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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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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
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Next Health: co-founder
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We believe affordable fitness will be a very substantial part of all significant gym and fitness markets in the future
Opinion
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
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Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
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Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
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Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
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Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
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Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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