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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 3
Health Club Management 2020 issue 3
On the Cover: Emma Barry
How to build a badass boutique
5. Editor's letter: All change
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
13. Letters: Write to reply
Dan Rees of Premier Global NASM starts a debate about the safest way to stretch, with a response from Flexology
14. Special report: First response
CEOs Humphrey Cobbold, of Pure Gym and Clive Ormerod of Les Mills talk about their initial response to COVID-19
18. HCM People: Ed Stanbury
The CEO and co-founder of BLOK tells how he developed ‘one of the coolest gyms in the world’
22. HCM People: Adala Bolto
Bolto saw a need for a “bespoke, femalespecific, results-driven boutique”
26. HCM People: Aaron Brooks-Thornett
This personal trainer works on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, allowing him to reach those most in need
30. HCM News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
38. Interview: Glenn Earlam
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure talks to HCM about new models, standalone boutiques and growing the estate
48. Ask the experts: Catering to introverts
Is the fitness industry meeting the needs of introverts as well as extroverts?
52. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
54. Research: Getting fit together
A study by Decathlon has found that couples who train together stay together
58. Profile: Emma Barry
The industry catalyst has released a new book: Building a Badass Boutique
64. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
Health Club Management 2020 issue 3
On the Cover: Emma Barry
How to build a badass boutique
66. Insight: Rene Moos
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of his business at the Virtuagym FitNation Conference
70. Policy: Time to combine
Tara Dillon and Mark Gannon on combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory
73. Body scanning: Measuring progress
As it has become a trend, more operators are offering body scanning. We ask some to share their experiences
78. New Opening: Dublin’s finest
Charlie Bourne, MD of new luxury health club Eden One, talks about developing a new combination of facilities
84. Changing rooms: Time for a change
Get inspired by our round up of recent high-end changing room installations
89. Supplier showcase: Gympass
Supplier Gympass latest collaboration with DW Fitness First
91. Supplier showcase: Pulse Fitness
Supplier Pulse Fitness latest collaboration with Third Space
93. Supplier showcase: Fisikal Limited
Supplier Fisikal latest collaboration with DiR Clubs
95. Supplier showcase: Matrix Fitness
Supplier Matrix Fitness latest collaboration with Long Stratton Leisure Centre, run by South Norfolk Council
96. fitness-kit.net: Product Innovation
Lauren Heath-Jones reveals the newest product launches from Wattbike, Pulse, Body Bike and MYE Technologies
98. HCM directory:
Dip into the HCM directory to find suppliers of products and services
100. HCM research: Old before their time
Obesity and ageing have the same effects on the body, with some impacts being irreversible, according to new research
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Industry body EuropeActive has published a sectoral manifesto which outlines the aims and objectives of ...
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European fitness operators will face increased consolidation, accelerated digitalisation and the new reality of creating ...
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Fitness giant Equinox has opened its first fully-outdoor gym in Los Angeles. Called Equinox+ In ...
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An online fitness community, created by personal trainer and social media influencer, Talilla Henchoz, during ...
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Two functional fitness franchises are continuing their legal battle over a dispute relating to patents. ...
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Xponential Fitness has entered the Saudi Arabian gym market with the launch of five boutique ...
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
Features
Research
Perhaps a ‘federal’ approach that sees local trusts retained, but with shared back of house services is the way forward?
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
People
We have a period of lead generation before we allow anyone to join. We build the excitement up to a specific launch time and date, much like the ticketing model for concerts
People
Member confidence is the single most important factor, and I say – without doing so lightly – that our cleanliness standards, protocols and marketing are the best I’ve seen in the industry
People
The future of our industry is as a ‘national health service’ – we can’t dance around these conversations – if we’re serious about being closer to health agencies, that needs change and commitment
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2020 issue 3
Health Club Management 2020 issue 3
On the Cover: Emma Barry
How to build a badass boutique
5. Editor's letter: All change
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
13. Letters: Write to reply
Dan Rees of Premier Global NASM starts a debate about the safest way to stretch, with a response from Flexology
14. Special report: First response
CEOs Humphrey Cobbold, of Pure Gym and Clive Ormerod of Les Mills talk about their initial response to COVID-19
18. HCM People: Ed Stanbury
The CEO and co-founder of BLOK tells how he developed ‘one of the coolest gyms in the world’
22. HCM People: Adala Bolto
Bolto saw a need for a “bespoke, femalespecific, results-driven boutique”
26. HCM People: Aaron Brooks-Thornett
This personal trainer works on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, allowing him to reach those most in need
30. HCM News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
38. Interview: Glenn Earlam
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure talks to HCM about new models, standalone boutiques and growing the estate
48. Ask the experts: Catering to introverts
Is the fitness industry meeting the needs of introverts as well as extroverts?
52. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
54. Research: Getting fit together
A study by Decathlon has found that couples who train together stay together
58. Profile: Emma Barry
The industry catalyst has released a new book: Building a Badass Boutique
64. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
Health Club Management 2020 issue 3
On the Cover: Emma Barry
How to build a badass boutique
66. Insight: Rene Moos
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of his business at the Virtuagym FitNation Conference
70. Policy: Time to combine
Tara Dillon and Mark Gannon on combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory
73. Body scanning: Measuring progress
As it has become a trend, more operators are offering body scanning. We ask some to share their experiences
78. New Opening: Dublin’s finest
Charlie Bourne, MD of new luxury health club Eden One, talks about developing a new combination of facilities
84. Changing rooms: Time for a change
Get inspired by our round up of recent high-end changing room installations
89. Supplier showcase: Gympass
Supplier Gympass latest collaboration with DW Fitness First
91. Supplier showcase: Pulse Fitness
Supplier Pulse Fitness latest collaboration with Third Space
93. Supplier showcase: Fisikal Limited
Supplier Fisikal latest collaboration with DiR Clubs
95. Supplier showcase: Matrix Fitness
Supplier Matrix Fitness latest collaboration with Long Stratton Leisure Centre, run by South Norfolk Council
96. fitness-kit.net: Product Innovation
Lauren Heath-Jones reveals the newest product launches from Wattbike, Pulse, Body Bike and MYE Technologies
98. HCM directory:
Dip into the HCM directory to find suppliers of products and services
100. HCM research: Old before their time
Obesity and ageing have the same effects on the body, with some impacts being irreversible, according to new research
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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