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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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Latest News
Everyone Active is offering a month’s free trial of its digital Everyone On Demand service ...
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The physical activity sector is in need of bespoke and substantial financial support in order ...
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Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive ...
Latest News
Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being ...
Latest News
Sign the petition by clicking here. HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition ...
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The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty ...
Latest News
Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators ...
Latest News
Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
HCM Magazine
Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
HCM Magazine
Profile
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
HCM Magazine
Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
HCM Magazine
News report
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
HCM magazine
We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
HCM magazine
High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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