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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Hanging in there
The value of the industry in terms of turnover was up by 0.9 per cent to £3.8bn during the year, making this the 10th consecutive year of growth for the sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
Celebrity endorsements can bring real benefits to retention and new member enquiries, says Marc Diaper
8. News: News round-up
Rat Race Urban Gym planned for Edinburgh and the £12.5m Edge project opens at Leeds University
14. News: International news
Euro2m Golem site opens in Bratislava, and Curves targets Indian market
16. FIA update: News
The FLAME Conference speaker line-up is announced
20. News: People news
Sporta re-elects board, plus an interview with IHRSA's Emerging Female Leader award winner
22. Competitive edge: News
Challenges include the World Swim Against Malaria and The Welsh 3000s mountain walk
23. Diary: Diary dates 2010
Get ready for the International Council on Active Aging's UK event and the World Leisure Congress
24. Everyone's talking about: External instructors
Kath Hudson asks the experts for advice on getting the most from freelance instructors - how should we manage this key group of people?
26. Interview: Peter Roberts
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and managing director of Pure Gym about maintaining standards and creating a profitable business at the low-cost end of the market
30. Heart rate training: On the pulse
Neil Gibson, BASES-accredited sports scientist at Heriot-Watt University, provides a technical briefing on heart rate training
34. Heart rate training: Operator packages
We take a look at some of the heart rate training options specifically geared towards the health and fitness industry
36. New opening: London leisure
The new £31m Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex in Uxbridge, west London, opened earlier this year. Shoshana Kazab pays a visit
39. Research round-up: Get e-motion-al
Could emphasising the emotional benefits of exercise be the key to getting teenagers into fitness? We outline the findings of new research
40. Generational marketing: Across the divide
How can clubs appeal to staff and members from Generation Y, while still addressing the needs of Generations X and Y and the Baby Boomers? Simon Walker reports
44. Sports conditioning: In the swing of things
As part of our sports conditioning series, we talk to operators and training providers about the opportunities for facilities wanting to tap in to the golf fitness market
48. CRM series: Kiosk culture
Should health club receptions be staffed or automated? Sean James takes a look at the pros and cons, and at some of the software options available to support each route
52. Drinks market: Thirsty work
As the sports and energy drinks market continues to grow, Sian Brenchley looks at new evidence from Mintel to see what the future holds for this secondary income stream
55. Fitness-kit.net special: Energy snacks
Jelly beans from Lucozade Sport and a new range from Maximuscle
57. Procurement and funding: It all adds up
Adrian Hill looks at the importance of calculating whole life costs when procuring new facilities
60. Disability fitness: Going the extra mile
We showcase a selection of initiatives designed to encourage disabled people to see health clubs and leisure centres as inclusive environments - food for thought for operators wanting to expand their offering in this vital area
66. Core and balance: Striking a balance
Susie Srivastava talks to a selection of independent operators about integrating core/balance training into workouts. Plus a look at a selection of core/balance training equipment
75. Lightweights: Wife carrying contest
Wife-carrying contests in Finland, yoga-practising firemen in New York and Taiwan's new 'bike hotel'
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Features
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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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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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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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
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Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
People
HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
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?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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 6
3. Editor's letter: Hanging in there
The value of the industry in terms of turnover was up by 0.9 per cent to £3.8bn during the year, making this the 10th consecutive year of growth for the sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
Celebrity endorsements can bring real benefits to retention and new member enquiries, says Marc Diaper
8. News: News round-up
Rat Race Urban Gym planned for Edinburgh and the £12.5m Edge project opens at Leeds University
14. News: International news
Euro2m Golem site opens in Bratislava, and Curves targets Indian market
16. FIA update: News
The FLAME Conference speaker line-up is announced
20. News: People news
Sporta re-elects board, plus an interview with IHRSA's Emerging Female Leader award winner
22. Competitive edge: News
Challenges include the World Swim Against Malaria and The Welsh 3000s mountain walk
23. Diary: Diary dates 2010
Get ready for the International Council on Active Aging's UK event and the World Leisure Congress
24. Everyone's talking about: External instructors
Kath Hudson asks the experts for advice on getting the most from freelance instructors - how should we manage this key group of people?
26. Interview: Peter Roberts
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and managing director of Pure Gym about maintaining standards and creating a profitable business at the low-cost end of the market
30. Heart rate training: On the pulse
Neil Gibson, BASES-accredited sports scientist at Heriot-Watt University, provides a technical briefing on heart rate training
34. Heart rate training: Operator packages
We take a look at some of the heart rate training options specifically geared towards the health and fitness industry
36. New opening: London leisure
The new £31m Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex in Uxbridge, west London, opened earlier this year. Shoshana Kazab pays a visit
39. Research round-up: Get e-motion-al
Could emphasising the emotional benefits of exercise be the key to getting teenagers into fitness? We outline the findings of new research
40. Generational marketing: Across the divide
How can clubs appeal to staff and members from Generation Y, while still addressing the needs of Generations X and Y and the Baby Boomers? Simon Walker reports
44. Sports conditioning: In the swing of things
As part of our sports conditioning series, we talk to operators and training providers about the opportunities for facilities wanting to tap in to the golf fitness market
48. CRM series: Kiosk culture
Should health club receptions be staffed or automated? Sean James takes a look at the pros and cons, and at some of the software options available to support each route
52. Drinks market: Thirsty work
As the sports and energy drinks market continues to grow, Sian Brenchley looks at new evidence from Mintel to see what the future holds for this secondary income stream
55. Fitness-kit.net special: Energy snacks
Jelly beans from Lucozade Sport and a new range from Maximuscle
57. Procurement and funding: It all adds up
Adrian Hill looks at the importance of calculating whole life costs when procuring new facilities
60. Disability fitness: Going the extra mile
We showcase a selection of initiatives designed to encourage disabled people to see health clubs and leisure centres as inclusive environments - food for thought for operators wanting to expand their offering in this vital area
66. Core and balance: Striking a balance
Susie Srivastava talks to a selection of independent operators about integrating core/balance training into workouts. Plus a look at a selection of core/balance training equipment
75. Lightweights: Wife carrying contest
Wife-carrying contests in Finland, yoga-practising firemen in New York and Taiwan's new 'bike hotel'
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
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?
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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