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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Get paid to stay fit
It will only be a matter of time before we start to debate the ethics of offering people financial incentives to exercise regularly - perhaps via a two-tier National Insurance scheme
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness must be more social to succeed, says the founder of Budapest Outdoor Fitness
8. News: News round-up
EasyGroup set to launch budget gym chain, and GLL and Nexus complete their merger
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness moves into Poland and énergie expands into the Middle East and North Africa
16. News: People news
Keith Burnet joins easyGym from Hilton, plus an interview with David Cross of independent EVO Fitness
19. News: Supplier & training news
Life Fitness drops LeMond brand in favour of Keiser's M3 Indoor Cycle
20. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming events include SIBEC UK & Europe, taking place in Portugal
21. News: Competitive news
Fancy testing yourself in the Arctic Survival Challenge? Find out more in our charity events listing
22. Everyone's talking about...: Change4Life
£75m went into the Change4Life campaign. Did this have the desired results, or did it turn out to be a waste of money? With the budget scaled back, what will happen now?
24. Interview: Ramon Canela
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and director of Barcelona-based health club chain DiR
28. Fitness testing: Spelling it out
In the second of a two-part series on fitness testing and exercise prescription, Kate Cracknell tries out Fitness First's BodyFirst package and the V-Check machine
32. Kids' fitness: Back to school
Zumba is the latest adult-focused craze to hit studios nationwide. Can clubs broaden their group exercise appeal even further by embracing the growing trend towards kids' classes? Abigail Harris reports
37. Kids' fitness: Kids' fashion
What's new in the children's fitness market? What are the trends worth noting? We ask the experts
42. Interview: Fred Turok
The founder of LA Fitness tells Magali Robathan how his TAG charity is helping jobless young people find work in the industry
45. Events preview: Creating change
Surgeon and educator Mario Alonso Puig gives us a glimpse into his upcoming IHRSA session on the impact of exercise on our health
47. Crm series: The zen of software maintenance
When it comes to resolving problems with your club management software, the suppliers' helpdesks can of course help - but your own staff knowledge is also key
51. Marketing: Making a splash
We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts on what's new in marketing, and what operators can do to get the biggest bang for their buck
54. Club entertainment: That's entertainment
Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to keep exercise interesting
58. New opening: One-stop shop
Premier Training has opened a brand new training academy and job shop in Finsbury Park, north London. Rebecca Douglas pays a visit
62. Event review: A new age
Colin Milner reports on the key discussion topics at the ICAA's recent, inaugural, UK event
64. Dutch market: Going Dutch
How does the Dutch health and fitness sector compare to the UK market? Kate Cracknell reports
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
BMX extends its Cruise range, Fitech V5 secures new distributors and EZRunner introduces new features
70. Research round-up: Activity vs Obesity
A recent US study has revealed that there can be 'varying' benefits of exercise. We take a closer look
75. Lightwieghts: Mental exercises can burn calories too
The wonders of mental exercise for burning calories, and the company that creates treadmills for dogs
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Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Opinion
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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
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.
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Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 10
3. Editor's letter: Get paid to stay fit
It will only be a matter of time before we start to debate the ethics of offering people financial incentives to exercise regularly - perhaps via a two-tier National Insurance scheme
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness must be more social to succeed, says the founder of Budapest Outdoor Fitness
8. News: News round-up
EasyGroup set to launch budget gym chain, and GLL and Nexus complete their merger
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness moves into Poland and énergie expands into the Middle East and North Africa
16. News: People news
Keith Burnet joins easyGym from Hilton, plus an interview with David Cross of independent EVO Fitness
19. News: Supplier & training news
Life Fitness drops LeMond brand in favour of Keiser's M3 Indoor Cycle
20. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming events include SIBEC UK & Europe, taking place in Portugal
21. News: Competitive news
Fancy testing yourself in the Arctic Survival Challenge? Find out more in our charity events listing
22. Everyone's talking about...: Change4Life
£75m went into the Change4Life campaign. Did this have the desired results, or did it turn out to be a waste of money? With the budget scaled back, what will happen now?
24. Interview: Ramon Canela
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and director of Barcelona-based health club chain DiR
28. Fitness testing: Spelling it out
In the second of a two-part series on fitness testing and exercise prescription, Kate Cracknell tries out Fitness First's BodyFirst package and the V-Check machine
32. Kids' fitness: Back to school
Zumba is the latest adult-focused craze to hit studios nationwide. Can clubs broaden their group exercise appeal even further by embracing the growing trend towards kids' classes? Abigail Harris reports
37. Kids' fitness: Kids' fashion
What's new in the children's fitness market? What are the trends worth noting? We ask the experts
42. Interview: Fred Turok
The founder of LA Fitness tells Magali Robathan how his TAG charity is helping jobless young people find work in the industry
45. Events preview: Creating change
Surgeon and educator Mario Alonso Puig gives us a glimpse into his upcoming IHRSA session on the impact of exercise on our health
47. Crm series: The zen of software maintenance
When it comes to resolving problems with your club management software, the suppliers' helpdesks can of course help - but your own staff knowledge is also key
51. Marketing: Making a splash
We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts on what's new in marketing, and what operators can do to get the biggest bang for their buck
54. Club entertainment: That's entertainment
Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to keep exercise interesting
58. New opening: One-stop shop
Premier Training has opened a brand new training academy and job shop in Finsbury Park, north London. Rebecca Douglas pays a visit
62. Event review: A new age
Colin Milner reports on the key discussion topics at the ICAA's recent, inaugural, UK event
64. Dutch market: Going Dutch
How does the Dutch health and fitness sector compare to the UK market? Kate Cracknell reports
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
BMX extends its Cruise range, Fitech V5 secures new distributors and EZRunner introduces new features
70. Research round-up: Activity vs Obesity
A recent US study has revealed that there can be 'varying' benefits of exercise. We take a closer look
75. Lightwieghts: Mental exercises can burn calories too
The wonders of mental exercise for burning calories, and the company that creates treadmills for dogs
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
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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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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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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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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