time to catch the headline numbers for the impact of the coronavirus on the sector. He tells us how it’s looking
Features
Coronavirus
As the sector looks into the void of the COVID-19 lockdown and its aftermath, Duncan Wood-Allum presents a blueprint for a positive future
Features
People
HCM people

Michael Ramsay

Founder and director, STRONG Rowformer
There’s something about the combination of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres working together that absolutely destroys you and gives you an almost euphoric feeling at the end of every workout
People
Kate Cracknell talks connected health and digital transformation with Chris Blackwell-Frost, Martin Friend and Rick Crawford from Nuffield Health’s senior management team
People
HCM people

Dr Jonathan Leary

Remedy Place, West Hollywood: Founder and CEO
Remedy Place teaches people how to take care of themselves and gives them the tools they need to be holistically healthy
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Opinion
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Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
    Company profiles
    Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
    We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
    Company profiles
    Company profile: FunXtion International BV
    Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
    Catalogue Gallery
    Click on a catalogue to view it online
    Directory
    Exercise equipment
    Technogym: Exercise equipment
    Trade associations
    International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
    Locking solutions
    Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
    Whole body cryotherapy
    Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
    Independent service & maintenance
    Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
    Fitness equipment
    TRX Training: Fitness equipment
    Lockers/interior design
    Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
    Wearable technology solutions
    MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
    Fitness software
    Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
    Spa software
    SpaBooker: Spa software
    Property & Tenders
    Greywell, Hampshire
    Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
    Property & Tenders
    Derby City Council
    Property & Tenders
    Diary dates
    13 Jun 2020
    Worldwide, Various,
    Diary dates
    06-07 Jul 2020
    Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    28-31 Aug 2020
    Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
    Diary dates
    21-24 Sep 2020
    Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
    Diary dates
    01-02 Oct 2020
    Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    11-12 Oct 2020
    ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    17-23 Oct 2020
    Pinggu, Beijing, China
    Diary dates
    27-30 Oct 2020
    Messe Stuttgart, Germany
    Diary dates
    30-31 Oct 2020
    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    27-28 Nov 2020
    Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
    Diary dates

    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 125
    Job search
    POST YOUR JOB
    Opinion
    promotion
    Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
    Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
    Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
    The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
    Video Gallery
    Technogym mywellness app
    Technogym
    Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
    More videos:
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
      We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
      Company profiles
      Company profile: FunXtion International BV
      Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
      Catalogue Gallery
      Click on a catalogue to view it online
      Directory
      Exercise equipment
      Technogym: Exercise equipment
      Trade associations
      International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
      Locking solutions
      Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
      Whole body cryotherapy
      Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
      Independent service & maintenance
      Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
      Fitness equipment
      TRX Training: Fitness equipment
      Lockers/interior design
      Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
      Wearable technology solutions
      MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
      Fitness software
      Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
      Spa software
      SpaBooker: Spa software
      Property & Tenders
      Greywell, Hampshire
      Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
      Property & Tenders
      Derby City Council
      Property & Tenders
      Diary dates
      13 Jun 2020
      Worldwide, Various,
      Diary dates
      06-07 Jul 2020
      Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      28-31 Aug 2020
      Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
      Diary dates
      21-24 Sep 2020
      Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
      Diary dates
      01-02 Oct 2020
      Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      11-12 Oct 2020
      ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      17-23 Oct 2020
      Pinggu, Beijing, China
      Diary dates
      27-30 Oct 2020
      Messe Stuttgart, Germany
      Diary dates
      30-31 Oct 2020
      NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      27-28 Nov 2020
      Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
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