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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 2
3. Editor's letter: Will 'nudging' work?
Will the government's 'nudging' techniques encourage more people into our gyms, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
We mustn't give the healthcare sector a reason not to partner with us, says Xpect Leisure's Andy Bourne
8. News: News round-up
Topnotch expands into the budget sector and DLL opens Exeter club
16. News: International news
DiR opens its 18th and 19th clubs in Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi's "largest club" opens
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Barnsley Premier Leisure, and Fitness First Australia's MD steps down
20. News: fia update
A look ahead at the opportunities for the fitness sector in 2011
22. Diary: Diary dates
Looking ahead to IHRSA next month, and FIBO in April
23. News: Competitive edge
Take part in this year's Swimathon or Trailwalker, or maybe cycle through the Atlas mountains?
24. Everyone's talking about... : Gym programmes
Does our approach to personalised programming need to evolve?
26. Interview: Rene Moos
The CEO of HealthCity International talks to Kate Cracknell about market segmentation and expansion plans
32. New opening: Living well at lifehouse
Shoshana Kazab pays a visit to the new Lifehouse 'day and stay' spa, which offers a tailor-made approach to spa and wellbeing
36. Spa experiences: Spa scene
Industry leaders offer their thoughts on the trends shaping health club spas
38. Health club spa: Spa news
Inside Spa, at Pendle Wavelengths, extends its offering to meet demand
40. Market research: Defying the slowdown
Themis Kokolokakis outlines the growth forecasts and future opportunities for the health and fitness sector
42. CV equipment: Shaping up for the future
What are the factors influencing research and development in the area of CV equipment?
46. Local leisure: What's the future for local authority leisure?
Our expert panel shares its thoughts following the spending review
50. Social media: What's in it for you?
A look at the opportunities presented by social media, and ways in which it can be integrated with club management systems
55. Kids' fitness: Child healthcare or just childcare?
How can operators get better at delivering kids' fitness?
59. Project round-up: Project profiles
A round-up of some of the exciting projects from the past year
64. Vibration training: Movers & shakers
Is vibration technology really as powerful as it claims? Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest research
68. Event review: Protecting your assets
David Minton reports from the recent Health and Productivity Forum
70. Special populations: Exercise in pregnancy - the facts
We round up some of the latest scientific thinking concerning exercise for mums-to-be
74. Event preview: Turning 30
IHRSA celebrates its 30th birthday in 2011. We look ahead to the Annual International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place next month
76. fitness-kit.net special: Promotional products
News from Life Fitness, D2F, First Editions and Innovations 4 Leisure
77. Research round-up: Dream diet
Dieters can lose more fat by getting a good night's sleep. We report
83. Lightweights: Its's party time in Budapest
Head to Budapest's spas for a party, and indulge in a new cocoa-based drink that fights wrinkles
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Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
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Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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HCM People
Our road map is to manage leisure facilities, developing them into community hubs and ensuring the most in need get the most support
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Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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Nu Physio and Fitness has placed Egym at the heart of its protection and prevention model
FREE WEBINAR
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This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: Will 'nudging' work?
Will the government's 'nudging' techniques encourage more people into our gyms, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
We mustn't give the healthcare sector a reason not to partner with us, says Xpect Leisure's Andy Bourne
8. News: News round-up
Topnotch expands into the budget sector and DLL opens Exeter club
16. News: International news
DiR opens its 18th and 19th clubs in Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi's "largest club" opens
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Barnsley Premier Leisure, and Fitness First Australia's MD steps down
20. News: fia update
A look ahead at the opportunities for the fitness sector in 2011
22. Diary: Diary dates
Looking ahead to IHRSA next month, and FIBO in April
23. News: Competitive edge
Take part in this year's Swimathon or Trailwalker, or maybe cycle through the Atlas mountains?
24. Everyone's talking about... : Gym programmes
Does our approach to personalised programming need to evolve?
26. Interview: Rene Moos
The CEO of HealthCity International talks to Kate Cracknell about market segmentation and expansion plans
32. New opening: Living well at lifehouse
Shoshana Kazab pays a visit to the new Lifehouse 'day and stay' spa, which offers a tailor-made approach to spa and wellbeing
36. Spa experiences: Spa scene
Industry leaders offer their thoughts on the trends shaping health club spas
38. Health club spa: Spa news
Inside Spa, at Pendle Wavelengths, extends its offering to meet demand
40. Market research: Defying the slowdown
Themis Kokolokakis outlines the growth forecasts and future opportunities for the health and fitness sector
42. CV equipment: Shaping up for the future
What are the factors influencing research and development in the area of CV equipment?
46. Local leisure: What's the future for local authority leisure?
Our expert panel shares its thoughts following the spending review
50. Social media: What's in it for you?
A look at the opportunities presented by social media, and ways in which it can be integrated with club management systems
55. Kids' fitness: Child healthcare or just childcare?
How can operators get better at delivering kids' fitness?
59. Project round-up: Project profiles
A round-up of some of the exciting projects from the past year
64. Vibration training: Movers & shakers
Is vibration technology really as powerful as it claims? Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest research
68. Event review: Protecting your assets
David Minton reports from the recent Health and Productivity Forum
70. Special populations: Exercise in pregnancy - the facts
We round up some of the latest scientific thinking concerning exercise for mums-to-be
74. Event preview: Turning 30
IHRSA celebrates its 30th birthday in 2011. We look ahead to the Annual International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place next month
76. fitness-kit.net special: Promotional products
News from Life Fitness, D2F, First Editions and Innovations 4 Leisure
77. Research round-up: Dream diet
Dieters can lose more fat by getting a good night's sleep. We report
83. Lightweights: Its's party time in Budapest
Head to Budapest's spas for a party, and indulge in a new cocoa-based drink that fights wrinkles
1 - 40 of 132
FREE WEBINAR
promotion
This free webinar on 26 January will see our panellists reflect on the changes to work in 2020, and their priorities for 2021.
Opinion: 2021 is the year to prioritise global culture
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Video Gallery
Mywellness App 5.0
Technogym
Mywellness helps you assess customer needs, provide great workouts and programmes, guarantee a training spot on the gym floor, offer group training, track indoor and outdoor workouts - even with 3rd party apps. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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