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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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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:
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Latest News
Fully vaccinated people in the US no longer need to wear a face mask whether ...
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Anytime Fitness UK has revealed that April was its busiest month for new memberships since ...
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HCM understands that Fitness International, which operates more than 700 health clubs under the LA ...
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A court has given Virgin Active the green light to erase the rent arrears it ...
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The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has partnered with a psychologist to provide new mindfulness and ...
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A report commissioned by Parkrun has estimated that allowing mass-participation outdoor events carries an "exceptionally ...
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Jan Spaticchia, founder and chair of énergie Fitness has died aged 51 following a short ...
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A new pioneering approach looks to help cancer patients prepare for and respond to treatment ...
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Supplier showcase
Switzerland’s no frills chain, NonStop Gym, has appointed Funxtion to create its member training app, as CEO Ernst De Neef explains
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Everyone’s talking about
For years the health and fitness sector has aspired to be taken seriously by the health sector. Is now the time? asks Kath Hudson
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Sponsored
More than 30,000 Hussle users have been turned into direct members in the last 18 months. Find out how Hussle can help your business bounce back
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Town planning
Over time, town planning has led to the creation of obesogenic environments, but Hamilton in New Zealand is taking a fresh approach to mobilising its population, by turning the city into a playground, as Kath Hudson reports
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HCM People
We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
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Sponsored
Matrix Fitness is launching a new three-tiered cardio range to provide total versatility, explains Matt Pengelly
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Sponsored
Hamilton’s Honour is Leicester’s newest fitness studio opening, with the latest innovation from Technogym. But this studio has a unique story, too. Owner Louis Hamilton tells us why he was determined to create such a special place
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Fitness, wellness and recovery are driving new investments in the hotel and resorts market, with Kerzner the latest to enter this space, as Megan Whitby reports
HCM magazine
Lack of exercise is a major cause of death from COVID-19, according to new research, with only advanced age and organ transplant leading to greater risk
HCM magazine
Our strategy is to position ourselves as a wellness provider. We have all the elements needed – gyms, physiotherapy, F&B and spas
Opinion
promotion
The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Connect for success with Precor
Members are returning post-lockdown expecting a fully integrated service, meaning digital connectivity has never been more important.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Active IQ
Active IQ is the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Physical Activity sector....
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
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 136
Opinion
promotion
The UK’s first dedicated leisure development framework has completed its first four-year term with £144m committed investment in public leisure projects.
Opinion: UK’s first leisure framework celebrates £144m investment in public leisure
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Connect for success with Precor
Members are returning post-lockdown expecting a fully integrated service, meaning digital connectivity has never been more important.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Gympass platform expands to offer customers access to over 2,600 UK facilities
One of the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platforms Gympass has gained a new partner every month since the start of 2021, taking its total to more than 2,600 bricks and mortar UK gym facilities.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Active IQ
Active IQ is the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Physical Activity sector....
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07-09 Jun 2021
Virtual summit,
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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