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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 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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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
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Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
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
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
People
HCM people

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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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
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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
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Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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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 127
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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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