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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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Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
Features
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
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
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
Features
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
Features
People
We did some research comparing monthly turnstile swipes with online classes during lockdown, and found the correlation was 96 % – people were maintaining their usual routines
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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
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
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
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit 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

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 127
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
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
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit 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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