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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
Supplier showcase
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
Features
Software
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing gyms across the world to temporarily close their doors, staying connected to your members digitally has never been more important. Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’re contributing
Features
Innovation
With members stuck at home, now’s the perfect time to plan some cost-effective upgrades to your clubs. Suppliers explain how a flooring refresh could help attract members back in-club as the pandemic eases
Features
Functional training
It’s easy to get stuck in a functional rut, relying on the same old burpees and ball slams. We ask for inspiration on how to put the fun back into functional training
Features
HCM research
The good news? People are changing their exercise habits in lockdown, becoming more active and spending more time exercising with their children, according to new research
Features
Promotional feature
Reaching members anywhere and anytime to connect, engage and coach is more important than ever and can easily be activated through Technogym Mywellness
Features
Coronavirus
While Europe and the US are in the thick of coronavirus shutdowns, health clubs in China are starting to reopen. Jak Phillips examines how three Chinese operators tackled the challenge of the pandemic and came out ahead
Features
People
HCM people

Michael Ramsay

Founder and director, STRONG Rowformer
There’s something about the combination of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres working together that absolutely destroys you and gives you an almost euphoric feeling at the end of every workout
People
HCM people

Dr Jonathan Leary

Remedy Place, West Hollywood: Founder and CEO
Remedy Place teaches people how to take care of themselves and gives them the tools they need to be holistically healthy
People
Kate Cracknell talks connected health and digital transformation with Chris Blackwell-Frost, Martin Friend and Rick Crawford from Nuffield Health’s senior management team
Job search
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Opinion
promotion
The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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 125
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Opinion
promotion
The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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