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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 6
Health Club Management 2020 issue 6
On the cover: Reopening
The fitness industry roars back
7. Editor's letter: Editor's letter
Time to muscle up
12. Write to reply:
Readers respond to Colin Milner’s ‘Challenging Ageism’ column and Liz Terry’s editor’s letter from HCM June
14. HCM People: Dave Courteen
The CEO of Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs talks about his new book – More To Gain Than Just the Game
18. HCM People: Debra Wein
The City of Portland in Maine, US, is investing in a wellness programme for its entire workforce. We talk to the founder and CEO of Wellness Workdays
22. HCM People: Dan Bond
CrossFit Fort Ashton’s owner shares insights into how he built his tribe and got them through lockdown
24. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
32. Interview: Francis Ottevaere
The CEO of JIMS Fitness explains his reopening strategy, which sees new member sales up 200 per cent
38. US stats: What members say
New research gauges the feelings of members about returning to the gym
44. Accessibility: Undefeatable
This charitable initiative is supporting people with health conditions and disabilities to get into physical activity
50. Sponsored briefing: Looking long term
Active IQ has partnered with Nuffield Health who have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
54. Insight: Welcome back
Who’s winning on social? An analysis of social media responses to gym chains’ reopening videos
Health Club Management 2020 issue 6
On the cover: Reopening
The fitness industry roars back
60. Finance: The fightback begins
Nadim Meer advises operators on how to position themselves as an attractive prospect for investment
64. Statistics: Is the gym safe?
Blair McHaney has developed a guide to navigating customer sentiment
68. The way I see it: Francesco Arlotti
Technogym’s head of digital solutions shares his thoughts on how operators can ensure their future success
73. Immunity: Best defence
The impact of exercise on the immune system has never been more important. We look at immunity-boosting protocols from two equipment developers
78. Interview: Paul Bowman
The CEO of Wexer says COVID-19 has changed customer expectations and operators must adopt a hybrid physical/digital model to survive post-pandemic
86. Strength: Fusion fitness
Combining fitness elements is making strength training more accessible
92. Supplier showcase: Matrix Fitness
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance equipment
94. Supplier showcase: Speedflex
Speedflex has partnered with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept
96. FIBO Awards: In the spotlight
We take a look at the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020
99. HCM directory:
Find suppliers of products and services
1 - 40 of 130
Latest News
Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) in Northern Ireland has won a landmark VAT case, which ...
Latest News
The government has pledged to invest £100m in supporting public leisure centres this winter, as ...
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Gyms in Liverpool,UK, have been given the go-ahead to reopen, following a dramatic week of ...
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Be Military Fit (BMF) has completed a restructuring project, designed to transform the outdoor fitness ...
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Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed ...
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Persistent and rising levels of lifestyle disease across the world have exacerbated the effects of ...
Latest News
Customer experience software provider, AskNicely, has announced it will host a new virtual event called ...
Latest News
In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from ...
Features
feature
We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
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
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
Features
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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
feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
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
People
We believe affordable fitness will be a very substantial part of all significant gym and fitness markets in the future
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
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
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
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: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. 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: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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 6
Health Club Management 2020 issue 6
On the cover: Reopening
The fitness industry roars back
7. Editor's letter: Editor's letter
Time to muscle up
12. Write to reply:
Readers respond to Colin Milner’s ‘Challenging Ageism’ column and Liz Terry’s editor’s letter from HCM June
14. HCM People: Dave Courteen
The CEO of Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs talks about his new book – More To Gain Than Just the Game
18. HCM People: Debra Wein
The City of Portland in Maine, US, is investing in a wellness programme for its entire workforce. We talk to the founder and CEO of Wellness Workdays
22. HCM People: Dan Bond
CrossFit Fort Ashton’s owner shares insights into how he built his tribe and got them through lockdown
24. HCM News:
Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
32. Interview: Francis Ottevaere
The CEO of JIMS Fitness explains his reopening strategy, which sees new member sales up 200 per cent
38. US stats: What members say
New research gauges the feelings of members about returning to the gym
44. Accessibility: Undefeatable
This charitable initiative is supporting people with health conditions and disabilities to get into physical activity
50. Sponsored briefing: Looking long term
Active IQ has partnered with Nuffield Health who have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
54. Insight: Welcome back
Who’s winning on social? An analysis of social media responses to gym chains’ reopening videos
Health Club Management 2020 issue 6
On the cover: Reopening
The fitness industry roars back
60. Finance: The fightback begins
Nadim Meer advises operators on how to position themselves as an attractive prospect for investment
64. Statistics: Is the gym safe?
Blair McHaney has developed a guide to navigating customer sentiment
68. The way I see it: Francesco Arlotti
Technogym’s head of digital solutions shares his thoughts on how operators can ensure their future success
73. Immunity: Best defence
The impact of exercise on the immune system has never been more important. We look at immunity-boosting protocols from two equipment developers
78. Interview: Paul Bowman
The CEO of Wexer says COVID-19 has changed customer expectations and operators must adopt a hybrid physical/digital model to survive post-pandemic
86. Strength: Fusion fitness
Combining fitness elements is making strength training more accessible
92. Supplier showcase: Matrix Fitness
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance equipment
94. Supplier showcase: Speedflex
Speedflex has partnered with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept
96. FIBO Awards: In the spotlight
We take a look at the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020
99. HCM directory:
Find suppliers of products and services
1 - 40 of 130
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
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
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: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. 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: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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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