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Uniting the world of fitness ISSUE 5 2021 No 290 PHOTO: GSQUARED


05 Editor’s letter

26 HCM news

50 Grow stronger

As we rebuild, we must tackle social inequality, says Liz Terry

This issue, TRIB3 and Urban Gym Group do a deal, Alan Leach reveals outdoor gym concept and a breakthrough in the exercise referral market More news at

Paul Bedford and Jamie Owens discuss opportunities and tactics available to operators to regrow memberships

34 Interview Pete Prickett

A spinal cord injury rehabilitation programme has grown to support thousands and inspired the creation of groundbreaking charities, as Kath Hudson reports

12 HCM letters Letters from the HCM mailbag. This month, Neil Randall, Matthew Padian and Gareth Presch

14 HCM people Andy McGlynn The industry veteran talks about battling through the pandemic to launch his new brand, GSquared

20 Ben Alderton The entrepreneur is rolling out the Solo60 micro gym concept 8

44 Should gyms offer weight loss programmes?

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The CEO of the Bricks Group talks about growing a portfolio of wellness offerings and launching a new gym chain in the UK

44 Talking point Weight loss The industry is conflicted when it comes to offering weight loss programmes and interventions. HCM examines the issues

58 Profile Mike Alpert & Hal Hargrave

64 Strong Connections We’re used to digitised cardio equipment, but now strength is catching up, with the launch of new connected lines, as HCM reports


14 Andy McGlynn on creating the first GSquared club


34 Pete Prickett is launching a new gym brand

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