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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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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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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 122
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
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Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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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