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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 11
3. Editor's letter: what's in a name?
Kate Cracknell asks if we need to re-think the labels we use in our sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness sector must review the quality of its nutrition training, says lecturer Dr Gary Mendoza
8. News round-up:
New health and wellbeing research unit to open at Leeds Met university.
16. International news:
Anytime Fitness opens its 100th Australian club, while Intensiti gears up to open its first gym in Jordan
18. People news:
SkillsActive CEO Stephen Studd stands down after eight years
20. IHRSA update:
Thoughts on low-cost gyms and operational lessons from Denmark
24. FIA update:
A 2012 national campaign is set to latch onto the power of London’s Olympic Games
26. Competitive edge:
Scaling three peaks in Egypt’s Sinai desert and racing huskies in Lapland
27. Diary dates:
ECA World Fitness/Thrive takes place in Florida, plus new B-Fit Expo in London and Spatex in Brighton
28. Everyone’s talking about…: The banks
How do banks currently view the health and fitness industry? We ask our panel of experts
30. Interview – Nuffield: Laura Kerby
The MD of Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing talks to Kate Cracknell about outcomes data and the importance of a holistic offer
36. New opening: A star is born
Independent health club Stars Gym in south London aims to make martial arts more mainstream
40. Training & qualifications: Branching out
Kate Cracknell reports on the opportunities for operators to enter the training provision arena
44. Retention series: Are you experienced?
The rise of customer experience management is leaving traditional member retention activities behind, says Stuart Dyson
49. Active ageing : Exercise & ageing
Kath Hudson looks at some inspiring health initiatives designed for the older generation
52. Research round-up: Making headway
Research suggests that exercise can be as effective as drugs in the preventative treatment of migraines
54. Service & maintenance: Location, location, location
Darren Weiss investigates ways in which geolocation technology can help equipment manufacturers boost their bottom line
56. fitness-kit: Product round-up
Booking software from Yapps, Flexi-cord technology from Viper, new equipment from Total Gym and a training platform from Studio Sports
58. LIW 2011: Show review
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the exciting new products that made their debut at this year’s Leisure Industry Week and details the key show events
63. IDEA trends survey: Trending now
Rhianon Stevens reports on the top exercise trends identified in the 16th annual IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Trends report
66. Mintel report: Creative thinking
Mintel analyst Michael Oliver examines the consumer reaction to gyms in 2011 and the opportunities to get more people active
68. Health Club Awards: Could you be a winner?
With new awards categories and a call for entries, the Health Club Awards gather momentum into 2012
70. fitness-kit – studio equipment: Search engine for buyers
Escape Fitness launches SteelBell and the new Easy Tone Step is added to the Reebok range
73. Supplier showcase : Project profile promotion
We profile projects from Big Wave Media, Technogym and Better Belly
83. Lightweights: Just desserts for London xmas race
Sporty Santas get set for a Christmas dash and Scooby Doo is hailed as the most active cartoon character
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India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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People
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Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
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Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
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Diary dates
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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: what's in a name?
Kate Cracknell asks if we need to re-think the labels we use in our sector
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness sector must review the quality of its nutrition training, says lecturer Dr Gary Mendoza
8. News round-up:
New health and wellbeing research unit to open at Leeds Met university.
16. International news:
Anytime Fitness opens its 100th Australian club, while Intensiti gears up to open its first gym in Jordan
18. People news:
SkillsActive CEO Stephen Studd stands down after eight years
20. IHRSA update:
Thoughts on low-cost gyms and operational lessons from Denmark
24. FIA update:
A 2012 national campaign is set to latch onto the power of London’s Olympic Games
26. Competitive edge:
Scaling three peaks in Egypt’s Sinai desert and racing huskies in Lapland
27. Diary dates:
ECA World Fitness/Thrive takes place in Florida, plus new B-Fit Expo in London and Spatex in Brighton
28. Everyone’s talking about…: The banks
How do banks currently view the health and fitness industry? We ask our panel of experts
30. Interview – Nuffield: Laura Kerby
The MD of Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing talks to Kate Cracknell about outcomes data and the importance of a holistic offer
36. New opening: A star is born
Independent health club Stars Gym in south London aims to make martial arts more mainstream
40. Training & qualifications: Branching out
Kate Cracknell reports on the opportunities for operators to enter the training provision arena
44. Retention series: Are you experienced?
The rise of customer experience management is leaving traditional member retention activities behind, says Stuart Dyson
49. Active ageing : Exercise & ageing
Kath Hudson looks at some inspiring health initiatives designed for the older generation
52. Research round-up: Making headway
Research suggests that exercise can be as effective as drugs in the preventative treatment of migraines
54. Service & maintenance: Location, location, location
Darren Weiss investigates ways in which geolocation technology can help equipment manufacturers boost their bottom line
56. fitness-kit: Product round-up
Booking software from Yapps, Flexi-cord technology from Viper, new equipment from Total Gym and a training platform from Studio Sports
58. LIW 2011: Show review
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the exciting new products that made their debut at this year’s Leisure Industry Week and details the key show events
63. IDEA trends survey: Trending now
Rhianon Stevens reports on the top exercise trends identified in the 16th annual IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Trends report
66. Mintel report: Creative thinking
Mintel analyst Michael Oliver examines the consumer reaction to gyms in 2011 and the opportunities to get more people active
68. Health Club Awards: Could you be a winner?
With new awards categories and a call for entries, the Health Club Awards gather momentum into 2012
70. fitness-kit – studio equipment: Search engine for buyers
Escape Fitness launches SteelBell and the new Easy Tone Step is added to the Reebok range
73. Supplier showcase : Project profile promotion
We profile projects from Big Wave Media, Technogym and Better Belly
83. Lightweights: Just desserts for London xmas race
Sporty Santas get set for a Christmas dash and Scooby Doo is hailed as the most active cartoon character
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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