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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 2
3. Editor's letter: Change4life
The critical role our industry plays and the close contact we have with at-risk families puts us in a "unique position to help point people in the right direction for more support"
6. Letters: Write to reply
In a recession, we should be paying more attention to retaining existing members says Guy Griffiths
8. News: News round-up
Plans are revealed for a £26m leisure complex in Huddersfield, and Driffield Leisure Centre opens
14. News: International news
A kitesurfing gym in the Dominican Republic and énergie grants a master franchise licence for the Middle East
16. News: FIA update
New and re-elected FIA directors are announced, plus an extra FLAME Award category is unveiled
20. News: REPS update
An overhaul of fitness standards and skills gets underway
22. News: People
Wallace joins Lifetime, and Farrant is set to leave Leisure Connection
24. Competitive edge
Charity events in the UK and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary dates
Get ready for IHRSA and ForumClub
26. Everyone's talking about: GP referral
With so much talk of working closely with the medical profession, why are there still so many stumbling blocks when it comes to GP referral?
28. Interview: Georgina Jupp
Independent operator and training expert Georgina Jupp talks about her various pioneering programmes in the broader world of wellness
32. Gym series: Ahead of the curve?
With a whole new generation of elliptical-inspired products launched in recent years, we find out more about the cross-trainer category
36. Vibration training: Shake, rattle and roll
We take a closer look at some of the different vibration training technologies on the market
40. Kids fitness: A family affair
Ian Wright’s Fitter Families is one of a number of schemes that engage with the whole family to get kids active
44. Show preview: Professional beauty 2009
This year’s show and conference take place in London on 1–3 March
45. Health club spa: Spa news
Extreme training in a sauna and a new spa facility in Huntingdon
46. Health club spa interview: Duncan Bannatyne and Justin Musgrove
We find out how Bannatyne’s is developing its spa business
50. Health club spa: Never look a gift horse
We investigate how health club spas can sell their spare capacity through consumer marketing channels
54. Health club spa: New identity
We visit Gosling Sports Park to see how the new fitness and spa facility is performing as the site turns 50
59. CRM series: Technology's budget revolution
Budget clubs rely heavily on CRM technology to deliver their low-cost business model. We report on who’s using what, and why
62. Industry research: Going undercover
In the first of a two-part series, we reveal the results of this year’s call-Focus survey and look at the value of mystery shopping as a business analysis tool
66. Club overhaul: Peak performance
We pay a visit to the newly-refurbished Peak Health Club in London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower
70. Research round-up: Mind games
What type of activity, and how much of it, is necessary to improve mental health and relieve stress?
71. Fitness-kit special: Lockers and changing rooms
Aqualisa’s digital showers debut, and wet kit bags by Kingswood Leisure
74. Supplier profile: Tommy Matthews, optimal life fitness
From kettlebells supplier to education provider delivering ‘real world’ courses, Optimal has constantly evolved since its 2005 launch
83. Lightweights
The art of ‘rump reading’ is revealed
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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
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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
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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: 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.
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...
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Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
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Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
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 2
3. Editor's letter: Change4life
The critical role our industry plays and the close contact we have with at-risk families puts us in a "unique position to help point people in the right direction for more support"
6. Letters: Write to reply
In a recession, we should be paying more attention to retaining existing members says Guy Griffiths
8. News: News round-up
Plans are revealed for a £26m leisure complex in Huddersfield, and Driffield Leisure Centre opens
14. News: International news
A kitesurfing gym in the Dominican Republic and énergie grants a master franchise licence for the Middle East
16. News: FIA update
New and re-elected FIA directors are announced, plus an extra FLAME Award category is unveiled
20. News: REPS update
An overhaul of fitness standards and skills gets underway
22. News: People
Wallace joins Lifetime, and Farrant is set to leave Leisure Connection
24. Competitive edge
Charity events in the UK and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary dates
Get ready for IHRSA and ForumClub
26. Everyone's talking about: GP referral
With so much talk of working closely with the medical profession, why are there still so many stumbling blocks when it comes to GP referral?
28. Interview: Georgina Jupp
Independent operator and training expert Georgina Jupp talks about her various pioneering programmes in the broader world of wellness
32. Gym series: Ahead of the curve?
With a whole new generation of elliptical-inspired products launched in recent years, we find out more about the cross-trainer category
36. Vibration training: Shake, rattle and roll
We take a closer look at some of the different vibration training technologies on the market
40. Kids fitness: A family affair
Ian Wright’s Fitter Families is one of a number of schemes that engage with the whole family to get kids active
44. Show preview: Professional beauty 2009
This year’s show and conference take place in London on 1–3 March
45. Health club spa: Spa news
Extreme training in a sauna and a new spa facility in Huntingdon
46. Health club spa interview: Duncan Bannatyne and Justin Musgrove
We find out how Bannatyne’s is developing its spa business
50. Health club spa: Never look a gift horse
We investigate how health club spas can sell their spare capacity through consumer marketing channels
54. Health club spa: New identity
We visit Gosling Sports Park to see how the new fitness and spa facility is performing as the site turns 50
59. CRM series: Technology's budget revolution
Budget clubs rely heavily on CRM technology to deliver their low-cost business model. We report on who’s using what, and why
62. Industry research: Going undercover
In the first of a two-part series, we reveal the results of this year’s call-Focus survey and look at the value of mystery shopping as a business analysis tool
66. Club overhaul: Peak performance
We pay a visit to the newly-refurbished Peak Health Club in London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower
70. Research round-up: Mind games
What type of activity, and how much of it, is necessary to improve mental health and relieve stress?
71. Fitness-kit special: Lockers and changing rooms
Aqualisa’s digital showers debut, and wet kit bags by Kingswood Leisure
74. Supplier profile: Tommy Matthews, optimal life fitness
From kettlebells supplier to education provider delivering ‘real world’ courses, Optimal has constantly evolved since its 2005 launch
83. Lightweights
The art of ‘rump reading’ is revealed
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: 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.
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
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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