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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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2018 issue 10
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
5. Editor’s letter: Real health insurance
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Write to reply: Letters
New research shows the fittertainment trend has benefits for motivation and results
14. People profile: Bear Grylls
The adventurer has invested in BMF – formerly British Military Fitness, but now rebranding and launching into franchising
16. People profile: Kira Mahal
The CEO of Motivate PT is planning to expand beyond London
18. People profile: Darren Sealy
The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
20. News:
Global investment firm KKR acquires The Bay Club chain
30. Talking point: Gymtimidation
How can we ensure people are genuinely welcomed into clubs, to grow market penetration? Our panel debates the issues
34. Profiles: Pihlajalinna
This Finnish health insurer works via a groundbreaking model which rewards the business for keeping people healthy
40. Promotional feature: Fit Quest
Quest for success
42. Report: Active justice
Evidence shows we can transform the lives of young offenders through exercise. Kate Cracknell talks to Rosie Meek
48. Cycling part 2: Cycle forward
In the latest of our reports on the booming cycling market, Steph Eaves looks at bike innovations
52. Promotional feature: Precor
The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, continues its UK expansion, with leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer, Precor, playing an active role in its growth
54. News report: Healthy ageing
Retirement home operator Audley Place is building specialist gyms to keep its customers fit. We look at how people, product and programming are working
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
56. Interview: Andrew Snelling
SIV, the charity which runs activity in Sheffield, has created a fitness membership category which includes mental health support. We talk to the CEO and also SIV delivery partner, Westfield Health
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has a great reputation for working with employers to recruit and retain PTs. Now the company is launching a new programme to take this service to the next level
64. New Kit: Kit Rigs
Rigs are an increasingly popular and space-efficient addition to the gym floor. We take a look at some of the options in our special HCM report
74. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
IHRSA ranks the world’s top fitness operators by revenue growth, unit growth and number of members
79. Supplier showcase :
Projects from Pavigym and Matrix 
82. Profile: Erkki Torn
With a burgeoning fitness chain in the Baltics, the CEO of MyFitness is tackling the low market penetration rates in this part of the world with great success
88. Promotional feature: Legend
Software company Legend reveals how its powerful support division works with operators to drive their operational success via outsourced managed services
90. Software: In-club Tech
Leading health club management software suppliers give insights into their latest releases, plus tech news from around the industry
95. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Technogym SkillBike launches, Precor has a new deal with RunTV, Physical Company extends its Pilates offer with Merrithew and David Lloyd Leisure has a new nutrition partner
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
Myzone is launching a range of new products and services this year, as CEO Dave Wright explains
98. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 129
Latest News
Gyms in Liverpool,UK, have been given the go-ahead to reopen, following a dramatic week of ...
Latest News
Be Military Fit (BMF) has completed a restructuring project, designed to transform the outdoor fitness ...
Latest News
Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed ...
Latest News
Persistent and rising levels of lifestyle disease across the world have exacerbated the effects of ...
Latest News
Customer experience software provider, AskNicely, has announced it will host a new virtual event called ...
Latest News
In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from ...
Latest News
Globally, gyms have, on average, seen nearly 70 per cent of their pre-lockdown members return ...
Latest News
A UK government U-turn – just announced – will see gyms and leisure centres staying open ...
Features
feature
The CRF test can function like an initial risk assessment, and can be used as part of a strategy of prevention
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
People
We have a period of lead generation before we allow anyone to join. We build the excitement up to a specific launch time and date, much like the ticketing model for concerts
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
People
Member confidence is the single most important factor, and I say – without doing so lightly – that our cleanliness standards, protocols and marketing are the best I’ve seen in the industry
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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

2018 issue 10
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
5. Editor’s letter: Real health insurance
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
12. Write to reply: Letters
New research shows the fittertainment trend has benefits for motivation and results
14. People profile: Bear Grylls
The adventurer has invested in BMF – formerly British Military Fitness, but now rebranding and launching into franchising
16. People profile: Kira Mahal
The CEO of Motivate PT is planning to expand beyond London
18. People profile: Darren Sealy
The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
20. News:
Global investment firm KKR acquires The Bay Club chain
30. Talking point: Gymtimidation
How can we ensure people are genuinely welcomed into clubs, to grow market penetration? Our panel debates the issues
34. Profiles: Pihlajalinna
This Finnish health insurer works via a groundbreaking model which rewards the business for keeping people healthy
40. Promotional feature: Fit Quest
Quest for success
42. Report: Active justice
Evidence shows we can transform the lives of young offenders through exercise. Kate Cracknell talks to Rosie Meek
48. Cycling part 2: Cycle forward
In the latest of our reports on the booming cycling market, Steph Eaves looks at bike innovations
52. Promotional feature: Precor
The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, continues its UK expansion, with leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer, Precor, playing an active role in its growth
54. News report: Healthy ageing
Retirement home operator Audley Place is building specialist gyms to keep its customers fit. We look at how people, product and programming are working
Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
On the cover: Bear Grylls
The adventurer buys into BMF and launches franchise
56. Interview: Andrew Snelling
SIV, the charity which runs activity in Sheffield, has created a fitness membership category which includes mental health support. We talk to the CEO and also SIV delivery partner, Westfield Health
62. Promotional feature: Premier Global
Premier Global NASM has a great reputation for working with employers to recruit and retain PTs. Now the company is launching a new programme to take this service to the next level
64. New Kit: Kit Rigs
Rigs are an increasingly popular and space-efficient addition to the gym floor. We take a look at some of the options in our special HCM report
74. IHRSA update: The IHRSA Global 25
IHRSA ranks the world’s top fitness operators by revenue growth, unit growth and number of members
79. Supplier showcase :
Projects from Pavigym and Matrix 
82. Profile: Erkki Torn
With a burgeoning fitness chain in the Baltics, the CEO of MyFitness is tackling the low market penetration rates in this part of the world with great success
88. Promotional feature: Legend
Software company Legend reveals how its powerful support division works with operators to drive their operational success via outsourced managed services
90. Software: In-club Tech
Leading health club management software suppliers give insights into their latest releases, plus tech news from around the industry
95. Fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Technogym SkillBike launches, Precor has a new deal with RunTV, Physical Company extends its Pilates offer with Merrithew and David Lloyd Leisure has a new nutrition partner
97. Promotional feature: Myzone
Myzone is launching a range of new products and services this year, as CEO Dave Wright explains
98. Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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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