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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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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 119
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal develops new 'easy start' business management solution for studios and personal trainers
Fisikal has launched its first self-activating digital business solution, ideal for personal trainers and studio operators.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
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Opinion
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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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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Company profile: Ecore
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Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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