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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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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Groupe Arkose: co-founders
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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