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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 8
3. Editor's letter: Brain health
Healthcare professionals report that exercise leads to calmer and more healthy behaviour, better lifestyle patterns and a greater sense of wellbeing among dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers
8. Write to reply: Letters
Exercise programmes should focus on improving people’s future health as well as their current fitness levels, says Peter Hope
10. News: News round-up
New report shows that GPs lack access to exercise referral schemes, plus a £15m refurb for Billingham
16. News: International news
Willow Stream spa for Monte Carlo, EHFA and IHRSA sign agreement, and Vivafit reaches the 100-club milestone in Portugal
18. News: FIA update
Support from MPs for the MoreActive4Life campaign, and a look at the new report from the Public Health Commission
22. News: REPS update
REPs strikes an agreement with SQA to recognise Scottish qualifications
24. News: People news
Brigid Simmonds to leave BISL, and Kevin Yates talks about winning the FIA Future of FLAME Award
26. Competitive edge
Cycling in Taiwan, and runs that hold you to your New Year’s Resolution
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC next month
28. Everyone's talking about: GP training
Should GPs be trained in exercise science to enable them to refer people for exercise, and to work with the fitness industry?
30. Interview: FX Leisure
Stuart Taylor, director of independent family-owned FX Leisure, talks about doing things differently and creating an engaging environment
35. Small spaces, big results
How can you create a robust pilates offering if you have only limited space? We provide some tips and equipment suggestions
39. Fitness, web and tv: Next generation
Should bricks and mortar health clubs be worried about the advent of online gyms and TV-based fitness offerings? We ask the people behind this new breed of ‘virtual club’
42. Obesity: Prevention for life
The Pritikin Center in the US has, for many years, been providing prevention and cure for lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. We talk to president Paul Lehr about the Pritikin Program
46. Making your gym strong
Encouraging members to use resistance equipment can boost retention levels. We investigate
50. Vive la revolution
The proliferation of the group cycling category can make it hard to know where to start in choosing equipment for your gym. Our listing, grouped into sub-categories, will help
54. Health club spa q&a: Committed to spa
We talk to Nick Coutts, CEO of Holmes Place Iberia, about the success of their spa memberships
56. Health club spa: Spa news
New Edinburgh spa for Bannatyne’s, and Hoole Hall to open in November
57. Health club spa: Amazing space
Huntingdon Leisure Centre recently underwent a major refurb, including the creation of a spa and kids’ play area, to expand its user base. We take a look at the development
60. Health club spa q&a: Gerard McCarthy
The sales director for Dalesauna talks about developments in heat experiences, and calls for the industry to make spas more affordable
64. The power of partnership
Partnership was the buzz word at this year’s SIBEC, whether with PCTs or other bodies. We summarise the keynote and the delegates’ response
66. Supplier profile: Arie van Winkelhof, Gym80
The MD of gym80 International talks about growing the category, developing a CV range and providing operators with an alternative based on quality, not quantity
74. Lightweights
The ultimate luxury: a new spa in Switzerland has a steamroom with walls covered in Swarovski crystals
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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
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Lisa Smosarski

Editor in chief – Stylist magazine
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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 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: 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
DFC: We do more...
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DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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 8
3. Editor's letter: Brain health
Healthcare professionals report that exercise leads to calmer and more healthy behaviour, better lifestyle patterns and a greater sense of wellbeing among dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers
8. Write to reply: Letters
Exercise programmes should focus on improving people’s future health as well as their current fitness levels, says Peter Hope
10. News: News round-up
New report shows that GPs lack access to exercise referral schemes, plus a £15m refurb for Billingham
16. News: International news
Willow Stream spa for Monte Carlo, EHFA and IHRSA sign agreement, and Vivafit reaches the 100-club milestone in Portugal
18. News: FIA update
Support from MPs for the MoreActive4Life campaign, and a look at the new report from the Public Health Commission
22. News: REPS update
REPs strikes an agreement with SQA to recognise Scottish qualifications
24. News: People news
Brigid Simmonds to leave BISL, and Kevin Yates talks about winning the FIA Future of FLAME Award
26. Competitive edge
Cycling in Taiwan, and runs that hold you to your New Year’s Resolution
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC next month
28. Everyone's talking about: GP training
Should GPs be trained in exercise science to enable them to refer people for exercise, and to work with the fitness industry?
30. Interview: FX Leisure
Stuart Taylor, director of independent family-owned FX Leisure, talks about doing things differently and creating an engaging environment
35. Small spaces, big results
How can you create a robust pilates offering if you have only limited space? We provide some tips and equipment suggestions
39. Fitness, web and tv: Next generation
Should bricks and mortar health clubs be worried about the advent of online gyms and TV-based fitness offerings? We ask the people behind this new breed of ‘virtual club’
42. Obesity: Prevention for life
The Pritikin Center in the US has, for many years, been providing prevention and cure for lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. We talk to president Paul Lehr about the Pritikin Program
46. Making your gym strong
Encouraging members to use resistance equipment can boost retention levels. We investigate
50. Vive la revolution
The proliferation of the group cycling category can make it hard to know where to start in choosing equipment for your gym. Our listing, grouped into sub-categories, will help
54. Health club spa q&a: Committed to spa
We talk to Nick Coutts, CEO of Holmes Place Iberia, about the success of their spa memberships
56. Health club spa: Spa news
New Edinburgh spa for Bannatyne’s, and Hoole Hall to open in November
57. Health club spa: Amazing space
Huntingdon Leisure Centre recently underwent a major refurb, including the creation of a spa and kids’ play area, to expand its user base. We take a look at the development
60. Health club spa q&a: Gerard McCarthy
The sales director for Dalesauna talks about developments in heat experiences, and calls for the industry to make spas more affordable
64. The power of partnership
Partnership was the buzz word at this year’s SIBEC, whether with PCTs or other bodies. We summarise the keynote and the delegates’ response
66. Supplier profile: Arie van Winkelhof, Gym80
The MD of gym80 International talks about growing the category, developing a CV range and providing operators with an alternative based on quality, not quantity
74. Lightweights
The ultimate luxury: a new spa in Switzerland has a steamroom with walls covered in Swarovski crystals
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: 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
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: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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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