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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
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
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
Features
Promotional feature
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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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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HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
Features
Supplier showcase
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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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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People
Fundamentally, customers don’t want choice, they just want exactly what they want Pine & Gilmore
People
HCM people

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
People
There are more opportunities in the UK than we thought – If glasgow can support five clubs, why shouldn’t we have three in leeds and sheffield?
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
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
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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
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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
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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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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