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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 4
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
7. Editor's letter: Fitness is hot
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
15. Letters: Write to reply
Anytime Fitness gets experience design refresh
16. People profile: Clive Ormerod
The incoming CEO of Les Mills International explains his vision for the organisation as it enters a new period of expansion
20. People profile: Sol Gilbert
Underground Gym’s co-founder on breaking the rules with a new model and building a self-funded business from scratch
22. People profile: Charlie & Claire Bourne
The founds of Eden explain how a health scare inspired a new organic nutrition business and how that integrates with their growing health and wellness operation HCMmag.com
24. Talking point: Recovery
So much emphasis is given to hard workouts, we sometimes forget that gains are made during recovery. Do your members understand the importance of resting well? Kath Hudson reports
30. Analysis: Swotting up on fitness
Emma Barry gives her thought-provoking take on the industry’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
36. Interview: Rainer Schaller
The founder of budget pioneer, McFit, tells Kate Cracknell why he’s launching a new brand for his diverse business
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Indoor cycling redefined
46. Interview: Alex Lewis
When he lost all four limbs to a devastating illness, Lewis could never have imagined he would become an extreme athlete. EMS training is helping his journey
51. Research: India emerges
New research from IHRSA and Deloitte China shows the fitness market in India – which currently has a penetration rate of 1.5 per cent – is poised for growth
56. Promotional feature: Matrix
Ride in colour with the new Matrix Target Training Cycle
58. Rowing: Rowing the Atlantic
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic – Cityrow’s Helaine Knapp in the US and The Engine Room’s Chris Heron in the UK – are building their boutiques by sharing their passion for rowing
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
62. Profile: Nerio Alessandri
The president and founder of Technogym talks to Liz Terry about innovation and his mission to get the whole world moving
68. Promotional feature: Gympass
Gympass and Bannatyne extend their partnership
70. Trends: Climbing party
Could Versaclimber classes become the next big thing? We check out the concepts reinvigorating this classic piece of kit
76. Software: Tech upgrade
From Third Space in London to The Wall in Los Angeles, we look at the latest software partnerships
80. Promotional feature: Technogym
Announcing Skillathletic
83. Preview: Elevate 2019
The lowdown on the UK’s largest physical activity trade show
96. Promotional feature: Ridgeway
Ridgeway Leisure - sister company to Ridgeway Furniture; one of the leading locker manufacturers in the industry - has been experiencing growth in its spare parts and maintenance business
99. Strength: Space race
Competition for space on the gym floor is driving the creation of small footprint kit
109. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam talks upgrades; Jean-Michel Fournier explains Les Mills’ Netpulse partnership; Bart Van Cauter is putting TurfGrass in gyms and Rod Mann presents Raptor’s new weight training vest
111. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
114. HCM Celebs: Tim McGraw
Snap Fitness has launched a gym brand in partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music icon, Tim McGraw
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José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
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Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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Health Club Management magazine

2019 issue 4
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
7. Editor's letter: Fitness is hot
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
15. Letters: Write to reply
Anytime Fitness gets experience design refresh
16. People profile: Clive Ormerod
The incoming CEO of Les Mills International explains his vision for the organisation as it enters a new period of expansion
20. People profile: Sol Gilbert
Underground Gym’s co-founder on breaking the rules with a new model and building a self-funded business from scratch
22. People profile: Charlie & Claire Bourne
The founds of Eden explain how a health scare inspired a new organic nutrition business and how that integrates with their growing health and wellness operation HCMmag.com
24. Talking point: Recovery
So much emphasis is given to hard workouts, we sometimes forget that gains are made during recovery. Do your members understand the importance of resting well? Kath Hudson reports
30. Analysis: Swotting up on fitness
Emma Barry gives her thought-provoking take on the industry’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
36. Interview: Rainer Schaller
The founder of budget pioneer, McFit, tells Kate Cracknell why he’s launching a new brand for his diverse business
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Indoor cycling redefined
46. Interview: Alex Lewis
When he lost all four limbs to a devastating illness, Lewis could never have imagined he would become an extreme athlete. EMS training is helping his journey
51. Research: India emerges
New research from IHRSA and Deloitte China shows the fitness market in India – which currently has a penetration rate of 1.5 per cent – is poised for growth
56. Promotional feature: Matrix
Ride in colour with the new Matrix Target Training Cycle
58. Rowing: Rowing the Atlantic
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic – Cityrow’s Helaine Knapp in the US and The Engine Room’s Chris Heron in the UK – are building their boutiques by sharing their passion for rowing
Health Club Management 2019 issue 4
On the Cover: Rainer Schaller
The founder of McFit explains
62. Profile: Nerio Alessandri
The president and founder of Technogym talks to Liz Terry about innovation and his mission to get the whole world moving
68. Promotional feature: Gympass
Gympass and Bannatyne extend their partnership
70. Trends: Climbing party
Could Versaclimber classes become the next big thing? We check out the concepts reinvigorating this classic piece of kit
76. Software: Tech upgrade
From Third Space in London to The Wall in Los Angeles, we look at the latest software partnerships
80. Promotional feature: Technogym
Announcing Skillathletic
83. Preview: Elevate 2019
The lowdown on the UK’s largest physical activity trade show
96. Promotional feature: Ridgeway
Ridgeway Leisure - sister company to Ridgeway Furniture; one of the leading locker manufacturers in the industry - has been experiencing growth in its spare parts and maintenance business
99. Strength: Space race
Competition for space on the gym floor is driving the creation of small footprint kit
109. fitness-kit.net: Product innovations
Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam talks upgrades; Jean-Michel Fournier explains Les Mills’ Netpulse partnership; Bart Van Cauter is putting TurfGrass in gyms and Rod Mann presents Raptor’s new weight training vest
111. HCM Directory:
HCM’s guide to suppliers of products and services across the health and fitness industry 
114. HCM Celebs: Tim McGraw
Snap Fitness has launched a gym brand in partnership with Grammy Award-winning country music icon, Tim McGraw
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Opinion
promotion
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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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