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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 124
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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
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Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
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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
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Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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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
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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
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HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
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Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
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
DFC: We do more...
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DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
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Company profile: DFC
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At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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