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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 8
3. Editor's letter: New measures
Libel laws which apply in print, TV and radio are yet to be thoroughly tested in the social media environment and it may be more fruitful to engage and influence than call your lawyer
6. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over the treatment of freelance instructors continues, and the YMCA launches a workplace health initiative
8. News: News round-up
Work starts on the Bilston Centre in Wolverhampton and Marshall Street Baths re-opens in Soho, London
14. News: International news
The Running School opens its first Irish franchise, Vivafit enters the Indian market, and the US Army opens its largest ever fitness facility
16. News: FIA update
With details of this year's FLAME Awards winners
20. News: People news
A new chair for Edinburgh Leisure
22. Diary: Diary dates
Includes LIW, Running 2010, and SIBEC and SPATEC North America
24. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in a Yogathon? Or trekking along the Great Wall of China? We provide information on these charity events, and more
26. Everyone's talking about: Membership packages
Are potential members put off by too many pricing options, or does more choice mean they get what they want? Kath Hudson investigates
28. Interview: Robin Cope
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and MD of British Military Fitness about motivating staff and members, community projects, and setting his own definition of success
32. New opening: On the edge
We take a look at the University of Leeds' new £12.2m swimming and fitness centre, The Edge
37. Cycling: Pedal power
Best practice advice for clubs wanting to cater for cycling enthusiasts
42. Pilates: Mixing it up
'Fusion pilates' is beginning to gain a foothold in UK clubs - a way of keeping people interested in pilates as well as extending its appeal to new markets. Neena Dhillon reports
46. Member management: Back to the fold
We investigate ways to bring lapsed members back through your doors
49. Resistance training: Going strong
How can operators keep their resistance offering fresh? We profile clubs that are challenging the norms
52. Sibec review: Changing times
The new coalition government's budget cuts were the hot topic at this year's SIBEC. Our panel of delegates share their thoughts
54. Research round-up: Fall training
Injuries could be greatly reduced by teaching older people martial arts falling techniques, even helping those with osteoporosis, according to a study from the Netherlands
56. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
A look at some of the latest products to hit the UK market, including interactive innovations from Star Trac and Technogym
60. LIW preview: The changing face of the gym floor
New thinking in equipment and programming that's helping to change the way our gyms work
62. Health club spa: Spa news
The Bannatyne Group unveils its investment plans
64. Heat experiences: Going hot and cold
Saunas and steamrooms are the mainstays of any thermal area, but could health clubs be doing more to pep up their spas?
68. Health club spa: Vital vitality
Kate Cracknell visits Latvia's International Wellness Centre, where the approach is all about holistic wellness
72. Health club spa: Spa software
Luke Tuchscherer speaks to a selection of operators about their spa management software
78. Buyers' guide: Directory
For suppliers of products and services in the health club and spa markets
82. Health club spa: Lightweights
Including fish therapy, a health spa run by nuns, and the and the "Ferarri of treatment couches"
1 - 40 of 117
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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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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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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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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
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
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

Lisa Smosarski

Editor in chief – Stylist magazine
We watch trends closely at Stylist and we’ve seen a real growth in women strength training as a way of reclaiming a traditionally male sp
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
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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: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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

2010 issue 8
3. Editor's letter: New measures
Libel laws which apply in print, TV and radio are yet to be thoroughly tested in the social media environment and it may be more fruitful to engage and influence than call your lawyer
6. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over the treatment of freelance instructors continues, and the YMCA launches a workplace health initiative
8. News: News round-up
Work starts on the Bilston Centre in Wolverhampton and Marshall Street Baths re-opens in Soho, London
14. News: International news
The Running School opens its first Irish franchise, Vivafit enters the Indian market, and the US Army opens its largest ever fitness facility
16. News: FIA update
With details of this year's FLAME Awards winners
20. News: People news
A new chair for Edinburgh Leisure
22. Diary: Diary dates
Includes LIW, Running 2010, and SIBEC and SPATEC North America
24. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in a Yogathon? Or trekking along the Great Wall of China? We provide information on these charity events, and more
26. Everyone's talking about: Membership packages
Are potential members put off by too many pricing options, or does more choice mean they get what they want? Kath Hudson investigates
28. Interview: Robin Cope
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and MD of British Military Fitness about motivating staff and members, community projects, and setting his own definition of success
32. New opening: On the edge
We take a look at the University of Leeds' new £12.2m swimming and fitness centre, The Edge
37. Cycling: Pedal power
Best practice advice for clubs wanting to cater for cycling enthusiasts
42. Pilates: Mixing it up
'Fusion pilates' is beginning to gain a foothold in UK clubs - a way of keeping people interested in pilates as well as extending its appeal to new markets. Neena Dhillon reports
46. Member management: Back to the fold
We investigate ways to bring lapsed members back through your doors
49. Resistance training: Going strong
How can operators keep their resistance offering fresh? We profile clubs that are challenging the norms
52. Sibec review: Changing times
The new coalition government's budget cuts were the hot topic at this year's SIBEC. Our panel of delegates share their thoughts
54. Research round-up: Fall training
Injuries could be greatly reduced by teaching older people martial arts falling techniques, even helping those with osteoporosis, according to a study from the Netherlands
56. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
A look at some of the latest products to hit the UK market, including interactive innovations from Star Trac and Technogym
60. LIW preview: The changing face of the gym floor
New thinking in equipment and programming that's helping to change the way our gyms work
62. Health club spa: Spa news
The Bannatyne Group unveils its investment plans
64. Heat experiences: Going hot and cold
Saunas and steamrooms are the mainstays of any thermal area, but could health clubs be doing more to pep up their spas?
68. Health club spa: Vital vitality
Kate Cracknell visits Latvia's International Wellness Centre, where the approach is all about holistic wellness
72. Health club spa: Spa software
Luke Tuchscherer speaks to a selection of operators about their spa management software
78. Buyers' guide: Directory
For suppliers of products and services in the health club and spa markets
82. Health club spa: Lightweights
Including fish therapy, a health spa run by nuns, and the and the "Ferarri of treatment couches"
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. 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: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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