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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 3
5. Editor's letter: Creating 'wellness cities'
The health and fitness sector is being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to create 'wellness cities', says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The 'Fat v Sugar' programme on the BBC made good TV, but was it yet another unbalanced view of dieting, asks Debra Stuart of Premier Global
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group eye up a merger, ukactive report highlights inactivity crisis, GLL acquires Sporthouse, and Fitness Industry Education opens a new £1.2m London training academy
20. International news:
New Fitmob concept launches in California, while the first Daily Fitness Olga Šípková franchise club opens in Prague
23. People news:
Innes Kerr to head up énergie in Ireland, and Ceri Lewis joins SportsArt Fitness
24. IHRSA update: News
Pep Viladot of Holmes Place presents an update on the fitness club market in Spain
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive, on the findings of its groundbreaking report into physical inactivity
30. Promotional feature: HALO promotion
AM – Workflow Asset Management – is being hailed by centres around the UK as one of the easiest, most efficient and most affordable maintenance management systems on the market
31. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA in the US, and the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool, UK
32. Everyone's talking about...: Universal appeal
How can we broaden the appeal of health clubs to all socioeconomic groups? Are we trying hard enough?
34. Interview – Andrew Cosslett:
The CEO of Fitness First talks to Kate Cracknell about putting behavioural psychology at the heart of the business, in a £270m repositioning and rebrand
40. Generational marketing: Meet the Millennials
Vera Kiss of The Futures Company unmasks the Millennial generation and explains what you need to know to be relevant to this market
44. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
Can mainstream fitness clubs cater for the over-50s market, or are standlone, niche clubs a better solution? Kate Cracknell reports
50. Promotional Feature: EXERP Promotion
The UK's leading low-cost operator Pure Gym is rolling out the centralised chain management system from Exerp to facilitate its ambitious plans for expansion
52. Retention: Take your leave
In the final part of his series looking at member retention, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the reasons why members leave
56. Management series: Strategic thinking
Michael Cassop-Thompson looks at strategic management of clubs, in the first of a series created with CIMSPA
60. Functional training: The functional trend
The industry has gone mad for functional training, but what do members really think?
66. Advertisement promotion: MATRIX Promotion
Matrix Fitness credits much of its success to the people behind the brand. Newly promoted National Sales Manager, Andy Loughray, discusses the merits of this customer-centric company
70. Resistance equipment: Sporting strength
A look at how fixed resistance equipment is being integrated into sports-specific training programmes
74. Research round-up: Cellular clean-up
US scientists have discovered a new benefit of exercise: its ability to remove debris in the body
75. Advertisement promotion: Precor Promotion
We discovered people weren't afraid of strength training, they were afraid of the machines. Meet the first serious strength line designed to be more inviting than intimidating..
76. Gymtopia series: Recycled for rehab
Ray Algar reports on a Gymkit initiative to send refurbished gym equipment to rehab centres in Laos
78. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part six of a nine-part series Managing the construction or refurbishment of a new leisure building is an involved process and it's Alliance Leisure's task to ensure that projects run smoothly, and are delivered on time and on budget.
80. Wellness architecture: Building for health
US real estate developer Delos has created the first set of building standards based on wellbeing. Its founder Paul Scialla explains
86. FIBO 2014: Show preview
The world's largest trade fair for fitness, health and wellness takes place in Germany next month
89. Club refurbishment: Maximising return
Refurbishments require huge capital investment, so how do clubs make the most of them when complete?
92. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
We look at the latest secondary spend products that can help drive revenue for health clubs
101. Lightweights:
Pedal power desks for the office, and how about handstand yoga?
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Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson ...
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Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. ...
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Leading UK cancer charities have called for newly diagnosed to be prescribed exercise and nutrition ...
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Pure Gym has appointed Premier Global NASM as its exclusive UK fitness training provider. The ...
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Solent University has officially opened its new £28m sports and fitness centre. The centre houses ...
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David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit ...
