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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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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 119
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Opinion
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Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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?
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Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
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Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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