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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
Editor's letter
We must come out of COVID with a new mantle, forged by the challenges we’ve faced. It’s time to invest in getting some real clout
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
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
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
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
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: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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 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 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: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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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