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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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Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
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Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
Features
Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
Features
People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
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Opinion
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Company profiles
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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