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Features
Asia
Our industry in Asia is growing at an exponential rate but it’s too fragmented to ensure sustainable growth. Hundreds of exciting brands and businesses exist, many with great potential but we need to work together to grow our marketplace, engage new demographics and better serve communities and customers - Ross Campbell, CEO and founder of Fit Summit
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
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
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
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
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’
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
We have replicated the nightclub and restaurant environments that 22- to 35-year-olds like to hang out in - Rasmus Ingerslev
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
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: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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

2014 issue 3
5. Editor's letter: Creating 'wellness cities'
The health and fitness sector is being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to create 'wellness cities', says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The 'Fat v Sugar' programme on the BBC made good TV, but was it yet another unbalanced view of dieting, asks Debra Stuart of Premier Global
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group eye up a merger, ukactive report highlights inactivity crisis, GLL acquires Sporthouse, and Fitness Industry Education opens a new £1.2m London training academy
20. International news:
New Fitmob concept launches in California, while the first Daily Fitness Olga Šípková franchise club opens in Prague
23. People news:
Innes Kerr to head up énergie in Ireland, and Ceri Lewis joins SportsArt Fitness
24. IHRSA update: News
Pep Viladot of Holmes Place presents an update on the fitness club market in Spain
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive, on the findings of its groundbreaking report into physical inactivity
30. Promotional feature: HALO promotion
AM – Workflow Asset Management – is being hailed by centres around the UK as one of the easiest, most efficient and most affordable maintenance management systems on the market
31. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA in the US, and the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool, UK
32. Everyone's talking about...: Universal appeal
How can we broaden the appeal of health clubs to all socioeconomic groups? Are we trying hard enough?
34. Interview – Andrew Cosslett:
The CEO of Fitness First talks to Kate Cracknell about putting behavioural psychology at the heart of the business, in a £270m repositioning and rebrand
40. Generational marketing: Meet the Millennials
Vera Kiss of The Futures Company unmasks the Millennial generation and explains what you need to know to be relevant to this market
44. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
Can mainstream fitness clubs cater for the over-50s market, or are standlone, niche clubs a better solution? Kate Cracknell reports
50. Promotional Feature: EXERP Promotion
The UK's leading low-cost operator Pure Gym is rolling out the centralised chain management system from Exerp to facilitate its ambitious plans for expansion
52. Retention: Take your leave
In the final part of his series looking at member retention, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the reasons why members leave
56. Management series: Strategic thinking
Michael Cassop-Thompson looks at strategic management of clubs, in the first of a series created with CIMSPA
60. Functional training: The functional trend
The industry has gone mad for functional training, but what do members really think?
66. Advertisement promotion: MATRIX Promotion
Matrix Fitness credits much of its success to the people behind the brand. Newly promoted National Sales Manager, Andy Loughray, discusses the merits of this customer-centric company
70. Resistance equipment: Sporting strength
A look at how fixed resistance equipment is being integrated into sports-specific training programmes
74. Research round-up: Cellular clean-up
US scientists have discovered a new benefit of exercise: its ability to remove debris in the body
75. Advertisement promotion: Precor Promotion
We discovered people weren't afraid of strength training, they were afraid of the machines. Meet the first serious strength line designed to be more inviting than intimidating..
76. Gymtopia series: Recycled for rehab
Ray Algar reports on a Gymkit initiative to send refurbished gym equipment to rehab centres in Laos
78. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part six of a nine-part series Managing the construction or refurbishment of a new leisure building is an involved process and it's Alliance Leisure's task to ensure that projects run smoothly, and are delivered on time and on budget.
80. Wellness architecture: Building for health
US real estate developer Delos has created the first set of building standards based on wellbeing. Its founder Paul Scialla explains
86. FIBO 2014: Show preview
The world's largest trade fair for fitness, health and wellness takes place in Germany next month
89. Club refurbishment: Maximising return
Refurbishments require huge capital investment, so how do clubs make the most of them when complete?
92. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
We look at the latest secondary spend products that can help drive revenue for health clubs
101. Lightweights:
Pedal power desks for the office, and how about handstand yoga?
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: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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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