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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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2010 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: The joy of dance
There are many great synergies between health clubs and dance and the relationships could be developed to the point where dance becomes an element of health club offering.
6. Letters: Write to reply
We need to think differently if we're to be taken seriously on our quest to get the nation active, says Serco Leisure's Andy King
8. News: News round-up
Balfour Beatty appointed main contractor on Plymouth's £46.5m Life Centre, and REPs clarifies its role
16. News: International news
Oasis of the Seas launches, and Aspria opens its first club in Italy
18. News: FIA update
The launch of Let's Dance with Change4Life, and a look at this year's Change4Life roll-out plans
22. News: People news
We talk to the entrepreneur behind New York's I.AM.YOU. yoga studio
24. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FORUMCLUB, IHRSA, SPATEC and FIBO
26. News: Competitive edge
Details of charity challenges to focus the training efforts of your members
28. Everyone's talking about: Tackling dementia
Should the health and fitness industry be playing a bigger role in the management of Alzheimer's?
30. Interview: David Brame
The MD of Bladerunner on creating tailor-made solutions, and the need to deliver on your promises
34. Kids' fitness: Catching them young
A US initiative has shown that fitter kids perform better academically and suffer fewer behavioural problems. Now the scheme’s heading to the UK
38. Research round-up: Reality gap
Parents are failing to realise how inactive their kids really are, says a new survey
39. Kids' fitness: Fitness outcomes
How can the fitness industry work more closely with government to ensure effective monitoring of kids' physical activity initiatives? We report
44. Email research: Virtual reality
A summary of the results from the inaugural email-Focus survey into email enquiry handling
46. Q and A: Dave Wright
The new FIA board representative for independent operators talks about what more needs to be done to support the independent sector
49. Vibration training: Good vibrations
Advice for the effective integration of vibration training at your club
53. CV round-up: Usage instructions
We ask manufacturers to give the low-down on the use and application of their favourite piece of CV kit
58. CRM series: Social dialogue
Should operators be looking at more closely integrating social networking into their club management systems?
63. Political forecasts: Year of change
With a general election looming, Politics International looks at the possible impact of political change on the active leisure sector
66. Health club spa: Spa news
Johnson Health Tech launches Inner Balance, a new wellbeing division
68. Health club spa: Creating an experience...
Top tips for clubs wanting to create an all-embracing spa experience
70. Health club spa: ... and driving retail
And advice from the experts on how to maximise retail revenue off the back of this experience
73. Show preview: Professional Beauty London
Details of masterclasses and events at this beauty trade show
74. Health club spa: Spa appeal
Awareness and relevance are still issues that must be tackled if we're to maximise the potential of our spas, says Mintel
76. New opening: Wembley wellness
We pay a visit to the new staff gym at Wembley – the first ever at the world-famous stadium
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Catalogues
A look at the latest catalogues from Proactive, Precor and Pulse.
83. Lightweights: Snail secretions in skincare
Disney-themed spa for kids, and the latest beauty product ingredient: snail secretions!
1 - 40 of 117
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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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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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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
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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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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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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
We bought gyms in Brisbane, Queensland, and we were one of the first clubs to put proper air conditioning in – that was the big thing that was needed at the time
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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
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’
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Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
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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.
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.
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 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: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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

2010 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: The joy of dance
There are many great synergies between health clubs and dance and the relationships could be developed to the point where dance becomes an element of health club offering.
6. Letters: Write to reply
We need to think differently if we're to be taken seriously on our quest to get the nation active, says Serco Leisure's Andy King
8. News: News round-up
Balfour Beatty appointed main contractor on Plymouth's £46.5m Life Centre, and REPs clarifies its role
16. News: International news
Oasis of the Seas launches, and Aspria opens its first club in Italy
18. News: FIA update
The launch of Let's Dance with Change4Life, and a look at this year's Change4Life roll-out plans
22. News: People news
We talk to the entrepreneur behind New York's I.AM.YOU. yoga studio
24. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FORUMCLUB, IHRSA, SPATEC and FIBO
26. News: Competitive edge
Details of charity challenges to focus the training efforts of your members
28. Everyone's talking about: Tackling dementia
Should the health and fitness industry be playing a bigger role in the management of Alzheimer's?
30. Interview: David Brame
The MD of Bladerunner on creating tailor-made solutions, and the need to deliver on your promises
34. Kids' fitness: Catching them young
A US initiative has shown that fitter kids perform better academically and suffer fewer behavioural problems. Now the scheme’s heading to the UK
38. Research round-up: Reality gap
Parents are failing to realise how inactive their kids really are, says a new survey
39. Kids' fitness: Fitness outcomes
How can the fitness industry work more closely with government to ensure effective monitoring of kids' physical activity initiatives? We report
44. Email research: Virtual reality
A summary of the results from the inaugural email-Focus survey into email enquiry handling
46. Q and A: Dave Wright
The new FIA board representative for independent operators talks about what more needs to be done to support the independent sector
49. Vibration training: Good vibrations
Advice for the effective integration of vibration training at your club
53. CV round-up: Usage instructions
We ask manufacturers to give the low-down on the use and application of their favourite piece of CV kit
58. CRM series: Social dialogue
Should operators be looking at more closely integrating social networking into their club management systems?
63. Political forecasts: Year of change
With a general election looming, Politics International looks at the possible impact of political change on the active leisure sector
66. Health club spa: Spa news
Johnson Health Tech launches Inner Balance, a new wellbeing division
68. Health club spa: Creating an experience...
Top tips for clubs wanting to create an all-embracing spa experience
70. Health club spa: ... and driving retail
And advice from the experts on how to maximise retail revenue off the back of this experience
73. Show preview: Professional Beauty London
Details of masterclasses and events at this beauty trade show
74. Health club spa: Spa appeal
Awareness and relevance are still issues that must be tackled if we're to maximise the potential of our spas, says Mintel
76. New opening: Wembley wellness
We pay a visit to the new staff gym at Wembley – the first ever at the world-famous stadium
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Catalogues
A look at the latest catalogues from Proactive, Precor and Pulse.
83. Lightweights: Snail secretions in skincare
Disney-themed spa for kids, and the latest beauty product ingredient: snail secretions!
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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