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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 2
3. Editor's letter: Change4life
The critical role our industry plays and the close contact we have with at-risk families puts us in a "unique position to help point people in the right direction for more support"
6. Letters: Write to reply
In a recession, we should be paying more attention to retaining existing members says Guy Griffiths
8. News: News round-up
Plans are revealed for a £26m leisure complex in Huddersfield, and Driffield Leisure Centre opens
14. News: International news
A kitesurfing gym in the Dominican Republic and énergie grants a master franchise licence for the Middle East
16. News: FIA update
New and re-elected FIA directors are announced, plus an extra FLAME Award category is unveiled
20. News: REPS update
An overhaul of fitness standards and skills gets underway
22. News: People
Wallace joins Lifetime, and Farrant is set to leave Leisure Connection
24. Competitive edge
Charity events in the UK and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary dates
Get ready for IHRSA and ForumClub
26. Everyone's talking about: GP referral
With so much talk of working closely with the medical profession, why are there still so many stumbling blocks when it comes to GP referral?
28. Interview: Georgina Jupp
Independent operator and training expert Georgina Jupp talks about her various pioneering programmes in the broader world of wellness
32. Gym series: Ahead of the curve?
With a whole new generation of elliptical-inspired products launched in recent years, we find out more about the cross-trainer category
36. Vibration training: Shake, rattle and roll
We take a closer look at some of the different vibration training technologies on the market
40. Kids fitness: A family affair
Ian Wright’s Fitter Families is one of a number of schemes that engage with the whole family to get kids active
44. Show preview: Professional beauty 2009
This year’s show and conference take place in London on 1–3 March
45. Health club spa: Spa news
Extreme training in a sauna and a new spa facility in Huntingdon
46. Health club spa interview: Duncan Bannatyne and Justin Musgrove
We find out how Bannatyne’s is developing its spa business
50. Health club spa: Never look a gift horse
We investigate how health club spas can sell their spare capacity through consumer marketing channels
54. Health club spa: New identity
We visit Gosling Sports Park to see how the new fitness and spa facility is performing as the site turns 50
59. CRM series: Technology's budget revolution
Budget clubs rely heavily on CRM technology to deliver their low-cost business model. We report on who’s using what, and why
62. Industry research: Going undercover
In the first of a two-part series, we reveal the results of this year’s call-Focus survey and look at the value of mystery shopping as a business analysis tool
66. Club overhaul: Peak performance
We pay a visit to the newly-refurbished Peak Health Club in London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower
70. Research round-up: Mind games
What type of activity, and how much of it, is necessary to improve mental health and relieve stress?
71. Fitness-kit special: Lockers and changing rooms
Aqualisa’s digital showers debut, and wet kit bags by Kingswood Leisure
74. Supplier profile: Tommy Matthews, optimal life fitness
From kettlebells supplier to education provider delivering ‘real world’ courses, Optimal has constantly evolved since its 2005 launch
83. Lightweights
The art of ‘rump reading’ is revealed
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FREE WEBINAR
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This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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 2
3. Editor's letter: Change4life
The critical role our industry plays and the close contact we have with at-risk families puts us in a "unique position to help point people in the right direction for more support"
6. Letters: Write to reply
In a recession, we should be paying more attention to retaining existing members says Guy Griffiths
8. News: News round-up
Plans are revealed for a £26m leisure complex in Huddersfield, and Driffield Leisure Centre opens
14. News: International news
A kitesurfing gym in the Dominican Republic and énergie grants a master franchise licence for the Middle East
16. News: FIA update
New and re-elected FIA directors are announced, plus an extra FLAME Award category is unveiled
20. News: REPS update
An overhaul of fitness standards and skills gets underway
22. News: People
Wallace joins Lifetime, and Farrant is set to leave Leisure Connection
24. Competitive edge
Charity events in the UK and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary dates
Get ready for IHRSA and ForumClub
26. Everyone's talking about: GP referral
With so much talk of working closely with the medical profession, why are there still so many stumbling blocks when it comes to GP referral?
28. Interview: Georgina Jupp
Independent operator and training expert Georgina Jupp talks about her various pioneering programmes in the broader world of wellness
32. Gym series: Ahead of the curve?
With a whole new generation of elliptical-inspired products launched in recent years, we find out more about the cross-trainer category
36. Vibration training: Shake, rattle and roll
We take a closer look at some of the different vibration training technologies on the market
40. Kids fitness: A family affair
Ian Wright’s Fitter Families is one of a number of schemes that engage with the whole family to get kids active
44. Show preview: Professional beauty 2009
This year’s show and conference take place in London on 1–3 March
45. Health club spa: Spa news
Extreme training in a sauna and a new spa facility in Huntingdon
46. Health club spa interview: Duncan Bannatyne and Justin Musgrove
We find out how Bannatyne’s is developing its spa business
50. Health club spa: Never look a gift horse
We investigate how health club spas can sell their spare capacity through consumer marketing channels
54. Health club spa: New identity
We visit Gosling Sports Park to see how the new fitness and spa facility is performing as the site turns 50
59. CRM series: Technology's budget revolution
Budget clubs rely heavily on CRM technology to deliver their low-cost business model. We report on who’s using what, and why
62. Industry research: Going undercover
In the first of a two-part series, we reveal the results of this year’s call-Focus survey and look at the value of mystery shopping as a business analysis tool
66. Club overhaul: Peak performance
We pay a visit to the newly-refurbished Peak Health Club in London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower
70. Research round-up: Mind games
What type of activity, and how much of it, is necessary to improve mental health and relieve stress?
71. Fitness-kit special: Lockers and changing rooms
Aqualisa’s digital showers debut, and wet kit bags by Kingswood Leisure
74. Supplier profile: Tommy Matthews, optimal life fitness
From kettlebells supplier to education provider delivering ‘real world’ courses, Optimal has constantly evolved since its 2005 launch
83. Lightweights
The art of ‘rump reading’ is revealed
1 - 40 of 132
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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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