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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 4
Health Club Management 2020 issue 4
On the cover: Blackwell-Frost, Friend, Crawford
The Nuffield team on supporting the COVID-19 response and moving the business forward
5. Editor's letter: Adapt to survive
Whether sheltered from the storm by government support or facing the full impact of the shutdown, all operators will ultimately have to reopen while COVID-19 is still active in the community. The question is how?
12. HCM People: Professor Zhen Yan
The researcher’s findings suggest exercise may help people survive COVID-19
14. HCM People: Dr Jonathan Leary
The founder of Remedy Place on setting up the world’s first ‘social wellness club’
18. HCM People: Michael Ramsay
Part reformer, part rowing, Ramsay’s concept is high intensity and low impact
22. HCM News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
30. Sponsored briefing: Connect, engage, coach with Technogym Mywellness
Reaching members anywhere and anytime to connect, engage and coach is more important than ever and can easily be activated through Technogym Mywellness
32. Ask an expert: In this together
How can clubs generate income during the closures? We ask the experts
36. Interview: The Harringtons
Mark Harrington Snr and Jnr tell us about the strategy they put in place to get Healthworks through the pandemic
44. Coronavirus: Lessons from China
Jak Phillips looks at how Chinese clubs handled the Coronavirus shutdowns
52. Sponsored briefing: Digital ecosystem
Matrix Connected Solutions helps Roko deliver a digital member experience beyond the four walls of the clubs
54. Opinion: Engage and retain
Tamara Bailey says clubs need to re-examine member engagement strategies
58. Coronavirus: Pivot to digital
A look at some of the impressive digital offerings clubs have created in lightning fast time, to keep members active at home
64. Coronavirus: A new future
As the sector grapples with the pressures of COVID-19, Duncan Wood-Allum presents a blueprint for a positive future
Health Club Management 2020 issue 4
On the cover: Blackwell-Frost, Friend, Crawford
The Nuffield team on supporting the COVID-19 response and moving the business forward
68. Insight: Big numbers
David Minton’s new global data platform shows COVID-19’s impact on the sector
72. Sponsored briefing: Take a new path
Premier Global NASM has restructured its education offering to create new career pathways to help personal trainers and individuals entering the sector navigate their way to career success.
74. Interview: Nuffield Health
The senior management team explain how they are developing a network of connected health across the UK
82. Functional: The ‘fun’ in functional
Experts share their tips on how to make functional training more fun for members
88. Software: Soft power
Staying connected to members is essential during closures. Software companies tell us how they’re helping clubs to engage
95. Supplier showcase: FunXtion
With the spread of COVID-19 forcing more people into isolation, PureGym worked with FunXtion to rapidly include a digital on-demand workout offering to support members at home
97. Supplier showcase: Wattbike
Wattbike has partnered with Intelligent Cycling to transform indoor cycling with innovative new technology that enables automatic personalisation for riders in a group cycling class
98. Innovation: Floor show
Experts tell how a few small upgrades to your flooring could help attract members back when lockdown is lifted
103. Product innovation:
Lauren Heath-Jones reveals the newest product launches from Precor, GymAware, Freemotion and React
106. HCM directory:
Dip into the HCM directory to find suppliers of products and services
108. HCM research: Exercise in lockdown
In positive news, people are becoming more active and exercising with their kids more while in lockdown
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Features
feature
A like or a share on Instagram has never paid the rent. MZ-Remote has allowed me to continue revenue streams during Covid-19 that covered my operating expenses and effectively kept my business open
Features
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
Features
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
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
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
People
We realised we had a great franchise proposition: a really strong core model and technology platform, excellent data and analytics – we also generate 45 per cent site margins in the UK
People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
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: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 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 4
Health Club Management 2020 issue 4
On the cover: Blackwell-Frost, Friend, Crawford
The Nuffield team on supporting the COVID-19 response and moving the business forward
5. Editor's letter: Adapt to survive
Whether sheltered from the storm by government support or facing the full impact of the shutdown, all operators will ultimately have to reopen while COVID-19 is still active in the community. The question is how?
12. HCM People: Professor Zhen Yan
The researcher’s findings suggest exercise may help people survive COVID-19
14. HCM People: Dr Jonathan Leary
The founder of Remedy Place on setting up the world’s first ‘social wellness club’
18. HCM People: Michael Ramsay
Part reformer, part rowing, Ramsay’s concept is high intensity and low impact
22. HCM News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
30. Sponsored briefing: Connect, engage, coach with Technogym Mywellness
Reaching members anywhere and anytime to connect, engage and coach is more important than ever and can easily be activated through Technogym Mywellness
32. Ask an expert: In this together
How can clubs generate income during the closures? We ask the experts
36. Interview: The Harringtons
Mark Harrington Snr and Jnr tell us about the strategy they put in place to get Healthworks through the pandemic
44. Coronavirus: Lessons from China
Jak Phillips looks at how Chinese clubs handled the Coronavirus shutdowns
52. Sponsored briefing: Digital ecosystem
Matrix Connected Solutions helps Roko deliver a digital member experience beyond the four walls of the clubs
54. Opinion: Engage and retain
Tamara Bailey says clubs need to re-examine member engagement strategies
58. Coronavirus: Pivot to digital
A look at some of the impressive digital offerings clubs have created in lightning fast time, to keep members active at home
64. Coronavirus: A new future
As the sector grapples with the pressures of COVID-19, Duncan Wood-Allum presents a blueprint for a positive future
Health Club Management 2020 issue 4
On the cover: Blackwell-Frost, Friend, Crawford
The Nuffield team on supporting the COVID-19 response and moving the business forward
68. Insight: Big numbers
David Minton’s new global data platform shows COVID-19’s impact on the sector
72. Sponsored briefing: Take a new path
Premier Global NASM has restructured its education offering to create new career pathways to help personal trainers and individuals entering the sector navigate their way to career success.
74. Interview: Nuffield Health
The senior management team explain how they are developing a network of connected health across the UK
82. Functional: The ‘fun’ in functional
Experts share their tips on how to make functional training more fun for members
88. Software: Soft power
Staying connected to members is essential during closures. Software companies tell us how they’re helping clubs to engage
95. Supplier showcase: FunXtion
With the spread of COVID-19 forcing more people into isolation, PureGym worked with FunXtion to rapidly include a digital on-demand workout offering to support members at home
97. Supplier showcase: Wattbike
Wattbike has partnered with Intelligent Cycling to transform indoor cycling with innovative new technology that enables automatic personalisation for riders in a group cycling class
98. Innovation: Floor show
Experts tell how a few small upgrades to your flooring could help attract members back when lockdown is lifted
103. Product innovation:
Lauren Heath-Jones reveals the newest product launches from Precor, GymAware, Freemotion and React
106. HCM directory:
Dip into the HCM directory to find suppliers of products and services
108. HCM research: Exercise in lockdown
In positive news, people are becoming more active and exercising with their kids more while in lockdown
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
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: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 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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