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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?
1 - 40 of 129
Latest News
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
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The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
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The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
Latest News
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
Latest News
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
Latest News
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of ...
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More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime ...
Latest News
Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest ...
Features
Editor's letter
A study in the US found that restaurant attendance was the only factor which correlated with testing positive for the virus
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
Features
feature
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
Features
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
As you approach each studio, there’s an area of transition, setting the tone as you move from one space into another, recalibrating your senses. I call it Layers of Wow
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex develops new personalised HIIT programme to support the overweight getting into fitness
As the government announced its new obesity strategy to limit the impact of a potential second wave of COVID-19, HIIT specialists, Speedflex are also doing their bit to help tackle the issue.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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