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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 last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
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Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
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Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
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Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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