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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 9
Health Club Management 2019 issue 9
On the Cover: Brrrn!
Founders John Adamic & Jimmy T Martin on working out at 10 degrees
7. Editor's letter: Power up
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. HCM People: Sam Unadkat
The CEO of WE11 has a business model based on a high-end co-working space for PTs and is aiming to disrupt the industry
16. HCM People: Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas
The creators of The Foundry offer free memberships to people on benefits. Find out how their philosophy drives them
20. HCM People: Elodie Garamond
The founder of Le Tigre has grown a yoga business which now offers 600 classes a week in Paris and retreats in Morocco
23. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
30. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important industry events, taking place in September and October, including FIBO USA, SIBEC North America, and Club Industry Chicago
32. Interview: Jimmy T Martin & Johnny Adamic
The joint founders of cold workout gym, Brrrn, talk to HCM about trailblazing with a new workout model
38. Promotional feature: Myzone
We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
42. Talking point: Are PTs underskilled?
With special populations to look after and the market evolving at a pace, we ask the experts if PT training and qualifications are keeping up
46. Gen Z: Spreading the love
Members of Gen Z have come of age and are now some of the most engaged consumers of fitness. Researchers, leisure-net, look at the numbers
58. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to fi nd out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
60. Interview: Tommy Matthews
The CEO of BMF talks about working with Bear Grylls, launching a global franchise business and his new nonexecutive director, Jan Spaticchia
66. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Health Club Management 2019 issue 9
On the Cover: Brrrn!
Founders John Adamic & Jimmy T Martin on working out at 10 degrees
70. FIBO China: A Chinese Puzzle
HCM columnist, Jak Phillips, shares his impressions and learnings from the recent FIBO China event in Shanghai
72. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certifi cation course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
74. Research: Location, location, location
Ross Kirton from Colliers outlines the finding of recent research into health and fitness real estate values which has found people are prepared to pay more for residential real estate with a gym
78. Promotional feature: EMS
EMS: Ensuring a successful Business Venture
82. Cycling: Chain reaction
What makes the perfect indoor cycle class and what trends are coming down the track for operators and instructors? We round up the views of suppliers
93. Supplier showcase: Technogym
Biocircuit attracts members
95. Flooring: Turf guide
The growth of functional zones in gyms has seen suppliers of turf launching new products for use with everything from prowlers to floor-based exercises. We look at the options on offer
100. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
103. fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Aerofit, PhysioNow, Eleiko and NOHrD
105. Promotional feature: Technogym’s SKILLRUN
Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
106. HCM directory:
Dip into the HCM directory any time to find suppliers of products and services for your gym or health club – all indexed, to make it easier to purchase
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Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive ...
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Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being ...
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Sign the petition by clicking here. HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition ...
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The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty ...
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Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room ...
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Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
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HCM People
I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
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The great debate
Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
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Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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Sponsored
Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
HCM magazine
This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 9
Health Club Management 2019 issue 9
On the Cover: Brrrn!
Founders John Adamic & Jimmy T Martin on working out at 10 degrees
7. Editor's letter: Power up
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. HCM People: Sam Unadkat
The CEO of WE11 has a business model based on a high-end co-working space for PTs and is aiming to disrupt the industry
16. HCM People: Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas
The creators of The Foundry offer free memberships to people on benefits. Find out how their philosophy drives them
20. HCM People: Elodie Garamond
The founder of Le Tigre has grown a yoga business which now offers 600 classes a week in Paris and retreats in Morocco
23. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
30. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important industry events, taking place in September and October, including FIBO USA, SIBEC North America, and Club Industry Chicago
32. Interview: Jimmy T Martin & Johnny Adamic
The joint founders of cold workout gym, Brrrn, talk to HCM about trailblazing with a new workout model
38. Promotional feature: Myzone
We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
42. Talking point: Are PTs underskilled?
With special populations to look after and the market evolving at a pace, we ask the experts if PT training and qualifications are keeping up
46. Gen Z: Spreading the love
Members of Gen Z have come of age and are now some of the most engaged consumers of fitness. Researchers, leisure-net, look at the numbers
58. Promotional feature: Physical Company Ltd
As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to fi nd out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
60. Interview: Tommy Matthews
The CEO of BMF talks about working with Bear Grylls, launching a global franchise business and his new nonexecutive director, Jan Spaticchia
66. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Health Club Management 2019 issue 9
On the Cover: Brrrn!
Founders John Adamic & Jimmy T Martin on working out at 10 degrees
70. FIBO China: A Chinese Puzzle
HCM columnist, Jak Phillips, shares his impressions and learnings from the recent FIBO China event in Shanghai
72. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certifi cation course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
74. Research: Location, location, location
Ross Kirton from Colliers outlines the finding of recent research into health and fitness real estate values which has found people are prepared to pay more for residential real estate with a gym
78. Promotional feature: EMS
EMS: Ensuring a successful Business Venture
82. Cycling: Chain reaction
What makes the perfect indoor cycle class and what trends are coming down the track for operators and instructors? We round up the views of suppliers
93. Supplier showcase: Technogym
Biocircuit attracts members
95. Flooring: Turf guide
The growth of functional zones in gyms has seen suppliers of turf launching new products for use with everything from prowlers to floor-based exercises. We look at the options on offer
100. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
103. fitness-kit.net: Product Innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Aerofit, PhysioNow, Eleiko and NOHrD
105. Promotional feature: Technogym’s SKILLRUN
Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
106. HCM directory:
Dip into the HCM directory any time to find suppliers of products and services for your gym or health club – all indexed, to make it easier to purchase
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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