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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 7
3. Editor's letter: Training GPs
GPs' training should be lengthened to include an element of exercise science, so they're equipped to refer patients – as they do with ENT or cardiac specialists, for example
6. Letters: Write to reply
Does e-learning really mean a lack of interaction, asks Michael Betts of Fitness Industry Education
10. News: News round-up
énergie opens the first Fit4less budget club and the Trixter team completes a management buy-out
16. News: International news
Holmes Place Iberia opens its 19th club in Portugal and Anytime Fitness launches in New Zealand
18. News: FIA update
A round-up of the news and discussion from the inaugural FIA FLAME Conference and Summit
22. News: REPS update
A new website, logo and identity pins for REPs and its members
24. News: People news
Florence Orban becomes permanent CEO of the National Skills Academy
26. News: Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Get ready for LIW 2009
28. Everyone's talking about: Over-exercising
Should we intervene if people appear addicted to exercise – and if so, how can we go about it?
30. Interview: Costance and Pedro Ruiz
The husband and wife team, founders and owners of Portuguese women-only franchise Vivafit, talk about successes and challenges to date and outline their expansion plans going forward
34. New opening: Clare Winner
We take a look at the flagship Virgin Active Claremont club in Cape Town
37. Member retention: Problem solving
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the initial steps in the development of a retention strategy, including how to gain an understanding of the problem
40. Q&A: James Balfour and Tony Cowen
The founders of Pure Health & Fitness in Poland talk about their philosophy and plans for the business
42. Q&A: Dr John Ratey
The associate professor of Harvard Medical School talks about research which demonstrates the positive effects of exercise on the brain
47. Rehab: The road to rehabilitation
A summary of the key stages in rehabilitation, plus details of how the equipment already in your gym can be used as part of the rehab process
53. Member payments: On the money
We assess a selection of different membership models and look at how existing member payment software packages can support these
57. Outdoor fitness: Fitness al fresco
A round-up of some innovative outdoor fitness initiatives
60. Exercise management: Member management
With a growing number of exercise management systems on the market, we summarise the key functionalities and USPs of each
64. Product news: Fitness-kit.net
Ice wraps, cooling systems and an exercise video library
65. Research round-up: Chasing pavements
Studies show that people who live in neighbourhoods with pavements are more likely to achieve the minimum recommended levels of physical activity
66. Supplier profile: Holm Hofmann, Milon
Milon’s UK business development manager talks about effective programming and medical fitness
75. Lightweights
Online dating for gym-goers, eating more after reading active words, and walking to reduce chocolate cravings
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Features
feature
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
Features
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
feature
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
Features
feature
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
Features
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: Training GPs
GPs' training should be lengthened to include an element of exercise science, so they're equipped to refer patients – as they do with ENT or cardiac specialists, for example
6. Letters: Write to reply
Does e-learning really mean a lack of interaction, asks Michael Betts of Fitness Industry Education
10. News: News round-up
énergie opens the first Fit4less budget club and the Trixter team completes a management buy-out
16. News: International news
Holmes Place Iberia opens its 19th club in Portugal and Anytime Fitness launches in New Zealand
18. News: FIA update
A round-up of the news and discussion from the inaugural FIA FLAME Conference and Summit
22. News: REPS update
A new website, logo and identity pins for REPs and its members
24. News: People news
Florence Orban becomes permanent CEO of the National Skills Academy
26. News: Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Get ready for LIW 2009
28. Everyone's talking about: Over-exercising
Should we intervene if people appear addicted to exercise – and if so, how can we go about it?
30. Interview: Costance and Pedro Ruiz
The husband and wife team, founders and owners of Portuguese women-only franchise Vivafit, talk about successes and challenges to date and outline their expansion plans going forward
34. New opening: Clare Winner
We take a look at the flagship Virgin Active Claremont club in Cape Town
37. Member retention: Problem solving
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the initial steps in the development of a retention strategy, including how to gain an understanding of the problem
40. Q&A: James Balfour and Tony Cowen
The founders of Pure Health & Fitness in Poland talk about their philosophy and plans for the business
42. Q&A: Dr John Ratey
The associate professor of Harvard Medical School talks about research which demonstrates the positive effects of exercise on the brain
47. Rehab: The road to rehabilitation
A summary of the key stages in rehabilitation, plus details of how the equipment already in your gym can be used as part of the rehab process
53. Member payments: On the money
We assess a selection of different membership models and look at how existing member payment software packages can support these
57. Outdoor fitness: Fitness al fresco
A round-up of some innovative outdoor fitness initiatives
60. Exercise management: Member management
With a growing number of exercise management systems on the market, we summarise the key functionalities and USPs of each
64. Product news: Fitness-kit.net
Ice wraps, cooling systems and an exercise video library
65. Research round-up: Chasing pavements
Studies show that people who live in neighbourhoods with pavements are more likely to achieve the minimum recommended levels of physical activity
66. Supplier profile: Holm Hofmann, Milon
Milon’s UK business development manager talks about effective programming and medical fitness
75. Lightweights
Online dating for gym-goers, eating more after reading active words, and walking to reduce chocolate cravings
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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