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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
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Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
Features
feature
Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
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: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
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Directory
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Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
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: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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