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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 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
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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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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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: 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
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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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Governing body
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Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
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Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
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: 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
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: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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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