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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 8
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
5. Editor’s letter: Obesity responsibility
How should we define obesity – is it a disease, a disability or a lifestyle condition? And why does this definition matter? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
10. Letters: Write to reply
Managing workplace stress through diet and exercise can bring huge benefits to all, says Chris Andrews, MD of Personal Touch Fitness
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap merger plans, Gymbox secures £10m capital, 1Rebel’s crowdfunding investment drive, and Google launches first smartwatch
22. International news:
Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites
24. People news:
Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
26. IHRSA Europe update: Movers & Shakers
IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report
28. ukactive update: Getting the UK active
CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September
29. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA’s Latin American conference and trade show taking place in São Paulo, Brazil
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Engaging ex-members
Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?
32. Interview – Malcolm McPhail:
The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities
38. Gymtopia series: Give back to move forward
Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
40. Activity tracking: Fitness of the future
Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
46. New opening: Peak performance
David Thompson visits the new Athlete Lab cycle hub in London, to see how its team is putting a different spin on performance training
50. Cycling round-up: Indoor revolution
We round up some of the latest products that are helping to power the boom in indoor cycling
52. Wellness cities: Active design
Could adopting a different approach to city design and planning help make the UK population healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
56. Management series: Show them you care
Chris Lane reports on the link between good management and customer care, outlining how a focus on staff satisfaction can translate into huge benefits for end customers
60. Promotional feature: Technogym
Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
62. Spa experiences: What’s hot in spa?
Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
66. Child welfare: Safe and sound
The Child Protection in Sport Unit is turning its attention to helping the leisure sector put safeguards in place
70. Mind-body: Theory into practice
Amanda Baker investigates how much of an impact new research findings have on the way mind-body classes are delivered in gyms
74. Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix
78. Drinks: Fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend
84. Research round-up: Getting intense
Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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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.
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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.
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?
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Spa software
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Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 8
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
5. Editor’s letter: Obesity responsibility
How should we define obesity – is it a disease, a disability or a lifestyle condition? And why does this definition matter? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
10. Letters: Write to reply
Managing workplace stress through diet and exercise can bring huge benefits to all, says Chris Andrews, MD of Personal Touch Fitness
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap merger plans, Gymbox secures £10m capital, 1Rebel’s crowdfunding investment drive, and Google launches first smartwatch
22. International news:
Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites
24. People news:
Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
26. IHRSA Europe update: Movers & Shakers
IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report
28. ukactive update: Getting the UK active
CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September
29. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA’s Latin American conference and trade show taking place in São Paulo, Brazil
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Engaging ex-members
Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?
32. Interview – Malcolm McPhail:
The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities
38. Gymtopia series: Give back to move forward
Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
40. Activity tracking: Fitness of the future
Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
46. New opening: Peak performance
David Thompson visits the new Athlete Lab cycle hub in London, to see how its team is putting a different spin on performance training
50. Cycling round-up: Indoor revolution
We round up some of the latest products that are helping to power the boom in indoor cycling
52. Wellness cities: Active design
Could adopting a different approach to city design and planning help make the UK population healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
56. Management series: Show them you care
Chris Lane reports on the link between good management and customer care, outlining how a focus on staff satisfaction can translate into huge benefits for end customers
60. Promotional feature: Technogym
Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
62. Spa experiences: What’s hot in spa?
Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
66. Child welfare: Safe and sound
The Child Protection in Sport Unit is turning its attention to helping the leisure sector put safeguards in place
70. Mind-body: Theory into practice
Amanda Baker investigates how much of an impact new research findings have on the way mind-body classes are delivered in gyms
74. Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix
78. Drinks: Fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend
84. Research round-up: Getting intense
Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
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: 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.
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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