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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Yes you can
Primary Care Trusts spend an average of £5m each year at local level treating illness caused by inactivity and it's estimated that 9,000 premature deaths each year are caused by obesity
6. Letters: Write to reply
The industry needs a radical change in its approach to working with older people, says Norman Smith of HUR UK
8. News: News round-up
£31m Hillingdon Centre opens, DLL starts work on £11m Exeter club, plus the latest independent operator, supplier and training news
14. News: International news
FITLane to open fourth club, and the Ben Dunne Group introduces a new 'high value' health club concept
16. News: FIA update
An in-depth look at the TwentyTen Commission, plus feedback from last month's Let's Dance with Change4Life weekend
20. News: People news
YMCAfit appoints a new executive director, plus we talk to the UK's first blind fitness instructor
22. News: Competitive edge
Charity events including the Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon and the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
23. Leisure diary: Diary dates
SIBEC UK takes place next month
24. Everyone's talking about: The grey market
What's the key to tapping into the older people's fitness market?
26. Interview: Niki Keene
Curves' international wellness director talks to Kate Cracknell about teaching the fitness and healthcare sectors to speak the same language
30. Industry research: The fitness future
Research by Mintel and Les Mills signals a transformation of the fitness industry as we know it. We report
35. Group exercise: Money makers
We ask the experts for their suggestions on using group exercise to drive secondary revenue
38. New opening: Village life
Rhianon Howells pays a visit to the new Richmond Village Letcombe Regis retirement home, where a gym and spa facilities are central to enhancing people's physical and mental health
42. Exercise and ageing: Gym'll fix it
With better health in later years now seen as a key priority for the government, we look at the role of the health and fitness industry in driving this agenda
46. Dance: The strictly effect
The success of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing has led to a boom in dance-based exercise. Kate Cracknell reports
52. Retention software: Result!
What results can operators expect from installing retention software? Our panel of operators give their verdict on the systems used in their facilities and offer suggestions for future product enhancements
57. Fitness franchising: A franchise for everyone
Julie Fisher takes a look at what's new in the fitness franchise market
62. Research round-up: Market value
An Australian study has assessed a range of interventions to determine the most effective way to promote exercise among adults, in terms of health benefits and financial cost
64. Nutrional products: Business booster
Kath Hudson talks to operators who've bolstered their business throughout the recession by driving secondary revenue from sales of nutritional products
66. Fitness-kit special: Drinks
Drinks to complement your members' fitness efforts, including Lucozade Lite, Ultrabody's Daily Wellness Range and Red Bull Shots
68. Show preview: Bodypower expo
Next month's BodyPower Expo focuses on disciplines such as bodybuilding and martial arts
70. Show preview: Fibo
The 25th annual FIBO event takes place this month in Essen, Germany, with more than 530 exhibitors expected from 38 countries
75. Lightweights: Bragging power times four
Taking photos of every meal can help people lose weight, while Piloxing a combination of pilates and boxing is guaranteed to wow your members
1 - 40 of 129
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Features
feature
Anytime Fitness in the Philippines has seen a 14.2% increase in PT revenue and a $1m increase in overall revenue through data analytics and digitisation
Features
Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
People
We have a period of lead generation before we allow anyone to join. We build the excitement up to a specific launch time and date, much like the ticketing model for concerts
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Yes you can
Primary Care Trusts spend an average of £5m each year at local level treating illness caused by inactivity and it's estimated that 9,000 premature deaths each year are caused by obesity
6. Letters: Write to reply
The industry needs a radical change in its approach to working with older people, says Norman Smith of HUR UK
8. News: News round-up
£31m Hillingdon Centre opens, DLL starts work on £11m Exeter club, plus the latest independent operator, supplier and training news
14. News: International news
FITLane to open fourth club, and the Ben Dunne Group introduces a new 'high value' health club concept
16. News: FIA update
An in-depth look at the TwentyTen Commission, plus feedback from last month's Let's Dance with Change4Life weekend
20. News: People news
YMCAfit appoints a new executive director, plus we talk to the UK's first blind fitness instructor
22. News: Competitive edge
Charity events including the Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon and the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
23. Leisure diary: Diary dates
SIBEC UK takes place next month
24. Everyone's talking about: The grey market
What's the key to tapping into the older people's fitness market?
26. Interview: Niki Keene
Curves' international wellness director talks to Kate Cracknell about teaching the fitness and healthcare sectors to speak the same language
30. Industry research: The fitness future
Research by Mintel and Les Mills signals a transformation of the fitness industry as we know it. We report
35. Group exercise: Money makers
We ask the experts for their suggestions on using group exercise to drive secondary revenue
38. New opening: Village life
Rhianon Howells pays a visit to the new Richmond Village Letcombe Regis retirement home, where a gym and spa facilities are central to enhancing people's physical and mental health
42. Exercise and ageing: Gym'll fix it
With better health in later years now seen as a key priority for the government, we look at the role of the health and fitness industry in driving this agenda
46. Dance: The strictly effect
The success of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing has led to a boom in dance-based exercise. Kate Cracknell reports
52. Retention software: Result!
What results can operators expect from installing retention software? Our panel of operators give their verdict on the systems used in their facilities and offer suggestions for future product enhancements
57. Fitness franchising: A franchise for everyone
Julie Fisher takes a look at what's new in the fitness franchise market
62. Research round-up: Market value
An Australian study has assessed a range of interventions to determine the most effective way to promote exercise among adults, in terms of health benefits and financial cost
64. Nutrional products: Business booster
Kath Hudson talks to operators who've bolstered their business throughout the recession by driving secondary revenue from sales of nutritional products
66. Fitness-kit special: Drinks
Drinks to complement your members' fitness efforts, including Lucozade Lite, Ultrabody's Daily Wellness Range and Red Bull Shots
68. Show preview: Bodypower expo
Next month's BodyPower Expo focuses on disciplines such as bodybuilding and martial arts
70. Show preview: Fibo
The 25th annual FIBO event takes place this month in Essen, Germany, with more than 530 exhibitors expected from 38 countries
75. Lightweights: Bragging power times four
Taking photos of every meal can help people lose weight, while Piloxing a combination of pilates and boxing is guaranteed to wow your members
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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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