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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 10
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
5. 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
10. Letters: Write to reply
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and ReferAll's Stuart Stokes write to HCM
14. HCM People: Nick Whitcombe
Whitcombe is fighting for the right to reopen his gym – and stay open
18. HCM People: Harley Pasternak
The celebrity trainer and author is working with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to elevate their fitness offering
22. HCM People: David Burns
Collective Leisure has just become the first social enterprise leisure management company in Australia
26. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity. This month, Nuffield adds COVID-19 rehab and National Fitness Day breaks records
34. Interview: Fahad Alhagbani
The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports on smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and collaborating with Amazon
44. The great debate: Are gyms essential?
Given their support for the NHS, should gyms and leisure centres be classified as essential services? And how do we get it reclassified? Experts discuss
52. Opinion: Standing together
Steve Ward celebrates how the industry has come together in the pandemic
56. Sponsored: Trend Gazing
Andy Hall, COO of Volution, looks at the trends emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
58. News report: Mental health
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellbeing market
62. Consultation: Active ageing
Our sector can do more for active ageing – it’s never been more important
64. Sponsored: Bold Move
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym with a major refit and new dedicated workout zones
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
68. Local leisure: Delivery partners
Policymakers and operators discuss trust and public sector pandemic responses
72. Sponsored: An exercise in luxury
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
74. Research: New generation yoga
Passive relaxation improves heart rate variability. This study shows active interventions can have the same effect
76. Sponsored: Upping the online fitness game
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
78. Profile: Jan Spaticchia
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF on bringing together indoor, outdoor, online and VR fitness
84. A cheeky workout
Working the glutes is vital for balance, power and wellbeing. Tom Tawell reports
90. Supplier showcase: Octane and Places Leisure
Places Leisure’s Bulmershe Leisure Centre is providing its community with new fitness kit in a major upgrade
92. Product innovation:
HCM reveals innovations, including Exi’s COVID app, Lumen’s metabolic reader, LG’s new screens and ALFI by The Refinery
93. Promotion: Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
96. HCM directory:
Find suppliers of products and services
98. Research: Improved prognosis
A study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests exercising can lead to better outcomes in people with cancer
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Latest News
Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
Latest News
This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
Latest News
Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
Latest News
To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
Latest News
Closing gyms and leisure facilities during any possible future lockdown would be "unthinkable", according to ...
Latest News
The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
Latest News
Gyms are right near the bottom of the list in terms of places people have ...
HCM Magazine
Editor's letter
Being fit increases the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, so we’re calling on the government to keep gyms open and encourage exercise
HCM Magazine
Research
Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
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
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
HCM Magazine
Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
HCM Magazine
Consultation
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
HCM Magazine
Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
HCM magazine
HCM People

Nick Whitcombe

Founder, Body Tech Fitness
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
HCM magazine
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
Opinion
promotion
With January now close on the horizon your thoughts will be firmly focused on sales campaigns to attract new members through your doors in the new year rush.
Opinion: Sealing the Leaky Bucket – 7 Research-Based Tips for Retaining New Members in January 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Shredquarters partners with Physical Company to underpin expansion plans
Functional training gym, The Shredquarters, has moved into franchising, partnering with Physical Company to support its rapid growth.
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
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2020 issue 10
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
5. 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
10. Letters: Write to reply
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and ReferAll's Stuart Stokes write to HCM
14. HCM People: Nick Whitcombe
Whitcombe is fighting for the right to reopen his gym – and stay open
18. HCM People: Harley Pasternak
The celebrity trainer and author is working with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to elevate their fitness offering
22. HCM People: David Burns
Collective Leisure has just become the first social enterprise leisure management company in Australia
26. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity. This month, Nuffield adds COVID-19 rehab and National Fitness Day breaks records
34. Interview: Fahad Alhagbani
The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports on smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and collaborating with Amazon
44. The great debate: Are gyms essential?
Given their support for the NHS, should gyms and leisure centres be classified as essential services? And how do we get it reclassified? Experts discuss
52. Opinion: Standing together
Steve Ward celebrates how the industry has come together in the pandemic
56. Sponsored: Trend Gazing
Andy Hall, COO of Volution, looks at the trends emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
58. News report: Mental health
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellbeing market
62. Consultation: Active ageing
Our sector can do more for active ageing – it’s never been more important
64. Sponsored: Bold Move
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym with a major refit and new dedicated workout zones
Health Club Management 2020 issue 10
On the cover: Essential
We must recognise the fitness industry as an essential service
68. Local leisure: Delivery partners
Policymakers and operators discuss trust and public sector pandemic responses
72. Sponsored: An exercise in luxury
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
74. Research: New generation yoga
Passive relaxation improves heart rate variability. This study shows active interventions can have the same effect
76. Sponsored: Upping the online fitness game
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
78. Profile: Jan Spaticchia
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF on bringing together indoor, outdoor, online and VR fitness
84. A cheeky workout
Working the glutes is vital for balance, power and wellbeing. Tom Tawell reports
90. Supplier showcase: Octane and Places Leisure
Places Leisure’s Bulmershe Leisure Centre is providing its community with new fitness kit in a major upgrade
92. Product innovation:
HCM reveals innovations, including Exi’s COVID app, Lumen’s metabolic reader, LG’s new screens and ALFI by The Refinery
93. Promotion: Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
96. HCM directory:
Find suppliers of products and services
98. Research: Improved prognosis
A study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests exercising can lead to better outcomes in people with cancer
1 - 40 of 131
Opinion
promotion
With January now close on the horizon your thoughts will be firmly focused on sales campaigns to attract new members through your doors in the new year rush.
Opinion: Sealing the Leaky Bucket – 7 Research-Based Tips for Retaining New Members in January 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Shredquarters partners with Physical Company to underpin expansion plans
Functional training gym, The Shredquarters, has moved into franchising, partnering with Physical Company to support its rapid growth.
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
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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