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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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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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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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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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In 2005, we travelLed to Germany and came across McFit, which offered memberships at €19 a month. It spooked us. We realised that it would only be a matter of time until a budget operator would find its way to Finland”
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We’re proud to be opening our first EMF Junior gym in the coming weeks, designed for children aged one- to 14-years-old
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SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
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: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
25-26 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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