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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 9
5. Editor's letter: We can improve Retention
To improve retention, operators need to become much more surgical in their analysis of why members are leaving, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
New study will investigate the links between member characteristics, motivations, values, club activities and retention, says Dr Melvyn Hillsdon
12. News round-up:
Fitness First's £77.5m investment, DLL rolls out DL Kids concept, and government announces shake-up in apprenticeship funding
20. International news:
Snap Fitness opens its first club in Gurgaon, India, while Holmes Place opens its fifth club in Berlin
24. IHRSA update: News
An interview with futurologist Magnus Lindkvist ahead of his speech at the IHRSA European Congress in Madrid next month
28. ukactive update : Traineeship scheme
CEO David Stalker looks at the government's traineeship scheme introduced in January, and considers how the fitness sector might benefit
33. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week and the European Fitness Summit take place this month, while next month IHRSA Europe heads to Madrid
34. Everyone's talking about…: Maintaining motivation
Are operators supporting their members in maintaining good habits, are they leaving them to motivate themselves – or worse still, are they causing them to break good habits?
36. Interview – Jon Wright:
The MD of budget fitness operator Xercise4Less talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's brand new partnership with UK supermarket chain Tesco
42. New opening: Easy does it
Abigail Harris visits easyGym's new flagship site in London, and talks to its CEO about future plans for the premium low-cost model
46. Research round-up: Calming influence
US scientists have discovered that exercise has an impact on neurons in the brain that make it more resilient to stress and anxiety
48. Sales strategy: Lean & mean
Doug Werner outlines the powerful impact that the ‘Lean' protocol can have on the sales process at health and fitness clubs
56. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part one of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities
59. Pop-up leisure: The pop-up proposition
Kate Cracknell and Magali Robathan report on the emergence of the pop-up leisure experience, and what opportunities this trend might present to the fitness industry
62. Retention series: Attention retention
Member retention rates continue to drop across the fitness sector, according to a new national report by Dr Paul Bedford
68. Wearable technology: Portable health
How could the new wave of wearable technologies affect the fitness market? Industry expert Bryan O'Rourke shares his views
72. Weight management: Shaping up
Weight loss remains a key reason why people join health clubs. Kath Hudson looks at some of the innovative slimming initiatives that are getting great results
78. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
New products from Physiosupplies, Pilates-Mad, Merrithew and Jordan
80. Exercise is medicine: Lifestyle medicine
Edward Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston, US, talks to Julie Cramer about tackling chronic disease
84. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym, MYZONE and Matrix Fitness
90. LIW 2013: Show preview
Laura Dagg takes a look forward to the highlights of this year's Leisure Industry Week, which takes place in Birmingham later this month
96. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year's LIW
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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
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
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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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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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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
Features
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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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
Features
People
We bought gyms in Brisbane, Queensland, and we were one of the first clubs to put proper air conditioning in – that was the big thing that was needed at the time
People
My dream is for our industry to have a much more significant impact on global health; there is still so much more we can do - Rasmus Ingerslev
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
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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
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 profile: TRX Training UK
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FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
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 9
5. Editor's letter: We can improve Retention
To improve retention, operators need to become much more surgical in their analysis of why members are leaving, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
New study will investigate the links between member characteristics, motivations, values, club activities and retention, says Dr Melvyn Hillsdon
12. News round-up:
Fitness First's £77.5m investment, DLL rolls out DL Kids concept, and government announces shake-up in apprenticeship funding
20. International news:
Snap Fitness opens its first club in Gurgaon, India, while Holmes Place opens its fifth club in Berlin
24. IHRSA update: News
An interview with futurologist Magnus Lindkvist ahead of his speech at the IHRSA European Congress in Madrid next month
28. ukactive update : Traineeship scheme
CEO David Stalker looks at the government's traineeship scheme introduced in January, and considers how the fitness sector might benefit
33. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week and the European Fitness Summit take place this month, while next month IHRSA Europe heads to Madrid
34. Everyone's talking about…: Maintaining motivation
Are operators supporting their members in maintaining good habits, are they leaving them to motivate themselves – or worse still, are they causing them to break good habits?
36. Interview – Jon Wright:
The MD of budget fitness operator Xercise4Less talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's brand new partnership with UK supermarket chain Tesco
42. New opening: Easy does it
Abigail Harris visits easyGym's new flagship site in London, and talks to its CEO about future plans for the premium low-cost model
46. Research round-up: Calming influence
US scientists have discovered that exercise has an impact on neurons in the brain that make it more resilient to stress and anxiety
48. Sales strategy: Lean & mean
Doug Werner outlines the powerful impact that the ‘Lean' protocol can have on the sales process at health and fitness clubs
56. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part one of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities
59. Pop-up leisure: The pop-up proposition
Kate Cracknell and Magali Robathan report on the emergence of the pop-up leisure experience, and what opportunities this trend might present to the fitness industry
62. Retention series: Attention retention
Member retention rates continue to drop across the fitness sector, according to a new national report by Dr Paul Bedford
68. Wearable technology: Portable health
How could the new wave of wearable technologies affect the fitness market? Industry expert Bryan O'Rourke shares his views
72. Weight management: Shaping up
Weight loss remains a key reason why people join health clubs. Kath Hudson looks at some of the innovative slimming initiatives that are getting great results
78. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
New products from Physiosupplies, Pilates-Mad, Merrithew and Jordan
80. Exercise is medicine: Lifestyle medicine
Edward Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston, US, talks to Julie Cramer about tackling chronic disease
84. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym, MYZONE and Matrix Fitness
90. LIW 2013: Show preview
Laura Dagg takes a look forward to the highlights of this year's Leisure Industry Week, which takes place in Birmingham later this month
96. 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: 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
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: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
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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