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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 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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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment 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: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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