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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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2013 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Social responsibility
Can the sector better engage with members by more wholeheartedly embracing CSR? Kate Cracknell reports on the birth of Gymtopia
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training people to be the positive face of the gym can add vibrancy to your club, says énergie's Jim Durie
8. UK news round-up:
Physical activity finally makes it onto the QOF, bidders line up for DLL, and Fitness First outlines a major investment in its estate
16. International news:
Vivafit signs deals for Bahrain and Qatar, while Dutch operator TrainMore opens two new sites
18. People news: News
Operator Les Mills makes three senior appointments to its team
20. IHRSA update: Casting a better light
Clubs need to be proactive in their approach to media opportunities, says Patricia Amend
22. ukactive update: A prescription to get moving
ukactive joins forces with Sport England to put more weight behind its drive to see a fitness professional in every GP surgery
24. Competitive edge:
A Monster Swim with Nessie, and a night ride through Edinburgh
25. Diary dates:
BodyPower and SIBEC UK are two of the events taking place in May
26. Everyone's talking about...: Sweating your assets
With online businesses and out-of-club fitness on the rise, how can facility-based operators respond? We ask our panel of experts
28. Interview: Steve Philpott & David Cowans
After acquiring DC Leisure, housing giant Places for People became a new player in the leisure arena. Julie Cramer talks to both company chiefs
34. New opening: A game of two halves
The founder of The Second Half Centre in London tells Kate Cracknell about her unique approach to successful ageing
38. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
The £24m ON-X Linwood Centre is championing change and placing customer needs first.
40. Social strategy: Measure of success
Operators increasingly need to demonstrate social value. Julie Cramer reports on the progress being made
46. Behaviour change: Change from within
The first in a new behaviour change series looks at the individual as expert
49. Research round-up: Hunger games
Exercise can effectively help to reduce appetite, says new research
51. Retention series: The new member journey
In part one of a new retention series, Guy Griffiths looks at the importance of the new member journey
54. Combat sports: Think out of the box
Combat sports are growing in popularity, but do they belong in the mainstream, asks Kath Hudson
57. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special - Flooring
We feature the latest flooring products and installations
59. Secondhand Kit: Out with the old, in with the 'like new'
Remanufactured gym equipment is helping operators achieve high quality facilities on a budget
62. Sports conditioning: Peak performance
St George's Park not only caters for elite footballers but also the public, with a range of performance packages
65. AVEX 2013: Show preview
The vending event takes place in June
66. sporta series: Local touch
sporta reports on some life-changing community projects from the south-west of England
69. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New launches from Disq Group, Stilum, Precor and Technogym
70. Spa trends: Watch this space
A look at the hottest trends impacting the health club spa industry
73. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
The latest projects from Matrix, Cybex and Dalesauna
83. Lightweights:
Pop-up yoga is a hot new franchise, and bamboo bikes are on-trend
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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
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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
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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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
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
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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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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
Promotional Feature
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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
Job search
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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: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
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
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Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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

2013 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Social responsibility
Can the sector better engage with members by more wholeheartedly embracing CSR? Kate Cracknell reports on the birth of Gymtopia
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training people to be the positive face of the gym can add vibrancy to your club, says énergie's Jim Durie
8. UK news round-up:
Physical activity finally makes it onto the QOF, bidders line up for DLL, and Fitness First outlines a major investment in its estate
16. International news:
Vivafit signs deals for Bahrain and Qatar, while Dutch operator TrainMore opens two new sites
18. People news: News
Operator Les Mills makes three senior appointments to its team
20. IHRSA update: Casting a better light
Clubs need to be proactive in their approach to media opportunities, says Patricia Amend
22. ukactive update: A prescription to get moving
ukactive joins forces with Sport England to put more weight behind its drive to see a fitness professional in every GP surgery
24. Competitive edge:
A Monster Swim with Nessie, and a night ride through Edinburgh
25. Diary dates:
BodyPower and SIBEC UK are two of the events taking place in May
26. Everyone's talking about...: Sweating your assets
With online businesses and out-of-club fitness on the rise, how can facility-based operators respond? We ask our panel of experts
28. Interview: Steve Philpott & David Cowans
After acquiring DC Leisure, housing giant Places for People became a new player in the leisure arena. Julie Cramer talks to both company chiefs
34. New opening: A game of two halves
The founder of The Second Half Centre in London tells Kate Cracknell about her unique approach to successful ageing
38. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
The £24m ON-X Linwood Centre is championing change and placing customer needs first.
40. Social strategy: Measure of success
Operators increasingly need to demonstrate social value. Julie Cramer reports on the progress being made
46. Behaviour change: Change from within
The first in a new behaviour change series looks at the individual as expert
49. Research round-up: Hunger games
Exercise can effectively help to reduce appetite, says new research
51. Retention series: The new member journey
In part one of a new retention series, Guy Griffiths looks at the importance of the new member journey
54. Combat sports: Think out of the box
Combat sports are growing in popularity, but do they belong in the mainstream, asks Kath Hudson
57. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special - Flooring
We feature the latest flooring products and installations
59. Secondhand Kit: Out with the old, in with the 'like new'
Remanufactured gym equipment is helping operators achieve high quality facilities on a budget
62. Sports conditioning: Peak performance
St George's Park not only caters for elite footballers but also the public, with a range of performance packages
65. AVEX 2013: Show preview
The vending event takes place in June
66. sporta series: Local touch
sporta reports on some life-changing community projects from the south-west of England
69. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New launches from Disq Group, Stilum, Precor and Technogym
70. Spa trends: Watch this space
A look at the hottest trends impacting the health club spa industry
73. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
The latest projects from Matrix, Cybex and Dalesauna
83. Lightweights:
Pop-up yoga is a hot new franchise, and bamboo bikes are on-trend
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: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
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: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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