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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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Features
Trends
Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
Features
Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
Features
feature
Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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Aqua Health
Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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People
HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
People
One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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

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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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
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