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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 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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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
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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
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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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
Features
People
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
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
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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 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 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
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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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