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Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 11
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
7. Editor's letter: Social prescribing
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Letters: Write to reply
A sober reminder of how far this industry has to go
14. HCM People: Leigh Wetton & Scott Freeman
The ex-Special Forces Navy diver and Army fitness instructor tell how their backgrounds inspired EMF Fitness
18. HCM People: Jean-Michel Fournier
The CEO of Les Mills Media discusses how clubs can embrace virtual fitness but still remain central to people’s fitness journeys
22. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world
29. Events calendar:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe
30. Interview: Taru Vähätalo
The co-founder of Finland’s pioneering fitness brand GOGO tells us about the company’s journey, from its beginnings as the country’s first full-service fitness club
40. Talking point: Artificial intelligence
The artificial intelligence revolution is ramping up across many industries. Experts discuss how the fitness industry can best utilise these new technologies
44. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Bodystreet, the global leader in Electro Muscle Stimulation training, has had a successful year in 2019, growing their reach across the UK. Master franchisor Mark Holland tells us more
46. Interview: Goldman Sachs
Shefali Gera, head of wellness EMEA at Goldman Sachs, on the investment bank’s approach to employee wellbeing, and the state-of-the-art wellness facilities at its new London headquarters
50. IHRSA Update: Know your customers
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares the most interesting findings from the 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
56. Wellness: The Well
Co-founder and CEO Rebecca Parekh explains The Well, a new membershipbased wellness club that’s opened in the heart of New York City, giving access to fitness, health coaches and more
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
64. Circuits: Virtuous circle
Circuits are a powerful way to deliver a controlled and effective workout to people of a range of abilities in a short time frame. We look at some of the leading systems
71. Flooring: Floor & order
Flooring is a major investment for gyms and health clubs, changing the ambience and functionality. HCM looks at the issues relating to this often undervalued area
80. Group exercise: The power of groupness
Does your fitness studio off er the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
84. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Bryan O'Rourke and Legend’s Sean Maguire investigate how the industry is preparing for the next decade of fitness and wellbeing
86. Audio Visual: Sight & sound
The audio visual aspect of your club is one of the biggest factors in keeping members motivated and coming back for more. Four audio visual consultants share their tips
91. Supplier showcase: Pulse
First class fitness facility
93. Supplier showcase: DFC
A knockout partnership
95. Supplier showcase: Matrix
Technology and innovation
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products in health and fitness from Crown Sports Lockers and Power Plate
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
"We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables," says Myzone’s Dave Wright
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As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
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Research
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Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 11
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
7. Editor's letter: Social prescribing
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Letters: Write to reply
A sober reminder of how far this industry has to go
14. HCM People: Leigh Wetton & Scott Freeman
The ex-Special Forces Navy diver and Army fitness instructor tell how their backgrounds inspired EMF Fitness
18. HCM People: Jean-Michel Fournier
The CEO of Les Mills Media discusses how clubs can embrace virtual fitness but still remain central to people’s fitness journeys
22. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world
29. Events calendar:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe
30. Interview: Taru Vähätalo
The co-founder of Finland’s pioneering fitness brand GOGO tells us about the company’s journey, from its beginnings as the country’s first full-service fitness club
40. Talking point: Artificial intelligence
The artificial intelligence revolution is ramping up across many industries. Experts discuss how the fitness industry can best utilise these new technologies
44. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Bodystreet, the global leader in Electro Muscle Stimulation training, has had a successful year in 2019, growing their reach across the UK. Master franchisor Mark Holland tells us more
46. Interview: Goldman Sachs
Shefali Gera, head of wellness EMEA at Goldman Sachs, on the investment bank’s approach to employee wellbeing, and the state-of-the-art wellness facilities at its new London headquarters
50. IHRSA Update: Know your customers
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares the most interesting findings from the 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
56. Wellness: The Well
Co-founder and CEO Rebecca Parekh explains The Well, a new membershipbased wellness club that’s opened in the heart of New York City, giving access to fitness, health coaches and more
Health Club Management 2019 issue 11
On the Cover: Rebecca Parekh
The co-founder and CEO of The Well on creating a new type of wellness club
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
64. Circuits: Virtuous circle
Circuits are a powerful way to deliver a controlled and effective workout to people of a range of abilities in a short time frame. We look at some of the leading systems
71. Flooring: Floor & order
Flooring is a major investment for gyms and health clubs, changing the ambience and functionality. HCM looks at the issues relating to this often undervalued area
80. Group exercise: The power of groupness
Does your fitness studio off er the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
84. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Bryan O'Rourke and Legend’s Sean Maguire investigate how the industry is preparing for the next decade of fitness and wellbeing
86. Audio Visual: Sight & sound
The audio visual aspect of your club is one of the biggest factors in keeping members motivated and coming back for more. Four audio visual consultants share their tips
91. Supplier showcase: Pulse
First class fitness facility
93. Supplier showcase: DFC
A knockout partnership
95. Supplier showcase: Matrix
Technology and innovation
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products in health and fitness from Crown Sports Lockers and Power Plate
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
"We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables," says Myzone’s Dave Wright
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
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2011 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
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2009 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Video Gallery
Mindbody, Inc
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering an exceptional service ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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