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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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Aqua Health
Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
People
HCM people

Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Company profile: Jordan Fitness
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Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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
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