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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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Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
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DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
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Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
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Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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People
There are more opportunities in the UK than we thought – If glasgow can support five clubs, why shouldn’t we have three in leeds and sheffield?
People
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Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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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 124
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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