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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Being coached
When asked about the impact of mentoring and coaching programmes on retention levels, 77 per cent of companies said they'd had a positive impact on the retention levels achieved
8. Letters: Write to reply
Operators must re-think the balance in spend between acquisition of new members and retention of existing ones, says Mark McKeganey
12. News: News round-up
£15m centre planned for Tyneside, independent operator Time Fitness opens its third club, and the £12m Meridian Centre opens in Louth
18. News: International news
énergie opens in the Middle East, and Zurich airport gets a fitness and wellness centre
20. News: FIA update
A look at the implications of the likely turnover in MPs at the election
24. News: People news
Peter Gilpin takes over as CEO at Leisure East Devon
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get set for IHRSA, FIBO and FitPro
28. News: Competitive edge
Charity events across the UK, and further afield in Cuba and Jordan
30. Everyone's talking about: Celebrity endorsement
Is this the way forward for our industry – will it get us the sort of profile we want? – and, if so, how do we choose the right celebrity?
32. Interview: John Kersh
The VP of international development for Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the business of fitness franchising, and about Anytime's expansion plans
36. Japanese market: Made in Japan
David Minton provides an insight into the Japanese health and fitness market, and takes us on a whistlestop tour around a selection of Tokyo's more innovative health and wellbeing clubs
40. Q and A: Being lifesmart
Carole Caplin talks to Kate Cracknell about her new health and wellbeing centre, Lifesmart
44. Pilates: Studio time
Can health club operators afford to ignore the growing interest in pilates equipment training?
50. Research round-up: Sitting targets
Research shows that, even if we exercise, too much sitting can have a detrimental effect on our health
51. Sports conditioning series: A sporting chance
Should fitness operators be marketing themselves to amateur sports enthusiasts? We start this new series with a look at rugby- and football-specific conditioning
56. Small group training: Floor it!
We investigate the boom in small group training on the gym floor
60. New opening: Black, white and green
Mike Hill pays a visit to Les Mills' recently rebuilt club in Christchurch, New Zealand
62. Q and A: Valerie Bönström
The MD of German franchise Mrs Sporty on catering for women who don't think gyms are for them
64. Outdoor fitness: Under the radar?
Should outdoor gyms be supervised? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts
66. Fitness-kit.net special: Outdoor kit
'Sociable' fitness, resistance running belts and new kettlebell programming
68. Club entertainment: Music to your ears
How can clubs ensure their members are listening to the correct music to ensure they get the most out of every workout?
73. Refurbished equipment: Second coming
We talk to a selection of clubs that have put their faith in pre-owned fitness equipment to understand the rationale behind their decision not to buy new
77. Show preview: IHRSA
A sneak preview at what's in store for all those heading to San Diego, California, for this year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place this month
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Green kit
For the growing number of operators looking to 'go green', we showcase a selection of environmentally-friendly products
83. Lightweights: Circle the date for hula hoop challenge
The date is the 21 March. The challenge is the Hula Hoop Hoopathon.
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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
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People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
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Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
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An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Being coached
When asked about the impact of mentoring and coaching programmes on retention levels, 77 per cent of companies said they'd had a positive impact on the retention levels achieved
8. Letters: Write to reply
Operators must re-think the balance in spend between acquisition of new members and retention of existing ones, says Mark McKeganey
12. News: News round-up
£15m centre planned for Tyneside, independent operator Time Fitness opens its third club, and the £12m Meridian Centre opens in Louth
18. News: International news
énergie opens in the Middle East, and Zurich airport gets a fitness and wellness centre
20. News: FIA update
A look at the implications of the likely turnover in MPs at the election
24. News: People news
Peter Gilpin takes over as CEO at Leisure East Devon
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get set for IHRSA, FIBO and FitPro
28. News: Competitive edge
Charity events across the UK, and further afield in Cuba and Jordan
30. Everyone's talking about: Celebrity endorsement
Is this the way forward for our industry – will it get us the sort of profile we want? – and, if so, how do we choose the right celebrity?
32. Interview: John Kersh
The VP of international development for Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the business of fitness franchising, and about Anytime's expansion plans
36. Japanese market: Made in Japan
David Minton provides an insight into the Japanese health and fitness market, and takes us on a whistlestop tour around a selection of Tokyo's more innovative health and wellbeing clubs
40. Q and A: Being lifesmart
Carole Caplin talks to Kate Cracknell about her new health and wellbeing centre, Lifesmart
44. Pilates: Studio time
Can health club operators afford to ignore the growing interest in pilates equipment training?
50. Research round-up: Sitting targets
Research shows that, even if we exercise, too much sitting can have a detrimental effect on our health
51. Sports conditioning series: A sporting chance
Should fitness operators be marketing themselves to amateur sports enthusiasts? We start this new series with a look at rugby- and football-specific conditioning
56. Small group training: Floor it!
We investigate the boom in small group training on the gym floor
60. New opening: Black, white and green
Mike Hill pays a visit to Les Mills' recently rebuilt club in Christchurch, New Zealand
62. Q and A: Valerie Bönström
The MD of German franchise Mrs Sporty on catering for women who don't think gyms are for them
64. Outdoor fitness: Under the radar?
Should outdoor gyms be supervised? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts
66. Fitness-kit.net special: Outdoor kit
'Sociable' fitness, resistance running belts and new kettlebell programming
68. Club entertainment: Music to your ears
How can clubs ensure their members are listening to the correct music to ensure they get the most out of every workout?
73. Refurbished equipment: Second coming
We talk to a selection of clubs that have put their faith in pre-owned fitness equipment to understand the rationale behind their decision not to buy new
77. Show preview: IHRSA
A sneak preview at what's in store for all those heading to San Diego, California, for this year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place this month
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Green kit
For the growing number of operators looking to 'go green', we showcase a selection of environmentally-friendly products
83. Lightweights: Circle the date for hula hoop challenge
The date is the 21 March. The challenge is the Hula Hoop Hoopathon.
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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