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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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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Research
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Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
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As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
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People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
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Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
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Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
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Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
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Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 130
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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