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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 5
3. Editor's letter: 'Premium value'
Non-budget operators must find ways to justify charging a premium, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Mental health has always tended to be the poor relation of physical health but, says Debbie Lawrence, it's time to change that perspective
8. News round-up:
The Plymouth Life Centre opens its doors to the public, SportHouse opens in east London, and Icon Training receives 'outstanding' rating
16. International news:
The Conrad hotel chain opens a new resort in Macao, while Orangetheory Fitness looks set for international expansion into Canada
18. People news:
Former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms on fitness as part of life, and the Olympic opportunity for gyms
20. IHRSA update:
Kristen A Walsh reports on the highlights from this year's Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles
24. FIA update:
A new partnership between the FIA and Asda aims to bring sport and physical activity into the heart of hard-to-reach communities
26. Competitive edge:
A world swim against malaria, and a 15-peaks challenge in Wales
27. Diary dates:
The inaugural FASTER Convention takes place in Southampton
28. Everyone's talking about...: Premium pricing
In a market that appears to be sliding towards low-cost models, how are some operators managing to buck the trend and charge top prices?
30. Interview: Dave Courteen
The MD of Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the norms, and the company's latest venture into standalone, owned sites
36. New opening: Hip to be square
Birmingham's stylish new multi-use development, The Cube, features a top-end health club and spa. Kirstyn MacRandal takes a look inside
40. Pricing strategy: Price un-fixing
Offering flexible pricing need not undermine a club's bottom line - it may actually enhance it. Kate Cracknell reports
44. Combat sports: Fight club
Boxing and martial arts programming is enjoying growing popularity in mainstream gyms. Kate Cracknell looks at ways operators can extend the appeal of these disciplines
53. Olympic legacy: Olympic conditioning
With London 2012 just a few months away, are operators doing enough to latch onto the event? David Thompson reports
58. Spa software:
Specialist spa management software can help optimise yield, offer online booking and even integrate with club management systems, says Liz Terry
66. Future trends:
Experts from The Futures Company share their thoughts on the hottest new trends impacting the sector
70. Suspension training: Suspend disbelief
Steve Harrison takes a look at new developments and future opportunities in suspension training
77. In-club AV: That's entertainment
We review a selection of recent in-club audiovisual installations
81. Changing rooms: Changing places
Quality changing rooms are key to creating a good first impression and maintaining member satisfaction. Kath Hudson reports
84. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products from Jordan, The Physical Company, EXF and Altro
86. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New treadmill technology from Precor, and Spirit Fitness' e-Glide trainer is showcased at IHRSA
87. Research round-up: Happy talk
Being happy is the key to older people living longer, a study shows
98. Lightweights:
Yoga with dolphins, Honesty Scales that tell it like it is, and a boom in waxing services for men
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Statistics
While Sweden (21.6 per cent) and Norway (21.4 per cent) have the highest ratios of fitness club members relative to the total population, Ukraine (2.9 per cent) and Turkey (2.6 per cent) have low penetration rates, which could indicate potential for growth
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
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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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HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
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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 cusapero
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Analysis
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Software
New technology is transforming the way the health and fitness industry functions and interacts with customers. Liz Terry catches up with operators around the industry for an update
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HCM Celebs
Being a touring musician can be tough on your wellbeing, so country music star, Tim McGraw, developed his own workouts to stay fit. Now he’s collaborating with Snap to launch a gym brand
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Research
New research from Deloitte China and IHRSA shows the market for health and fitness in India is starting to grow, as Kirsten Walsh reports
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People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
People
We want to develop the next generation of health and wellbeing centres, offering a mix of clinical, physical and emotional wellbeing services
People
Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB
What really drives customer retention in 2019? Is it proactive customer care? Frequency of attendance? Added value provision? Community building? Across the industry, debate on this topic never stops. And neither does market change.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix unveils Glute Trainer
At this year's FIBO fitness equipment giant Matrix debuted a host of new products and innovations, including the Glute Trainer.
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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
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: 'Premium value'
Non-budget operators must find ways to justify charging a premium, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Mental health has always tended to be the poor relation of physical health but, says Debbie Lawrence, it's time to change that perspective
8. News round-up:
The Plymouth Life Centre opens its doors to the public, SportHouse opens in east London, and Icon Training receives 'outstanding' rating
16. International news:
The Conrad hotel chain opens a new resort in Macao, while Orangetheory Fitness looks set for international expansion into Canada
18. People news:
Former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms on fitness as part of life, and the Olympic opportunity for gyms
20. IHRSA update:
Kristen A Walsh reports on the highlights from this year's Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles
24. FIA update:
A new partnership between the FIA and Asda aims to bring sport and physical activity into the heart of hard-to-reach communities
26. Competitive edge:
A world swim against malaria, and a 15-peaks challenge in Wales
27. Diary dates:
The inaugural FASTER Convention takes place in Southampton
28. Everyone's talking about...: Premium pricing
In a market that appears to be sliding towards low-cost models, how are some operators managing to buck the trend and charge top prices?
30. Interview: Dave Courteen
The MD of Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the norms, and the company's latest venture into standalone, owned sites
36. New opening: Hip to be square
Birmingham's stylish new multi-use development, The Cube, features a top-end health club and spa. Kirstyn MacRandal takes a look inside
40. Pricing strategy: Price un-fixing
Offering flexible pricing need not undermine a club's bottom line - it may actually enhance it. Kate Cracknell reports
44. Combat sports: Fight club
Boxing and martial arts programming is enjoying growing popularity in mainstream gyms. Kate Cracknell looks at ways operators can extend the appeal of these disciplines
53. Olympic legacy: Olympic conditioning
With London 2012 just a few months away, are operators doing enough to latch onto the event? David Thompson reports
58. Spa software:
Specialist spa management software can help optimise yield, offer online booking and even integrate with club management systems, says Liz Terry
66. Future trends:
Experts from The Futures Company share their thoughts on the hottest new trends impacting the sector
70. Suspension training: Suspend disbelief
Steve Harrison takes a look at new developments and future opportunities in suspension training
77. In-club AV: That's entertainment
We review a selection of recent in-club audiovisual installations
81. Changing rooms: Changing places
Quality changing rooms are key to creating a good first impression and maintaining member satisfaction. Kath Hudson reports
84. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products from Jordan, The Physical Company, EXF and Altro
86. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New treadmill technology from Precor, and Spirit Fitness' e-Glide trainer is showcased at IHRSA
87. Research round-up: Happy talk
Being happy is the key to older people living longer, a study shows
98. Lightweights:
Yoga with dolphins, Honesty Scales that tell it like it is, and a boom in waxing services for men
1 - 40 of 116
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB
What really drives customer retention in 2019? Is it proactive customer care? Frequency of attendance? Added value provision? Community building? Across the industry, debate on this topic never stops. And neither does market change.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix unveils Glute Trainer
At this year's FIBO fitness equipment giant Matrix debuted a host of new products and innovations, including the Glute Trainer.
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: Ridgeway Furniture Manufacturing (Lockers and Changing rooms)
For 30 years Ridgeway has been manufacturing lockers and ancillary changing room furniture including vanity ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Will to Win
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Diary dates
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