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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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2009 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Tax breaks
The VAT reduction could be viewed as a live trial – an opportunity for us to show we mean business when we ask for support and to prove that we will pass on reductions to the customer
6. Letters: Write to reply
Don’t cut staff training in a recession, says Lifetime’s Mike Beeney.
8. News round-up
Will JJB sell its fitness clubs? Plusgood news on VAT for trusts, and a new gym concept from Life Fitness.
14. International news
Virgin Active South Africa opens its flagship facility in Cape Town, and Fitness First launches its Berlin club.
18. FIA update
A summary of the recent FIA Industry Summit, plus details of the new FIA FLAME Conference.
22. REPS update
The Register’s bid to improve CPD options in Scotland.
24. People news
Independent operator Paul Marshallsea talks about his community youth project.
26. Competitive edge
Parachute, trek or horse ride – UK and international charity events to motivate staff and members.
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead with this overview of all the key events for the health and fitness industry throughout 2009.
32. Everyone's talking about: Tax cuts
The Lib Dems are recommending tax breaks for those who take steps to remain healthy and active. We talk to our experts to find out whether this is workable for the UK.
34. Interview: David Mobbs and KP Doyle
The group chief executive of Nuffield Health and the chief executive of Nuffield Health Wellbeing talk about the launch of a new, joined-up approach to healthcare.
38. New opening: Living in harmony
We talk to Theo Hendricks about Live and Leisure – a health and fitness facility, built in a residential complex, that he’s developed to his own community-focused brief.
42. Retention series: Inductions for retention
Dr Paul Bedford outlines the findings of his PhD, which looked into the benefits of incorporating behaviour change elements into a gym induction process.
45. Research round-up: Plan of action
Research proves what we might logically guess: stick to a structured exercise plan for the best results.
46. Free weights: Making room for weight training
A growing number of clubs are incorporating more weight training options into their facilities. We look at how this can be done.
50. Wellness centres: Thumbing a lift
Our wellness centres series continues with a look at St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, Lancashire.
54. Ihrsa europe review: Back to basics
Leadership, member service, staff retention and a new European market report. We review the 2008 IHRSA European Congress.
58. Sibec review: The trade talks
Are those of us in the industry walking the walk when it comes to fitness? We round up the topics of discussion at SIBEC 2008.
62. Consumer research: Consumer perspective
Key findings and implications of the latest HAFOS survey.
64. Market research: Workforce dynamics
The results of Working in Fitness ’08.
66. Nutritional products: Food for thought
We ‘ask an expert’ to find out whether the brief for nutritional products is changing as the public becomes more health-conscious.
68. Product news: Fitness testing
Including the FT80 from Polar and Suunto’s Fitness Solution.
72. Club Cleaning: A greener clean
A look at what we can do to make cleaning processes more sustainable.
74. Supplier profile: Chris Johnson, pulse
From a start-up in 1980 to a company operating in 33 countries and offering a full leisure solution, we hear the story of Pulse.
83. Lightweights
Yoga that keeps you hanging around, and hairdryers mean happy members.
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Features
Member payments
It’s essential for clubs that the payment process is as easy to use as possible. HCM caught up with some of the leading member payment services to find out how they’re helping clubs
Features
ukactive
Following the ActiveLab Live! finale at the recent Active Uprising conference, we take a look at startups that are using technology to help people become healthier and more active
Features
Asia
Over 300 fitness executives gathered in Singapore recently for the World Fit Summit. HCM’s Steph Eaves attended to chat with CEO and founder Ross Campbell and find out more about the industry in Asia
Features
Strength training
You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Statistics
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
Features
Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
Features
Retention
There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
Features
Active ageing
The older people get, the more likely they are to have a long term health condition. But getting ill is not an inevitable consequence of getting older, so targeting the over 50s market could bring about multiple wins. Kath Hudson reports
Features
Innovation
Silicon Valley hacker Dave Asprey used his tech skills to gather the latest fitness kit to create a bio hacking boutique. Kath Hudson investigates
Features
People
My dream is for our industry to have a much more significant impact on global health; there is still so much more we can do - Rasmus Ingerslev
People
HCM people

