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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Who's liable?
It seems less operators are prepared to be liable for 'at risk' members at a time when we're telling the government we can help with the health agenda and take on more people with these issues
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must invest in our workforce to win the trust of the public, says REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
8. News: News round-up
GSSG acquires eight Fitness First clubs and Central YMCA re-opens after a £2.6m refurbishment
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th club and Sweden’s Nordic Wellness launches its first site
16. News: FIA update
Dave Stalker reports on a possible replacement for the PAR-Q
20. News: REPS update
Guidance from NICE and SkillsActive on promoting physical activity to young people under the age of 18
22. News: People news
Richard Noble on his plans for pf2, and a restructure for énergie
24. Competitive edge
Charity events at home and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary
It’s a busy time of year, with IHRSA taking place in San Francisco this month and FIBO and the FitPro Convention coming up in April
26. Everyone's talking about: Staff fitness levels
Are our staff setting a good example for members when it comes to their own levels of health and fitness? And does it matter anyway, provided they offer members the right advice?
28. Interview: Peter Stirling Benson
The new CEO of Fitness First Australia talks about a passion for the internet, his first impressions of the fitness industry, and the challenges facing us in a recession
32. Pilates: Beyond the studio
Can health clubs complement their pilates offering with pilates-influenced programming on alternative gym equipment? We investigate
36. Special populations: Competitive advantage
Should health clubs be catering for competitive sportspeople? We take a look at the practicalities of working with this special populations group
40. International report: Asia Pacific overview
A summary of the key findings from this year’s IHRSA Asia Pacific report
44. Refurbished and remanufac: 10 years younger
We ask the questions you want answered about buying remanufactured and refurbished kit
46. New opening: Shared vision
The Berkeley Centre in Bristol offers fitness as part of a truly integrated approach to wellness. We pay a visit
49. Fitness-kit special: Outdoor fitness products
Fitness ‘playgrounds’, trails and walking kit – we round up the options
51. Club entertainment: Going live
Health clubs are using live DJs to encourage members to ditch their iPods and engage with the club
54. Q&A: A global agenda
We talk to Rosi Prescott about the World Economic Forum’s new Global Agenda Council for the Role of Sports in Society
56. Consumer research: Shaping up
An in-depth look at the research behind PruHealth’s highly successful Vitality programme
59. Research round-up: Live to the max
Physical activity, along with other healthy behaviours, can add 14 years to your life, says new research
60. Mystery shopper: Magical mystery tour
Mike Hill, MD of Leisure-net Solutions, mystery shops the best and worst performers in the call - Focus survey to see how the ‘in person’ experience compares to the verdict on their call handling
64. Consumer research: Member profile
The Leisure Database Company’s latest audit profiles existing members and identifies new opportunities
66. Supplier profile: Chris Onslow - Proactive Health
Proactive Health recently split into three – we find out why
69. Show preview: IHRSA
Head to San Francisco for this year’s convention, with conference sessions, networking and a trade show
75. Lighweights
Good sprinting is all in the hands...
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We wanted to make the whole experience feel theatrical
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Corporate wellness
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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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Trends
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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Talking point
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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As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
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Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Who's liable?
It seems less operators are prepared to be liable for 'at risk' members at a time when we're telling the government we can help with the health agenda and take on more people with these issues
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must invest in our workforce to win the trust of the public, says REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
8. News: News round-up
GSSG acquires eight Fitness First clubs and Central YMCA re-opens after a £2.6m refurbishment
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th club and Sweden’s Nordic Wellness launches its first site
16. News: FIA update
Dave Stalker reports on a possible replacement for the PAR-Q
20. News: REPS update
Guidance from NICE and SkillsActive on promoting physical activity to young people under the age of 18
22. News: People news
Richard Noble on his plans for pf2, and a restructure for énergie
24. Competitive edge
Charity events at home and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary
It’s a busy time of year, with IHRSA taking place in San Francisco this month and FIBO and the FitPro Convention coming up in April
26. Everyone's talking about: Staff fitness levels
Are our staff setting a good example for members when it comes to their own levels of health and fitness? And does it matter anyway, provided they offer members the right advice?
28. Interview: Peter Stirling Benson
The new CEO of Fitness First Australia talks about a passion for the internet, his first impressions of the fitness industry, and the challenges facing us in a recession
32. Pilates: Beyond the studio
Can health clubs complement their pilates offering with pilates-influenced programming on alternative gym equipment? We investigate
36. Special populations: Competitive advantage
Should health clubs be catering for competitive sportspeople? We take a look at the practicalities of working with this special populations group
40. International report: Asia Pacific overview
A summary of the key findings from this year’s IHRSA Asia Pacific report
44. Refurbished and remanufac: 10 years younger
We ask the questions you want answered about buying remanufactured and refurbished kit
46. New opening: Shared vision
The Berkeley Centre in Bristol offers fitness as part of a truly integrated approach to wellness. We pay a visit
49. Fitness-kit special: Outdoor fitness products
Fitness ‘playgrounds’, trails and walking kit – we round up the options
51. Club entertainment: Going live
Health clubs are using live DJs to encourage members to ditch their iPods and engage with the club
54. Q&A: A global agenda
We talk to Rosi Prescott about the World Economic Forum’s new Global Agenda Council for the Role of Sports in Society
56. Consumer research: Shaping up
An in-depth look at the research behind PruHealth’s highly successful Vitality programme
59. Research round-up: Live to the max
Physical activity, along with other healthy behaviours, can add 14 years to your life, says new research
60. Mystery shopper: Magical mystery tour
Mike Hill, MD of Leisure-net Solutions, mystery shops the best and worst performers in the call - Focus survey to see how the ‘in person’ experience compares to the verdict on their call handling
64. Consumer research: Member profile
The Leisure Database Company’s latest audit profiles existing members and identifies new opportunities
66. Supplier profile: Chris Onslow - Proactive Health
Proactive Health recently split into three – we find out why
69. Show preview: IHRSA
Head to San Francisco for this year’s convention, with conference sessions, networking and a trade show
75. Lighweights
Good sprinting is all in the hands...
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
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: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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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