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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 5
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
5. Editor's letter: Forging good habits
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12. People profile: Mark Wahlberg
The 47-year-old Hollywood actor and fitness enthusiast has recently invested in Australian fitness concept F45
16. People profile: Gareth Bale
Real Madrid and Wales football star Gareth Bale will be joint partner and investor in Rowbots, a rowing-based boutique concept
18. People profile: Ed McCabe
The founder of Kelta Fit explains his fitness concept, which is based around Scottish ceilidh dancing, harnessing the social power of the traditional dance
20. 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:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe, including EuropeActive B2B Congress & Personal Trainer Day and FIBO China
32. Interview: Olia Sardarova
The founder of London-based luxury boxing gym BXR discusses her journey to creating a facility that would be good enough for world heavyweight boxing champion and investor Anthony Joshua
40. Talking point: Mental health first aid
With one in six people expected to suffer from some form of mental health issue each year, should our industry be training staff as mental first aiders?
44. Promotional feature: Active IQ
The Active IQ Mental Health Awareness Course
46. News report: Down and dirty
An analysis of London’s supersize fatberg has revealed worryingly high levels of illegal performance-enhancing drugs present in the city’s sewers
48. Innovation: Bio Hacking
Dave Asprey, Silicon Valley hacker and the creator of Bulletproof coffee has developed a boutique fitness studio, which uses technology to upgrade members’ health
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
How to stop your members suffering from ‘fitness failure syndrome’
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
56. Active ageing: Age concern
Older people are less likely to exercise, making them more prone to developing long-term health conditions. How can fitness providers reach people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and above?
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
63. Interview: Jon Canarick
Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
70. Promotional feature: Hussle
As aggregator PayAsUGym announces a rebrand, we talk to COO Neil Harmsworth about the move
74. Tech: Virtual worlds
There are no limits to where virtual can take the health and fitness industry. We take a look at the latest directions
81. Interview: Gareth Kirk
Leisure trust GLL and Belfast City Council will invest £105m over the next decade. We talk to the chair about the impact of the social enterprise model
86. Supplier showcase:
The latest case studies from Precor, Gympass, Fisikal and Physical Company
95. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products from Anytime Fitness, Shapewatch, Monkey Mill and Tecnobody
97. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
98. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
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Features
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
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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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
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People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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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: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
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
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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 5
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
5. Editor's letter: Forging good habits
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
12. People profile: Mark Wahlberg
The 47-year-old Hollywood actor and fitness enthusiast has recently invested in Australian fitness concept F45
16. People profile: Gareth Bale
Real Madrid and Wales football star Gareth Bale will be joint partner and investor in Rowbots, a rowing-based boutique concept
18. People profile: Ed McCabe
The founder of Kelta Fit explains his fitness concept, which is based around Scottish ceilidh dancing, harnessing the social power of the traditional dance
20. 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:
We round up the most exciting upcoming industry events from across the globe, including EuropeActive B2B Congress & Personal Trainer Day and FIBO China
32. Interview: Olia Sardarova
The founder of London-based luxury boxing gym BXR discusses her journey to creating a facility that would be good enough for world heavyweight boxing champion and investor Anthony Joshua
40. Talking point: Mental health first aid
With one in six people expected to suffer from some form of mental health issue each year, should our industry be training staff as mental first aiders?
44. Promotional feature: Active IQ
The Active IQ Mental Health Awareness Course
46. News report: Down and dirty
An analysis of London’s supersize fatberg has revealed worryingly high levels of illegal performance-enhancing drugs present in the city’s sewers
48. Innovation: Bio Hacking
Dave Asprey, Silicon Valley hacker and the creator of Bulletproof coffee has developed a boutique fitness studio, which uses technology to upgrade members’ health
54. Promotional feature: Matrix
How to stop your members suffering from ‘fitness failure syndrome’
Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
On the Cover: Olia Sardarova
The founder of BXR on building a gym good enough for Anthony Joshua
56. Active ageing: Age concern
Older people are less likely to exercise, making them more prone to developing long-term health conditions. How can fitness providers reach people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and above?
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
63. Interview: Jon Canarick
Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
70. Promotional feature: Hussle
As aggregator PayAsUGym announces a rebrand, we talk to COO Neil Harmsworth about the move
74. Tech: Virtual worlds
There are no limits to where virtual can take the health and fitness industry. We take a look at the latest directions
81. Interview: Gareth Kirk
Leisure trust GLL and Belfast City Council will invest £105m over the next decade. We talk to the chair about the impact of the social enterprise model
86. Supplier showcase:
The latest case studies from Precor, Gympass, Fisikal and Physical Company
95. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out these innovative new products from Anytime Fitness, Shapewatch, Monkey Mill and Tecnobody
97. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
98. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
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: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
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
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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