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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 4
3. Editor's letter: 'Giving advice'
Although initially helpful in explaining the support I'd get, the instructor then clammed up, saying: "I can't tell you all this, or you won't have any reason to pay extra for personal training"
6. Letters: Write to reply
Shouldn’t we be highlighting the positives when we talk to kids about exercise? asks ZigZag’s James Porter
8. News: News update
Designs revealed for Plymouth’s Life Centre, and operator Time Fitness launches an equipment distribution arm in partnership with Star Trac
14. News: International news
Frankfurt’s 10th Fitness First, South American deals for Technogym, and ‘fitness rooms’ in Cape Town
16. News: FIA update
Steven Ward provides an update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
20. News: REPS update
Details of the new entry structure
22. News: People
Simon Wright is Pineapple Europe MD, and Lisa Taylor moves to MEND
24. Competitive edge
Run in a virtual race around Australia and New Zealand, ride zip wires in Scotland or bike ride in Madagascar
25. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FIBO, SIBEC UK and Club Industry East
26. Everyone's talking about: Change4life
What can health clubs do to make the most of the opportunities presented by the government’s Change4Life campaign?
28. Interview: Pradeep Rajan
The CEO of Qatar-based GSSG talks about the group’s plans to expand its fitness business globally
32. Boxing: It's a knockout
We report on the ever-increasing popularity of boxing-inspired fitness at health clubs across the UK
36. Personal training: Taking it personally
We investigate the growth in personal training, both in the shape of standalone studios, and clubs where the business model is weighted heavily towards PT
40. New opening: Leading by example
Caroline Wilkinson visits the new gym at the DCSF to find out if government is practising what it preaches when it comes to fitness
44. Research round-up: Mind games
Research shows that regular exercise can enhance cognitive capacity of older people and help fight the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s
46. Group exercise: All together now
Group exercise promotes loyalty among members, but what does it take to create an effective class schedule? We round up some best practice examples and advice
50. Special populations: New perspective
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, outlines ways in which facilities can make sure they cater for older people
54. Mystery shopper: Thinking outside the box
We mystery shop the third Gymbox site, located at Bank in London
56. Weight management: The weighting game
Equipment manufacturers are developing weight management programmes for operators to buy off-the-shelf to use with members
61. Franchising: Franchise round-up
An in-depth look at the movers and shakers in the franchise market
66. Leasing: New lease of life
In this time of economic uncertainty, is leasing an option that operators should consider? We report
69. Retention software: Retention returns
We take a look at some of the retention software systems on the market and ask how they can enhance an operator’s bottom line
72. Fitness-kit.net special: Uniforms and gymwear
New options from Corporate Trends, Simon Jersey and P81
74. Supplier profile: Steve Wright, Scifit
The MD of SCIFIT UK talks about the company’s medical heritage and its status as an IFI R&D associate
77. Show preview: Fibo 2009
Make your way to Essen for Europe’s largest health and fitness trade show
83. Lightweights
The restaurant that’s keeping an eye on what customers eat, and are you serving the right biscuits at meetings?
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: 'Giving advice'
Although initially helpful in explaining the support I'd get, the instructor then clammed up, saying: "I can't tell you all this, or you won't have any reason to pay extra for personal training"
6. Letters: Write to reply
Shouldn’t we be highlighting the positives when we talk to kids about exercise? asks ZigZag’s James Porter
8. News: News update
Designs revealed for Plymouth’s Life Centre, and operator Time Fitness launches an equipment distribution arm in partnership with Star Trac
14. News: International news
Frankfurt’s 10th Fitness First, South American deals for Technogym, and ‘fitness rooms’ in Cape Town
16. News: FIA update
Steven Ward provides an update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
20. News: REPS update
Details of the new entry structure
22. News: People
Simon Wright is Pineapple Europe MD, and Lisa Taylor moves to MEND
24. Competitive edge
Run in a virtual race around Australia and New Zealand, ride zip wires in Scotland or bike ride in Madagascar
25. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FIBO, SIBEC UK and Club Industry East
26. Everyone's talking about: Change4life
What can health clubs do to make the most of the opportunities presented by the government’s Change4Life campaign?
28. Interview: Pradeep Rajan
The CEO of Qatar-based GSSG talks about the group’s plans to expand its fitness business globally
32. Boxing: It's a knockout
We report on the ever-increasing popularity of boxing-inspired fitness at health clubs across the UK
36. Personal training: Taking it personally
We investigate the growth in personal training, both in the shape of standalone studios, and clubs where the business model is weighted heavily towards PT
40. New opening: Leading by example
Caroline Wilkinson visits the new gym at the DCSF to find out if government is practising what it preaches when it comes to fitness
44. Research round-up: Mind games
Research shows that regular exercise can enhance cognitive capacity of older people and help fight the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s
46. Group exercise: All together now
Group exercise promotes loyalty among members, but what does it take to create an effective class schedule? We round up some best practice examples and advice
50. Special populations: New perspective
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, outlines ways in which facilities can make sure they cater for older people
54. Mystery shopper: Thinking outside the box
We mystery shop the third Gymbox site, located at Bank in London
56. Weight management: The weighting game
Equipment manufacturers are developing weight management programmes for operators to buy off-the-shelf to use with members
61. Franchising: Franchise round-up
An in-depth look at the movers and shakers in the franchise market
66. Leasing: New lease of life
In this time of economic uncertainty, is leasing an option that operators should consider? We report
69. Retention software: Retention returns
We take a look at some of the retention software systems on the market and ask how they can enhance an operator’s bottom line
72. Fitness-kit.net special: Uniforms and gymwear
New options from Corporate Trends, Simon Jersey and P81
74. Supplier profile: Steve Wright, Scifit
The MD of SCIFIT UK talks about the company’s medical heritage and its status as an IFI R&D associate
77. Show preview: Fibo 2009
Make your way to Essen for Europe’s largest health and fitness trade show
83. Lightweights
The restaurant that’s keeping an eye on what customers eat, and are you serving the right biscuits at meetings?
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
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: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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