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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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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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
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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: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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