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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
Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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Promotional feature
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
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feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
Features
Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
Features
Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
Features
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
People
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
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Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
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Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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