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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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Legend Leisure Services has delivered an elegant website solution for ANGUSalive
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
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.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
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.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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