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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 127
Latest News
A government investment of £1.75bn – to pay 50 per cent of rents across the ...
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Health clubs and gyms in Catalonia have reopened their doors once for a second time, ...
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Health clubs, gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres have reopened in Wales – nearly five ...
Latest News
Today (10 August) is the last day for companies to enter the follow-up survey to ...
Latest News
A significant proportion of leisure facilities in England have not reopened since lockdown measures were ...
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Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part ...
Latest News
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Latest News
Planet Fitness' share price on the New York Stock Exchange has remained steady at between ...
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
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
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
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
Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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
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

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
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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
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
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.
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.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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 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 127
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
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
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.
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.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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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