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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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Features
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
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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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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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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
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Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
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.
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: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
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Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
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Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
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The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
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.
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: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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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