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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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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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People
It felt as though we were building a new business
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Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
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Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
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Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
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Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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Volution.fit: Software
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Whole body cryotherapy
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
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03-03 Dec 2020
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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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 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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