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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 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
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University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
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Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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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
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

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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
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: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
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: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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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