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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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People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
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Dan Bond

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We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
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Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
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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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
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: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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