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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 8
3. Editor's letter: Brain health
Healthcare professionals report that exercise leads to calmer and more healthy behaviour, better lifestyle patterns and a greater sense of wellbeing among dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers
8. Write to reply: Letters
Exercise programmes should focus on improving people’s future health as well as their current fitness levels, says Peter Hope
10. News: News round-up
New report shows that GPs lack access to exercise referral schemes, plus a £15m refurb for Billingham
16. News: International news
Willow Stream spa for Monte Carlo, EHFA and IHRSA sign agreement, and Vivafit reaches the 100-club milestone in Portugal
18. News: FIA update
Support from MPs for the MoreActive4Life campaign, and a look at the new report from the Public Health Commission
22. News: REPS update
REPs strikes an agreement with SQA to recognise Scottish qualifications
24. News: People news
Brigid Simmonds to leave BISL, and Kevin Yates talks about winning the FIA Future of FLAME Award
26. Competitive edge
Cycling in Taiwan, and runs that hold you to your New Year’s Resolution
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC next month
28. Everyone's talking about: GP training
Should GPs be trained in exercise science to enable them to refer people for exercise, and to work with the fitness industry?
30. Interview: FX Leisure
Stuart Taylor, director of independent family-owned FX Leisure, talks about doing things differently and creating an engaging environment
35. Small spaces, big results
How can you create a robust pilates offering if you have only limited space? We provide some tips and equipment suggestions
39. Fitness, web and tv: Next generation
Should bricks and mortar health clubs be worried about the advent of online gyms and TV-based fitness offerings? We ask the people behind this new breed of ‘virtual club’
42. Obesity: Prevention for life
The Pritikin Center in the US has, for many years, been providing prevention and cure for lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. We talk to president Paul Lehr about the Pritikin Program
46. Making your gym strong
Encouraging members to use resistance equipment can boost retention levels. We investigate
50. Vive la revolution
The proliferation of the group cycling category can make it hard to know where to start in choosing equipment for your gym. Our listing, grouped into sub-categories, will help
54. Health club spa q&a: Committed to spa
We talk to Nick Coutts, CEO of Holmes Place Iberia, about the success of their spa memberships
56. Health club spa: Spa news
New Edinburgh spa for Bannatyne’s, and Hoole Hall to open in November
57. Health club spa: Amazing space
Huntingdon Leisure Centre recently underwent a major refurb, including the creation of a spa and kids’ play area, to expand its user base. We take a look at the development
60. Health club spa q&a: Gerard McCarthy
The sales director for Dalesauna talks about developments in heat experiences, and calls for the industry to make spas more affordable
64. The power of partnership
Partnership was the buzz word at this year’s SIBEC, whether with PCTs or other bodies. We summarise the keynote and the delegates’ response
66. Supplier profile: Arie van Winkelhof, Gym80
The MD of gym80 International talks about growing the category, developing a CV range and providing operators with an alternative based on quality, not quantity
74. Lightweights
The ultimate luxury: a new spa in Switzerland has a steamroom with walls covered in Swarovski crystals
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Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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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
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Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Opinion
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Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
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19-24 Apr 2020
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Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 8
3. Editor's letter: Brain health
Healthcare professionals report that exercise leads to calmer and more healthy behaviour, better lifestyle patterns and a greater sense of wellbeing among dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers
8. Write to reply: Letters
Exercise programmes should focus on improving people’s future health as well as their current fitness levels, says Peter Hope
10. News: News round-up
New report shows that GPs lack access to exercise referral schemes, plus a £15m refurb for Billingham
16. News: International news
Willow Stream spa for Monte Carlo, EHFA and IHRSA sign agreement, and Vivafit reaches the 100-club milestone in Portugal
18. News: FIA update
Support from MPs for the MoreActive4Life campaign, and a look at the new report from the Public Health Commission
22. News: REPS update
REPs strikes an agreement with SQA to recognise Scottish qualifications
24. News: People news
Brigid Simmonds to leave BISL, and Kevin Yates talks about winning the FIA Future of FLAME Award
26. Competitive edge
Cycling in Taiwan, and runs that hold you to your New Year’s Resolution
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC next month
28. Everyone's talking about: GP training
Should GPs be trained in exercise science to enable them to refer people for exercise, and to work with the fitness industry?
30. Interview: FX Leisure
Stuart Taylor, director of independent family-owned FX Leisure, talks about doing things differently and creating an engaging environment
35. Small spaces, big results
How can you create a robust pilates offering if you have only limited space? We provide some tips and equipment suggestions
39. Fitness, web and tv: Next generation
Should bricks and mortar health clubs be worried about the advent of online gyms and TV-based fitness offerings? We ask the people behind this new breed of ‘virtual club’
42. Obesity: Prevention for life
The Pritikin Center in the US has, for many years, been providing prevention and cure for lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. We talk to president Paul Lehr about the Pritikin Program
46. Making your gym strong
Encouraging members to use resistance equipment can boost retention levels. We investigate
50. Vive la revolution
The proliferation of the group cycling category can make it hard to know where to start in choosing equipment for your gym. Our listing, grouped into sub-categories, will help
54. Health club spa q&a: Committed to spa
We talk to Nick Coutts, CEO of Holmes Place Iberia, about the success of their spa memberships
56. Health club spa: Spa news
New Edinburgh spa for Bannatyne’s, and Hoole Hall to open in November
57. Health club spa: Amazing space
Huntingdon Leisure Centre recently underwent a major refurb, including the creation of a spa and kids’ play area, to expand its user base. We take a look at the development
60. Health club spa q&a: Gerard McCarthy
The sales director for Dalesauna talks about developments in heat experiences, and calls for the industry to make spas more affordable
64. The power of partnership
Partnership was the buzz word at this year’s SIBEC, whether with PCTs or other bodies. We summarise the keynote and the delegates’ response
66. Supplier profile: Arie van Winkelhof, Gym80
The MD of gym80 International talks about growing the category, developing a CV range and providing operators with an alternative based on quality, not quantity
74. Lightweights
The ultimate luxury: a new spa in Switzerland has a steamroom with walls covered in Swarovski crystals
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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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