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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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2011 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Driven to change
A round-up of the growth sectors for 2011, from budget clubs to franchising and licensing
6. Letters: Write to reply
Dave Cummin on fitness testing and Peter Croney on the grey market
10. News: News round-up
VAT rise to hit Portuguese clubs and Kirklees Active Leisure to launch budget gyms
16. News: International news
Fresh Fitness clubs for Denmark and Alexander Group expands in China
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Edinburgh Leisure, plus three new FIA board members
20. News: Fia update
Dr John Searle, chief medical officer for the FIA, looks at the opportunities presented by the new Joint Consultative Forum
22. News: Competitive edge
The latest fitness challenges, including the BUPA London 10,000, Nightrider and Etape Caledonia
24. Diary: Diary dates
We look forward to the key events taking place throughout 2011, from SIBEC to LIW, FIBO to IDEA, and IHRSA's 30th anniversary
30. Everyone's talking about... : Pay structures
Should we overhaul our commission structure so operational staff are rewarded for retaining members, rather than just rewarding the sales person who signed the member up?
32. Interview: Mark Mastrov
The chair of New Evolution Ventures talks to Liz Terry about the launch of Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness gym chain and plans for the global roll-out
36. New opening: Rebirth of ravenscraig
Amanda Ellison provides an overview of the redevelopment project at Ravenscraig - including the new £32m fitness and sports facilities
39. Research Round-up: Cold calling
Recent research suggests that regular exercise could not only help people avoid catching a cold, but that it can also help reduce the severity if you do catch one
40. Free weights: Getting crossfit
Pete Hayman investigates the emergence of CrossFit in the UK, a training method that places a strong emphasis on free weights
45. Sports conditioning: Hit the slopes
Winter sports holidays are more fun when you're fit, says Kath Hudson - so help your members ensure they can hack the pace on the piste by offering 'ski fit' training programmes
48. Club Overhaul: The rise of the pyramids
Julie Fisher reports on the £2.2m transformation of The Pyramids leisure centre in Portsmouth
52. Leasing: Balancing the budget
We take a look at the rationale for leasing fitness equipment
55. Show preview: Professional beauty 2011
Professional Beauty takes place in London in February
57. Nutrition: A woman's touch
Expert advice on bringing women into the nutritional products category
62. Sibec review: Question time
We report back from the panel discussion at SIBEC Europe
64. Consumer research: Customer insight
Findings and analysis from the ninth annual HAFOS survey into consumer attitudes towards health and fitness
68. Club cleaning: what, more cleaning?
Four very different clubs explain how they meet the challenge of keeping their facilities spotless
70. Industry research: survival of the fittest
Growth opportunities are there for the health and fitness industry, according to new Mintel research - but only if it taps into real consumer needs
72. Event review: Food for thought
Feedback from delegates at the recent IHRSA European Congress, plus a summary of IHRSA's 2010 European Health Club Report
76. Event review: Embracing the public
Kate Cracknell reports from the EHFA EU Associations forum
82. Lightweights: Splash out with new year challenge
Underwater hockey, plus does food taste better if you work for it?
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Features
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Features
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
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
Acknowledging your intention and feeling gratitude are important aspects of our classes. We aspire to help our members release stress, anxiety and tension
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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: 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: 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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: 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

2011 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Driven to change
A round-up of the growth sectors for 2011, from budget clubs to franchising and licensing
6. Letters: Write to reply
Dave Cummin on fitness testing and Peter Croney on the grey market
10. News: News round-up
VAT rise to hit Portuguese clubs and Kirklees Active Leisure to launch budget gyms
16. News: International news
Fresh Fitness clubs for Denmark and Alexander Group expands in China
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Edinburgh Leisure, plus three new FIA board members
20. News: Fia update
Dr John Searle, chief medical officer for the FIA, looks at the opportunities presented by the new Joint Consultative Forum
22. News: Competitive edge
The latest fitness challenges, including the BUPA London 10,000, Nightrider and Etape Caledonia
24. Diary: Diary dates
We look forward to the key events taking place throughout 2011, from SIBEC to LIW, FIBO to IDEA, and IHRSA's 30th anniversary
30. Everyone's talking about... : Pay structures
Should we overhaul our commission structure so operational staff are rewarded for retaining members, rather than just rewarding the sales person who signed the member up?
32. Interview: Mark Mastrov
The chair of New Evolution Ventures talks to Liz Terry about the launch of Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness gym chain and plans for the global roll-out
36. New opening: Rebirth of ravenscraig
Amanda Ellison provides an overview of the redevelopment project at Ravenscraig - including the new £32m fitness and sports facilities
39. Research Round-up: Cold calling
Recent research suggests that regular exercise could not only help people avoid catching a cold, but that it can also help reduce the severity if you do catch one
40. Free weights: Getting crossfit
Pete Hayman investigates the emergence of CrossFit in the UK, a training method that places a strong emphasis on free weights
45. Sports conditioning: Hit the slopes
Winter sports holidays are more fun when you're fit, says Kath Hudson - so help your members ensure they can hack the pace on the piste by offering 'ski fit' training programmes
48. Club Overhaul: The rise of the pyramids
Julie Fisher reports on the £2.2m transformation of The Pyramids leisure centre in Portsmouth
52. Leasing: Balancing the budget
We take a look at the rationale for leasing fitness equipment
55. Show preview: Professional beauty 2011
Professional Beauty takes place in London in February
57. Nutrition: A woman's touch
Expert advice on bringing women into the nutritional products category
62. Sibec review: Question time
We report back from the panel discussion at SIBEC Europe
64. Consumer research: Customer insight
Findings and analysis from the ninth annual HAFOS survey into consumer attitudes towards health and fitness
68. Club cleaning: what, more cleaning?
Four very different clubs explain how they meet the challenge of keeping their facilities spotless
70. Industry research: survival of the fittest
Growth opportunities are there for the health and fitness industry, according to new Mintel research - but only if it taps into real consumer needs
72. Event review: Food for thought
Feedback from delegates at the recent IHRSA European Congress, plus a summary of IHRSA's 2010 European Health Club Report
76. Event review: Embracing the public
Kate Cracknell reports from the EHFA EU Associations forum
82. Lightweights: Splash out with new year challenge
Underwater hockey, plus does food taste better if you work for it?
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: 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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: 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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