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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Staying on the radar
We must present a united front with our wellness allies to keep the momentum behind integrated wellbeing, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: write to reply
Vibration training can greatly benefit MS sufferers, according to a Borders Sport & Leisure pilot study
8. News round-up:
ON-X leisure centre opens, CCMP set to acquire Pure Gym, and Wattbike secures Fitness First deal
16. International news:
Finnish chain Hukka Oy unveils a functional studio, and Fresh Fitness opens two more clubs in Denmark
18. People news:
Neil King joins Leisure Connection as MD, and Rob Barker is named as the new Precor president
20. IHRSA update: News
Bill McBride reflects on IHRSA's achievements over the past year, as he passes on the mantle of chair of the board of directors
24. ukactive update: Children’s activity agenda
CEO David Stalker reports on a recent focus group examining children's activity and school sport
26. Competitive edge:
The Crossing, a three-day mountain bike challenge in Cumbria, takes place on 12–14 July
27. Diary dates:
July sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards
28. Everyone's talking about...: Research databases
Should the fitness industry follow the example of the spa sector and launch a central research portal?
30. Interview: Steve Price
The founder and CEO of Mytime Active talks to Kate Cracknell about opportunities in public health, building community partnerships and re-investing profits to change lives
36. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
A key to attract and retain new members - make the right choice first time round.
38. Plus-size fitness: A big welcome
Kath Hudson talks to gym operators specifically targeting plus-sized customers with tailored, non-intimidating packages
42. Software: Man vs machine
As technology gets more and more advanced, will the time come when it actually replaces gym staff? Abigail Harris asks a panel of experts
46. Research: Strong thoughts
Studies in the scientific field of neuroplasticity show that just thinking about exercise can translate into actual, physical benefits
50. Retention series: Keep it up
In the second of his three-part series on retention and the member journey, Guy Griffiths looks at the ongoing health club member
54. Behaviour change: Asking the right questions
As part of our continuing series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss offers his advice on the questions, tools and strategies needed to effectively deliver health coaching
58. Disability fitness: Expanding horizons
Becca Douglas takes a look at some of the initiatives aiming to deliver a legacy from last year's London Paralympic Games
62. Nutrition: Legislating nutrition
Nutritional supplements are potentially a great revenue stream for clubs, but new European legislation is going to make it harder to promote them
66. New opening: A burning ambition
Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in Liverpool is a new, £5.2m, dual-use community facility enabling firefighters to get fit for duty, while also helping to inspire youngsters in an area of social deprivation to be more active. Lauren Applegarth reports
70. Tabata: High-speed workouts
Kate Cracknell talks to Jane Irving of Big Shot Productions about the fitness industry launch of Tabata – the clinically-proven Japanese workout system that promises results in just four minutes
74. Project Profiles: Supplier Showcase
WTS International Reports On Its Consultancy Project For Harmony
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest free weight products for fitness clubs, including new launches from PowerBlock, Les Mills, Jordan Fitness and Physical Company, plus details of some interesting new installations
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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People
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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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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
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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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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.
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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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
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Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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 6
3. Editor's letter: Staying on the radar
We must present a united front with our wellness allies to keep the momentum behind integrated wellbeing, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: write to reply
Vibration training can greatly benefit MS sufferers, according to a Borders Sport & Leisure pilot study
8. News round-up:
ON-X leisure centre opens, CCMP set to acquire Pure Gym, and Wattbike secures Fitness First deal
16. International news:
Finnish chain Hukka Oy unveils a functional studio, and Fresh Fitness opens two more clubs in Denmark
18. People news:
Neil King joins Leisure Connection as MD, and Rob Barker is named as the new Precor president
20. IHRSA update: News
Bill McBride reflects on IHRSA's achievements over the past year, as he passes on the mantle of chair of the board of directors
24. ukactive update: Children’s activity agenda
CEO David Stalker reports on a recent focus group examining children's activity and school sport
26. Competitive edge:
The Crossing, a three-day mountain bike challenge in Cumbria, takes place on 12–14 July
27. Diary dates:
July sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards
28. Everyone's talking about...: Research databases
Should the fitness industry follow the example of the spa sector and launch a central research portal?
30. Interview: Steve Price
The founder and CEO of Mytime Active talks to Kate Cracknell about opportunities in public health, building community partnerships and re-investing profits to change lives
36. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
A key to attract and retain new members - make the right choice first time round.
38. Plus-size fitness: A big welcome
Kath Hudson talks to gym operators specifically targeting plus-sized customers with tailored, non-intimidating packages
42. Software: Man vs machine
As technology gets more and more advanced, will the time come when it actually replaces gym staff? Abigail Harris asks a panel of experts
46. Research: Strong thoughts
Studies in the scientific field of neuroplasticity show that just thinking about exercise can translate into actual, physical benefits
50. Retention series: Keep it up
In the second of his three-part series on retention and the member journey, Guy Griffiths looks at the ongoing health club member
54. Behaviour change: Asking the right questions
As part of our continuing series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss offers his advice on the questions, tools and strategies needed to effectively deliver health coaching
58. Disability fitness: Expanding horizons
Becca Douglas takes a look at some of the initiatives aiming to deliver a legacy from last year's London Paralympic Games
62. Nutrition: Legislating nutrition
Nutritional supplements are potentially a great revenue stream for clubs, but new European legislation is going to make it harder to promote them
66. New opening: A burning ambition
Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in Liverpool is a new, £5.2m, dual-use community facility enabling firefighters to get fit for duty, while also helping to inspire youngsters in an area of social deprivation to be more active. Lauren Applegarth reports
70. Tabata: High-speed workouts
Kate Cracknell talks to Jane Irving of Big Shot Productions about the fitness industry launch of Tabata – the clinically-proven Japanese workout system that promises results in just four minutes
74. Project Profiles: Supplier Showcase
WTS International Reports On Its Consultancy Project For Harmony
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest free weight products for fitness clubs, including new launches from PowerBlock, Les Mills, Jordan Fitness and Physical Company, plus details of some interesting new installations
1 - 40 of 117
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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
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: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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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