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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 5
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
3. Editor’s letter: 23 and a half hours
Public health campaigns must focus not only on the science of why people should exercise, but also on the practicalities of how physical activity guidelines can be easily and enjoyably achieved, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Planners could encourage physical activity by creating more walkable cities, says Doug Werner, author of Abbie Gets Fit
10. News round-up:
£19m Everyone Active Acton opens, DC Leisure rebrands as Places for People, Healthhaus opens in Jersey, and Fitness First launches The BEAT
18. International news:
Premier Training teams up with Talwalkars in India, and the latest Eurobarometer report reveals falling participation rates in Europe
21. People news:
Brian Thompson joins Createability as sales director, and Life Fitness boosts its public sector team
22. IHRSA update: News
IHRSA Annual Convention & Trade Show, IHRSA 2014, Sally Hogshead, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dan Heath, Luke Williams
26. ukactive update: Health reforms – the full year report
A look at how health and wellbeing boards are faring one year on, and how the fitness and leisure sector can be more involved moving forward
27. Promotional feature: Physical Company
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Physical Company reflects on its key milestones and looks ahead to the future
28. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
With UK inactivity regularly making the headlines, Matrix Fitness puts its faith and finances into a two-wheeled solution
30. Diary dates:
Are you ready for BodyPower, SIBEC UK and FLAME?
32. Everyone’s talking about...: Addressing inactivity
ukactive wants physical activity to rise 1 per cent a year for the next five years. Is this really achievable?
34. Interview – Dr Andrew Jones:
The MD of the newly merged Nuffield Health Wellbeing talks to Julie Cramer about expanding further into prevention and wellbeing
40. CrossFit: Niche or mainstream?
CrossFit is a tough workout that gives fantastic results, but can it ever achieve mass market appeal?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Whether for top athletes or recreational cyclists, the Wattbike offers benefits for both user and club
46. CSR: Doing social good
Does your business look beyond profit to deliver a more socially-conscious agenda? Ray Algar outlines the findings of his new report
50. Gymtopia series: Step forward to save lives
Ray Algar reports on an initiative that went beyond fundraising to touch on the very personal sphere of bone marrow donation
53. Sports conditioning: The power of prehab
Pre-exercise assessment can be used not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but also to make health club members stick to their routines and feel looked after
58. Retention series: The human touch
What forms of communication do your members value? In the second part of his TRP 10,000 series, Dr Melvyn Hillsdon looks at the art of communication
62. Promotional feature: payasUgym.com
Do free guest passes work as a means of winning new members, and what are the alternatives?
66. Heart rate training: The heart of the matter
Heart rate-based training can motivate members to reach their goals, and with it help clubs boost member satisfaction and retention
70. Management series: Going to market
As part of our management series, Julian Leybourne offers his views on management’s role in creating effective marketing communications
76. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part eight of a nine-part series Whether it’s pre-sales assistance, staff training or a complete ‘no-results, no-fee’ package, Alliance has a bespoke solution to support all businesses
79. Refurbished & remanufactured: Good as new
The standard of remanufactured and refurbished fitness equipment is now so high that it can give brand new equipment a run for its money. Health Club Management speaks to some satisfied customers about recent installations in their facilities
82. Functional zones: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news and product launches in the expanding area of functional training – with details from Origin Athletic, Absolute Performance, Jordan, Physical Company, GRAVITY, FitPro, Escape and Life Fitness
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at a recent Cybex installation – at Kinesis Gym and Fitness Centre in London – and a project from Legend at Inverclyde Leisure in Scotland
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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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Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 5
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
3. Editor’s letter: 23 and a half hours
Public health campaigns must focus not only on the science of why people should exercise, but also on the practicalities of how physical activity guidelines can be easily and enjoyably achieved, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Planners could encourage physical activity by creating more walkable cities, says Doug Werner, author of Abbie Gets Fit
10. News round-up:
£19m Everyone Active Acton opens, DC Leisure rebrands as Places for People, Healthhaus opens in Jersey, and Fitness First launches The BEAT
18. International news:
Premier Training teams up with Talwalkars in India, and the latest Eurobarometer report reveals falling participation rates in Europe
21. People news:
Brian Thompson joins Createability as sales director, and Life Fitness boosts its public sector team
22. IHRSA update: News
IHRSA Annual Convention & Trade Show, IHRSA 2014, Sally Hogshead, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dan Heath, Luke Williams
26. ukactive update: Health reforms – the full year report
A look at how health and wellbeing boards are faring one year on, and how the fitness and leisure sector can be more involved moving forward
27. Promotional feature: Physical Company
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Physical Company reflects on its key milestones and looks ahead to the future
28. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
With UK inactivity regularly making the headlines, Matrix Fitness puts its faith and finances into a two-wheeled solution
30. Diary dates:
Are you ready for BodyPower, SIBEC UK and FLAME?
32. Everyone’s talking about...: Addressing inactivity
ukactive wants physical activity to rise 1 per cent a year for the next five years. Is this really achievable?
34. Interview – Dr Andrew Jones:
The MD of the newly merged Nuffield Health Wellbeing talks to Julie Cramer about expanding further into prevention and wellbeing
40. CrossFit: Niche or mainstream?
CrossFit is a tough workout that gives fantastic results, but can it ever achieve mass market appeal?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Whether for top athletes or recreational cyclists, the Wattbike offers benefits for both user and club
46. CSR: Doing social good
Does your business look beyond profit to deliver a more socially-conscious agenda? Ray Algar outlines the findings of his new report
50. Gymtopia series: Step forward to save lives
Ray Algar reports on an initiative that went beyond fundraising to touch on the very personal sphere of bone marrow donation
53. Sports conditioning: The power of prehab
Pre-exercise assessment can be used not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but also to make health club members stick to their routines and feel looked after
58. Retention series: The human touch
What forms of communication do your members value? In the second part of his TRP 10,000 series, Dr Melvyn Hillsdon looks at the art of communication
62. Promotional feature: payasUgym.com
Do free guest passes work as a means of winning new members, and what are the alternatives?
66. Heart rate training: The heart of the matter
Heart rate-based training can motivate members to reach their goals, and with it help clubs boost member satisfaction and retention
70. Management series: Going to market
As part of our management series, Julian Leybourne offers his views on management’s role in creating effective marketing communications
76. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part eight of a nine-part series Whether it’s pre-sales assistance, staff training or a complete ‘no-results, no-fee’ package, Alliance has a bespoke solution to support all businesses
79. Refurbished & remanufactured: Good as new
The standard of remanufactured and refurbished fitness equipment is now so high that it can give brand new equipment a run for its money. Health Club Management speaks to some satisfied customers about recent installations in their facilities
82. Functional zones: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news and product launches in the expanding area of functional training – with details from Origin Athletic, Absolute Performance, Jordan, Physical Company, GRAVITY, FitPro, Escape and Life Fitness
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at a recent Cybex installation – at Kinesis Gym and Fitness Centre in London – and a project from Legend at Inverclyde Leisure in Scotland
1 - 40 of 117
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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.
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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
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Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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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