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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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Our road map is to manage leisure facilities, developing them into community hubs and ensuring the most in need get the most support
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Interview
Smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and a collaboration with Amazon. The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports talks to Kate Cracknell
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Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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News report
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
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Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
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How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
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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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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
FREE WEBINAR
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This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Storytelling - the future of fitness content
Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
Video Gallery
CPASE creates unforgettable luxury member experience at new boutique club with Technogym
Technogym
Technogym has equipped Clare Stobart's new boutique health club – CPASE. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback 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 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 132
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Storytelling - the future of fitness content
Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
Video Gallery
CPASE creates unforgettable luxury member experience at new boutique club with Technogym
Technogym
Technogym has equipped Clare Stobart's new boutique health club – CPASE. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback 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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