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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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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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People
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
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Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
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Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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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 120
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: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Video Gallery
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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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