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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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2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
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Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
A lot of developers were coming to see 15 Central Park West, to understand what made it so successful, and we started to get a lot of interesting design projects off the back of that. Since 2008, we’ve been involved in well over 140 projects globally
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 1
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
3. Editor’s letter: A New call to action
The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
School Gym 3T is making school PE creative, interesting and fun, says project manager Mark Bellamy
10. News round-up:
JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
20. International news:
Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
22. People news:
Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
24. ukactive update: The year ahead
Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
26. Diary dates:
A look ahead to 2015’s key events for the health and fitness sector, from trade shows and conferences to workshops and meeting forums
30. Everyone’s talking about...: One-to-one training
The focus seems to be moving from personal training to small group training. Is the one-to-one model still a viable offering?
32. Arianna Huffington: IHRSA interview
The author, pundit, TV celebrity and founder of The Huffington Post will talk about wellbeing and business success at IHRSA 2015
39. Market analysis: Direct hit
Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector
42. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
44. Interview – Grover Daly:
The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population
Health Club Management 2015 issue 1
On the cover:
Wellbeing is vital to business and personal success, says the Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington
50. Retention series: New year, new strategy
Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
58. Promotional feature: Pulse
MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
62. Gymtopia series: Frozen
Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
64. Weight management & obesity: Team effort
Dr Rachel Pryke of the Royal College of General Practitioners talks to Kate Cracknell about a co-operative approach to combating the obesity epidemic
70. Research round-up: Memory upgrade
A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
72. Indoor cycling: Entering a new cycle
Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
80. SIBEC review: Question time
This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement
82. Market analysis: State of play
Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
88. Management series: Leading the charge
What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
92. fitness-kit.net: Group exercise - Strength in numbers
We take a look at what’s hot in the world of group exercise, from the new Tabata Cycle workout and ‘Zumba with Bursts’, to Physical Company’s BOSU 3DXTREME and an enhanced fitness fx T3 series
98. Supplier showcase:
We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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