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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
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Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
Features
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
People
HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
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Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
Opinion
promotion
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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