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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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2010 issue 1
5. Editor's letter: Cherish your staff
Some operators employ large numbers of low-paid staff on zero-hours contracts to ensure there's always a pool of fairly desperate people competing for the available work slots
8. Letters: Write to reply
Readers share their thoughts on our recent staff training feature (HCM Oct 09) in which we asked whether soft skills can be taught
10. News round-up: Update
£10m 'Active Women' funding package launched by Sport England, plus we unveil our new independent operator news page
18. International news: Update
DiR opens its latest club in Barcelona, while Gold and Blue opens in Genoa, Italy
20. FIA update: News
New FIA board members are announced, and David Stalker gives his thoughts on what 2010 will hold
24. People news: Update
Esporta appoints a new CEO, David Stalker becomes executive director of the FIA, and Technogym reshuffles its team
26. Diary dates 2010: Dates
23-24 January. The Diet and Fitness Show
31. Competitive Edge
Give staff and members something to focus on in their training - get involved in these great charity events
32. Everyone's talking about: 2010 predictions
We ask a selection of industry operators about their plans and predictions for the year ahead
34. Interview: Winston Higham
The CEO of DW Sports Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the chain's expansion plans, and about integrating retail with fitness
39. Nutrional products: Feeding the bottom line
How can operators maximise sales of nutritional products? Our panel of experts share their thoughts
44. Q and A: James Caan and Ben Silcox
The Dragons' Den dragon and the former LA Fitness sales manager unveil their plans for nuyuu fitness, the UK's latest low-cost gym chain, which launched in October
47. Freeweights: Freestyle champions
Our panel of personal trainers discuss their favourite types of free weight
52. Hafos survey: Industry barometer
Mike Hill summarises the key findings of the latest HAFOS survey, and outlines their implications for the health and fitness sector
55. Research round-up: A piece of the action
Research suggests that the simple act of exercising can be enough to have a positive effect on body image - even if you don't actually reach specific fitness goals
56. Mintel report: Riding the zeitgeist
Mintel's latest Health and Fitness Clubs UK report, released in October, gives a snapshot of the sector and an insight into future opportunities. Mintel's senior leisure analyst summarises the key points from this new report
60. Club overhaul: Expansive-ness
The overhaul of a failing public access, pool-only site in Germany has resulted in life-ness – a brand new site with an extensive offer
62. Sibec review: Going digital
The talk at SIBEC UK & Europe was of online opportunities. We round up the discussions and ask delegates for their thoughts
64. IHRSA review: Tribal culture
Kate Cracknell summarises the presentations from the recent IHRSA European Congress
67. Club cleanliness: Tour of duty
We take a virtual walk around a health club, looking at ways in which operators can keep their facilities clean - both visibly and in terms of protection against infection
70. Fitness-kit.net: Winter training
With the winter sports season upon us, we review some of the equipment your members could use to get ready for their winter break - from SkiErgs to Nordic Walking
72. Fitness-kit.net
The launch of Velaqua - a floating, pedal-less cycle for use in swimming pools - and Trixter's X-Bike is endorsed by motocross champions
77. Lightweights: Sumo run world record attempt
A lighthearted look at chess boxing, a fat club for overweight policemen, and a sumo run world record event
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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: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
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Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
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Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
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Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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AskNicely: Member feedback software
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Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
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Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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

2010 issue 1
5. Editor's letter: Cherish your staff
Some operators employ large numbers of low-paid staff on zero-hours contracts to ensure there's always a pool of fairly desperate people competing for the available work slots
8. Letters: Write to reply
Readers share their thoughts on our recent staff training feature (HCM Oct 09) in which we asked whether soft skills can be taught
10. News round-up: Update
£10m 'Active Women' funding package launched by Sport England, plus we unveil our new independent operator news page
18. International news: Update
DiR opens its latest club in Barcelona, while Gold and Blue opens in Genoa, Italy
20. FIA update: News
New FIA board members are announced, and David Stalker gives his thoughts on what 2010 will hold
24. People news: Update
Esporta appoints a new CEO, David Stalker becomes executive director of the FIA, and Technogym reshuffles its team
26. Diary dates 2010: Dates
23-24 January. The Diet and Fitness Show
31. Competitive Edge
Give staff and members something to focus on in their training - get involved in these great charity events
32. Everyone's talking about: 2010 predictions
We ask a selection of industry operators about their plans and predictions for the year ahead
34. Interview: Winston Higham
The CEO of DW Sports Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the chain's expansion plans, and about integrating retail with fitness
39. Nutrional products: Feeding the bottom line
How can operators maximise sales of nutritional products? Our panel of experts share their thoughts
44. Q and A: James Caan and Ben Silcox
The Dragons' Den dragon and the former LA Fitness sales manager unveil their plans for nuyuu fitness, the UK's latest low-cost gym chain, which launched in October
47. Freeweights: Freestyle champions
Our panel of personal trainers discuss their favourite types of free weight
52. Hafos survey: Industry barometer
Mike Hill summarises the key findings of the latest HAFOS survey, and outlines their implications for the health and fitness sector
55. Research round-up: A piece of the action
Research suggests that the simple act of exercising can be enough to have a positive effect on body image - even if you don't actually reach specific fitness goals
56. Mintel report: Riding the zeitgeist
Mintel's latest Health and Fitness Clubs UK report, released in October, gives a snapshot of the sector and an insight into future opportunities. Mintel's senior leisure analyst summarises the key points from this new report
60. Club overhaul: Expansive-ness
The overhaul of a failing public access, pool-only site in Germany has resulted in life-ness – a brand new site with an extensive offer
62. Sibec review: Going digital
The talk at SIBEC UK & Europe was of online opportunities. We round up the discussions and ask delegates for their thoughts
64. IHRSA review: Tribal culture
Kate Cracknell summarises the presentations from the recent IHRSA European Congress
67. Club cleanliness: Tour of duty
We take a virtual walk around a health club, looking at ways in which operators can keep their facilities clean - both visibly and in terms of protection against infection
70. Fitness-kit.net: Winter training
With the winter sports season upon us, we review some of the equipment your members could use to get ready for their winter break - from SkiErgs to Nordic Walking
72. Fitness-kit.net
The launch of Velaqua - a floating, pedal-less cycle for use in swimming pools - and Trixter's X-Bike is endorsed by motocross champions
77. Lightweights: Sumo run world record attempt
A lighthearted look at chess boxing, a fat club for overweight policemen, and a sumo run world record event
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: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
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: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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