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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 9
3. Editor's letter: Is it working?
Researchers found that nearly two million more people are leading unhealthy lives than six months previously. One in fi ve admitted to living an unhealthy lifestyle – an increase of four per cent
8. Letters: Write to reply
Advice for clubs on how to respond to the ongoing problem of swine flu
12. News update: News round-up
Catterick Leisure Centre opens, and £38m Essex sports facility goes ahead
18. News update: International news
SA Fitness opens its first facility in Durban, and Holmes Place takes on Elixia’s two Vienna clubs
20. News: FIA update
The government has outlined its vision for physical activity. Steven Ward reports
24. News: REPS update
A look at the new logo and stamps for use by REPs members
26. News: People update
KP Doyle is the new Nuffi eld CFO, and the founder of the Cooper Aerobics Center in the US talks about preventative medicine
28. All year round: Competitive edge
Cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, or take part in a 10-day Borneo adventure, all for charity
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW, SIBEC UK & Europe, the BISL Conference and the IHRSA European Congress
30. Everyone's talking about.: Member rewards
How can we incentivise members to attend the gym on a regular basis?
32. Interview: Martin Long
The CEO of LA Fitness talks about refreshing the brand and placing people at the heart of the business
36. New opening: Leading the way
We review the offering at thePoint4, the new £14m fi tness and sports development at the Royal National College for the Blind
40. Member motivation: Improving the fitness of your membership
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be used to help motivate and retain members by using personality, rather than the activity, as the starting point
42. Q&A: Ricky Hatton
The former boxing world champion talks about his new club, which targets the local community with a high-end yet affordable offering
45. Member retention part 2: Get the measure of it
In the second part of his retention series, Melvyn Hillsdon looks at how clubs can measure the effectiveness of their retention interventions
48. Carbon reduction: Changing times
A look at the new Carbon Reduction Commitment and its implications for operators, plus ‘green’ suggestions for health clubs looking to minimise the impact of the legislation
52. Club tours: How to do a tour
Our panel of experts offer their thoughts on what makes for the perfect prospect club tour
56. Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
Get ready for Leisure Industry Week 2009. We provide a round-up of the key events and presentations taking place this year, plus a snapshot of the various areas of the trade floor
68. Show preview: LIW exhibitor profile
An update from some of the exhibitors being showcased at this year’s Leisure Industry Week
98. Product innovation: Novelty factor
Following on from our group cycling round-up in the last issue of HCM, we look at some of the recent product launches in other categories of fitness equipment
101. Show preview: Professional Beauty Manchester
An overview of this, the UK’s biggest beauty show outside of London
102. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Bands and mats, fl ying and jumping, we round up what’s hot in studio kit
104. Supplier profile: Greg Sellar, Gravity
The founding partner of GRAVITY UK talks about the GTS, and creating a new revenue stream for clubs
107. News: Fitness-kit.net
News from Amazon and Alliance, York and Hattrick, Instyle and AB Audio Visual, Jordan and Range3D, Dorgard and Cummins-Allison
115. Lightweights: Fitness First's new game plan
Move over WiiFit. Nintendo has launched an even more advanced fitness video game – and this time it’s been created in collaboration with a health club chain, Fitness First.
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 9
3. Editor's letter: Is it working?
Researchers found that nearly two million more people are leading unhealthy lives than six months previously. One in fi ve admitted to living an unhealthy lifestyle – an increase of four per cent
8. Letters: Write to reply
Advice for clubs on how to respond to the ongoing problem of swine flu
12. News update: News round-up
Catterick Leisure Centre opens, and £38m Essex sports facility goes ahead
18. News update: International news
SA Fitness opens its first facility in Durban, and Holmes Place takes on Elixia’s two Vienna clubs
20. News: FIA update
The government has outlined its vision for physical activity. Steven Ward reports
24. News: REPS update
A look at the new logo and stamps for use by REPs members
26. News: People update
KP Doyle is the new Nuffi eld CFO, and the founder of the Cooper Aerobics Center in the US talks about preventative medicine
28. All year round: Competitive edge
Cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, or take part in a 10-day Borneo adventure, all for charity
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW, SIBEC UK & Europe, the BISL Conference and the IHRSA European Congress
30. Everyone's talking about.: Member rewards
How can we incentivise members to attend the gym on a regular basis?
32. Interview: Martin Long
The CEO of LA Fitness talks about refreshing the brand and placing people at the heart of the business
36. New opening: Leading the way
We review the offering at thePoint4, the new £14m fi tness and sports development at the Royal National College for the Blind
40. Member motivation: Improving the fitness of your membership
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be used to help motivate and retain members by using personality, rather than the activity, as the starting point
42. Q&A: Ricky Hatton
The former boxing world champion talks about his new club, which targets the local community with a high-end yet affordable offering
45. Member retention part 2: Get the measure of it
In the second part of his retention series, Melvyn Hillsdon looks at how clubs can measure the effectiveness of their retention interventions
48. Carbon reduction: Changing times
A look at the new Carbon Reduction Commitment and its implications for operators, plus ‘green’ suggestions for health clubs looking to minimise the impact of the legislation
52. Club tours: How to do a tour
Our panel of experts offer their thoughts on what makes for the perfect prospect club tour
56. Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
Get ready for Leisure Industry Week 2009. We provide a round-up of the key events and presentations taking place this year, plus a snapshot of the various areas of the trade floor
68. Show preview: LIW exhibitor profile
An update from some of the exhibitors being showcased at this year’s Leisure Industry Week
98. Product innovation: Novelty factor
Following on from our group cycling round-up in the last issue of HCM, we look at some of the recent product launches in other categories of fitness equipment
101. Show preview: Professional Beauty Manchester
An overview of this, the UK’s biggest beauty show outside of London
102. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Bands and mats, fl ying and jumping, we round up what’s hot in studio kit
104. Supplier profile: Greg Sellar, Gravity
The founding partner of GRAVITY UK talks about the GTS, and creating a new revenue stream for clubs
107. News: Fitness-kit.net
News from Amazon and Alliance, York and Hattrick, Instyle and AB Audio Visual, Jordan and Range3D, Dorgard and Cummins-Allison
115. Lightweights: Fitness First's new game plan
Move over WiiFit. Nintendo has launched an even more advanced fitness video game – and this time it’s been created in collaboration with a health club chain, Fitness First.
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
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Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
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Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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