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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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2014 issue 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
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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
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
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
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
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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
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
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
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
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
Acknowledging your intention and feeling gratitude are important aspects of our classes. We aspire to help our members release stress, anxiety and tension
People
The boxing entrepreneur aims to help people ‘unleash the fighter within’ to better handle life’s challenges, with the slogan, ‘It’s not yours until you fight for it’
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
EMS training is a great opportunity to differentiate your offering in a crowded fitness market. The kit requires very little space and the business model can be extremely lucrative - Phil Horton, miha bodytec
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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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality 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

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Escape Fitness Limited
Founded in 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for innovation, quality and design as ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality 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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