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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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Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
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Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
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Supplier showcase
Working with Precor, Aberdeen Sports Village has undergone a £500k overhaul to strengthen the user experience and put digital connectivity at the core of its offering
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feature
As the health and fitness industry gears up for reopening, Caroline Constantine, MD of Right Directions, shares critical guidance about safe operating procedures
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Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
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Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
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People
The level of tension in the business around continually pushing things on to another level again is energising, and sometimes exhausting. That tallies with me. I don’t like to sit back
People
HCM people

Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
People
HCM people

Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
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Trade associations
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Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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Property & Tenders
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Derby City Council
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Pinggu, Beijing, China
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Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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03-06 Nov 2020
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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

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 126
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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