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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Seize the day
If our sector wants to live up to its full potential, we have to act now, before the opportunity disappears, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Graduates and non-graduates both have a role to play in health clubs, says Lifetime's Nigel Wallace
8. News: News round-up
Plans for the first H2 'commuter club' in London, and Fitness First's £1m Spitalfields club is unveiled
14. News: International news
Women-only franchises target India and Equinox launches Blink Fitness
16. News: People news
Frank van de Ven appointed as vice president of Life Fitness, and the BOA finalises its sports engagement team
18. News: Fia update
An update on the Responsibility Deal's Physical Activity Network
21. News: Competitive edge
Take part in a new hiking challenge to raise money for soldiers, sign up for the London Triathlon, or kayak Brazil
23. Diary: Diary dates
April sees FitPro's Spring Convention and FIBO
24. Everyone's talking about... : Personal training
Was Planet Fitness in the US right to scrap personal training?
26. Interview: Tony De Leede
The former CEO of Fitness First Australia talks to Kate Cracknell about his latest venture - 30-minute budget concept Fit n Fast
32. New opening: Fresh Fitness
Jo Talbot talks to the founders of Denmark's first budget health chain about their exciting joint venture
36. Mental Health: Beyond the physical
With one in four people experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their life, we look at options for operators wanting to implement an inclusive mental health policy
39. Clinical pilates: Healing hands
Clinical pilates is the practice of pilates specifically for the purposes of rehabilitation. We look at how it's being incorporated into health clubs
44. Fitness testing: Finger on the pulse
Should fitness testing be a more ongoing process in our gyms - and if so, how can we go about this? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts and advice
47. Research round-up: Reaping rewards?
New research shows that offering a financial incentive can encourage people to lose weight - but possibly not in the long term
48. Q & A: Hugh Bethell
Dr Hugh Bethell runs the Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, which helps heart disease patients return to a full and active life
50. Personal training: Reality check
The reality of being a personal trainer often fails to live up to the dreams. Kath Hudson looks at why so many drop out, and how to stem the tide
53. Refurbished & remanufactured: Old for new
We talk to refurbished and remanufactured equipment suppliers to see what impact the recession has had on their business, and on the type of deals they're being awarded
56. Q & A: It needn't be scary
Former Spice Girl Mel B - aka Scary Spice - talks to Kate Cracknell about a passion for fitness, encouraging people to be active, and heading
58. Industry standards: Up to scratch
Can signing up to industry standards improve your business?
61. Sports conditioning: On your marks
Are operators maximising the revenue potential of running in their facilities? We look at ways of incorporating running technique training into your offering
64. fitness-kit.net: Protein drinks
New launches from Ultralife, Weider, Multipower and more
67. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
What sort of deals are happening in the market at the moment? We showcase three projects
75. Lightweights: Marathon drinking session in France
A marathon with stops for wine tasting, favourite swim spots revealed and a good reason to like Marmite
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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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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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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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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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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
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Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
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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?
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Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Seize the day
If our sector wants to live up to its full potential, we have to act now, before the opportunity disappears, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Graduates and non-graduates both have a role to play in health clubs, says Lifetime's Nigel Wallace
8. News: News round-up
Plans for the first H2 'commuter club' in London, and Fitness First's £1m Spitalfields club is unveiled
14. News: International news
Women-only franchises target India and Equinox launches Blink Fitness
16. News: People news
Frank van de Ven appointed as vice president of Life Fitness, and the BOA finalises its sports engagement team
18. News: Fia update
An update on the Responsibility Deal's Physical Activity Network
21. News: Competitive edge
Take part in a new hiking challenge to raise money for soldiers, sign up for the London Triathlon, or kayak Brazil
23. Diary: Diary dates
April sees FitPro's Spring Convention and FIBO
24. Everyone's talking about... : Personal training
Was Planet Fitness in the US right to scrap personal training?
26. Interview: Tony De Leede
The former CEO of Fitness First Australia talks to Kate Cracknell about his latest venture - 30-minute budget concept Fit n Fast
32. New opening: Fresh Fitness
Jo Talbot talks to the founders of Denmark's first budget health chain about their exciting joint venture
36. Mental Health: Beyond the physical
With one in four people experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their life, we look at options for operators wanting to implement an inclusive mental health policy
39. Clinical pilates: Healing hands
Clinical pilates is the practice of pilates specifically for the purposes of rehabilitation. We look at how it's being incorporated into health clubs
44. Fitness testing: Finger on the pulse
Should fitness testing be a more ongoing process in our gyms - and if so, how can we go about this? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts and advice
47. Research round-up: Reaping rewards?
New research shows that offering a financial incentive can encourage people to lose weight - but possibly not in the long term
48. Q & A: Hugh Bethell
Dr Hugh Bethell runs the Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, which helps heart disease patients return to a full and active life
50. Personal training: Reality check
The reality of being a personal trainer often fails to live up to the dreams. Kath Hudson looks at why so many drop out, and how to stem the tide
53. Refurbished & remanufactured: Old for new
We talk to refurbished and remanufactured equipment suppliers to see what impact the recession has had on their business, and on the type of deals they're being awarded
56. Q & A: It needn't be scary
Former Spice Girl Mel B - aka Scary Spice - talks to Kate Cracknell about a passion for fitness, encouraging people to be active, and heading
58. Industry standards: Up to scratch
Can signing up to industry standards improve your business?
61. Sports conditioning: On your marks
Are operators maximising the revenue potential of running in their facilities? We look at ways of incorporating running technique training into your offering
64. fitness-kit.net: Protein drinks
New launches from Ultralife, Weider, Multipower and more
67. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
What sort of deals are happening in the market at the moment? We showcase three projects
75. Lightweights: Marathon drinking session in France
A marathon with stops for wine tasting, favourite swim spots revealed and a good reason to like Marmite
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: 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.
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 testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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