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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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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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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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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
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Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
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Fitness equipment
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GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
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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