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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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2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
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Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
Opinion
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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?
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Health Club Management magazine

2016 issue 10
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Tech versus bricks & mortar
Operators will increasingly turn to technology rather than bricks and mortar to deliver individually curated fitness experiences, says Kate Cracknell
9. Letters: Write to reply
Promoting sport for the disabled and making the right food choices for club catering are topics up for discussion
10. News round-up:
Pure Gym confirms IPO plans, Fitness First is sold to DW Sports, and Holmes Place deal in Israel cements market leader status
25. Events calendar:
We highlight key conferences and events coming up in the 2016 leisure calendar
26. Interview - Glenn Earlam:
The CEO of David Lloyd Leisure believes the foundations are now in place on which to dramatically grow the estate
32. Talking point: The mid-market
Amid a growing budget sector, mid-market clubs are still hanging on – but for how much longer? We ask our expert panel
36. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back this month
38. Interview – Repeat top team: Exercise, rest, repeat
As the first two Repeat health clubs launch in Denmark, Kate Cracknell talks to the team behind the brand about catering for the Millennial market
44. Group exercise: Hiring talent
How do you recruit the very best group exercise instructors – people who will ultimately improve your retention and bottom line? Kate Parker asks the experts
50. Promotional feature: 1Life
1Life has transformed a sorry-looking shed in Milton Keynes into a thriving cross-training hub
52. Interview – Equinox: Verena Haller & Aaron Richter
US-based health club chain Equinox is expanding into wellness-focused hotels. We talk to the brand’s design gurus
56. Gymtopia series: Calorie-powered membership
How Holmes Place Portugal linked up with the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation to raise the issue of inactivity
58. Interview - Dr Zoe Williams:
Physical activity has been made a clinical priority for GPs. One of the project’s clinical champions explains how it will work, and why it’s so important
Health Club Management 2016 issue 10
On the cover: Dr Zoe Williams
Dr Zoe Williams, former TV Gladiator, leads the quest to get GPs prescribing exercise
60. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s MobilePro helps savvy operators stay connected to their customers
62. Sector trends: Evolution & revolution
Artificial intelligence, active workplaces and in-depth data on consumer behaviour. Welcome to the future of fitness
66. Software: Call of duty
How can clubs use the latest software to improve communication with their staff?
70. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Used by Team GB athletes of all disciplines, the Wattbike has proved it can help Olympians reach their potential
72. Swimming pools: Water features
We showcase some eye-catching pools from health clubs around the world
76. Funding: Show me the money
Activity providers may be missing out on funding because they don’t know how to demonstrate the value of their services
80. Promotional feature: Power Plate
The vibration platform provider has rebranded, focusing on its value as a warm-up and cool-down tool
83. ukactive update: A world of wellness
ukactive is launching a new project to stimulate the digital development of fitness. Executive director Steven Ward explains
84. IHRSA update: Membership patterns
A new report from IHRSA examines health club consumer behaviour. We outline some of the key findings
87. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from D2F, Jordan Fitness and Gerflor
92. Studio equipment: Best in class
Some of the latest product innovations for your group exercise studio
98. Research: Walk the walk
Office workers can boost their health by taking part in just one walking-based meeting per week, US researchers say
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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