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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Being coached
When asked about the impact of mentoring and coaching programmes on retention levels, 77 per cent of companies said they'd had a positive impact on the retention levels achieved
8. Letters: Write to reply
Operators must re-think the balance in spend between acquisition of new members and retention of existing ones, says Mark McKeganey
12. News: News round-up
£15m centre planned for Tyneside, independent operator Time Fitness opens its third club, and the £12m Meridian Centre opens in Louth
18. News: International news
énergie opens in the Middle East, and Zurich airport gets a fitness and wellness centre
20. News: FIA update
A look at the implications of the likely turnover in MPs at the election
24. News: People news
Peter Gilpin takes over as CEO at Leisure East Devon
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get set for IHRSA, FIBO and FitPro
28. News: Competitive edge
Charity events across the UK, and further afield in Cuba and Jordan
30. Everyone's talking about: Celebrity endorsement
Is this the way forward for our industry – will it get us the sort of profile we want? – and, if so, how do we choose the right celebrity?
32. Interview: John Kersh
The VP of international development for Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the business of fitness franchising, and about Anytime's expansion plans
36. Japanese market: Made in Japan
David Minton provides an insight into the Japanese health and fitness market, and takes us on a whistlestop tour around a selection of Tokyo's more innovative health and wellbeing clubs
40. Q and A: Being lifesmart
Carole Caplin talks to Kate Cracknell about her new health and wellbeing centre, Lifesmart
44. Pilates: Studio time
Can health club operators afford to ignore the growing interest in pilates equipment training?
50. Research round-up: Sitting targets
Research shows that, even if we exercise, too much sitting can have a detrimental effect on our health
51. Sports conditioning series: A sporting chance
Should fitness operators be marketing themselves to amateur sports enthusiasts? We start this new series with a look at rugby- and football-specific conditioning
56. Small group training: Floor it!
We investigate the boom in small group training on the gym floor
60. New opening: Black, white and green
Mike Hill pays a visit to Les Mills' recently rebuilt club in Christchurch, New Zealand
62. Q and A: Valerie Bönström
The MD of German franchise Mrs Sporty on catering for women who don't think gyms are for them
64. Outdoor fitness: Under the radar?
Should outdoor gyms be supervised? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts
66. Fitness-kit.net special: Outdoor kit
'Sociable' fitness, resistance running belts and new kettlebell programming
68. Club entertainment: Music to your ears
How can clubs ensure their members are listening to the correct music to ensure they get the most out of every workout?
73. Refurbished equipment: Second coming
We talk to a selection of clubs that have put their faith in pre-owned fitness equipment to understand the rationale behind their decision not to buy new
77. Show preview: IHRSA
A sneak preview at what's in store for all those heading to San Diego, California, for this year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place this month
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Green kit
For the growing number of operators looking to 'go green', we showcase a selection of environmentally-friendly products
83. Lightweights: Circle the date for hula hoop challenge
The date is the 21 March. The challenge is the Hula Hoop Hoopathon.
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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
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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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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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
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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
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
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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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
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

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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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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Promotional feature
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: 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: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
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 3
3. Editor's letter: Being coached
When asked about the impact of mentoring and coaching programmes on retention levels, 77 per cent of companies said they'd had a positive impact on the retention levels achieved
8. Letters: Write to reply
Operators must re-think the balance in spend between acquisition of new members and retention of existing ones, says Mark McKeganey
12. News: News round-up
£15m centre planned for Tyneside, independent operator Time Fitness opens its third club, and the £12m Meridian Centre opens in Louth
18. News: International news
énergie opens in the Middle East, and Zurich airport gets a fitness and wellness centre
20. News: FIA update
A look at the implications of the likely turnover in MPs at the election
24. News: People news
Peter Gilpin takes over as CEO at Leisure East Devon
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get set for IHRSA, FIBO and FitPro
28. News: Competitive edge
Charity events across the UK, and further afield in Cuba and Jordan
30. Everyone's talking about: Celebrity endorsement
Is this the way forward for our industry – will it get us the sort of profile we want? – and, if so, how do we choose the right celebrity?
32. Interview: John Kersh
The VP of international development for Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the business of fitness franchising, and about Anytime's expansion plans
36. Japanese market: Made in Japan
David Minton provides an insight into the Japanese health and fitness market, and takes us on a whistlestop tour around a selection of Tokyo's more innovative health and wellbeing clubs
40. Q and A: Being lifesmart
Carole Caplin talks to Kate Cracknell about her new health and wellbeing centre, Lifesmart
44. Pilates: Studio time
Can health club operators afford to ignore the growing interest in pilates equipment training?
50. Research round-up: Sitting targets
Research shows that, even if we exercise, too much sitting can have a detrimental effect on our health
51. Sports conditioning series: A sporting chance
Should fitness operators be marketing themselves to amateur sports enthusiasts? We start this new series with a look at rugby- and football-specific conditioning
56. Small group training: Floor it!
We investigate the boom in small group training on the gym floor
60. New opening: Black, white and green
Mike Hill pays a visit to Les Mills' recently rebuilt club in Christchurch, New Zealand
62. Q and A: Valerie Bönström
The MD of German franchise Mrs Sporty on catering for women who don't think gyms are for them
64. Outdoor fitness: Under the radar?
Should outdoor gyms be supervised? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts
66. Fitness-kit.net special: Outdoor kit
'Sociable' fitness, resistance running belts and new kettlebell programming
68. Club entertainment: Music to your ears
How can clubs ensure their members are listening to the correct music to ensure they get the most out of every workout?
73. Refurbished equipment: Second coming
We talk to a selection of clubs that have put their faith in pre-owned fitness equipment to understand the rationale behind their decision not to buy new
77. Show preview: IHRSA
A sneak preview at what's in store for all those heading to San Diego, California, for this year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place this month
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Green kit
For the growing number of operators looking to 'go green', we showcase a selection of environmentally-friendly products
83. Lightweights: Circle the date for hula hoop challenge
The date is the 21 March. The challenge is the Hula Hoop Hoopathon.
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: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
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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