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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Robust response
Researchers calculated the market value of the UK's private and public health clubs to arrive at a 2009 total of £3.77bn – a 3 per cent increase on the previous 12 months
8. Letters: Write to reply
Staff fitness levels aren’t the problem, says Graham McPherson, GM of Bannatyne’s in Ayr. What alienates members is their lack of customer care skills
10. News: News round-up
The £20m Mountbatten Centre opens and a new fast-track apprenticeship scheme is launched to help fill industry skill gaps
16. News: International news
Volcano Health Club opens in Prague and the first luxury World Class site opens in Russia
18. News: FIA update
MoreActive4Life launches this month, and Steven Ward looks at the progress of EHFA to date
22. News: REPS update
The Register aims to extend its reach in Scotland
24. News: People news
Barry Aspinall leaves DW Sports and Fitness, Carole Bailey joins Matrix, and Johnson Health Tech UK appoints an interim MD
26. Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead for the FIA Golf Day in August and LIW in September
28. Everyone's talking about: Fitness benefits
Are operators missing an opportunity by focusing on physical appearance rather than the broader health benefits of fitness?
30. Interview: Richard Millman
The new CEO of Leisure Connection talks about his first impressions of the industry
34. Sports drinks: Drink up
Sports scientist Nick Morgan looks at the latest research in the fi eld of sports drinks. Plus a round-up of sports drink launches
38. Research round-up: Don't stop me now
New research shows that, if you’ve had a heart attack, you must keep exercising to maintain the benefits
39. New opening: Young at heart
Caroline Wilkinson visits the first standalone SHOKK énergie kids’ gym
42. Disability fitness: Buying into inclusion
An assessment of how far the industry has already come in the provision of inclusive fitness, and a look at what more can be done
46. Working with PCTs: Activity partners
Lisa Taylor gives her advice to leisure operators wanting to work more closely with their local PCT
50. Procurement and funding: Full steam ahead
The economy may be fragile, but funding is still available – especially for public sector projects
53. CRM series: Making the switch
Sean James looks at how, and why, full service operators might consider switching to a budget model
57. Membership cancellations: Comings and goings
How should clubs deal with membership cancellations, and should they be more lenient in these tough times?
60. Buy and sell: Core training
Crunches with the Abdofit, incorporating the XCO Trainer, and Balanced Body’s EXO chair
62. Industry research: Bucking the trend
The results of the FIA State of the Industry report, plus analysis
64. Supplier profile: Jonathan Williams, Shokk
The CEO of youth specialist SHOKK talks about addressing youth on their terms, franchising and global expansion plans
68. Online learning: Home delivery
With all the innovations in online learning, will this channel ultimately replace classroom training?
72. Fibo preview: Show and tell
A round-up of some of the new products launched at FIBO in April
76. Fitness-kit.net special: Vending
New vending options, including healthy foods and cash-free payment
83. Lightweights
Cellulite-busting underwear, shopping as a workout, and an alarm clock that gives you an early workout
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Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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The great debate
Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
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Video Gallery
Excite Live Experience: Join the party with Technogym
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The new Excite line makes training more fun and inspiring for any age or fitness level with lots of workouts and entertainment options. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
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Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Robust response
Researchers calculated the market value of the UK's private and public health clubs to arrive at a 2009 total of £3.77bn – a 3 per cent increase on the previous 12 months
8. Letters: Write to reply
Staff fitness levels aren’t the problem, says Graham McPherson, GM of Bannatyne’s in Ayr. What alienates members is their lack of customer care skills
10. News: News round-up
The £20m Mountbatten Centre opens and a new fast-track apprenticeship scheme is launched to help fill industry skill gaps
16. News: International news
Volcano Health Club opens in Prague and the first luxury World Class site opens in Russia
18. News: FIA update
MoreActive4Life launches this month, and Steven Ward looks at the progress of EHFA to date
22. News: REPS update
The Register aims to extend its reach in Scotland
24. News: People news
Barry Aspinall leaves DW Sports and Fitness, Carole Bailey joins Matrix, and Johnson Health Tech UK appoints an interim MD
26. Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead for the FIA Golf Day in August and LIW in September
28. Everyone's talking about: Fitness benefits
Are operators missing an opportunity by focusing on physical appearance rather than the broader health benefits of fitness?
30. Interview: Richard Millman
The new CEO of Leisure Connection talks about his first impressions of the industry
34. Sports drinks: Drink up
Sports scientist Nick Morgan looks at the latest research in the fi eld of sports drinks. Plus a round-up of sports drink launches
38. Research round-up: Don't stop me now
New research shows that, if you’ve had a heart attack, you must keep exercising to maintain the benefits
39. New opening: Young at heart
Caroline Wilkinson visits the first standalone SHOKK énergie kids’ gym
42. Disability fitness: Buying into inclusion
An assessment of how far the industry has already come in the provision of inclusive fitness, and a look at what more can be done
46. Working with PCTs: Activity partners
Lisa Taylor gives her advice to leisure operators wanting to work more closely with their local PCT
50. Procurement and funding: Full steam ahead
The economy may be fragile, but funding is still available – especially for public sector projects
53. CRM series: Making the switch
Sean James looks at how, and why, full service operators might consider switching to a budget model
57. Membership cancellations: Comings and goings
How should clubs deal with membership cancellations, and should they be more lenient in these tough times?
60. Buy and sell: Core training
Crunches with the Abdofit, incorporating the XCO Trainer, and Balanced Body’s EXO chair
62. Industry research: Bucking the trend
The results of the FIA State of the Industry report, plus analysis
64. Supplier profile: Jonathan Williams, Shokk
The CEO of youth specialist SHOKK talks about addressing youth on their terms, franchising and global expansion plans
68. Online learning: Home delivery
With all the innovations in online learning, will this channel ultimately replace classroom training?
72. Fibo preview: Show and tell
A round-up of some of the new products launched at FIBO in April
76. Fitness-kit.net special: Vending
New vending options, including healthy foods and cash-free payment
83. Lightweights
Cellulite-busting underwear, shopping as a workout, and an alarm clock that gives you an early workout
1 - 40 of 132
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: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Video Gallery
Excite Live Experience: Join the party with Technogym
Technogym
The new Excite line makes training more fun and inspiring for any age or fitness level with lots of workouts and entertainment options. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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