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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 7
3. Editor's letter: Making connections
If staff can be trained in how to pick up on differences in others, as well as making changes to their own behaviour, they will be able to make a significant impact on retention levels.
6. Letters: Write to reply
The FIA on promoting VAT exemption for fitness facilities, and a look at why clubs and leisure centres might be losing their sense of fun
10. News: News round-up
Anytime Fitness announces UK plans, Harlow Leisurezone opens and Pure Gym plans expansion
16. News: International news
DiR expands into yoga, SHOKK opens its first site in Qatar, the Australian music usage verdict is announced, and a re-opening for Tel Aviv University's refurbished gym
18. News: FIA update
The FIA's CMO looks back on his first year in the post, and the FIA announces discounted VPL licence
22. News: People news
DC Leisure appoints group health and wellbeing manager, and Pure Gym names new group ops manager
25. News: Competitive edge
Events include the Great Scottish Run, Maggie's Night Hike and a Men's Health competition
27. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming dates for the diary include the FIA's FLAME Conference, the World Leisure Congress and Leisure Industry Week
28. Everyone's talking about: Is fitness still fun?
Has the more serious, healthcare focused element of the fitness sector's offering taken the fun out of things? Kath Hudson ask the experts
30. Interview: Steve Kass and Tom Johnston
Rhianon Howells talks to the CEO and COO of American Leisure about delivering lifestyle services and becoming a truly global company
34. Olympic legacy: Enduring appeal
Mike Hill visits the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in Australia to see what London can learn about fulfilling its Olympic legacy promise
38. Exercise prescription: Making it personal
FitPro's education manager Laura McStay investigates the different approaches to exercise prescription
42. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Including the new LIVESTRONG by Matrix range and the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Step
43. Fitness holidays: Viva Espana
Karen Maxwell looks at the lifechanging approach of the RFH Fitness fitness camp in Andalucia
46. Group Exercise: In the groove
We talk to the founder of Zumba
51. Member payments: Money talks
The many member payment options now available mean clubs can focus on what really matters - helping their members achieve their training goals
54. Legal briefing: Safe not sorry
A look at the health and safety implications for fitness operators of the recent court case brought against Holmes Place Health Clubs
56. Exercise management: Data mining
Exercise management systems are one of the most useful tools available to fitness clubs, so why aren't more managers using the data they collect?
60. Prehab and rehab: Mending members
Harley Street osteopath Nick Potter gives his thoughts on the opportunities for health clubs and leisure centres to tap in to the market for prehab and rehab
64. Research round-up: Mind over matter
Practising yoga is more likely to lead to 'mindful eating' than other forms of physical activity, says new research
65. Retention series: Creating bonds
Julie Cramer investigates ways in which operators can enhance their relationship with their members
68. Corporate fitness: Corporate outreach
Is corporate wellness a market that more health club operators should be tapping in to?
75. Lightweights: Fighting the flab like a warrior
Samurai fitness classes, ceilidh workouts and evidence that exercise enables to people to continue their love lives into their 80s
1 - 40 of 124
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With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
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Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
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New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
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Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
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It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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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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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: Making connections
If staff can be trained in how to pick up on differences in others, as well as making changes to their own behaviour, they will be able to make a significant impact on retention levels.
6. Letters: Write to reply
The FIA on promoting VAT exemption for fitness facilities, and a look at why clubs and leisure centres might be losing their sense of fun
10. News: News round-up
Anytime Fitness announces UK plans, Harlow Leisurezone opens and Pure Gym plans expansion
16. News: International news
DiR expands into yoga, SHOKK opens its first site in Qatar, the Australian music usage verdict is announced, and a re-opening for Tel Aviv University's refurbished gym
18. News: FIA update
The FIA's CMO looks back on his first year in the post, and the FIA announces discounted VPL licence
22. News: People news
DC Leisure appoints group health and wellbeing manager, and Pure Gym names new group ops manager
25. News: Competitive edge
Events include the Great Scottish Run, Maggie's Night Hike and a Men's Health competition
27. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming dates for the diary include the FIA's FLAME Conference, the World Leisure Congress and Leisure Industry Week
28. Everyone's talking about: Is fitness still fun?
Has the more serious, healthcare focused element of the fitness sector's offering taken the fun out of things? Kath Hudson ask the experts
30. Interview: Steve Kass and Tom Johnston
Rhianon Howells talks to the CEO and COO of American Leisure about delivering lifestyle services and becoming a truly global company
34. Olympic legacy: Enduring appeal
Mike Hill visits the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in Australia to see what London can learn about fulfilling its Olympic legacy promise
38. Exercise prescription: Making it personal
FitPro's education manager Laura McStay investigates the different approaches to exercise prescription
42. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Including the new LIVESTRONG by Matrix range and the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Step
43. Fitness holidays: Viva Espana
Karen Maxwell looks at the lifechanging approach of the RFH Fitness fitness camp in Andalucia
46. Group Exercise: In the groove
We talk to the founder of Zumba
51. Member payments: Money talks
The many member payment options now available mean clubs can focus on what really matters - helping their members achieve their training goals
54. Legal briefing: Safe not sorry
A look at the health and safety implications for fitness operators of the recent court case brought against Holmes Place Health Clubs
56. Exercise management: Data mining
Exercise management systems are one of the most useful tools available to fitness clubs, so why aren't more managers using the data they collect?
60. Prehab and rehab: Mending members
Harley Street osteopath Nick Potter gives his thoughts on the opportunities for health clubs and leisure centres to tap in to the market for prehab and rehab
64. Research round-up: Mind over matter
Practising yoga is more likely to lead to 'mindful eating' than other forms of physical activity, says new research
65. Retention series: Creating bonds
Julie Cramer investigates ways in which operators can enhance their relationship with their members
68. Corporate fitness: Corporate outreach
Is corporate wellness a market that more health club operators should be tapping in to?
75. Lightweights: Fighting the flab like a warrior
Samurai fitness classes, ceilidh workouts and evidence that exercise enables to people to continue their love lives into their 80s
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
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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