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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 8
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
5. Editor's letter: Work and work out
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
11. Letters: Write to reply
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
12. HCM People: Rich Hutson
The CEO of CHi Fitness, in Malaysia, discusses turning the business around and launching his latest new venture
16. HCM People: Martin Seibold
After reviving Fitness First Germany, Seibold is building a portfolio of fitness brands under new company, Life Fit Group
20. HCM People: Andrew Grill
The practical futurist gives operators his advice on how to embrace digital
24. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
32. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important industry events, taking place in August and September, including FIBO China, IHRSA Fitness Brasil and National Fitness Day
34. Interview: Sophie Lawler
In her first year as CEO of Total Fitness, membership has grown by 6,000. The first female CEO in the UK’s commercial fitness sector tells us how she’s implemented cultural changes to grow the business
42. Ask the experts: European growth
How big could the European health and fitness industry grow? What models will have the biggest impact? We ask those who have the most up-to-date research
46. Promotional feature: miha Bodytech
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation
50. IHRSA Update: Planet fitness
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high of 183 million members across 65 markets in 2018. We look at the key numbers for each region
57. Supplier showcase: Precor
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
58. India: A true partnership
David Lloyd Leisure has partnered with local operator Talwalkar’s Health Clubs to open a new leisure club in Pune, India. We speak with both operators
62. Social responsibility: Steel Warriors
A year after the launch of Steel Warriors’ first outdoor gym, made from confiscated knives, the Co-op is funding 20 more
67. Supplier showcase: Pavigym
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
68. Interview: Jay Wright
From designing and managing the largest hotel gym in the world, to a new live steaming model to achieve global reach, the founder of The Wright Fit discusses his career journey and plans
76. Body scanning: Body image
One in five UK adults is worried about their body image. We look at how fit-tech can help to educate gym members on how to achieve a healthy transformation
82. Fitness foresight:
From vegan gyms to balance training, HCM editor Liz Terry looks at fitness trends that could impact your business
92. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Kaia Health, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies
93. Promotional feature: TRX
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga
95. Promotional feature: Power Plate
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme
100. HCM celebrates: Augie Nieto
Industry legend and charity fundraiser Augie Nieto is returning as a co-investor and board member to Life Fitness, where he served as president from 1977 to 2000
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Insight
Gyms have been going to great lengths to show how they are separating workout areas and adding social distancing, however, members have been reflecting on how busy the gym was before
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
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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
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Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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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
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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
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
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
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: 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.
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.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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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

2019 issue 8
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
5. Editor's letter: Work and work out
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  
11. Letters: Write to reply
Bridging the gap between medical and fitness
12. HCM People: Rich Hutson
The CEO of CHi Fitness, in Malaysia, discusses turning the business around and launching his latest new venture
16. HCM People: Martin Seibold
After reviving Fitness First Germany, Seibold is building a portfolio of fitness brands under new company, Life Fit Group
20. HCM People: Andrew Grill
The practical futurist gives operators his advice on how to embrace digital
24. News:
Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from the UK and around the world
32. Events calendar:
Don’t miss these important industry events, taking place in August and September, including FIBO China, IHRSA Fitness Brasil and National Fitness Day
34. Interview: Sophie Lawler
In her first year as CEO of Total Fitness, membership has grown by 6,000. The first female CEO in the UK’s commercial fitness sector tells us how she’s implemented cultural changes to grow the business
42. Ask the experts: European growth
How big could the European health and fitness industry grow? What models will have the biggest impact? We ask those who have the most up-to-date research
46. Promotional feature: miha Bodytech
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation
50. IHRSA Update: Planet fitness
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high of 183 million members across 65 markets in 2018. We look at the key numbers for each region
57. Supplier showcase: Precor
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts
Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
On the Cover: Martin Seibold
The industry veteran is building a new fitness company
58. India: A true partnership
David Lloyd Leisure has partnered with local operator Talwalkar’s Health Clubs to open a new leisure club in Pune, India. We speak with both operators
62. Social responsibility: Steel Warriors
A year after the launch of Steel Warriors’ first outdoor gym, made from confiscated knives, the Co-op is funding 20 more
67. Supplier showcase: Pavigym
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
68. Interview: Jay Wright
From designing and managing the largest hotel gym in the world, to a new live steaming model to achieve global reach, the founder of The Wright Fit discusses his career journey and plans
76. Body scanning: Body image
One in five UK adults is worried about their body image. We look at how fit-tech can help to educate gym members on how to achieve a healthy transformation
82. Fitness foresight:
From vegan gyms to balance training, HCM editor Liz Terry looks at fitness trends that could impact your business
92. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Kaia Health, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies
93. Promotional feature: TRX
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga
95. Promotional feature: Power Plate
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme
100. HCM celebrates: Augie Nieto
Industry legend and charity fundraiser Augie Nieto is returning as a co-investor and board member to Life Fitness, where he served as president from 1977 to 2000
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: 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.
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.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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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