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2021 issue 10
Health Club Management 2021 issue 10
On the cover: Sophie Lawler
"I feel really punchy about the future of the fitness industry"
5. Editor's letter: Creative action
Property deals, licencing and IP collaborations are opening up new opportunities across the sector and demanding our attention, says Liz Terry
12. HCM People: Alan Leach
The CEO of West Wood Clubs and chair of a resurgent IHRSA discusses the organisation’s plans and priorities
18. HCM People: Harry Jameson and Oli Patrick
The co-founders of PT consultancy and training company, Future Practice, see an opportunity for fitness professionals to become stress management experts
22. HCM People: Vishal Amin and Alex Pellew
The CEO and chief experience officer of Until explain their plans to develop the first chain of members' clubs with workspace for fitness professionals
28. HCM News:
This month’s key news stories, including: Les Mills Boutique launches, the latest numbers from The Leisure Database Company and Xponential’s ‘club-in-club’ deal with LA Fitness
36. Interview: Sophie Lawler
The CEO of Total Fitness talks about a tenure filled with dramatic growth, pandemic impact and a CVA
46. Sponsored: Technogym Biocircuit
Technogym’s Biocircuit offers a range of time-controlled and time-free circuits using the Biostrength line, with its Biodrive AI technology, delivering customised workouts
50. Everyone’s talking about: Sustainability
Climate change is causing devastation. HCM talks to innovators across the sector about inspiring solutions
56. Research: New insights
A US study by ClubIntel for IHRSA and ABC Software highlights opportunities for operators to grow their businesses by engaging with key consumer groups
62. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Hammer Strength just got stronger
Life Fitness is introducing a new range of Hammer Strength anaerobic equipment to complement its legendary strength training range
Health Club Management 2021 issue 10
On the cover: Sophie Lawler
"I feel really punchy about the future of the fitness industry"
64. New opening: Smart club: B-fit
Armah Sports has opened the first of the B_fit chain of health clubs. Utilising AI, VR and the Internet of Things, it’s the first club in the world to be Amazon Alexa-enabled
70. Insight: Fear of death
Researchers in Canada have found that fear of death is the greatest motivator to exercise
72. Debate: Fast food tie-ups
Are collaborations with fast food brands, such as McDonald's, a smart marketing opportunity for operators and sector businesses, or are they a risk to reputation? Industry thought leaders give their views
78. Interview: Jordy Kool & Marjolijn Meijer
The Amsterdam-based duo explain their plans for growing the Urban Gym Group using a counter-cyclical investment strategy and multiple brands, while also holding the Benelux master franchise agreement for TRIB3
90. Operations: Get pedalling: indoor cycling
Indoor cycling classes can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Suppliers share their tips on how to encourage beginners into the cycling studio
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
HCM reveals new launches from Accessercise, Codelocks, Ecore and Blazepod
97. Promotion: Trakk: Pulse Fitness
A new app called Trakk, from Pulse Fitness, promises triple benefits to operators, says Chris Johnson
99. HCM directory:
HCM's guide to products and services
100. Research: Chronic fatigue
In the UK, NICE no longer recommends graded exercise therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
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Postbag
As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
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Q&A
Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden explains
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Sponsored
Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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Research
Being physically active can heal damage caused by diabetes, enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels, according to research in the US
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Annual report
In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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HCM People
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
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Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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We’ve set ourselves the initial goal of developing 100 Feel Electric sites, using a cluster model
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The Global Wellness Summit brought together public health and wellness experts in Boston recently. Jane Kitchen was there for HCM to see first-hand what this ‘New new era in health and wellness’ will look like for the sector
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: UK health clubs hit by rising cost of energy
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are forcing difficult decisions.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active to launch new exercise classes to reduce gender gap
As part of their work to break down the barriers that deter women and girls from participating in sport and physical activity, Everyone Active has teamed up with EMD UK to launch new exercise classes linked to the This Girl Can campaign.
