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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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2019 issue 7
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
3. Editor's letter: Obesity and cancer
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
10. Letters: Write to reply
We must act now to bring fun fitness to every child
12. People profile: Pitbull and Tony Robbins
The American rapper is working on a new gym with life coach guru Tony Robbins
14. People profile: Ben Keenan
The commercial director of SUF Cycling tells how the Sufferfest training app evolved for group fitness in gyms and studios
16. People profile: Lisa Smosarski
The editor-in-chief at women’s magazine Stylist on the brand’s foray into fitness: a women’s-only boutique studio in London
18. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
28. Interview: Rasmus & Dr Mouna
Health and fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev and television neuroscientist Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh have big plans for making the world a healthier place. They discuss their past and current projects
36. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Technology is shaping the way we do fitness
40. Finance: Get funded
Is the UK boutique fitness sector capable of attracting the funding it needs? Alicia Whistlecroft from Deloitte takes a look at the level of opportunity
48. Talking point: The middle man
Are aggregators helpful or dangerous for the industry? We hear opinions from both sides of the debate
53. Supplier showcase: Technogym
Inverclyde Leisure worked with Technogym to successfully launch the Skillbike class
54. Investment: Active campus
University is where young people discover lifelong passions. Check out some of the new facilities promoting activity and wellness on campus
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Lincs Inspire has worked with Legend Club Management Systems to deliver its Active Forever wellbeing programme to drive targeted health improvements for members
62. Asia: Crazy fit Asia
Over 300 delegates recently gathered in Singapore for the inaugural World Fit Summit conference. Steph Eaves attended to talk to founder Ross Campbell about what’s happening in Asian fitness
68. Interview: Leon & Michelle McNiece
The founders of Goodlife, Australia’s largest gym chain, have a new concept, which combines boutique disciplines
76. Strength training: Bone loading
Help your members avoid or reverse osteoporosis with weight bearing activity
78. Franchising: Crying out
Exercising can be difficult with a new baby. We look at the exercise concepts helping new mums to stay active
84. ukactive: Activelab 2019
A rundown on the startups that are using tech to help people stay fit
88. Member payments: Maximising revenue
Suppliers of member payment software share the ways they’re helping clubs to maximise revenue
91. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Keepme, RecoveRing, Jordan, Firstbeat and Shapewatch
93. Promotional feature: Shapewatch
Shapewatch among the final nine for ActiveLab ‘Future of Fit Tech’ Awards
98. HCM Celeb: George Foreman III
George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is expanding his US-based boxing gym business, and plans to have 20 sites open by 2020
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Talking point
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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Trends
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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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Aqua Health
Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
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People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
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
People
HCM people

Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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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.
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.
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
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Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
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Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
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Derby City Council
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 7
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
3. Editor's letter: Obesity and cancer
Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
10. Letters: Write to reply
We must act now to bring fun fitness to every child
12. People profile: Pitbull and Tony Robbins
The American rapper is working on a new gym with life coach guru Tony Robbins
14. People profile: Ben Keenan
The commercial director of SUF Cycling tells how the Sufferfest training app evolved for group fitness in gyms and studios
16. People profile: Lisa Smosarski
The editor-in-chief at women’s magazine Stylist on the brand’s foray into fitness: a women’s-only boutique studio in London
18. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
28. Interview: Rasmus & Dr Mouna
Health and fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev and television neuroscientist Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh have big plans for making the world a healthier place. They discuss their past and current projects
36. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
Technology is shaping the way we do fitness
40. Finance: Get funded
Is the UK boutique fitness sector capable of attracting the funding it needs? Alicia Whistlecroft from Deloitte takes a look at the level of opportunity
48. Talking point: The middle man
Are aggregators helpful or dangerous for the industry? We hear opinions from both sides of the debate
53. Supplier showcase: Technogym
Inverclyde Leisure worked with Technogym to successfully launch the Skillbike class
54. Investment: Active campus
University is where young people discover lifelong passions. Check out some of the new facilities promoting activity and wellness on campus
Health Club Management 2019 issue 7
On the Cover: Rasmus Ingerslev & Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Rasmus and Dr Mouna’s ambitious plans
60. Promotional feature: Legend Club Management Systems
Lincs Inspire has worked with Legend Club Management Systems to deliver its Active Forever wellbeing programme to drive targeted health improvements for members
62. Asia: Crazy fit Asia
Over 300 delegates recently gathered in Singapore for the inaugural World Fit Summit conference. Steph Eaves attended to talk to founder Ross Campbell about what’s happening in Asian fitness
68. Interview: Leon & Michelle McNiece
The founders of Goodlife, Australia’s largest gym chain, have a new concept, which combines boutique disciplines
76. Strength training: Bone loading
Help your members avoid or reverse osteoporosis with weight bearing activity
78. Franchising: Crying out
Exercising can be difficult with a new baby. We look at the exercise concepts helping new mums to stay active
84. ukactive: Activelab 2019
A rundown on the startups that are using tech to help people stay fit
88. Member payments: Maximising revenue
Suppliers of member payment software share the ways they’re helping clubs to maximise revenue
91. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Keepme, RecoveRing, Jordan, Firstbeat and Shapewatch
93. Promotional feature: Shapewatch
Shapewatch among the final nine for ActiveLab ‘Future of Fit Tech’ Awards
98. HCM Celeb: George Foreman III
George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – is expanding his US-based boxing gym business, and plans to have 20 sites open by 2020
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. 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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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