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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 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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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
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Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
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Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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