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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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2020 issue 1
Health Club Management 2020 issue 1
On the Cover: Evolution Wellness
Simon Flint is leading the company through a period of radical change
5. Editor's letter: Announcing Fit Tech
Leisure Media is launching a new platform for technology in the health, fitness, wellness and sports markets
12. HCM People: Groupe Arkose
Bouldering is emerging as a powerful partner in the fitness space, as the co-founders of French operator, Groupe Arkose, explain
16. HCM People: Kam Panesar
A passion for fitness and a vision for building and scaling a boutique brand is driving the launch of Awakan. We find out more
20. HCM People: Alina & Anna Epeykina
HCM talks to the sister duo behind the launch of flexology, one of the UK’s first stretching studio brands
24. Promotional feature: Technogym
Build new training experiences with Technogym in 2020
26. HCM News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world, as well as research news from across the industry
37. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important fitness industry conferences and exhibitions taking place in February and March 2020
38. Talking point: 2020 - what’s in store?
HCM talks to Rasmus Ingerslev, Emma Barry, dave Stalker and Steven Scales about trends in the industry and what’s coming down the track for 2020 in terms of opportunities and threats
42. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
We talk to two high-end operators who’ve established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
44. Interview: Simon Flint
New launches, new brands, acquisitions, diversification, expansion and franchising are driving the explosive growth of Evolution Wellness in Asia. The CEO talks to Kate Cracknell
Health Club Management 2020 issue 1
On the Cover: Evolution Wellness
Simon Flint is leading the company through a period of radical change
54. Trends: On the road
A top trend for 2020 is retreats, as fitness operators such as Third space and Dime partner with boutique travel operators to extend their relationship with members beyond the club
60. Trends: Are you fit for 2020?
Paul Bedford on the best ways to operate in an increasingly competitive market
66. Design focus: Working it
Les Mills is known globally for its workouts, nut in New Zealand, the company is also a major health club operator with new facilities launching. HCM investigates
70. Corporate wellness: Well at work
The corporate wellness market is growing fast. Kath Hudson rounds up the latest trends and investments coming to market
76. Running: Run right
How can you ensure your members are running right and enjoying and benefitting from the experience? Danny Dreyer invented ChiRunning so everyone can be a runner. Kath Hudson finds out all about it
82. Aqua Health: Making a splash
The pool is the most expensive facility in most clubs. HCM explores how it can be used for aqua rehab, to sweat the assets and offer a valuable service to customers
88. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Auro launches a new personal training app; Pavigym’s Wexo flooring supports cross-training zones; FunXtion’s online training tool explained and Vitapure presents its drinks dispenser, which makes money, while reducing single plastic usage
90. HCM Directory:
Dip into the HCM directory any time to find suppliers of products and services for your gym or health club
1 - 40 of 127
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Features
Insight
Gyms have been going to great lengths to show how they are separating workout areas and adding social distancing, however, members have been reflecting on how busy the gym was before
Features
Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
Features
Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
Features
US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

Health Club Management magazine

2020 issue 1
Health Club Management 2020 issue 1
On the Cover: Evolution Wellness
Simon Flint is leading the company through a period of radical change
5. Editor's letter: Announcing Fit Tech
Leisure Media is launching a new platform for technology in the health, fitness, wellness and sports markets
12. HCM People: Groupe Arkose
Bouldering is emerging as a powerful partner in the fitness space, as the co-founders of French operator, Groupe Arkose, explain
16. HCM People: Kam Panesar
A passion for fitness and a vision for building and scaling a boutique brand is driving the launch of Awakan. We find out more
20. HCM People: Alina & Anna Epeykina
HCM talks to the sister duo behind the launch of flexology, one of the UK’s first stretching studio brands
24. Promotional feature: Technogym
Build new training experiences with Technogym in 2020
26. HCM News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world, as well as research news from across the industry
37. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important fitness industry conferences and exhibitions taking place in February and March 2020
38. Talking point: 2020 - what’s in store?
HCM talks to Rasmus Ingerslev, Emma Barry, dave Stalker and Steven Scales about trends in the industry and what’s coming down the track for 2020 in terms of opportunities and threats
42. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
We talk to two high-end operators who’ve established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
44. Interview: Simon Flint
New launches, new brands, acquisitions, diversification, expansion and franchising are driving the explosive growth of Evolution Wellness in Asia. The CEO talks to Kate Cracknell
Health Club Management 2020 issue 1
On the Cover: Evolution Wellness
Simon Flint is leading the company through a period of radical change
54. Trends: On the road
A top trend for 2020 is retreats, as fitness operators such as Third space and Dime partner with boutique travel operators to extend their relationship with members beyond the club
60. Trends: Are you fit for 2020?
Paul Bedford on the best ways to operate in an increasingly competitive market
66. Design focus: Working it
Les Mills is known globally for its workouts, nut in New Zealand, the company is also a major health club operator with new facilities launching. HCM investigates
70. Corporate wellness: Well at work
The corporate wellness market is growing fast. Kath Hudson rounds up the latest trends and investments coming to market
76. Running: Run right
How can you ensure your members are running right and enjoying and benefitting from the experience? Danny Dreyer invented ChiRunning so everyone can be a runner. Kath Hudson finds out all about it
82. Aqua Health: Making a splash
The pool is the most expensive facility in most clubs. HCM explores how it can be used for aqua rehab, to sweat the assets and offer a valuable service to customers
88. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Auro launches a new personal training app; Pavigym’s Wexo flooring supports cross-training zones; FunXtion’s online training tool explained and Vitapure presents its drinks dispenser, which makes money, while reducing single plastic usage
90. HCM Directory:
Dip into the HCM directory any time to find suppliers of products and services for your gym or health club
1 - 40 of 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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