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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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2011 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Driven to change
A round-up of the growth sectors for 2011, from budget clubs to franchising and licensing
6. Letters: Write to reply
Dave Cummin on fitness testing and Peter Croney on the grey market
10. News: News round-up
VAT rise to hit Portuguese clubs and Kirklees Active Leisure to launch budget gyms
16. News: International news
Fresh Fitness clubs for Denmark and Alexander Group expands in China
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Edinburgh Leisure, plus three new FIA board members
20. News: Fia update
Dr John Searle, chief medical officer for the FIA, looks at the opportunities presented by the new Joint Consultative Forum
22. News: Competitive edge
The latest fitness challenges, including the BUPA London 10,000, Nightrider and Etape Caledonia
24. Diary: Diary dates
We look forward to the key events taking place throughout 2011, from SIBEC to LIW, FIBO to IDEA, and IHRSA's 30th anniversary
30. Everyone's talking about... : Pay structures
Should we overhaul our commission structure so operational staff are rewarded for retaining members, rather than just rewarding the sales person who signed the member up?
32. Interview: Mark Mastrov
The chair of New Evolution Ventures talks to Liz Terry about the launch of Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness gym chain and plans for the global roll-out
36. New opening: Rebirth of ravenscraig
Amanda Ellison provides an overview of the redevelopment project at Ravenscraig - including the new £32m fitness and sports facilities
39. Research Round-up: Cold calling
Recent research suggests that regular exercise could not only help people avoid catching a cold, but that it can also help reduce the severity if you do catch one
40. Free weights: Getting crossfit
Pete Hayman investigates the emergence of CrossFit in the UK, a training method that places a strong emphasis on free weights
45. Sports conditioning: Hit the slopes
Winter sports holidays are more fun when you're fit, says Kath Hudson - so help your members ensure they can hack the pace on the piste by offering 'ski fit' training programmes
48. Club Overhaul: The rise of the pyramids
Julie Fisher reports on the £2.2m transformation of The Pyramids leisure centre in Portsmouth
52. Leasing: Balancing the budget
We take a look at the rationale for leasing fitness equipment
55. Show preview: Professional beauty 2011
Professional Beauty takes place in London in February
57. Nutrition: A woman's touch
Expert advice on bringing women into the nutritional products category
62. Sibec review: Question time
We report back from the panel discussion at SIBEC Europe
64. Consumer research: Customer insight
Findings and analysis from the ninth annual HAFOS survey into consumer attitudes towards health and fitness
68. Club cleaning: what, more cleaning?
Four very different clubs explain how they meet the challenge of keeping their facilities spotless
70. Industry research: survival of the fittest
Growth opportunities are there for the health and fitness industry, according to new Mintel research - but only if it taps into real consumer needs
72. Event review: Food for thought
Feedback from delegates at the recent IHRSA European Congress, plus a summary of IHRSA's 2010 European Health Club Report
76. Event review: Embracing the public
Kate Cracknell reports from the EHFA EU Associations forum
82. Lightweights: Splash out with new year challenge
Underwater hockey, plus does food taste better if you work for it?
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Features
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Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
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HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
promotion
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: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Driven to change
A round-up of the growth sectors for 2011, from budget clubs to franchising and licensing
6. Letters: Write to reply
Dave Cummin on fitness testing and Peter Croney on the grey market
10. News: News round-up
VAT rise to hit Portuguese clubs and Kirklees Active Leisure to launch budget gyms
16. News: International news
Fresh Fitness clubs for Denmark and Alexander Group expands in China
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Edinburgh Leisure, plus three new FIA board members
20. News: Fia update
Dr John Searle, chief medical officer for the FIA, looks at the opportunities presented by the new Joint Consultative Forum
22. News: Competitive edge
The latest fitness challenges, including the BUPA London 10,000, Nightrider and Etape Caledonia
24. Diary: Diary dates
We look forward to the key events taking place throughout 2011, from SIBEC to LIW, FIBO to IDEA, and IHRSA's 30th anniversary
30. Everyone's talking about... : Pay structures
Should we overhaul our commission structure so operational staff are rewarded for retaining members, rather than just rewarding the sales person who signed the member up?
32. Interview: Mark Mastrov
The chair of New Evolution Ventures talks to Liz Terry about the launch of Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness gym chain and plans for the global roll-out
36. New opening: Rebirth of ravenscraig
Amanda Ellison provides an overview of the redevelopment project at Ravenscraig - including the new £32m fitness and sports facilities
39. Research Round-up: Cold calling
Recent research suggests that regular exercise could not only help people avoid catching a cold, but that it can also help reduce the severity if you do catch one
40. Free weights: Getting crossfit
Pete Hayman investigates the emergence of CrossFit in the UK, a training method that places a strong emphasis on free weights
45. Sports conditioning: Hit the slopes
Winter sports holidays are more fun when you're fit, says Kath Hudson - so help your members ensure they can hack the pace on the piste by offering 'ski fit' training programmes
48. Club Overhaul: The rise of the pyramids
Julie Fisher reports on the £2.2m transformation of The Pyramids leisure centre in Portsmouth
52. Leasing: Balancing the budget
We take a look at the rationale for leasing fitness equipment
55. Show preview: Professional beauty 2011
Professional Beauty takes place in London in February
57. Nutrition: A woman's touch
Expert advice on bringing women into the nutritional products category
62. Sibec review: Question time
We report back from the panel discussion at SIBEC Europe
64. Consumer research: Customer insight
Findings and analysis from the ninth annual HAFOS survey into consumer attitudes towards health and fitness
68. Club cleaning: what, more cleaning?
Four very different clubs explain how they meet the challenge of keeping their facilities spotless
70. Industry research: survival of the fittest
Growth opportunities are there for the health and fitness industry, according to new Mintel research - but only if it taps into real consumer needs
72. Event review: Food for thought
Feedback from delegates at the recent IHRSA European Congress, plus a summary of IHRSA's 2010 European Health Club Report
76. Event review: Embracing the public
Kate Cracknell reports from the EHFA EU Associations forum
82. Lightweights: Splash out with new year challenge
Underwater hockey, plus does food taste better if you work for it?
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
promotion
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: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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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