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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 9
3. Editor's letter: Easy brand arrives
The arrival of the 'easy' brand in the UK fitness market marks another milestone for the budget sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
SHOKK's CEO takes issue with a recent study that questions the role of physical activity in preventing childhood obesity
8. News: News round-up
Pure Gym opens new Smethwick site, Fitness First posts losses and work starts on the £27m Hengrove Leisure Centre in Bristol
14. News: International news
A retractable roof is installed at The Royal Glenora Club in Canada, and FITLane opens its fourth site
16. News: FIA Update
Chief medical officer Dr John Searle explains the new partnership with physiotherapists, while David Stalker reports on the FLAME Conference
20. News: People news
An interview with the Future of FLAME winner, Annie Redelinghuys
23. Diary: Diary dates
Leisure Industry Week takes place in Birmingham this month
25. News: Competitive edge
Fancy rowing to raise money for Help For Heroes?
26. Everyone's talking about...: The medical approach
The day might be coming when the healthcare sector reaches out to the fitness industry to work together. Is this the right path for all operators?
28. Interview: Steve Lewis and Jon Williams
The owner and GM of the independent Marlow Club talk to Kate Cracknell about building a business by thinking differently
32. Fitness testing: Testing, testing
Kate Cracknell explores the ways in which health clubs assess their members' exercise needs
38. Branding: Brand scheme of things
Brand strategy expert Simon Middleton outlines the potential for companies that can leave their mark on customers' hearts and minds
42. Mixed martial arts: Fight club
Pete Hayman investigates the boom in the mixed martial arts market
46. New opening: The new model
Shoshana Kazab reports from Birmingham on the latest club opening from The Gym Group
49. Fitness-kit.net special: Changing rooms
Including new glass feature doors from CQL, and the Athena locker range unveiled by Garran
50. Hotel fitness: On the move
How can hoteliers transform their fitness offering into a unique selling point - and more? Neena Dhillon reports
54. IHRSA report: Global snapshot
Topline findings from this year's IHRSA Global Report suggest that health clubs are adapting to the changing global marketplace. Kristen A Walsh provides a summary
56. Green initiatives: Green is golden
According to IHRSA's Go Green survey, clubs appreciate the importance of sustainability - but how committed is the industry to cutting its emissions?
59. Show preview: Professional Beauty
Discover the secrets of success with a visit to the UK's largest beauty show outside of London
60. Fitness-kit.net special: Product news
Product news from York Fitness, Ridgeway Furniture, EZ-Runner, Glaxo SmithKline and Zynk Design
64. Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
A round-up of the key events at this year's LIW, plus a snapshot of what's to come on the show floor
72. Show preview: LIW exhibitor news
An update from some of the exhibitors showcasing their products and services at this year's LIW
109. Event review: Shaping the future
Nigel Wallace reports on Lifetime's recent fitness directors' summit
114. Lightweights: Exercise and a cuppa to help mental health
A cup of tea can help improve your mental health, plus a fun run where everyone dresses as a gorilla!
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Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Opinion
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Company profile: Jordan Fitness
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Direct debit solutions
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Management software
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Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 9
3. Editor's letter: Easy brand arrives
The arrival of the 'easy' brand in the UK fitness market marks another milestone for the budget sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
SHOKK's CEO takes issue with a recent study that questions the role of physical activity in preventing childhood obesity
8. News: News round-up
Pure Gym opens new Smethwick site, Fitness First posts losses and work starts on the £27m Hengrove Leisure Centre in Bristol
14. News: International news
A retractable roof is installed at The Royal Glenora Club in Canada, and FITLane opens its fourth site
16. News: FIA Update
Chief medical officer Dr John Searle explains the new partnership with physiotherapists, while David Stalker reports on the FLAME Conference
20. News: People news
An interview with the Future of FLAME winner, Annie Redelinghuys
23. Diary: Diary dates
Leisure Industry Week takes place in Birmingham this month
25. News: Competitive edge
Fancy rowing to raise money for Help For Heroes?
26. Everyone's talking about...: The medical approach
The day might be coming when the healthcare sector reaches out to the fitness industry to work together. Is this the right path for all operators?
28. Interview: Steve Lewis and Jon Williams
The owner and GM of the independent Marlow Club talk to Kate Cracknell about building a business by thinking differently
32. Fitness testing: Testing, testing
Kate Cracknell explores the ways in which health clubs assess their members' exercise needs
38. Branding: Brand scheme of things
Brand strategy expert Simon Middleton outlines the potential for companies that can leave their mark on customers' hearts and minds
42. Mixed martial arts: Fight club
Pete Hayman investigates the boom in the mixed martial arts market
46. New opening: The new model
Shoshana Kazab reports from Birmingham on the latest club opening from The Gym Group
49. Fitness-kit.net special: Changing rooms
Including new glass feature doors from CQL, and the Athena locker range unveiled by Garran
50. Hotel fitness: On the move
How can hoteliers transform their fitness offering into a unique selling point - and more? Neena Dhillon reports
54. IHRSA report: Global snapshot
Topline findings from this year's IHRSA Global Report suggest that health clubs are adapting to the changing global marketplace. Kristen A Walsh provides a summary
56. Green initiatives: Green is golden
According to IHRSA's Go Green survey, clubs appreciate the importance of sustainability - but how committed is the industry to cutting its emissions?
59. Show preview: Professional Beauty
Discover the secrets of success with a visit to the UK's largest beauty show outside of London
60. Fitness-kit.net special: Product news
Product news from York Fitness, Ridgeway Furniture, EZ-Runner, Glaxo SmithKline and Zynk Design
64. Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
A round-up of the key events at this year's LIW, plus a snapshot of what's to come on the show floor
72. Show preview: LIW exhibitor news
An update from some of the exhibitors showcasing their products and services at this year's LIW
109. Event review: Shaping the future
Nigel Wallace reports on Lifetime's recent fitness directors' summit
114. Lightweights: Exercise and a cuppa to help mental health
A cup of tea can help improve your mental health, plus a fun run where everyone dresses as a gorilla!
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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