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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 11
3. Editor's letter: A mature mindset
Isn't there a risk that older people will always view entering a 'normal' gym as trespassing on another generation's territory? Why not create specialist facilities for this population group?
6. Letters: Write to reply
Melvyn Hillsdon on the need to move beyond anecdote in our data
10. News: News round-up
Total Fitness in management buyout, James Caan sells nuyuu, and Pure Gym lines up four new sites
16. News: International news
Milon equips royal facility in Tunisia, and California Fitness opens its latest site in Hong Kong
18. News: People news
Nick Burrows set to leave Nuffield Health, plus we chat to Mike Buss, who ran 100 marathons in 100 days
20. News: Fia update
A look back on the recent party political conferences
23. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming dates for the diary include the BISL Conference, the UK Spa & Wellness Conference and the IHRSA Asia-Pacific Forum
25. News: Competitive edge
Fancy skiing 24 peaks in 48 hours in Italy? Or riding husky dogs through Lapland? Our charity events listing provides more detail
26. Everyone's talking about...: Hiring graduates
It's now the law in Portugal that fitness instructors must have a sports science degree. Would following this example in the UK mean better service or simply higher costs?
28. Interview: Eric Dunmore
The CEO of independent club The Third Space talks to Kate Cracknell about achieving success by ignoring industry norms
32. New opening: Going underground
Julie Fisher explores the University of Edinburgh's new Pleasance Sports Complex
35. Health club awards: Consumer champions
Introducing the Health Club Awards, voted for by your members
36. Q & A: Greg Searle
Former Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle talks to Kate Cracknell about returning to the GB rowing squad after a 10-year retirement. Plus a round-up of gym equipment used by rowers to train for their sport
42. Retention sales: Tapping into technology
How can clubs use new gadgets to improve member retention levels?
46. Research round-up: Flexible friend
A simple sit and reach test could be used to assess the risk of heart attacks or strokes, says new research
48. Business strategy: Finding the hidden money in your business
Tim Fearon looks at what companies need to do to maximise their potential, with suggestions of ways in which clubs can grow their business
52. fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
An overview of some of the latest innovations, including new studio bars from Fitness-Mad and portable mirrors from Mirrors for Training
54. Property: The changing face of fitness
Colin White reviews the fitness property market, with thoughts on how the low-cost sector might impact on future developments
58. Project profiles: Project snapshot
We take a look at recent projects from Pulse, Power Plate, gym80 and Revolutionary Products
65. Service & maintenance: How to look 10 years younger
How can you keep gym kit looking good and performing well? We report
68. Industry research: The ultimate question?
The ultimate question? Mike Hill takes a look at the potential of the Net Promoter Score® for the fitness industry
70. Q & A: Colin Waggett
The CEO of Fitness First on annual results and plans for flotation
72. Industry research: Personnel perspective
Liz Smith reports on the Working in Fitness 2010 survey
74. LIW review: LIW 2010
Highlights from LIW 2010, including details of new product launches
83. Lightweights: Pensioners setting workout examples
Fit pensioners, fat Chinese rappers and firefighters' fitness classes
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
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Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
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Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: A mature mindset
Isn't there a risk that older people will always view entering a 'normal' gym as trespassing on another generation's territory? Why not create specialist facilities for this population group?
6. Letters: Write to reply
Melvyn Hillsdon on the need to move beyond anecdote in our data
10. News: News round-up
Total Fitness in management buyout, James Caan sells nuyuu, and Pure Gym lines up four new sites
16. News: International news
Milon equips royal facility in Tunisia, and California Fitness opens its latest site in Hong Kong
18. News: People news
Nick Burrows set to leave Nuffield Health, plus we chat to Mike Buss, who ran 100 marathons in 100 days
20. News: Fia update
A look back on the recent party political conferences
23. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming dates for the diary include the BISL Conference, the UK Spa & Wellness Conference and the IHRSA Asia-Pacific Forum
25. News: Competitive edge
Fancy skiing 24 peaks in 48 hours in Italy? Or riding husky dogs through Lapland? Our charity events listing provides more detail
26. Everyone's talking about...: Hiring graduates
It's now the law in Portugal that fitness instructors must have a sports science degree. Would following this example in the UK mean better service or simply higher costs?
28. Interview: Eric Dunmore
The CEO of independent club The Third Space talks to Kate Cracknell about achieving success by ignoring industry norms
32. New opening: Going underground
Julie Fisher explores the University of Edinburgh's new Pleasance Sports Complex
35. Health club awards: Consumer champions
Introducing the Health Club Awards, voted for by your members
36. Q & A: Greg Searle
Former Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle talks to Kate Cracknell about returning to the GB rowing squad after a 10-year retirement. Plus a round-up of gym equipment used by rowers to train for their sport
42. Retention sales: Tapping into technology
How can clubs use new gadgets to improve member retention levels?
46. Research round-up: Flexible friend
A simple sit and reach test could be used to assess the risk of heart attacks or strokes, says new research
48. Business strategy: Finding the hidden money in your business
Tim Fearon looks at what companies need to do to maximise their potential, with suggestions of ways in which clubs can grow their business
52. fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
An overview of some of the latest innovations, including new studio bars from Fitness-Mad and portable mirrors from Mirrors for Training
54. Property: The changing face of fitness
Colin White reviews the fitness property market, with thoughts on how the low-cost sector might impact on future developments
58. Project profiles: Project snapshot
We take a look at recent projects from Pulse, Power Plate, gym80 and Revolutionary Products
65. Service & maintenance: How to look 10 years younger
How can you keep gym kit looking good and performing well? We report
68. Industry research: The ultimate question?
The ultimate question? Mike Hill takes a look at the potential of the Net Promoter Score® for the fitness industry
70. Q & A: Colin Waggett
The CEO of Fitness First on annual results and plans for flotation
72. Industry research: Personnel perspective
Liz Smith reports on the Working in Fitness 2010 survey
74. LIW review: LIW 2010
Highlights from LIW 2010, including details of new product launches
83. Lightweights: Pensioners setting workout examples
Fit pensioners, fat Chinese rappers and firefighters' fitness classes
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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