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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Children's fitness
New research from the British Heart Foundation, out this month, found that only one in eight children aged eight to 15 is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily
8. Write to reply: Letters
Melvyn Hillsdon’s retention series is clearly grabbing your attention – our post bag is full of your reactions to his thoughts
10. News: News round-up
James Caan, of Dragons’ Den fame, is behind the launch of a new gym chain, Nintendo introduces its latest game in association with Fitness First, and NSA Outdoors launches
18. News: International news
Club number 91 for Fitness First Australia, TUFF Academy opens in Ibiza, and exhale opens its first spa in Florida
20. News: FIA update
A look at the possible implications of a change in power at Number 10
24. News: People news
Middle East chief for énergie, Paul Woodford joins Alliance Leisure, and Gladiators’ Atlas joins SHOKK
26. News: Competitive edge
Whatever activity you fancy –skiing, cycling, climbing or dancing – we have the charity event for you
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK & Europe and the BISL Conference
28. Everyone's talking about: Public health report
How does the fitness sector fit in to the Conservative Party’s new public health strategy, and does it represent the way forward?
30. Interview: Brian Morris
The CEO of Aspria talks about service, an all-encompassing offering, and tackling difficult projects
34. New opening: Getting fit 4 less
Mike Hill mystery shops the first énergie Fit4less budget club in Swindon, and gives his verdict
37. Research round-up: Stroke of genius
A study has shown that men who swim regularly are half as likely to die prematurely as those who walk or jog. We investigate
39. Kids' fitness: Falling into good habits
We take a look at a selection of kids’ fitness programmes that include elements designed to develop an exercise habit in participants
44. Staff training: The uncommon truth
Can instructors be trained in people skills, or is it better to select people with the right soft skills and train them in fitness? We ask the experts
48. Group exercise: Attention grabbers
Former British Aerobic Champion Ceri Hannan looks at some of the latest innovations in group exercise – from the benefits for participants to the logistics and staff training required to offer it at a club
53. CRM series: Keeping closer
Setting up systems that help achieve operational improvements takes collaboration between software supplier and client. We look at some recent examples of best practice
56. Health club emergencies: Pooling knowledge
Tara Dillon, the executive director of IQL UK, talks about the research that’s led to the development of a new, managerial pool safety qualification
58. Fitness-kit.net: Emergency equipment
Push-bar panic systems, automatic release door-stoppers for fire doors, voice alarm systems and a new online health and safety programme
59. Corporate wellness: Play together, stay together
A look at Ginster’s award-winning corporate health programme
62. Global research: World view
Kristen A Walsh summarises the challenges and opportunities for the global health and fitness industry identified in the IHRSA 2009 Global Report
66. Fitness-kit.net: Club entertainment
A new generation of players from ClubCom, VISIO from Technogym, custom-composed music from AudioFuel, and ENGAGE-ing kit from Life Fitness
68. Supplier profile: Duncan Lawson, Instyle
The MD of Instyle talks about the need for operators to engage their members’ minds in their workouts
75. Lightweights: Habits
66: The number of days to form a habit
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Features
Sponsored briefing
Excite Live has revolutionised training, thanks to the Technogym Live platform, which uses AI and immersive content to give training an advanced level of personalisation
Features
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
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
Overall, it’s about creating something a little less efficient, a little more fun. Somewhere you can lose yourself for a couple of hours
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
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: GymPraaktis develops AI Exercise Engine software to revolutionise at-home fitness
Health and wellness software company, GymPraaktis, is launching its new Exercise Engine software for gyms and members looking to improve their fitness routines from home.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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 10
3. Editor's letter: Children's fitness
New research from the British Heart Foundation, out this month, found that only one in eight children aged eight to 15 is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily
8. Write to reply: Letters
Melvyn Hillsdon’s retention series is clearly grabbing your attention – our post bag is full of your reactions to his thoughts
10. News: News round-up
James Caan, of Dragons’ Den fame, is behind the launch of a new gym chain, Nintendo introduces its latest game in association with Fitness First, and NSA Outdoors launches
18. News: International news
Club number 91 for Fitness First Australia, TUFF Academy opens in Ibiza, and exhale opens its first spa in Florida
20. News: FIA update
A look at the possible implications of a change in power at Number 10
24. News: People news
Middle East chief for énergie, Paul Woodford joins Alliance Leisure, and Gladiators’ Atlas joins SHOKK
26. News: Competitive edge
Whatever activity you fancy –skiing, cycling, climbing or dancing – we have the charity event for you
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK & Europe and the BISL Conference
28. Everyone's talking about: Public health report
How does the fitness sector fit in to the Conservative Party’s new public health strategy, and does it represent the way forward?
30. Interview: Brian Morris
The CEO of Aspria talks about service, an all-encompassing offering, and tackling difficult projects
34. New opening: Getting fit 4 less
Mike Hill mystery shops the first énergie Fit4less budget club in Swindon, and gives his verdict
37. Research round-up: Stroke of genius
A study has shown that men who swim regularly are half as likely to die prematurely as those who walk or jog. We investigate
39. Kids' fitness: Falling into good habits
We take a look at a selection of kids’ fitness programmes that include elements designed to develop an exercise habit in participants
44. Staff training: The uncommon truth
Can instructors be trained in people skills, or is it better to select people with the right soft skills and train them in fitness? We ask the experts
48. Group exercise: Attention grabbers
Former British Aerobic Champion Ceri Hannan looks at some of the latest innovations in group exercise – from the benefits for participants to the logistics and staff training required to offer it at a club
53. CRM series: Keeping closer
Setting up systems that help achieve operational improvements takes collaboration between software supplier and client. We look at some recent examples of best practice
56. Health club emergencies: Pooling knowledge
Tara Dillon, the executive director of IQL UK, talks about the research that’s led to the development of a new, managerial pool safety qualification
58. Fitness-kit.net: Emergency equipment
Push-bar panic systems, automatic release door-stoppers for fire doors, voice alarm systems and a new online health and safety programme
59. Corporate wellness: Play together, stay together
A look at Ginster’s award-winning corporate health programme
62. Global research: World view
Kristen A Walsh summarises the challenges and opportunities for the global health and fitness industry identified in the IHRSA 2009 Global Report
66. Fitness-kit.net: Club entertainment
A new generation of players from ClubCom, VISIO from Technogym, custom-composed music from AudioFuel, and ENGAGE-ing kit from Life Fitness
68. Supplier profile: Duncan Lawson, Instyle
The MD of Instyle talks about the need for operators to engage their members’ minds in their workouts
75. Lightweights: Habits
66: The number of days to form a habit
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: GymPraaktis develops AI Exercise Engine software to revolutionise at-home fitness
Health and wellness software company, GymPraaktis, is launching its new Exercise Engine software for gyms and members looking to improve their fitness routines from home.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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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