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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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Empowering our instructors is our next big task. This is an incredibly dedicated, loyal group of people and there’s a big opportunity to do something very special with them
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
promotion
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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