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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Seize the day
If our sector wants to live up to its full potential, we have to act now, before the opportunity disappears, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Graduates and non-graduates both have a role to play in health clubs, says Lifetime's Nigel Wallace
8. News: News round-up
Plans for the first H2 'commuter club' in London, and Fitness First's £1m Spitalfields club is unveiled
14. News: International news
Women-only franchises target India and Equinox launches Blink Fitness
16. News: People news
Frank van de Ven appointed as vice president of Life Fitness, and the BOA finalises its sports engagement team
18. News: Fia update
An update on the Responsibility Deal's Physical Activity Network
21. News: Competitive edge
Take part in a new hiking challenge to raise money for soldiers, sign up for the London Triathlon, or kayak Brazil
23. Diary: Diary dates
April sees FitPro's Spring Convention and FIBO
24. Everyone's talking about... : Personal training
Was Planet Fitness in the US right to scrap personal training?
26. Interview: Tony De Leede
The former CEO of Fitness First Australia talks to Kate Cracknell about his latest venture - 30-minute budget concept Fit n Fast
32. New opening: Fresh Fitness
Jo Talbot talks to the founders of Denmark's first budget health chain about their exciting joint venture
36. Mental Health: Beyond the physical
With one in four people experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their life, we look at options for operators wanting to implement an inclusive mental health policy
39. Clinical pilates: Healing hands
Clinical pilates is the practice of pilates specifically for the purposes of rehabilitation. We look at how it's being incorporated into health clubs
44. Fitness testing: Finger on the pulse
Should fitness testing be a more ongoing process in our gyms - and if so, how can we go about this? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts and advice
47. Research round-up: Reaping rewards?
New research shows that offering a financial incentive can encourage people to lose weight - but possibly not in the long term
48. Q & A: Hugh Bethell
Dr Hugh Bethell runs the Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, which helps heart disease patients return to a full and active life
50. Personal training: Reality check
The reality of being a personal trainer often fails to live up to the dreams. Kath Hudson looks at why so many drop out, and how to stem the tide
53. Refurbished & remanufactured: Old for new
We talk to refurbished and remanufactured equipment suppliers to see what impact the recession has had on their business, and on the type of deals they're being awarded
56. Q & A: It needn't be scary
Former Spice Girl Mel B - aka Scary Spice - talks to Kate Cracknell about a passion for fitness, encouraging people to be active, and heading
58. Industry standards: Up to scratch
Can signing up to industry standards improve your business?
61. Sports conditioning: On your marks
Are operators maximising the revenue potential of running in their facilities? We look at ways of incorporating running technique training into your offering
64. fitness-kit.net: Protein drinks
New launches from Ultralife, Weider, Multipower and more
67. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
What sort of deals are happening in the market at the moment? We showcase three projects
75. Lightweights: Marathon drinking session in France
A marathon with stops for wine tasting, favourite swim spots revealed and a good reason to like Marmite
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
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Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
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Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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People
HCM people

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CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
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HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
Being physically active is the best way of withstanding this pandemic
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
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More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Seize the day
If our sector wants to live up to its full potential, we have to act now, before the opportunity disappears, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Graduates and non-graduates both have a role to play in health clubs, says Lifetime's Nigel Wallace
8. News: News round-up
Plans for the first H2 'commuter club' in London, and Fitness First's £1m Spitalfields club is unveiled
14. News: International news
Women-only franchises target India and Equinox launches Blink Fitness
16. News: People news
Frank van de Ven appointed as vice president of Life Fitness, and the BOA finalises its sports engagement team
18. News: Fia update
An update on the Responsibility Deal's Physical Activity Network
21. News: Competitive edge
Take part in a new hiking challenge to raise money for soldiers, sign up for the London Triathlon, or kayak Brazil
23. Diary: Diary dates
April sees FitPro's Spring Convention and FIBO
24. Everyone's talking about... : Personal training
Was Planet Fitness in the US right to scrap personal training?
26. Interview: Tony De Leede
The former CEO of Fitness First Australia talks to Kate Cracknell about his latest venture - 30-minute budget concept Fit n Fast
32. New opening: Fresh Fitness
Jo Talbot talks to the founders of Denmark's first budget health chain about their exciting joint venture
36. Mental Health: Beyond the physical
With one in four people experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their life, we look at options for operators wanting to implement an inclusive mental health policy
39. Clinical pilates: Healing hands
Clinical pilates is the practice of pilates specifically for the purposes of rehabilitation. We look at how it's being incorporated into health clubs
44. Fitness testing: Finger on the pulse
Should fitness testing be a more ongoing process in our gyms - and if so, how can we go about this? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts and advice
47. Research round-up: Reaping rewards?
New research shows that offering a financial incentive can encourage people to lose weight - but possibly not in the long term
48. Q & A: Hugh Bethell
Dr Hugh Bethell runs the Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, which helps heart disease patients return to a full and active life
50. Personal training: Reality check
The reality of being a personal trainer often fails to live up to the dreams. Kath Hudson looks at why so many drop out, and how to stem the tide
53. Refurbished & remanufactured: Old for new
We talk to refurbished and remanufactured equipment suppliers to see what impact the recession has had on their business, and on the type of deals they're being awarded
56. Q & A: It needn't be scary
Former Spice Girl Mel B - aka Scary Spice - talks to Kate Cracknell about a passion for fitness, encouraging people to be active, and heading
58. Industry standards: Up to scratch
Can signing up to industry standards improve your business?
61. Sports conditioning: On your marks
Are operators maximising the revenue potential of running in their facilities? We look at ways of incorporating running technique training into your offering
64. fitness-kit.net: Protein drinks
New launches from Ultralife, Weider, Multipower and more
67. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
What sort of deals are happening in the market at the moment? We showcase three projects
75. Lightweights: Marathon drinking session in France
A marathon with stops for wine tasting, favourite swim spots revealed and a good reason to like Marmite
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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