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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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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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Supplier showcase
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
Features
Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
Features
feature
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
People
A lot of developers were coming to see 15 Central Park West, to understand what made it so successful, and we started to get a lot of interesting design projects off the back of that. Since 2008, we’ve been involved in well over 140 projects globally
People
HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
People
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Opinion
promotion
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Opinion
promotion
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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