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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?
1 - 40 of 127
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Features
Statistics
You may think you're succeeding, but you won’t really know until you hear it from your customers.
Features
US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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