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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 5
3. Editor's letter: Remember the fun?
Managers rarely take their role as hosts that seriously and are largely invisible to members. I've asked several if they introduce themselves or walk the floor and found they rarely do either
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness instructors aren't trying to replace dance teachers, says IFS presenter of the year Greg Sellar
8. News: News round-up
New kids' gym for a Folkestone and a change of hands for The Health Club in Clevedon
14. News: International news
Gold's Gym in Middle Eastern expansion and the launch of a second Domyos site in France
16. News: FIA update
Free membership profiles for FIA members, and Active IQ named as the Code of Practice assessor
18. News: People news
John Stransky resigns from his post as president of Life Fitness
21. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Including the FIA FLAME Conference and Festival del Fitness in Italy
22. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in the London to Bruges bike race? The Moontrekker challenge in Hong Kong? Find out about these opportunities, and more, in our charity events listing
24. Everyone's talking about: Testing kids' fitness
Is the introduction of an annual bleep test the way to do encourage our kids to be physically active?
26. Interview: Heather Frankham
Magali Robathan talks to the CEO of Lifetime about the changing needs of the health and fitness industry
30. Political focus: Running for Government
With the General Election looming, the key health spokespeople for the three main political parties put forward their parties' views on health, fitness and wellbeing
34. New opening: Zoning in
A new gym in Southwark is the product of a unique four-way partnership and the first budget club in London's zone 1
39. Dance mats: Quickstepping
How do the various brands of dance mat measure up? We take a look at the offering from five different suppliers to see how they measure up
45. Teenagers fitness: Keeping them sweet at 16
Why do so many kids drop out of physical activity when they hit 16, and what can health clubs do to better engage with this market?
50. Suspension training: Kept in suspense
With suspension training taking the health and fitness sector by storm, Kate Cracknell outlines the benefits of this technique and tries out some of the class options currently on the market
54. Health club spa: Tough and go
The short- and long-term effects of shiatsu massage have been investigated in a pan-European study
55. Out of club training: Reaching out
There's a huge opportunity for operators to venture beyond the confines of the club and deliver their health and fitness services to the wider community. But how? Vicky Kiernander investigates
58. IHRSA review: Forward momentum
This year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show took place in San Diego, US, in March. Kate Cracknell asks a selection of delegates for their thoughts
62. Health club spa: Spa news
Bannatyne invests £300k in its Inverness and Chafford Hundred spas
63. Health club spa: Spa service
When it comes to handling prospect enquiries, new research suggests that health club and leisure centre spas are performing well in the context of the overall spa sector - but there's still work to be done
66. Changing facilities: Changing places
Getting your changing rooms right is key to driving participation among market segments such as women and disabled people. We report
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Resistance euqipment
A snapshot of some of the new launches in this product category
75. Health club spa: Lightweights
The launch of the world's first 'beer health' centre, and a new record for the largest simultaneous massage
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Remember the fun?
Managers rarely take their role as hosts that seriously and are largely invisible to members. I've asked several if they introduce themselves or walk the floor and found they rarely do either
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness instructors aren't trying to replace dance teachers, says IFS presenter of the year Greg Sellar
8. News: News round-up
New kids' gym for a Folkestone and a change of hands for The Health Club in Clevedon
14. News: International news
Gold's Gym in Middle Eastern expansion and the launch of a second Domyos site in France
16. News: FIA update
Free membership profiles for FIA members, and Active IQ named as the Code of Practice assessor
18. News: People news
John Stransky resigns from his post as president of Life Fitness
21. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Including the FIA FLAME Conference and Festival del Fitness in Italy
22. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in the London to Bruges bike race? The Moontrekker challenge in Hong Kong? Find out about these opportunities, and more, in our charity events listing
24. Everyone's talking about: Testing kids' fitness
Is the introduction of an annual bleep test the way to do encourage our kids to be physically active?
26. Interview: Heather Frankham
Magali Robathan talks to the CEO of Lifetime about the changing needs of the health and fitness industry
30. Political focus: Running for Government
With the General Election looming, the key health spokespeople for the three main political parties put forward their parties' views on health, fitness and wellbeing
34. New opening: Zoning in
A new gym in Southwark is the product of a unique four-way partnership and the first budget club in London's zone 1
39. Dance mats: Quickstepping
How do the various brands of dance mat measure up? We take a look at the offering from five different suppliers to see how they measure up
45. Teenagers fitness: Keeping them sweet at 16
Why do so many kids drop out of physical activity when they hit 16, and what can health clubs do to better engage with this market?
50. Suspension training: Kept in suspense
With suspension training taking the health and fitness sector by storm, Kate Cracknell outlines the benefits of this technique and tries out some of the class options currently on the market
54. Health club spa: Tough and go
The short- and long-term effects of shiatsu massage have been investigated in a pan-European study
55. Out of club training: Reaching out
There's a huge opportunity for operators to venture beyond the confines of the club and deliver their health and fitness services to the wider community. But how? Vicky Kiernander investigates
58. IHRSA review: Forward momentum
This year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show took place in San Diego, US, in March. Kate Cracknell asks a selection of delegates for their thoughts
62. Health club spa: Spa news
Bannatyne invests £300k in its Inverness and Chafford Hundred spas
63. Health club spa: Spa service
When it comes to handling prospect enquiries, new research suggests that health club and leisure centre spas are performing well in the context of the overall spa sector - but there's still work to be done
66. Changing facilities: Changing places
Getting your changing rooms right is key to driving participation among market segments such as women and disabled people. We report
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Resistance euqipment
A snapshot of some of the new launches in this product category
75. Health club spa: Lightweights
The launch of the world's first 'beer health' centre, and a new record for the largest simultaneous massage
1 - 40 of 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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