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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Children's fitness
New research from the British Heart Foundation, out this month, found that only one in eight children aged eight to 15 is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily
8. Write to reply: Letters
Melvyn Hillsdon’s retention series is clearly grabbing your attention – our post bag is full of your reactions to his thoughts
10. News: News round-up
James Caan, of Dragons’ Den fame, is behind the launch of a new gym chain, Nintendo introduces its latest game in association with Fitness First, and NSA Outdoors launches
18. News: International news
Club number 91 for Fitness First Australia, TUFF Academy opens in Ibiza, and exhale opens its first spa in Florida
20. News: FIA update
A look at the possible implications of a change in power at Number 10
24. News: People news
Middle East chief for énergie, Paul Woodford joins Alliance Leisure, and Gladiators’ Atlas joins SHOKK
26. News: Competitive edge
Whatever activity you fancy –skiing, cycling, climbing or dancing – we have the charity event for you
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK & Europe and the BISL Conference
28. Everyone's talking about: Public health report
How does the fitness sector fit in to the Conservative Party’s new public health strategy, and does it represent the way forward?
30. Interview: Brian Morris
The CEO of Aspria talks about service, an all-encompassing offering, and tackling difficult projects
34. New opening: Getting fit 4 less
Mike Hill mystery shops the first énergie Fit4less budget club in Swindon, and gives his verdict
37. Research round-up: Stroke of genius
A study has shown that men who swim regularly are half as likely to die prematurely as those who walk or jog. We investigate
39. Kids' fitness: Falling into good habits
We take a look at a selection of kids’ fitness programmes that include elements designed to develop an exercise habit in participants
44. Staff training: The uncommon truth
Can instructors be trained in people skills, or is it better to select people with the right soft skills and train them in fitness? We ask the experts
48. Group exercise: Attention grabbers
Former British Aerobic Champion Ceri Hannan looks at some of the latest innovations in group exercise – from the benefits for participants to the logistics and staff training required to offer it at a club
53. CRM series: Keeping closer
Setting up systems that help achieve operational improvements takes collaboration between software supplier and client. We look at some recent examples of best practice
56. Health club emergencies: Pooling knowledge
Tara Dillon, the executive director of IQL UK, talks about the research that’s led to the development of a new, managerial pool safety qualification
58. Fitness-kit.net: Emergency equipment
Push-bar panic systems, automatic release door-stoppers for fire doors, voice alarm systems and a new online health and safety programme
59. Corporate wellness: Play together, stay together
A look at Ginster’s award-winning corporate health programme
62. Global research: World view
Kristen A Walsh summarises the challenges and opportunities for the global health and fitness industry identified in the IHRSA 2009 Global Report
66. Fitness-kit.net: Club entertainment
A new generation of players from ClubCom, VISIO from Technogym, custom-composed music from AudioFuel, and ENGAGE-ing kit from Life Fitness
68. Supplier profile: Duncan Lawson, Instyle
The MD of Instyle talks about the need for operators to engage their members’ minds in their workouts
75. Lightweights: Habits
66: The number of days to form a habit
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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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
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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
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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
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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
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People
I never give up! It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get up that is important - Rasmus Ingerslev
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Lisa Smosarski

Editor in chief – Stylist magazine
We watch trends closely at Stylist and we’ve seen a real growth in women strength training as a way of reclaiming a traditionally male sp
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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
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Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
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Featured supplier: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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?
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Direct debit solutions
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Governing body
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 10
3. Editor's letter: Children's fitness
New research from the British Heart Foundation, out this month, found that only one in eight children aged eight to 15 is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily
8. Write to reply: Letters
Melvyn Hillsdon’s retention series is clearly grabbing your attention – our post bag is full of your reactions to his thoughts
10. News: News round-up
James Caan, of Dragons’ Den fame, is behind the launch of a new gym chain, Nintendo introduces its latest game in association with Fitness First, and NSA Outdoors launches
18. News: International news
Club number 91 for Fitness First Australia, TUFF Academy opens in Ibiza, and exhale opens its first spa in Florida
20. News: FIA update
A look at the possible implications of a change in power at Number 10
24. News: People news
Middle East chief for énergie, Paul Woodford joins Alliance Leisure, and Gladiators’ Atlas joins SHOKK
26. News: Competitive edge
Whatever activity you fancy –skiing, cycling, climbing or dancing – we have the charity event for you
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK & Europe and the BISL Conference
28. Everyone's talking about: Public health report
How does the fitness sector fit in to the Conservative Party’s new public health strategy, and does it represent the way forward?
30. Interview: Brian Morris
The CEO of Aspria talks about service, an all-encompassing offering, and tackling difficult projects
34. New opening: Getting fit 4 less
Mike Hill mystery shops the first énergie Fit4less budget club in Swindon, and gives his verdict
37. Research round-up: Stroke of genius
A study has shown that men who swim regularly are half as likely to die prematurely as those who walk or jog. We investigate
39. Kids' fitness: Falling into good habits
We take a look at a selection of kids’ fitness programmes that include elements designed to develop an exercise habit in participants
44. Staff training: The uncommon truth
Can instructors be trained in people skills, or is it better to select people with the right soft skills and train them in fitness? We ask the experts
48. Group exercise: Attention grabbers
Former British Aerobic Champion Ceri Hannan looks at some of the latest innovations in group exercise – from the benefits for participants to the logistics and staff training required to offer it at a club
53. CRM series: Keeping closer
Setting up systems that help achieve operational improvements takes collaboration between software supplier and client. We look at some recent examples of best practice
56. Health club emergencies: Pooling knowledge
Tara Dillon, the executive director of IQL UK, talks about the research that’s led to the development of a new, managerial pool safety qualification
58. Fitness-kit.net: Emergency equipment
Push-bar panic systems, automatic release door-stoppers for fire doors, voice alarm systems and a new online health and safety programme
59. Corporate wellness: Play together, stay together
A look at Ginster’s award-winning corporate health programme
62. Global research: World view
Kristen A Walsh summarises the challenges and opportunities for the global health and fitness industry identified in the IHRSA 2009 Global Report
66. Fitness-kit.net: Club entertainment
A new generation of players from ClubCom, VISIO from Technogym, custom-composed music from AudioFuel, and ENGAGE-ing kit from Life Fitness
68. Supplier profile: Duncan Lawson, Instyle
The MD of Instyle talks about the need for operators to engage their members’ minds in their workouts
75. Lightweights: Habits
66: The number of days to form a habit
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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