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Company profiles
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Management software
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Property & Tenders
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Diary dates
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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30-30 Jun 2022
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25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2021 issue 10
Health Club Management 2021 issue 10
On the cover: Sophie Lawler
"I feel really punchy about the future of the fitness industry"
5. Editor's letter: Creative action
Property deals, licencing and IP collaborations are opening up new opportunities across the sector and demanding our attention, says Liz Terry
12. HCM People: Alan Leach
The CEO of West Wood Clubs and chair of a resurgent IHRSA discusses the organisation’s plans and priorities
18. HCM People: Harry Jameson and Oli Patrick
The co-founders of PT consultancy and training company, Future Practice, see an opportunity for fitness professionals to become stress management experts
22. HCM People: Vishal Amin and Alex Pellew
The CEO and chief experience officer of Until explain their plans to develop the first chain of members' clubs with workspace for fitness professionals
28. HCM News:
This month’s key news stories, including: Les Mills Boutique launches, the latest numbers from The Leisure Database Company and Xponential’s ‘club-in-club’ deal with LA Fitness
36. Interview: Sophie Lawler
The CEO of Total Fitness talks about a tenure filled with dramatic growth, pandemic impact and a CVA
46. Sponsored: Technogym Biocircuit
Technogym’s Biocircuit offers a range of time-controlled and time-free circuits using the Biostrength line, with its Biodrive AI technology, delivering customised workouts
50. Everyone’s talking about: Sustainability
Climate change is causing devastation. HCM talks to innovators across the sector about inspiring solutions
56. Research: New insights
A US study by ClubIntel for IHRSA and ABC Software highlights opportunities for operators to grow their businesses by engaging with key consumer groups
62. Sponsored: Life Fitness: Hammer Strength just got stronger
Life Fitness is introducing a new range of Hammer Strength anaerobic equipment to complement its legendary strength training range
Health Club Management 2021 issue 10
On the cover: Sophie Lawler
"I feel really punchy about the future of the fitness industry"
64. New opening: Smart club: B-fit
Armah Sports has opened the first of the B_fit chain of health clubs. Utilising AI, VR and the Internet of Things, it’s the first club in the world to be Amazon Alexa-enabled
70. Insight: Fear of death
Researchers in Canada have found that fear of death is the greatest motivator to exercise
72. Debate: Fast food tie-ups
Are collaborations with fast food brands, such as McDonald's, a smart marketing opportunity for operators and sector businesses, or are they a risk to reputation? Industry thought leaders give their views
78. Interview: Jordy Kool & Marjolijn Meijer
The Amsterdam-based duo explain their plans for growing the Urban Gym Group using a counter-cyclical investment strategy and multiple brands, while also holding the Benelux master franchise agreement for TRIB3
90. Operations: Get pedalling: indoor cycling
Indoor cycling classes can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Suppliers share their tips on how to encourage beginners into the cycling studio
96. fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
HCM reveals new launches from Accessercise, Codelocks, Ecore and Blazepod
97. Promotion: Trakk: Pulse Fitness
A new app called Trakk, from Pulse Fitness, promises triple benefits to operators, says Chris Johnson
99. HCM directory:
HCM's guide to products and services
100. Research: Chronic fatigue
In the UK, NICE no longer recommends graded exercise therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
1 - 40 of 148
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: ACTIV partners with Fisikal to deliver custom branded member experience
ACTIV, a gym chain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which operates separate gyms for men and women, has partnered with digital management solution expert Fisikal to create a custom branded experience for its members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: UK health clubs hit by rising cost of energy
Health clubs across the UK are facing huge rises in business energy bills which are forcing difficult decisions.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active to launch new exercise classes to reduce gender gap
As part of their work to break down the barriers that deter women and girls from participating in sport and physical activity, Everyone Active has teamed up with EMD UK to launch new exercise classes linked to the This Girl Can campaign.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Mindbody, Inc
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Company profiles
Company profile: Serco Leisure
Serco Leisure Operating Limited is one of the UK’s leading national operators of leisure centres, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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