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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 7
3. Editor's letter: The contract question
Kate Cracknell asks if it's time to get more creative with contracts
6. Letters: Write to reply
People starting in fitness need career advice, not a sales pitch, says Adam Simpson of Soho Gyms Academy
8. News: News round-up
DLL unveils plans for £12m club, and Fitness First opens in Highbury
14. News: International news
Holmes Place to enter India, and the announcement of a new budget club operation for Portugal
16. News: People news
Queen's Birthday Honours for leisure industry people
18. News: Ihrsa update
Prevention strategies must be more widely adopted to secure a healthier future, says Meredith Poppler
22. News: fia update
Latest figures show the UK fitness industry to be standing strong in challenging times, says Dave Stalker
24. Diary: Diary dates
The FIA FLAME Conference takes place this month, with the IDEA World Fitness Convention in August
25. News: Competitive edge
Climbing the BT Tower, running through the Dorset hills and taking on a chilly challenge in Yukon
26. Everyone's talking about... : Kids' fitness
kids' fitness Have the cuts nudged children's fitness off the political agenda?
28. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
The joint CEO of easyGym talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's 'premium low-cost' model
34. New opening: In the ring
Metropolitan has just opened its latest club - in a former bullring in Barcelona. Kate Cracknell reports
38. Retention series: Fitness force
Fitness staff should be trained and incentivised to interact with members, says Melvyn Hillsdon
42. Rehab: On the mend
Kirstyn MacRandal visits the MOD's rehab centre at Headley Court
46. Swimming pools: Making a splash
Pools are costly assets for operators but clever programming can help bring in much better returns. Kath Hudson reports
51. Exercise management: On the move
New devices can track members' activities outside the facility and provide a mine of valuable information, says Dawn Tuckwell
54. Fitness Franchises: The export market
Kate Cracknell looks at the progress of international health and fitness franchises in the Indian market
58. Research round-up: Think twice
New research suggests that Type 2 diabetes sufferers can benefit from cardio and weight training combined
60. Member payments: No friction, no fiction
Stuart Dyson looks at the future of membership payments
64. Q & A: Franck Gueguen
The CEO of newly merged Club Med Gym and Silhouette Fitness talks about the international alliance and operating in an urban market
66. fitness-kit.net: Special Nutritional products
A 'whole nutrition' bar for women and a protein bar to suppress appetite are among the new launches
70. Event review: Changing lives
Former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell, and delegates from the recent SIBEC UK event, talk to Katie Start about the impact local leisure provision can have on both individuals and communities
74. Health club awards: Members' choice
Announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Health Club Awards, as voted by club members nationwide
76. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO award winners
The FIBO innovation awards recognise first-class health and fitness technology. We showcase this year's three winners: Technogym, Cube Sports and Lamiflex
83. Lightweights: Brush up to get buff with new sport
Get fit with new extreme sport BrushBoarding, and lose weight in a virtual world
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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
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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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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
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
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
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
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

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
People think we live in terrible times, but actually the world has never been in a better state - Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
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
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Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
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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.
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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
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

2011 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: The contract question
Kate Cracknell asks if it's time to get more creative with contracts
6. Letters: Write to reply
People starting in fitness need career advice, not a sales pitch, says Adam Simpson of Soho Gyms Academy
8. News: News round-up
DLL unveils plans for £12m club, and Fitness First opens in Highbury
14. News: International news
Holmes Place to enter India, and the announcement of a new budget club operation for Portugal
16. News: People news
Queen's Birthday Honours for leisure industry people
18. News: Ihrsa update
Prevention strategies must be more widely adopted to secure a healthier future, says Meredith Poppler
22. News: fia update
Latest figures show the UK fitness industry to be standing strong in challenging times, says Dave Stalker
24. Diary: Diary dates
The FIA FLAME Conference takes place this month, with the IDEA World Fitness Convention in August
25. News: Competitive edge
Climbing the BT Tower, running through the Dorset hills and taking on a chilly challenge in Yukon
26. Everyone's talking about... : Kids' fitness
kids' fitness Have the cuts nudged children's fitness off the political agenda?
28. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
The joint CEO of easyGym talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's 'premium low-cost' model
34. New opening: In the ring
Metropolitan has just opened its latest club - in a former bullring in Barcelona. Kate Cracknell reports
38. Retention series: Fitness force
Fitness staff should be trained and incentivised to interact with members, says Melvyn Hillsdon
42. Rehab: On the mend
Kirstyn MacRandal visits the MOD's rehab centre at Headley Court
46. Swimming pools: Making a splash
Pools are costly assets for operators but clever programming can help bring in much better returns. Kath Hudson reports
51. Exercise management: On the move
New devices can track members' activities outside the facility and provide a mine of valuable information, says Dawn Tuckwell
54. Fitness Franchises: The export market
Kate Cracknell looks at the progress of international health and fitness franchises in the Indian market
58. Research round-up: Think twice
New research suggests that Type 2 diabetes sufferers can benefit from cardio and weight training combined
60. Member payments: No friction, no fiction
Stuart Dyson looks at the future of membership payments
64. Q & A: Franck Gueguen
The CEO of newly merged Club Med Gym and Silhouette Fitness talks about the international alliance and operating in an urban market
66. fitness-kit.net: Special Nutritional products
A 'whole nutrition' bar for women and a protein bar to suppress appetite are among the new launches
70. Event review: Changing lives
Former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell, and delegates from the recent SIBEC UK event, talk to Katie Start about the impact local leisure provision can have on both individuals and communities
74. Health club awards: Members' choice
Announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Health Club Awards, as voted by club members nationwide
76. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO award winners
The FIBO innovation awards recognise first-class health and fitness technology. We showcase this year's three winners: Technogym, Cube Sports and Lamiflex
83. Lightweights: Brush up to get buff with new sport
Get fit with new extreme sport BrushBoarding, and lose weight in a virtual world
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
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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