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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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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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