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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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Features
Insight
If raised voices or certain verbal intonations that signal aggression are detected in the clubs, the smart camera system alerts Basic-Fit’s remote control-operators, allowing them to intervene if necessary
Features
Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
Features
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
Features
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
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
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
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
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
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 news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
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Opinion
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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

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 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: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
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: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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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