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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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Now in its eighth year, Myzone has established itself as a key player in the fitness industry. We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
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Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
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As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to find out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
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New research from Colliers has highlighted the opportunity for real estate developments in the health and fitness industry, as Ross Kirton explains
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Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
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New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
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People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
People
Empowering our instructors is our next big task. This is an incredibly dedicated, loyal group of people and there’s a big opportunity to do something very special with them
People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
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
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
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Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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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

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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
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
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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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