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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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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
Features
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
People
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Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
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
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: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit 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
Diary dates

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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
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
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: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit 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
Diary dates
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