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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Creating fans
The Net Promoter Score provides the industry with a new weapon in its battle to improve member retention, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
We need to reassess our approach to education in the area of personal training, says Faster's Peter Banbury
10. News: News round-up
New format of Quest assessment scheme revealed and Swedish weight loss programme to launch in UK
16. News: International news
Pelikaan's Medical Health Clinic opens in the Netherlands
18. News: People news
New president for Star Trac and a reshuffle at Millennium Partners
20. News: fia update
David Stalker reports on the new Let's Get Moving initiative
23. Diary: Diary dates
Prepare for FIBO this month, and SIBEC UK and BodyPower in May
25. News: Competitive edge
Cycle the Thames, run the Venice marathon or hike and bike in the French vineyards
26. Everyone's talking about...: Medical wellness
Should we be delivering medical wellness and what will it involve?
28. Interview : Dr Art Curtis
Kate Cracknell talks to Millennium Partners' head of club M&A - and the chair of IHRSA - about the sector's opportunity to evolve
34. New Opening: Building Bridges
Jo Talbot takes a look at Medfit, Dublin's new European-style physiotherapy-clinic-meets-gym, which specialises in back care
38. Group exercise: Best in class
Phillip Mills outlines ways in which clubs can work towards excellence in group exercise, plus a round-up of new group exercise options
44. Q & A: Pay & play
We talk to one of the co-founders of payasUgym about the innovative new 'pay per visit' concept
48. Exercise and ageing: Positive ageing
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, looks at breaking down stereotypes to target the grey market
52. Exercise referral: Terms of reference
We investigate the challenges of exercise referral and look at some existing best practice schemes
56. Show preview: FIBO
Looking ahead to the 26th FIBO, covering fitness, wellness and health
57. Budget clubs: Battle of the budget clubs
Check out our fact-fi lled spreadsheet comparing all the low-cost chains, plus market analysis from Ray Algar
60. Research round-up: Lighten up
A look at new research, which shows that resistance training can also improve cardiovascular fitness
61. Retention series: Making an impact
Jon Nasta looks at ways in which operators can cut through today's 'information overload', creating meaningful member touch points
66. Show preview: BodyPower
We preview the third BodyPower Expo, being held at the NEC in May
67. Club ents: The entertainment experience
From connectivity to consoles to coaching, we take a look at recent innovations in in-club entertainment
70. Q&A: Don Gatherer
The inventor of the new GP Analysis Suite, the first device to measure strength and endurance, looks at how it could be used in health clubs
73. Projest profiles: Project briefings
A 50 per cent growth in fitness income at Hartsdown and a stylish changing room for David Lloyd Leisure in Leeds
76. fitness-kit.net: Studio equipment
We round up the latest innovations in studio equipment, including a new group exercise boxing concept from Tube Boxing and the UK launch of the Freeform board
83. Lightweights: Exercise boost the popeye way
Proof that Popeye was right, competition to throw a toilet seat, Street Snooker, and weight loss related interest rates in Japan
1 - 40 of 119
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Cycling
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Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
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People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
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HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Creating fans
The Net Promoter Score provides the industry with a new weapon in its battle to improve member retention, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
We need to reassess our approach to education in the area of personal training, says Faster's Peter Banbury
10. News: News round-up
New format of Quest assessment scheme revealed and Swedish weight loss programme to launch in UK
16. News: International news
Pelikaan's Medical Health Clinic opens in the Netherlands
18. News: People news
New president for Star Trac and a reshuffle at Millennium Partners
20. News: fia update
David Stalker reports on the new Let's Get Moving initiative
23. Diary: Diary dates
Prepare for FIBO this month, and SIBEC UK and BodyPower in May
25. News: Competitive edge
Cycle the Thames, run the Venice marathon or hike and bike in the French vineyards
26. Everyone's talking about...: Medical wellness
Should we be delivering medical wellness and what will it involve?
28. Interview : Dr Art Curtis
Kate Cracknell talks to Millennium Partners' head of club M&A - and the chair of IHRSA - about the sector's opportunity to evolve
34. New Opening: Building Bridges
Jo Talbot takes a look at Medfit, Dublin's new European-style physiotherapy-clinic-meets-gym, which specialises in back care
38. Group exercise: Best in class
Phillip Mills outlines ways in which clubs can work towards excellence in group exercise, plus a round-up of new group exercise options
44. Q & A: Pay & play
We talk to one of the co-founders of payasUgym about the innovative new 'pay per visit' concept
48. Exercise and ageing: Positive ageing
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, looks at breaking down stereotypes to target the grey market
52. Exercise referral: Terms of reference
We investigate the challenges of exercise referral and look at some existing best practice schemes
56. Show preview: FIBO
Looking ahead to the 26th FIBO, covering fitness, wellness and health
57. Budget clubs: Battle of the budget clubs
Check out our fact-fi lled spreadsheet comparing all the low-cost chains, plus market analysis from Ray Algar
60. Research round-up: Lighten up
A look at new research, which shows that resistance training can also improve cardiovascular fitness
61. Retention series: Making an impact
Jon Nasta looks at ways in which operators can cut through today's 'information overload', creating meaningful member touch points
66. Show preview: BodyPower
We preview the third BodyPower Expo, being held at the NEC in May
67. Club ents: The entertainment experience
From connectivity to consoles to coaching, we take a look at recent innovations in in-club entertainment
70. Q&A: Don Gatherer
The inventor of the new GP Analysis Suite, the first device to measure strength and endurance, looks at how it could be used in health clubs
73. Projest profiles: Project briefings
A 50 per cent growth in fitness income at Hartsdown and a stylish changing room for David Lloyd Leisure in Leeds
76. fitness-kit.net: Studio equipment
We round up the latest innovations in studio equipment, including a new group exercise boxing concept from Tube Boxing and the UK launch of the Freeform board
83. Lightweights: Exercise boost the popeye way
Proof that Popeye was right, competition to throw a toilet seat, Street Snooker, and weight loss related interest rates in Japan
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass brings together corporate workforces and leisure operators
The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity – a vision shared by many in the leisure industry.
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
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
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More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
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Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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