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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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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
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HCM Celeb
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’
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
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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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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
HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
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
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 cusapero
Features
People
We want to develop the next generation of health and wellbeing centres, offering a mix of clinical, physical and emotional wellbeing services
People
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!
People
We estimate that we have 110,000 children in primary schools that have introduced the Daily Mile as part of the everyday school day. That’s 400 schools, and the feedback is great. It’s been a real success
Promotional Feature
Promotional feature
We’re at the beginning of the journey with EMS training in the UK. The benefits and applications of this type of training are vast, and there’s an enormous commercial opportunity for both PTs and operators
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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?
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DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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 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: 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
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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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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