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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 11
3. Editor's letter: Great inductions
Creating a warm welcome and a memorable, effective induction that empowers new members and enables them to channel their motivation is absolutely vital to the success of the club
6. Write to reply: Letters
The Public Health Commission is fully aware of the role of local government and the sport fraternity in public health, says the FIA’s COO, David Stalker, in response to last issue’s Talkback (HCM Oct 09, p28)
10. News: News round-up
Central London’s Marshall Street Baths will re-open to the public in 2010, and Sports Leaders UK launches a new, free online training tool to celebrate the 2010 Games
14. News: International news
MAC opens its fourth club in Turkey, Anytime Fitness expands into Mexico, and Aspria’s Berlin hotel opens
16. News: FIA update
A round-up of the results from this summer’s MoreActive4Life campaign
20. News: People news
Patricia Laus on Clubs for the Cure’s new ‘12 Days of Fitness’ campaign
22. News: Competitive edge
An eight-mile army course hosts this year’s Grim Challenge, or head to Norway for dog sledding
23. Diary dates: Diary
Are the BISL Conference and LPF budget gyms forum in your diary?
24. Everyone's talking about: Gathering evidence
Is the fitness industry putting enough measures in place to prove the value of its interventions and justify future funding for its initiatives?
26. Interview: Mike Crockett
The MD of Soho Gyms talks about investing in staff and the creation of the Soho Gyms Academy
30. New opening: Pure pilates
We visit the new mbodies integrated fitness and wellness facility in Witney
35. Retention series: The bottom line
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines ways of measuring the financial impact of your club’s retention initiatives
38. PCT partnership: Refresher course
Kate Cracknell takes an in-depth look at Blackburn with Darwen’s re:fresh programme, which offers free leisure to everyone in the borough
43. Service and maintenance: Personal service
Independent operators have different needs and expectations when it comes to service and maintenance contracts. We look at how suppliers are catering for these clubs
46. Research round-up: Run with it
Research shows that long-distance running can help prevent the onset of metabolic syndrome – a group of medical disorders that can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
50. LIW Review: LIW's happy 21st
We round up some of the product launches, conference sessions and news from the show floor at this year’s Leisure Industry Week
56. Q&A: Breckon Jones
Unilever’s health and vitality manager talks about the company’s latest corporate wellness initiative, which covers everything from on-site fitness to health scans and dietary advice
58. Web design: Surfing lessons
Top tips for operators looking to develop or improve their website
60. Fitness-kit special: Stretching
A look at stretching-focused equipment and trends
62. Fitness-kit special: Boxing
New products – from Escape Fitness, Life Fitness and Fit-Equip – for clubs and leisure centres wanting to introduce a boxing offering
63. Club overhaul: Opening the doors
British Aerospace’s on-site fitness centre in Blackburn recently underwent a refurbishment to reach out to local residents, with a focus on the grey market. We take a look
66. Supplier profile: Jeff Davis, Power Plate
The commercial sales director of Power Plate talks about medical accreditation, and appealing to all population groups
74. Lightweights
Change4Life sponsors The Simpsons, exercise really can be addictive, and Brits are too lazy for sex!
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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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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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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: Great inductions
Creating a warm welcome and a memorable, effective induction that empowers new members and enables them to channel their motivation is absolutely vital to the success of the club
6. Write to reply: Letters
The Public Health Commission is fully aware of the role of local government and the sport fraternity in public health, says the FIA’s COO, David Stalker, in response to last issue’s Talkback (HCM Oct 09, p28)
10. News: News round-up
Central London’s Marshall Street Baths will re-open to the public in 2010, and Sports Leaders UK launches a new, free online training tool to celebrate the 2010 Games
14. News: International news
MAC opens its fourth club in Turkey, Anytime Fitness expands into Mexico, and Aspria’s Berlin hotel opens
16. News: FIA update
A round-up of the results from this summer’s MoreActive4Life campaign
20. News: People news
Patricia Laus on Clubs for the Cure’s new ‘12 Days of Fitness’ campaign
22. News: Competitive edge
An eight-mile army course hosts this year’s Grim Challenge, or head to Norway for dog sledding
23. Diary dates: Diary
Are the BISL Conference and LPF budget gyms forum in your diary?
24. Everyone's talking about: Gathering evidence
Is the fitness industry putting enough measures in place to prove the value of its interventions and justify future funding for its initiatives?
26. Interview: Mike Crockett
The MD of Soho Gyms talks about investing in staff and the creation of the Soho Gyms Academy
30. New opening: Pure pilates
We visit the new mbodies integrated fitness and wellness facility in Witney
35. Retention series: The bottom line
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines ways of measuring the financial impact of your club’s retention initiatives
38. PCT partnership: Refresher course
Kate Cracknell takes an in-depth look at Blackburn with Darwen’s re:fresh programme, which offers free leisure to everyone in the borough
43. Service and maintenance: Personal service
Independent operators have different needs and expectations when it comes to service and maintenance contracts. We look at how suppliers are catering for these clubs
46. Research round-up: Run with it
Research shows that long-distance running can help prevent the onset of metabolic syndrome – a group of medical disorders that can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
50. LIW Review: LIW's happy 21st
We round up some of the product launches, conference sessions and news from the show floor at this year’s Leisure Industry Week
56. Q&A: Breckon Jones
Unilever’s health and vitality manager talks about the company’s latest corporate wellness initiative, which covers everything from on-site fitness to health scans and dietary advice
58. Web design: Surfing lessons
Top tips for operators looking to develop or improve their website
60. Fitness-kit special: Stretching
A look at stretching-focused equipment and trends
62. Fitness-kit special: Boxing
New products – from Escape Fitness, Life Fitness and Fit-Equip – for clubs and leisure centres wanting to introduce a boxing offering
63. Club overhaul: Opening the doors
British Aerospace’s on-site fitness centre in Blackburn recently underwent a refurbishment to reach out to local residents, with a focus on the grey market. We take a look
66. Supplier profile: Jeff Davis, Power Plate
The commercial sales director of Power Plate talks about medical accreditation, and appealing to all population groups
74. Lightweights
Change4Life sponsors The Simpsons, exercise really can be addictive, and Brits are too lazy for sex!
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: 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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