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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 10
3. Editor's letter : Exercise is medicine
We may need to accept a sliding scale in the delivery of 'exercise is medicine', suggests Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
PT park fees must be reconsidered, says Jean-Ann Marnoch of REPs
8. News: News round-up
Health Club Award winners are announced, Klick Fitness launches first sites, and Olympians back new 'social fitness' campaign
16. News: International news
SpecForce launches in New Zealand, and Fitness First outlines Middle Eastern expansion plans
18. News: People news
Steve Philpott joins IMSPA board
20. News: Ihrsa update
A look forward to the European Congress, which takes
24. News: Fia update
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new Joint Investment Programme
26. News: Competitive edge
The Bonfire Burn 10k and a relay race across the English Channel
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for the IHRSA European Congress, SIBEC Europe, and APPI's annual pilates conference
30. Everyone's talking about... : Activity guidelines
What impact will the new physical activity guidelines have on the fitness industry? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Neil King
The commercial director of SLM, and its Everyone Active brand, talks to Kate Cracknell about rebranding and an ambitious goal to reach one million active members
38. Property profile: Getting focused
Global health club operator Fitness First provides a strategic overview of its global portfolio, including expansion in Asia and Australia, rationalisation in Europe and the launch of a budget brand in the UK
43. Small group training: Small but mighty
Small group training is now firmly on the radar of many fitness operators - but how can this be turned into a robust, profitable venture? Ruth Bushi reports
46. Q&A: Nick Coutts
The CEO of new budget club venture Fitness Hut talks to Julie Cramer about exceeding expectations
50. Diabetes initiatives: A Weighty matter
With the diabetes epidemic continuing to fill the headlines, what can the fitness industry do to help? Kate Cracknell investigates
55. Tech series: Spoilt for choice
How can operators ensure they get the IT system they need? Stuart Dyson offers a 'survival guide' for the software buyer
58. Tech series: Software news round-up
With updates and product launches from Gladstone, Xn Leisure, MINDBODY, EZ-Runner, Legend, Clarity and iGo Figure
60. Cancer programmes: Move more
With a new Macmillan report highlighting the benefits of exercise for cancer sufferers and survivors, Neena Dhillon asks how fitness facilities can play their part
64. Q&A: Olav Thorstad
The CEO of Scandinavian operator SATS offers an overview of the business, with detail of the new budget brand, company performance data and plans for the future
70. Research round-up: Stop the clock
Meditation may have long-term implications for health and may even help delay the ageing process, according to new research
71. fitness-kit.net: Special Club entertainment
Product news from Precor, InStyle, ZoomMedia and Sound Dynamics
72. fitness-kit.net : Special Corporate wear
A range of options for operators looking to source new staff uniforms
75. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
Matrix profiles Imperial College London's new flagship gym, while Gladstone reports on a software upgrade for Barking & Dagenham
83. Grape news: Lightweights
Wine can aid weight loss, and cut cholesterol by eating tomatoes
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Interview
To book a class through Amazon Alexa… is something nobody has done before and I’m proud to have delivered this to the market
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Consultation
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
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Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
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News report
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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Sponsored
Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
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Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
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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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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 10
3. Editor's letter : Exercise is medicine
We may need to accept a sliding scale in the delivery of 'exercise is medicine', suggests Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
PT park fees must be reconsidered, says Jean-Ann Marnoch of REPs
8. News: News round-up
Health Club Award winners are announced, Klick Fitness launches first sites, and Olympians back new 'social fitness' campaign
16. News: International news
SpecForce launches in New Zealand, and Fitness First outlines Middle Eastern expansion plans
18. News: People news
Steve Philpott joins IMSPA board
20. News: Ihrsa update
A look forward to the European Congress, which takes
24. News: Fia update
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new Joint Investment Programme
26. News: Competitive edge
The Bonfire Burn 10k and a relay race across the English Channel
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for the IHRSA European Congress, SIBEC Europe, and APPI's annual pilates conference
30. Everyone's talking about... : Activity guidelines
What impact will the new physical activity guidelines have on the fitness industry? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Neil King
The commercial director of SLM, and its Everyone Active brand, talks to Kate Cracknell about rebranding and an ambitious goal to reach one million active members
38. Property profile: Getting focused
Global health club operator Fitness First provides a strategic overview of its global portfolio, including expansion in Asia and Australia, rationalisation in Europe and the launch of a budget brand in the UK
43. Small group training: Small but mighty
Small group training is now firmly on the radar of many fitness operators - but how can this be turned into a robust, profitable venture? Ruth Bushi reports
46. Q&A: Nick Coutts
The CEO of new budget club venture Fitness Hut talks to Julie Cramer about exceeding expectations
50. Diabetes initiatives: A Weighty matter
With the diabetes epidemic continuing to fill the headlines, what can the fitness industry do to help? Kate Cracknell investigates
55. Tech series: Spoilt for choice
How can operators ensure they get the IT system they need? Stuart Dyson offers a 'survival guide' for the software buyer
58. Tech series: Software news round-up
With updates and product launches from Gladstone, Xn Leisure, MINDBODY, EZ-Runner, Legend, Clarity and iGo Figure
60. Cancer programmes: Move more
With a new Macmillan report highlighting the benefits of exercise for cancer sufferers and survivors, Neena Dhillon asks how fitness facilities can play their part
64. Q&A: Olav Thorstad
The CEO of Scandinavian operator SATS offers an overview of the business, with detail of the new budget brand, company performance data and plans for the future
70. Research round-up: Stop the clock
Meditation may have long-term implications for health and may even help delay the ageing process, according to new research
71. fitness-kit.net: Special Club entertainment
Product news from Precor, InStyle, ZoomMedia and Sound Dynamics
72. fitness-kit.net : Special Corporate wear
A range of options for operators looking to source new staff uniforms
75. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
Matrix profiles Imperial College London's new flagship gym, while Gladstone reports on a software upgrade for Barking & Dagenham
83. Grape news: Lightweights
Wine can aid weight loss, and cut cholesterol by eating tomatoes
1 - 40 of 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Shredquarters partners with Physical Company to underpin expansion plans
Functional training gym, The Shredquarters, has moved into franchising, partnering with Physical Company to support its rapid growth.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Active IQ launches End-point Assessor qualification
Active IQ has launched its Level 3 Award in Understanding the Development and Delivery of End-point Assessment to meet the increasing demands for skilled assessors in this emerging area.
Video Gallery
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Company profile: Incorpore Limited
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Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
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Whole body cryotherapy
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11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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