Pitbull and Tony Robbins

Founders and advisers, Grit Bxng
Parents often tell their children to become doctors or lawyers, but now they’ll encourage their children to become fitness pros. At $1,000 an hour, they’ll make more than the best Wall Street lawyers. Trainers are the new superstars
People
HCM people

Ben Keenan

SUF Cycling: commercial director
This isn’t a spin around the park: SUF Cycling requires participants to dig deep, which can push some people not used to HIIT out of their comfort zone
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
We’re at the beginning of the journey with EMS training in the UK. The benefits and applications of this type of training are vast, and there’s an enormous commercial opportunity for both PTs and operators
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
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Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Tax breaks
The VAT reduction could be viewed as a live trial – an opportunity for us to show we mean business when we ask for support and to prove that we will pass on reductions to the customer
6. Letters: Write to reply
Don’t cut staff training in a recession, says Lifetime’s Mike Beeney.
8. News round-up
Will JJB sell its fitness clubs? Plusgood news on VAT for trusts, and a new gym concept from Life Fitness.
14. International news
Virgin Active South Africa opens its flagship facility in Cape Town, and Fitness First launches its Berlin club.
18. FIA update
A summary of the recent FIA Industry Summit, plus details of the new FIA FLAME Conference.
22. REPS update
The Register’s bid to improve CPD options in Scotland.
24. People news
Independent operator Paul Marshallsea talks about his community youth project.
26. Competitive edge
Parachute, trek or horse ride – UK and international charity events to motivate staff and members.
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead with this overview of all the key events for the health and fitness industry throughout 2009.
32. Everyone's talking about: Tax cuts
The Lib Dems are recommending tax breaks for those who take steps to remain healthy and active. We talk to our experts to find out whether this is workable for the UK.
34. Interview: David Mobbs and KP Doyle
The group chief executive of Nuffield Health and the chief executive of Nuffield Health Wellbeing talk about the launch of a new, joined-up approach to healthcare.
38. New opening: Living in harmony
We talk to Theo Hendricks about Live and Leisure – a health and fitness facility, built in a residential complex, that he’s developed to his own community-focused brief.
42. Retention series: Inductions for retention
Dr Paul Bedford outlines the findings of his PhD, which looked into the benefits of incorporating behaviour change elements into a gym induction process.
45. Research round-up: Plan of action
Research proves what we might logically guess: stick to a structured exercise plan for the best results.
46. Free weights: Making room for weight training
A growing number of clubs are incorporating more weight training options into their facilities. We look at how this can be done.
50. Wellness centres: Thumbing a lift
Our wellness centres series continues with a look at St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, Lancashire.
54. Ihrsa europe review: Back to basics
Leadership, member service, staff retention and a new European market report. We review the 2008 IHRSA European Congress.
58. Sibec review: The trade talks
Are those of us in the industry walking the walk when it comes to fitness? We round up the topics of discussion at SIBEC 2008.
62. Consumer research: Consumer perspective
Key findings and implications of the latest HAFOS survey.
64. Market research: Workforce dynamics
The results of Working in Fitness ’08.
66. Nutritional products: Food for thought
We ‘ask an expert’ to find out whether the brief for nutritional products is changing as the public becomes more health-conscious.
68. Product news: Fitness testing
Including the FT80 from Polar and Suunto’s Fitness Solution.
72. Club Cleaning: A greener clean
A look at what we can do to make cleaning processes more sustainable.
74. Supplier profile: Chris Johnson, pulse
From a start-up in 1980 to a company operating in 33 countries and offering a full leisure solution, we hear the story of Pulse.
83. Lightweights
Yoga that keeps you hanging around, and hairdryers mean happy members.
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
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