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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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Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
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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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Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
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University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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Strength
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People
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Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
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Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
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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 127
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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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