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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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Features
Promotional feature
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
Features
HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
Features
Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
Features
Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
Features
New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
Features
People
Fundamentally, customers don’t want choice, they just want exactly what they want Pine & Gilmore
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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
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Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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