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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 10
3. Editor's letter : Exercise is medicine
We may need to accept a sliding scale in the delivery of 'exercise is medicine', suggests Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
PT park fees must be reconsidered, says Jean-Ann Marnoch of REPs
8. News: News round-up
Health Club Award winners are announced, Klick Fitness launches first sites, and Olympians back new 'social fitness' campaign
16. News: International news
SpecForce launches in New Zealand, and Fitness First outlines Middle Eastern expansion plans
18. News: People news
Steve Philpott joins IMSPA board
20. News: Ihrsa update
A look forward to the European Congress, which takes
24. News: Fia update
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new Joint Investment Programme
26. News: Competitive edge
The Bonfire Burn 10k and a relay race across the English Channel
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for the IHRSA European Congress, SIBEC Europe, and APPI's annual pilates conference
30. Everyone's talking about... : Activity guidelines
What impact will the new physical activity guidelines have on the fitness industry? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Neil King
The commercial director of SLM, and its Everyone Active brand, talks to Kate Cracknell about rebranding and an ambitious goal to reach one million active members
38. Property profile: Getting focused
Global health club operator Fitness First provides a strategic overview of its global portfolio, including expansion in Asia and Australia, rationalisation in Europe and the launch of a budget brand in the UK
43. Small group training: Small but mighty
Small group training is now firmly on the radar of many fitness operators - but how can this be turned into a robust, profitable venture? Ruth Bushi reports
46. Q&A: Nick Coutts
The CEO of new budget club venture Fitness Hut talks to Julie Cramer about exceeding expectations
50. Diabetes initiatives: A Weighty matter
With the diabetes epidemic continuing to fill the headlines, what can the fitness industry do to help? Kate Cracknell investigates
55. Tech series: Spoilt for choice
How can operators ensure they get the IT system they need? Stuart Dyson offers a 'survival guide' for the software buyer
58. Tech series: Software news round-up
With updates and product launches from Gladstone, Xn Leisure, MINDBODY, EZ-Runner, Legend, Clarity and iGo Figure
60. Cancer programmes: Move more
With a new Macmillan report highlighting the benefits of exercise for cancer sufferers and survivors, Neena Dhillon asks how fitness facilities can play their part
64. Q&A: Olav Thorstad
The CEO of Scandinavian operator SATS offers an overview of the business, with detail of the new budget brand, company performance data and plans for the future
70. Research round-up: Stop the clock
Meditation may have long-term implications for health and may even help delay the ageing process, according to new research
71. fitness-kit.net: Special Club entertainment
Product news from Precor, InStyle, ZoomMedia and Sound Dynamics
72. fitness-kit.net : Special Corporate wear
A range of options for operators looking to source new staff uniforms
75. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
Matrix profiles Imperial College London's new flagship gym, while Gladstone reports on a software upgrade for Barking & Dagenham
83. Grape news: Lightweights
Wine can aid weight loss, and cut cholesterol by eating tomatoes
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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
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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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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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
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
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
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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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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: 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.
Opinion
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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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Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
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Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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 10
3. Editor's letter : Exercise is medicine
We may need to accept a sliding scale in the delivery of 'exercise is medicine', suggests Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
PT park fees must be reconsidered, says Jean-Ann Marnoch of REPs
8. News: News round-up
Health Club Award winners are announced, Klick Fitness launches first sites, and Olympians back new 'social fitness' campaign
16. News: International news
SpecForce launches in New Zealand, and Fitness First outlines Middle Eastern expansion plans
18. News: People news
Steve Philpott joins IMSPA board
20. News: Ihrsa update
A look forward to the European Congress, which takes
24. News: Fia update
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new Joint Investment Programme
26. News: Competitive edge
The Bonfire Burn 10k and a relay race across the English Channel
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for the IHRSA European Congress, SIBEC Europe, and APPI's annual pilates conference
30. Everyone's talking about... : Activity guidelines
What impact will the new physical activity guidelines have on the fitness industry? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Neil King
The commercial director of SLM, and its Everyone Active brand, talks to Kate Cracknell about rebranding and an ambitious goal to reach one million active members
38. Property profile: Getting focused
Global health club operator Fitness First provides a strategic overview of its global portfolio, including expansion in Asia and Australia, rationalisation in Europe and the launch of a budget brand in the UK
43. Small group training: Small but mighty
Small group training is now firmly on the radar of many fitness operators - but how can this be turned into a robust, profitable venture? Ruth Bushi reports
46. Q&A: Nick Coutts
The CEO of new budget club venture Fitness Hut talks to Julie Cramer about exceeding expectations
50. Diabetes initiatives: A Weighty matter
With the diabetes epidemic continuing to fill the headlines, what can the fitness industry do to help? Kate Cracknell investigates
55. Tech series: Spoilt for choice
How can operators ensure they get the IT system they need? Stuart Dyson offers a 'survival guide' for the software buyer
58. Tech series: Software news round-up
With updates and product launches from Gladstone, Xn Leisure, MINDBODY, EZ-Runner, Legend, Clarity and iGo Figure
60. Cancer programmes: Move more
With a new Macmillan report highlighting the benefits of exercise for cancer sufferers and survivors, Neena Dhillon asks how fitness facilities can play their part
64. Q&A: Olav Thorstad
The CEO of Scandinavian operator SATS offers an overview of the business, with detail of the new budget brand, company performance data and plans for the future
70. Research round-up: Stop the clock
Meditation may have long-term implications for health and may even help delay the ageing process, according to new research
71. fitness-kit.net: Special Club entertainment
Product news from Precor, InStyle, ZoomMedia and Sound Dynamics
72. fitness-kit.net : Special Corporate wear
A range of options for operators looking to source new staff uniforms
75. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
Matrix profiles Imperial College London's new flagship gym, while Gladstone reports on a software upgrade for Barking & Dagenham
83. Grape news: Lightweights
Wine can aid weight loss, and cut cholesterol by eating tomatoes
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: 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.
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: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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