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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 6
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
3. Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin
18. International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years
21. People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
22. IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report
26. ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations
28. Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August
29. Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness
30. Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?
32. Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK
38. New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic
44. Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
48. The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice
54. Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism
56. Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
62. Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
63. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
64. Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
69. Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
74. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
76. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
80. EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
82. Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
91. Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
1 - 40 of 117
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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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
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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: 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
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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 6
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
3. Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin
18. International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years
21. People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
22. IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report
26. ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations
28. Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August
29. Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness
30. Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?
32. Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK
38. New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic
44. Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
48. The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice
54. Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism
56. Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
62. Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
63. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
64. Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
69. Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
74. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
76. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
80. EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
82. Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
91. Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
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: 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
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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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