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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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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Opinion
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The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
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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: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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