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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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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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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