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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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2012 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Mental health
Should the health and fitness industry be doing more to promote the mental health benefits of exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Sport and fitness are moving closer together, says Andy Baker, CEO of Trys Rugby Centres
10. News round-up:
New member pledge for LA Fitness, and investment in Soho Gyms' estate
18. International news:
German operator Just Fit opens its 16th club, and Dubai Ladies Club undergoes a gym refurbishment
20. People news:
Antony Kildare takes over as Aquaterra Leisure CEO
22. IHRSA update:
A new report assesses the benefits of small group personal training
26. FIA update:
A new 2012 partnership between the FIA and Sport England will help to engage more consumers in physical activity, says David Stalker
28. Competitive edge:
The Blenheim Triathlon for Cancer Research takes place in June, and a charity pier to pier swim is scheduled in Bournemouth in July
29. Diary dates:
FIBO takes place in Germany this month, with over 500 health and fitness companies due to attend, while SIBEC UK takes place in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Studio scheduling
How can operators schedule classes to maximise attendance and member satisfaction? Our experts offer best practice advice for operators wanting to strike the perfect balance
32. Interview: Mark Mantell
The head of Spirit Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about a strong service culture, competing with budget clubs and the benefits of being part of a large hotel group
38. New opening: Family matters
Tom Walker talks to the founders of GoGo, the largest family-owned health club operation in Finland
43. Group exercise: Trending now
It seems that plain old working out no longer cuts it with today's members. Our experts talk to Rhianon Williams about the hottest trends in group exercise
46. Exercise and ageing: Brain-body connection
As neuroscientists uncover increasingly valuable information about the brain-body connection, Terry Eckmann, PhD, explores the impact of exercise on the ageing brain
52. Research round-up: Cell-ing point
New research from Sweden suggests that just 20 minutes of exercise can help 'turn on' the genes involved in muscles' adaptation to exercise
54. Medical wellness: Preventative healthcare
A groundbreaking healthcare programme that aims to prevent the onset of diabetes is being rolled out in facilities across the US. Kate Cracknell reports
58. Industry research: Are you being served?
The results from the latest fitness industry Net Promoter Score survey show that the sector still has a long way to go to create a loyal customer base
60. Japan market report: Confronting adversity
David Minton reports on the situation in Japan one year on from the tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit the north-east of the country
63. Retention software: Member engagement
Installing specialist software solutions can help operators greatly improve their retention rates. Kirstyn MacRandal reports
68. Fitness testing: One, two, three testing
Are operators effectively using fitness testing as a means of recruiting and retaining their members? Kath Hudson rounds up some of the latest innovations
73. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
The new SMARTBAR launches at IHRSA 2012, Jordan Fitness introduces its storage cage for studio equipment, and D2F's quotation tool offers operators a new approach to studio purchasing
75. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from Star Trac and Pulse Fitness
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
I never give up! It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get up that is important - Rasmus Ingerslev
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
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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: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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
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: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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

2012 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Mental health
Should the health and fitness industry be doing more to promote the mental health benefits of exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Sport and fitness are moving closer together, says Andy Baker, CEO of Trys Rugby Centres
10. News round-up:
New member pledge for LA Fitness, and investment in Soho Gyms' estate
18. International news:
German operator Just Fit opens its 16th club, and Dubai Ladies Club undergoes a gym refurbishment
20. People news:
Antony Kildare takes over as Aquaterra Leisure CEO
22. IHRSA update:
A new report assesses the benefits of small group personal training
26. FIA update:
A new 2012 partnership between the FIA and Sport England will help to engage more consumers in physical activity, says David Stalker
28. Competitive edge:
The Blenheim Triathlon for Cancer Research takes place in June, and a charity pier to pier swim is scheduled in Bournemouth in July
29. Diary dates:
FIBO takes place in Germany this month, with over 500 health and fitness companies due to attend, while SIBEC UK takes place in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Studio scheduling
How can operators schedule classes to maximise attendance and member satisfaction? Our experts offer best practice advice for operators wanting to strike the perfect balance
32. Interview: Mark Mantell
The head of Spirit Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about a strong service culture, competing with budget clubs and the benefits of being part of a large hotel group
38. New opening: Family matters
Tom Walker talks to the founders of GoGo, the largest family-owned health club operation in Finland
43. Group exercise: Trending now
It seems that plain old working out no longer cuts it with today's members. Our experts talk to Rhianon Williams about the hottest trends in group exercise
46. Exercise and ageing: Brain-body connection
As neuroscientists uncover increasingly valuable information about the brain-body connection, Terry Eckmann, PhD, explores the impact of exercise on the ageing brain
52. Research round-up: Cell-ing point
New research from Sweden suggests that just 20 minutes of exercise can help 'turn on' the genes involved in muscles' adaptation to exercise
54. Medical wellness: Preventative healthcare
A groundbreaking healthcare programme that aims to prevent the onset of diabetes is being rolled out in facilities across the US. Kate Cracknell reports
58. Industry research: Are you being served?
The results from the latest fitness industry Net Promoter Score survey show that the sector still has a long way to go to create a loyal customer base
60. Japan market report: Confronting adversity
David Minton reports on the situation in Japan one year on from the tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit the north-east of the country
63. Retention software: Member engagement
Installing specialist software solutions can help operators greatly improve their retention rates. Kirstyn MacRandal reports
68. Fitness testing: One, two, three testing
Are operators effectively using fitness testing as a means of recruiting and retaining their members? Kath Hudson rounds up some of the latest innovations
73. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
The new SMARTBAR launches at IHRSA 2012, Jordan Fitness introduces its storage cage for studio equipment, and D2F's quotation tool offers operators a new approach to studio purchasing
75. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from Star Trac and Pulse Fitness
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone vs. wrist trackers
According to ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, wearables trumped the top spot for trends in 2019. However, the question between Myzone or wrist trackers still stands.
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
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: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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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