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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 2
3. Editor's letter: The joy of dance
There are many great synergies between health clubs and dance and the relationships could be developed to the point where dance becomes an element of health club offering.
6. Letters: Write to reply
We need to think differently if we're to be taken seriously on our quest to get the nation active, says Serco Leisure's Andy King
8. News: News round-up
Balfour Beatty appointed main contractor on Plymouth's £46.5m Life Centre, and REPs clarifies its role
16. News: International news
Oasis of the Seas launches, and Aspria opens its first club in Italy
18. News: FIA update
The launch of Let's Dance with Change4Life, and a look at this year's Change4Life roll-out plans
22. News: People news
We talk to the entrepreneur behind New York's I.AM.YOU. yoga studio
24. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FORUMCLUB, IHRSA, SPATEC and FIBO
26. News: Competitive edge
Details of charity challenges to focus the training efforts of your members
28. Everyone's talking about: Tackling dementia
Should the health and fitness industry be playing a bigger role in the management of Alzheimer's?
30. Interview: David Brame
The MD of Bladerunner on creating tailor-made solutions, and the need to deliver on your promises
34. Kids' fitness: Catching them young
A US initiative has shown that fitter kids perform better academically and suffer fewer behavioural problems. Now the scheme’s heading to the UK
38. Research round-up: Reality gap
Parents are failing to realise how inactive their kids really are, says a new survey
39. Kids' fitness: Fitness outcomes
How can the fitness industry work more closely with government to ensure effective monitoring of kids' physical activity initiatives? We report
44. Email research: Virtual reality
A summary of the results from the inaugural email-Focus survey into email enquiry handling
46. Q and A: Dave Wright
The new FIA board representative for independent operators talks about what more needs to be done to support the independent sector
49. Vibration training: Good vibrations
Advice for the effective integration of vibration training at your club
53. CV round-up: Usage instructions
We ask manufacturers to give the low-down on the use and application of their favourite piece of CV kit
58. CRM series: Social dialogue
Should operators be looking at more closely integrating social networking into their club management systems?
63. Political forecasts: Year of change
With a general election looming, Politics International looks at the possible impact of political change on the active leisure sector
66. Health club spa: Spa news
Johnson Health Tech launches Inner Balance, a new wellbeing division
68. Health club spa: Creating an experience...
Top tips for clubs wanting to create an all-embracing spa experience
70. Health club spa: ... and driving retail
And advice from the experts on how to maximise retail revenue off the back of this experience
73. Show preview: Professional Beauty London
Details of masterclasses and events at this beauty trade show
74. Health club spa: Spa appeal
Awareness and relevance are still issues that must be tackled if we're to maximise the potential of our spas, says Mintel
76. New opening: Wembley wellness
We pay a visit to the new staff gym at Wembley – the first ever at the world-famous stadium
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Catalogues
A look at the latest catalogues from Proactive, Precor and Pulse.
83. Lightweights: Snail secretions in skincare
Disney-themed spa for kids, and the latest beauty product ingredient: snail secretions!
1 - 40 of 124
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Although the facts may seem less relevant now due to the coroavirus pandemic, new numbers ...
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Joe Wicks, the personal trainer who has become a global star thanks to his daily ...
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
Features
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
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
Features
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
Features
HCM research
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
Features
Policy
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
Features
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
Features
People
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
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

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...
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
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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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: The joy of dance
There are many great synergies between health clubs and dance and the relationships could be developed to the point where dance becomes an element of health club offering.
6. Letters: Write to reply
We need to think differently if we're to be taken seriously on our quest to get the nation active, says Serco Leisure's Andy King
8. News: News round-up
Balfour Beatty appointed main contractor on Plymouth's £46.5m Life Centre, and REPs clarifies its role
16. News: International news
Oasis of the Seas launches, and Aspria opens its first club in Italy
18. News: FIA update
The launch of Let's Dance with Change4Life, and a look at this year's Change4Life roll-out plans
22. News: People news
We talk to the entrepreneur behind New York's I.AM.YOU. yoga studio
24. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FORUMCLUB, IHRSA, SPATEC and FIBO
26. News: Competitive edge
Details of charity challenges to focus the training efforts of your members
28. Everyone's talking about: Tackling dementia
Should the health and fitness industry be playing a bigger role in the management of Alzheimer's?
30. Interview: David Brame
The MD of Bladerunner on creating tailor-made solutions, and the need to deliver on your promises
34. Kids' fitness: Catching them young
A US initiative has shown that fitter kids perform better academically and suffer fewer behavioural problems. Now the scheme’s heading to the UK
38. Research round-up: Reality gap
Parents are failing to realise how inactive their kids really are, says a new survey
39. Kids' fitness: Fitness outcomes
How can the fitness industry work more closely with government to ensure effective monitoring of kids' physical activity initiatives? We report
44. Email research: Virtual reality
A summary of the results from the inaugural email-Focus survey into email enquiry handling
46. Q and A: Dave Wright
The new FIA board representative for independent operators talks about what more needs to be done to support the independent sector
49. Vibration training: Good vibrations
Advice for the effective integration of vibration training at your club
53. CV round-up: Usage instructions
We ask manufacturers to give the low-down on the use and application of their favourite piece of CV kit
58. CRM series: Social dialogue
Should operators be looking at more closely integrating social networking into their club management systems?
63. Political forecasts: Year of change
With a general election looming, Politics International looks at the possible impact of political change on the active leisure sector
66. Health club spa: Spa news
Johnson Health Tech launches Inner Balance, a new wellbeing division
68. Health club spa: Creating an experience...
Top tips for clubs wanting to create an all-embracing spa experience
70. Health club spa: ... and driving retail
And advice from the experts on how to maximise retail revenue off the back of this experience
73. Show preview: Professional Beauty London
Details of masterclasses and events at this beauty trade show
74. Health club spa: Spa appeal
Awareness and relevance are still issues that must be tackled if we're to maximise the potential of our spas, says Mintel
76. New opening: Wembley wellness
We pay a visit to the new staff gym at Wembley – the first ever at the world-famous stadium
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Catalogues
A look at the latest catalogues from Proactive, Precor and Pulse.
83. Lightweights: Snail secretions in skincare
Disney-themed spa for kids, and the latest beauty product ingredient: snail secretions!
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
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
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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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