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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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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
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One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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