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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 8
3. Editor's letter: Activity guidelines
Kate Cracknell gives an overview of the latest physical activity guidelines from the UK's chief medical officers
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must challenge body image anxiety to get more people active, says Rosi Prescott of Central YMCA
8. News: News round-up
Fitness First launches Klick Fitness, and FLAME winners are announced
16. News: International news
Anytime Fitness expands in Mexico, Gold's Gym unveils Middle East plans, and UFC opens in Hawaii
18. News: People news
Shoulders joins Retention Management, and Leveque joins CFM
20. News: Ihrsa update
Advice on employees' use of social media, and a snapshot of the findings from the IHRSA Global 25 report
24. News: Fia update
The new FIA Research Institute launches at Greenwich University
26. News: Competitive edge
Do a freefall, cycle in French wine country or go for a walk in vintage fashion - all for charity
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW and the BASES Annual Conference
28. Everyone's talking about...: Paying for parks
Should personal trainers have to pay to use public outdoor spaces when they train their clients?
30. Interview: Mark Sesnan
The MD of leisure trust GLL talks about diversifying the brand, the problem with procurement, and seizing the opportunity presented by the 2012 Olympics
36. Indoor cycling: Money spinner
How can operators maximise the ROI from their indoor cycling offering? We ask the experts
40. Sports conditioning: Staying on top
With elite athletes now competing into their 40s and even 50s, we take a look at their conditioning needs
43. Pilates: Pure versus applied
Should pilates only ever be taught as Joseph Pilates designed it, or is there scope for it to evolve?
48. Resistance training: Getting to grips with resistance equipment
Details of recent launches across the different categories of resistance kit
52. Fitness franchises: Into India
The second of a two-part series on international franchises entering the Indian market: Snap Fitness, Vivafit, Holmes Place and Anytime Fitness
57. Health club spa: Raising the spa
The Corinthia Hotel London opened last month, including a brand new integrated spa and fitness concept: ESPA Life. Kay Glover pays a visit
60. Health club spa: Body of evidence
New research suggests that just one massage can bring about significant physiological changes
61. Health club spa: Spa news
The Rooms opens at The Albany, and a new vision for The Malvern
62. Health club spa: Starting young
Could operators in the UK learn from their European counterparts and introduce a kids-only spa offering? Kath Hudson reports
66. Health club spa : Local luxury
Julie Cramer talks to the team behind Inside Spa following a new extension designed to meet demand at the public sector spa
72. fitness-kit.net: Special Vibration training
A new distributor for Vibrogym, and Power Plate previews its powerBIKE
75. Project profiles: Project showcase
Cybex equips the new fitness facilities at the University of Bristol, and STOTT PILATES launches new specialist training courses
78. fitness-kit.net: Special Product round-up
Myride v3.0 launches in the UK, and MyoTruk heads to France
83. Lightweights: Olive oil treatments in Greece
The Grace Mykonos hotel in Greece has launched three quirky new spa treatments in preparation for visitors this summer
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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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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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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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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
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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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
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
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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
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
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: 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
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TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
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Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
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Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
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Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
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 8
3. Editor's letter: Activity guidelines
Kate Cracknell gives an overview of the latest physical activity guidelines from the UK's chief medical officers
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must challenge body image anxiety to get more people active, says Rosi Prescott of Central YMCA
8. News: News round-up
Fitness First launches Klick Fitness, and FLAME winners are announced
16. News: International news
Anytime Fitness expands in Mexico, Gold's Gym unveils Middle East plans, and UFC opens in Hawaii
18. News: People news
Shoulders joins Retention Management, and Leveque joins CFM
20. News: Ihrsa update
Advice on employees' use of social media, and a snapshot of the findings from the IHRSA Global 25 report
24. News: Fia update
The new FIA Research Institute launches at Greenwich University
26. News: Competitive edge
Do a freefall, cycle in French wine country or go for a walk in vintage fashion - all for charity
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW and the BASES Annual Conference
28. Everyone's talking about...: Paying for parks
Should personal trainers have to pay to use public outdoor spaces when they train their clients?
30. Interview: Mark Sesnan
The MD of leisure trust GLL talks about diversifying the brand, the problem with procurement, and seizing the opportunity presented by the 2012 Olympics
36. Indoor cycling: Money spinner
How can operators maximise the ROI from their indoor cycling offering? We ask the experts
40. Sports conditioning: Staying on top
With elite athletes now competing into their 40s and even 50s, we take a look at their conditioning needs
43. Pilates: Pure versus applied
Should pilates only ever be taught as Joseph Pilates designed it, or is there scope for it to evolve?
48. Resistance training: Getting to grips with resistance equipment
Details of recent launches across the different categories of resistance kit
52. Fitness franchises: Into India
The second of a two-part series on international franchises entering the Indian market: Snap Fitness, Vivafit, Holmes Place and Anytime Fitness
57. Health club spa: Raising the spa
The Corinthia Hotel London opened last month, including a brand new integrated spa and fitness concept: ESPA Life. Kay Glover pays a visit
60. Health club spa: Body of evidence
New research suggests that just one massage can bring about significant physiological changes
61. Health club spa: Spa news
The Rooms opens at The Albany, and a new vision for The Malvern
62. Health club spa: Starting young
Could operators in the UK learn from their European counterparts and introduce a kids-only spa offering? Kath Hudson reports
66. Health club spa : Local luxury
Julie Cramer talks to the team behind Inside Spa following a new extension designed to meet demand at the public sector spa
72. fitness-kit.net: Special Vibration training
A new distributor for Vibrogym, and Power Plate previews its powerBIKE
75. Project profiles: Project showcase
Cybex equips the new fitness facilities at the University of Bristol, and STOTT PILATES launches new specialist training courses
78. fitness-kit.net: Special Product round-up
Myride v3.0 launches in the UK, and MyoTruk heads to France
83. Lightweights: Olive oil treatments in Greece
The Grace Mykonos hotel in Greece has launched three quirky new spa treatments in preparation for visitors this summer
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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering an exceptional service ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
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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