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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 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
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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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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
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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
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
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Job search
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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.
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
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Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
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Company profile: Focus Training
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
GymSales: Management 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 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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
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: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
GymSales: Management 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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