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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 11
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Building on the success of 2017
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
10. Letters: Write to reply
How to get the deconditioned into gyms
12. People profile: Multifit
The founders of the functional training gym on taking on the Indian fitness market
14. People profile: Em Sheldon
The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
16. People profile: Edwina Brocklesby
Britain’s oldest female Ironman triathlete on how to best engage the older market
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym is sold to LGP, Fitness First Australia opens first 24/7 gyms and David Lloyd trials a new mood-boosting class
29. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s ISM takes place this month
30. Interview: Jan Spaticchia & the énergie group
We discuss rebranding, IPOs and international growth with the CEO of the UK’s first fitness franchise and his top team
34. Top Team: The énergie group
The key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
40. Ask an expert: Excessive exercisers
Kath Hudson asks how operators should deal with customers who overexercisers
44. Promotional feature: Technogym
Leading the race to a more connected world
46. Consumer trends: Generation Z
How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?
52. Interview: Joan Murphy & Pip Black
Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy on why their brand is focused on feelgood fitness rather than aesthetics
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
58. Talking point: No pain, no gain?
Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
64. Interview: BodySPace
Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
70. Promotional feature: Matrix
Connected solutions
72. Retention: Staying loyal
How authentic member communication can help to improve retention rates
78. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We showcase the street-art-inspired design of Hotel Jen Beijing’s new 24 hour gym
83. Supplier showcase: Cohesive integration
Life Fitness partners with Edinburgh Leisure, Technogym transforms university gym and DFC assists Oldham Community Leisure
88. IHRSA update: Stateside growth
A round up of the 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report reveals promising growth opportunities in the US market
90. ukactive update: Workplace mental health
ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
92. Sponsored briefing: Legend
Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers
100. Research: Heart healthy Exercise
New research suggests that combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is significantly better at reducing heart disease risk than either exercise alone
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People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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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
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Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
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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.
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Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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Health Club Management magazine

2017 issue 11
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
5. Editor’s letter: Building on the success of 2017
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
10. Letters: Write to reply
How to get the deconditioned into gyms
12. People profile: Multifit
The founders of the functional training gym on taking on the Indian fitness market
14. People profile: Em Sheldon
The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
16. People profile: Edwina Brocklesby
Britain’s oldest female Ironman triathlete on how to best engage the older market
18. News round-up:
Pure Gym is sold to LGP, Fitness First Australia opens first 24/7 gyms and David Lloyd trials a new mood-boosting class
29. Events calendar:
EuropeActive’s ISM takes place this month
30. Interview: Jan Spaticchia & the énergie group
We discuss rebranding, IPOs and international growth with the CEO of the UK’s first fitness franchise and his top team
34. Top Team: The énergie group
The key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
40. Ask an expert: Excessive exercisers
Kath Hudson asks how operators should deal with customers who overexercisers
44. Promotional feature: Technogym
Leading the race to a more connected world
46. Consumer trends: Generation Z
How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?
52. Interview: Joan Murphy & Pip Black
Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy on why their brand is focused on feelgood fitness rather than aesthetics
Health Club Management 2017 issue 11
On the cover: Jan Spaticchia
The énergie group’s CEO reveals company plans for international expansion
58. Talking point: No pain, no gain?
Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
64. Interview: BodySPace
Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
70. Promotional feature: Matrix
Connected solutions
72. Retention: Staying loyal
How authentic member communication can help to improve retention rates
78. Gym Design: Design spotlight
We showcase the street-art-inspired design of Hotel Jen Beijing’s new 24 hour gym
83. Supplier showcase: Cohesive integration
Life Fitness partners with Edinburgh Leisure, Technogym transforms university gym and DFC assists Oldham Community Leisure
88. IHRSA update: Stateside growth
A round up of the 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report reveals promising growth opportunities in the US market
90. ukactive update: Workplace mental health
ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
92. Sponsored briefing: Legend
Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
94. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers
100. Research: Heart healthy Exercise
New research suggests that combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is significantly better at reducing heart disease risk than either exercise alone
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
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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