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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
Consumer culture
There’s been a lot of disruption and when everything stops, the winners will move into the space. You need to get ready for the next 24 months
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
Features
Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
People
HCM people

Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
People
HCM people

Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
People
HCM people

Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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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 126
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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