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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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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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The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
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: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
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: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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