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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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Equity funding could drive some of the much-predicted consolidation in the boutique sector
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Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
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FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
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Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
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People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
We did some research comparing monthly turnstile swipes with online classes during lockdown, and found the correlation was 96 % – people were maintaining their usual routines
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
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Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix strives to offer equipment that will captivate your members, is easy to maintain, and ...
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Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix strives to offer equipment that will captivate your members, is easy to maintain, and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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