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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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Features
Accessibility
It’s all about treating people as people first, not the condition first
Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
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People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
People
If you don’t have a hybrid digital/ physical model, you won’t survive
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
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Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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