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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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If you’re ready to embrace the digital world, Volution is here to help
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
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Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
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Sponsored briefing
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Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
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Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
We have a very mixed demographic, which is something people said would never happen. Someone who earns a minimum wage can be training and socialising alongside a billionaire
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online
According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online
According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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