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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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2009 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Tax breaks
The VAT reduction could be viewed as a live trial – an opportunity for us to show we mean business when we ask for support and to prove that we will pass on reductions to the customer
6. Letters: Write to reply
Don’t cut staff training in a recession, says Lifetime’s Mike Beeney.
8. News round-up
Will JJB sell its fitness clubs? Plusgood news on VAT for trusts, and a new gym concept from Life Fitness.
14. International news
Virgin Active South Africa opens its flagship facility in Cape Town, and Fitness First launches its Berlin club.
18. FIA update
A summary of the recent FIA Industry Summit, plus details of the new FIA FLAME Conference.
22. REPS update
The Register’s bid to improve CPD options in Scotland.
24. People news
Independent operator Paul Marshallsea talks about his community youth project.
26. Competitive edge
Parachute, trek or horse ride – UK and international charity events to motivate staff and members.
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead with this overview of all the key events for the health and fitness industry throughout 2009.
32. Everyone's talking about: Tax cuts
The Lib Dems are recommending tax breaks for those who take steps to remain healthy and active. We talk to our experts to find out whether this is workable for the UK.
34. Interview: David Mobbs and KP Doyle
The group chief executive of Nuffield Health and the chief executive of Nuffield Health Wellbeing talk about the launch of a new, joined-up approach to healthcare.
38. New opening: Living in harmony
We talk to Theo Hendricks about Live and Leisure – a health and fitness facility, built in a residential complex, that he’s developed to his own community-focused brief.
42. Retention series: Inductions for retention
Dr Paul Bedford outlines the findings of his PhD, which looked into the benefits of incorporating behaviour change elements into a gym induction process.
45. Research round-up: Plan of action
Research proves what we might logically guess: stick to a structured exercise plan for the best results.
46. Free weights: Making room for weight training
A growing number of clubs are incorporating more weight training options into their facilities. We look at how this can be done.
50. Wellness centres: Thumbing a lift
Our wellness centres series continues with a look at St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, Lancashire.
54. Ihrsa europe review: Back to basics
Leadership, member service, staff retention and a new European market report. We review the 2008 IHRSA European Congress.
58. Sibec review: The trade talks
Are those of us in the industry walking the walk when it comes to fitness? We round up the topics of discussion at SIBEC 2008.
62. Consumer research: Consumer perspective
Key findings and implications of the latest HAFOS survey.
64. Market research: Workforce dynamics
The results of Working in Fitness ’08.
66. Nutritional products: Food for thought
We ‘ask an expert’ to find out whether the brief for nutritional products is changing as the public becomes more health-conscious.
68. Product news: Fitness testing
Including the FT80 from Polar and Suunto’s Fitness Solution.
72. Club Cleaning: A greener clean
A look at what we can do to make cleaning processes more sustainable.
74. Supplier profile: Chris Johnson, pulse
From a start-up in 1980 to a company operating in 33 countries and offering a full leisure solution, we hear the story of Pulse.
83. Lightweights
Yoga that keeps you hanging around, and hairdryers mean happy members.
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Thought leaders
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People
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Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
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Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
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Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Move GB: Member access schemes
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Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
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The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Tax breaks
The VAT reduction could be viewed as a live trial – an opportunity for us to show we mean business when we ask for support and to prove that we will pass on reductions to the customer
6. Letters: Write to reply
Don’t cut staff training in a recession, says Lifetime’s Mike Beeney.
8. News round-up
Will JJB sell its fitness clubs? Plusgood news on VAT for trusts, and a new gym concept from Life Fitness.
14. International news
Virgin Active South Africa opens its flagship facility in Cape Town, and Fitness First launches its Berlin club.
18. FIA update
A summary of the recent FIA Industry Summit, plus details of the new FIA FLAME Conference.
22. REPS update
The Register’s bid to improve CPD options in Scotland.
24. People news
Independent operator Paul Marshallsea talks about his community youth project.
26. Competitive edge
Parachute, trek or horse ride – UK and international charity events to motivate staff and members.
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead with this overview of all the key events for the health and fitness industry throughout 2009.
32. Everyone's talking about: Tax cuts
The Lib Dems are recommending tax breaks for those who take steps to remain healthy and active. We talk to our experts to find out whether this is workable for the UK.
34. Interview: David Mobbs and KP Doyle
The group chief executive of Nuffield Health and the chief executive of Nuffield Health Wellbeing talk about the launch of a new, joined-up approach to healthcare.
38. New opening: Living in harmony
We talk to Theo Hendricks about Live and Leisure – a health and fitness facility, built in a residential complex, that he’s developed to his own community-focused brief.
42. Retention series: Inductions for retention
Dr Paul Bedford outlines the findings of his PhD, which looked into the benefits of incorporating behaviour change elements into a gym induction process.
45. Research round-up: Plan of action
Research proves what we might logically guess: stick to a structured exercise plan for the best results.
46. Free weights: Making room for weight training
A growing number of clubs are incorporating more weight training options into their facilities. We look at how this can be done.
50. Wellness centres: Thumbing a lift
Our wellness centres series continues with a look at St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, Lancashire.
54. Ihrsa europe review: Back to basics
Leadership, member service, staff retention and a new European market report. We review the 2008 IHRSA European Congress.
58. Sibec review: The trade talks
Are those of us in the industry walking the walk when it comes to fitness? We round up the topics of discussion at SIBEC 2008.
62. Consumer research: Consumer perspective
Key findings and implications of the latest HAFOS survey.
64. Market research: Workforce dynamics
The results of Working in Fitness ’08.
66. Nutritional products: Food for thought
We ‘ask an expert’ to find out whether the brief for nutritional products is changing as the public becomes more health-conscious.
68. Product news: Fitness testing
Including the FT80 from Polar and Suunto’s Fitness Solution.
72. Club Cleaning: A greener clean
A look at what we can do to make cleaning processes more sustainable.
74. Supplier profile: Chris Johnson, pulse
From a start-up in 1980 to a company operating in 33 countries and offering a full leisure solution, we hear the story of Pulse.
83. Lightweights
Yoga that keeps you hanging around, and hairdryers mean happy members.
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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