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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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2017 issue 9
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
5. Editor’s letter: Tackling injuries in house
Lauretta Ihonor says gyms should offer sports injury treatments as standard
10. Letters: Write to reply
Is it time to modernise leisure centres?
12. People profile: Ivo Gormley
The founder of the GoodGym explains his concept of doing good while keeping fit
14. People profile: Todd Allen
LIVunLtd’s fitness director wants to reinvent residential gyms
16. People profile: Isabel Van De Keere
The healthtech entrepreneur says gyms could benefit from VR physiotherapy
18. News round-up:
The world’s largest Gold’s Gym opens in Jordan, Xiaomi overtakes Apple in wearables market, NHS backs fitness-focused towns
30. Events calendar:
The BP: Fitness trade show and National Fitness Day take place this month
32. Interview: Nick Coutts
The Fitness Hut CEO talks about disrupting the Portuguese fitness market and giving members more for less
40. Talking point: Too much of a good thing
Is the HIIT trend putting instructors and members at risk of serious injury?
44. Wellbeing: Power napping
Sleep services are being offered by some gyms, but do they really improve poor sleep?
50. Industry trends: Fitness in transit
Stylus’ Laura Swain explores the industry innovations that are making it easier than ever before to keep fit on-the-go
54. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike Cycling Zones will increasingly become a feature at gyms and leisure centres across the country, with Rotherham Leisure Complex one of the first to experience the benefits
56. Interview: Rob Deutsch
The founder of F45 talks about the fitness franchise’s remarkable worldwide growth in just three and a half years
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
60. Promotional feature: Active Network
More Than Child’s Play
62. Ask an expert: Brain power
Kath Hudson asks industry experts if active children perform better
68. Training: Good vibrations
We explore the lesser-known benefits of vibration training according to research, from improved balance to cardiovascular health
72. Technology : Monitoring the pack
Is tracking member activity and performance during group exercise classes always a good thing?
78. Show preview: BP: Fitness Trade Show 2017
On 12-13 September, BP: Fitness will take over the NEC, Birmingham to deliver an exhibition involving over 100 brands, as well as seminars and workshops.
80. Nutrition: Food for thought
Tweaking health club food and beverages can benefit revenue and member health
87. Supplier showcase: Luxury reopening
Cybex kits out Club Baltimore Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in London after an extensive gym redesign
88. IHRSA update: The Global 25 rankings
Patricia Amend rounds up the top 25 gyms and health clubs across the globe
90. ukactive update: National Fitness Day 2017
Steven Ward looks ahead to this year’s event
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest innovations in health and fitness
95. Promotional feature: InBody
Join the millions of professionals that trust InBody, the global leader in the body composition analysis industry
100. Research: Wealthy weekend warriors
A new study suggests that how much you earn influences how much exercise you do and when you do it
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

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Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
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promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 9
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
5. Editor’s letter: Tackling injuries in house
Lauretta Ihonor says gyms should offer sports injury treatments as standard
10. Letters: Write to reply
Is it time to modernise leisure centres?
12. People profile: Ivo Gormley
The founder of the GoodGym explains his concept of doing good while keeping fit
14. People profile: Todd Allen
LIVunLtd’s fitness director wants to reinvent residential gyms
16. People profile: Isabel Van De Keere
The healthtech entrepreneur says gyms could benefit from VR physiotherapy
18. News round-up:
The world’s largest Gold’s Gym opens in Jordan, Xiaomi overtakes Apple in wearables market, NHS backs fitness-focused towns
30. Events calendar:
The BP: Fitness trade show and National Fitness Day take place this month
32. Interview: Nick Coutts
The Fitness Hut CEO talks about disrupting the Portuguese fitness market and giving members more for less
40. Talking point: Too much of a good thing
Is the HIIT trend putting instructors and members at risk of serious injury?
44. Wellbeing: Power napping
Sleep services are being offered by some gyms, but do they really improve poor sleep?
50. Industry trends: Fitness in transit
Stylus’ Laura Swain explores the industry innovations that are making it easier than ever before to keep fit on-the-go
54. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike Cycling Zones will increasingly become a feature at gyms and leisure centres across the country, with Rotherham Leisure Complex one of the first to experience the benefits
56. Interview: Rob Deutsch
The founder of F45 talks about the fitness franchise’s remarkable worldwide growth in just three and a half years
Health Club Management 2017 issue 9
On the cover: Nick Coutts
Fitness Hut’s CEO reveals the secret to thriving in the low-cost sector
60. Promotional feature: Active Network
More Than Child’s Play
62. Ask an expert: Brain power
Kath Hudson asks industry experts if active children perform better
68. Training: Good vibrations
We explore the lesser-known benefits of vibration training according to research, from improved balance to cardiovascular health
72. Technology : Monitoring the pack
Is tracking member activity and performance during group exercise classes always a good thing?
78. Show preview: BP: Fitness Trade Show 2017
On 12-13 September, BP: Fitness will take over the NEC, Birmingham to deliver an exhibition involving over 100 brands, as well as seminars and workshops.
80. Nutrition: Food for thought
Tweaking health club food and beverages can benefit revenue and member health
87. Supplier showcase: Luxury reopening
Cybex kits out Club Baltimore Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in London after an extensive gym redesign
88. IHRSA update: The Global 25 rankings
Patricia Amend rounds up the top 25 gyms and health clubs across the globe
90. ukactive update: National Fitness Day 2017
Steven Ward looks ahead to this year’s event
92. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest innovations in health and fitness
95. Promotional feature: InBody
Join the millions of professionals that trust InBody, the global leader in the body composition analysis industry
100. Research: Wealthy weekend warriors
A new study suggests that how much you earn influences how much exercise you do and when you do it
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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