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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
1 - 40 of 127
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We did some research comparing monthly turnstile swipes with online classes during lockdown, and found the correlation was 96 % – people were maintaining their usual routines
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HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
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HCM people

Debra Wein

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I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
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Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
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Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
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Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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