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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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Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
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Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
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Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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US stats
New research from the US shows Millennials and Gen Z may be slow to return to gyms, while women are more hesitant than men. Club Intel’s Steve Tharrett reports
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Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
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People
During lockdown, 40% of all spend on live streamed and pre-recorded workouts went to businesses those individuals had never physically visited
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
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Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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Volution.fit: Software
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Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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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