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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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feature
Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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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
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CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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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
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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
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

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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
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More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
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 ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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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