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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 4
3. Editor's letter: 'Giving advice'
Although initially helpful in explaining the support I'd get, the instructor then clammed up, saying: "I can't tell you all this, or you won't have any reason to pay extra for personal training"
6. Letters: Write to reply
Shouldn’t we be highlighting the positives when we talk to kids about exercise? asks ZigZag’s James Porter
8. News: News update
Designs revealed for Plymouth’s Life Centre, and operator Time Fitness launches an equipment distribution arm in partnership with Star Trac
14. News: International news
Frankfurt’s 10th Fitness First, South American deals for Technogym, and ‘fitness rooms’ in Cape Town
16. News: FIA update
Steven Ward provides an update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
20. News: REPS update
Details of the new entry structure
22. News: People
Simon Wright is Pineapple Europe MD, and Lisa Taylor moves to MEND
24. Competitive edge
Run in a virtual race around Australia and New Zealand, ride zip wires in Scotland or bike ride in Madagascar
25. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FIBO, SIBEC UK and Club Industry East
26. Everyone's talking about: Change4life
What can health clubs do to make the most of the opportunities presented by the government’s Change4Life campaign?
28. Interview: Pradeep Rajan
The CEO of Qatar-based GSSG talks about the group’s plans to expand its fitness business globally
32. Boxing: It's a knockout
We report on the ever-increasing popularity of boxing-inspired fitness at health clubs across the UK
36. Personal training: Taking it personally
We investigate the growth in personal training, both in the shape of standalone studios, and clubs where the business model is weighted heavily towards PT
40. New opening: Leading by example
Caroline Wilkinson visits the new gym at the DCSF to find out if government is practising what it preaches when it comes to fitness
44. Research round-up: Mind games
Research shows that regular exercise can enhance cognitive capacity of older people and help fight the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s
46. Group exercise: All together now
Group exercise promotes loyalty among members, but what does it take to create an effective class schedule? We round up some best practice examples and advice
50. Special populations: New perspective
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, outlines ways in which facilities can make sure they cater for older people
54. Mystery shopper: Thinking outside the box
We mystery shop the third Gymbox site, located at Bank in London
56. Weight management: The weighting game
Equipment manufacturers are developing weight management programmes for operators to buy off-the-shelf to use with members
61. Franchising: Franchise round-up
An in-depth look at the movers and shakers in the franchise market
66. Leasing: New lease of life
In this time of economic uncertainty, is leasing an option that operators should consider? We report
69. Retention software: Retention returns
We take a look at some of the retention software systems on the market and ask how they can enhance an operator’s bottom line
72. Fitness-kit.net special: Uniforms and gymwear
New options from Corporate Trends, Simon Jersey and P81
74. Supplier profile: Steve Wright, Scifit
The MD of SCIFIT UK talks about the company’s medical heritage and its status as an IFI R&D associate
77. Show preview: Fibo 2009
Make your way to Essen for Europe’s largest health and fitness trade show
83. Lightweights
The restaurant that’s keeping an eye on what customers eat, and are you serving the right biscuits at meetings?
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Features
Asia
Our industry in Asia is growing at an exponential rate but it’s too fragmented to ensure sustainable growth. Hundreds of exciting brands and businesses exist, many with great potential but we need to work together to grow our marketplace, engage new demographics and better serve communities and customers - Ross Campbell, CEO and founder of Fit Summit
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
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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
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
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
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
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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
The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
People
Acknowledging your intention and feeling gratitude are important aspects of our classes. We aspire to help our members release stress, anxiety and tension
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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EMS training is a great opportunity to differentiate your offering in a crowded fitness market. The kit requires very little space and the business model can be extremely lucrative - Phil Horton, miha bodytec
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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: 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.
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
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TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
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Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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 4
3. Editor's letter: 'Giving advice'
Although initially helpful in explaining the support I'd get, the instructor then clammed up, saying: "I can't tell you all this, or you won't have any reason to pay extra for personal training"
6. Letters: Write to reply
Shouldn’t we be highlighting the positives when we talk to kids about exercise? asks ZigZag’s James Porter
8. News: News update
Designs revealed for Plymouth’s Life Centre, and operator Time Fitness launches an equipment distribution arm in partnership with Star Trac
14. News: International news
Frankfurt’s 10th Fitness First, South American deals for Technogym, and ‘fitness rooms’ in Cape Town
16. News: FIA update
Steven Ward provides an update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
20. News: REPS update
Details of the new entry structure
22. News: People
Simon Wright is Pineapple Europe MD, and Lisa Taylor moves to MEND
24. Competitive edge
Run in a virtual race around Australia and New Zealand, ride zip wires in Scotland or bike ride in Madagascar
25. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FIBO, SIBEC UK and Club Industry East
26. Everyone's talking about: Change4life
What can health clubs do to make the most of the opportunities presented by the government’s Change4Life campaign?
28. Interview: Pradeep Rajan
The CEO of Qatar-based GSSG talks about the group’s plans to expand its fitness business globally
32. Boxing: It's a knockout
We report on the ever-increasing popularity of boxing-inspired fitness at health clubs across the UK
36. Personal training: Taking it personally
We investigate the growth in personal training, both in the shape of standalone studios, and clubs where the business model is weighted heavily towards PT
40. New opening: Leading by example
Caroline Wilkinson visits the new gym at the DCSF to find out if government is practising what it preaches when it comes to fitness
44. Research round-up: Mind games
Research shows that regular exercise can enhance cognitive capacity of older people and help fight the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s
46. Group exercise: All together now
Group exercise promotes loyalty among members, but what does it take to create an effective class schedule? We round up some best practice examples and advice
50. Special populations: New perspective
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, outlines ways in which facilities can make sure they cater for older people
54. Mystery shopper: Thinking outside the box
We mystery shop the third Gymbox site, located at Bank in London
56. Weight management: The weighting game
Equipment manufacturers are developing weight management programmes for operators to buy off-the-shelf to use with members
61. Franchising: Franchise round-up
An in-depth look at the movers and shakers in the franchise market
66. Leasing: New lease of life
In this time of economic uncertainty, is leasing an option that operators should consider? We report
69. Retention software: Retention returns
We take a look at some of the retention software systems on the market and ask how they can enhance an operator’s bottom line
72. Fitness-kit.net special: Uniforms and gymwear
New options from Corporate Trends, Simon Jersey and P81
74. Supplier profile: Steve Wright, Scifit
The MD of SCIFIT UK talks about the company’s medical heritage and its status as an IFI R&D associate
77. Show preview: Fibo 2009
Make your way to Essen for Europe’s largest health and fitness trade show
83. Lightweights
The restaurant that’s keeping an eye on what customers eat, and are you serving the right biscuits at meetings?
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: 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.
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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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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