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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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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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Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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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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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

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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
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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 124
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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.
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
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Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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
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