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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 5
3. Editor's letter: A new partnership
A new partnership with IHRSA will drive an increasingly European perspective in Health Club Management, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training remains a disappointingly low priority among operators, according to Total Gym's Michael Steel
8. News: News round-up
easyGym set to open this summer, Virgin Active to acquire Esporta, and GLL and Nuffield Health join forces
14. News: International news
Budget operator Fresh Fitness opens a third Danish site and Barcelonabased DiR opens its first medical facility, plus a makeover for SATS
16. News: People news
The FIA announces the appointment of David Stalker as its CEO
18. News: Ihrsa update
John Holsinger, director of IHRSA Asia Pacific, examines the impact of recent natural disasters on the local fitness industries
22. News: Fia update
David Stalker reports on the FIA's new initiative, targeting shift workers to help fill off-peak gym capacity
24. News: Competitive edge
Host a Gym for Heroes challenge, discover your local historic churches and a family run in London
25. Diary: Diary dates
BodyPower and SIBEC UK take place this month, and FLAME is coming up in July
26. Everyone's talking about...: Segmentation
Is now the time to reach new markets by creating sub-brands?
28. Interview: John Oxley
The MD of Active Nation talks to Kate Cracknell about what it means to be a true campaigning charity
34. Functional zones: In the zone
Kate Cracknell takes an in-depth look at the trend towards functional training zones in gyms
39. Q & A: Piers Slater
Kath Hudson talks to the creator of London's new commuter gym, the H2 Bike Run in Soho
42. Outdoor fitness: The great outdoors
Could your club attract more members and revenue by offering outdoor programming? Our experts share their thoughts
46. Sports conditioning: Serving for success
The latest in our sports conditioning series, we find out how clubs can replicate professional tennis training
50. NPS survery: Moving on up
The results of the first Net Promoter Score survey, plus advice on ways to improve your score
52. Weight management: Weighing up the options
Abigail Harris looks at the options for clubs wanting to sell weight management schemes and nutritional products in the run-up to summer
57. fitness-kit.net: Ihrsa launches
Four pages of new equipment, software and programming from this year's IHRSA Annual Convention and Trade Show, including new launches from Precor, TRX, Technogym, Life Fitness and Les Mills
62. Event review: Turning 30
As IHRSA celebrates its 30th year, we ask delegates to give their feedback on this year's trade show, including the show floor and keynotes
66. Q & A: Emma Dixon
Virgin Active's national spa manager on creating a high-value spa offering
69. Health club spa: Time for a change
A look at the design considerations for health club spa changing rooms
72. Health club spa: Spa news
The Mere Golf Resort and Spa opens in Cheshire and a new dance workshop launches at The Andaman
75. Project profiles: Project showcase
The launch of MYZONE, plus Pulse's impressive new soccer complex
83. Health club spa: Lightweights
An award-winning spa designed to look like bubbles in a champagne glass, and Tesco ventures into beauty
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We wanted to develop a destination which offers everything. People shouldn’t need several memberships to get what they want for their wellness. Eden One brings it all under one roof
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Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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Changing rooms
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The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
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Ed Stanbury

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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: A new partnership
A new partnership with IHRSA will drive an increasingly European perspective in Health Club Management, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training remains a disappointingly low priority among operators, according to Total Gym's Michael Steel
8. News: News round-up
easyGym set to open this summer, Virgin Active to acquire Esporta, and GLL and Nuffield Health join forces
14. News: International news
Budget operator Fresh Fitness opens a third Danish site and Barcelonabased DiR opens its first medical facility, plus a makeover for SATS
16. News: People news
The FIA announces the appointment of David Stalker as its CEO
18. News: Ihrsa update
John Holsinger, director of IHRSA Asia Pacific, examines the impact of recent natural disasters on the local fitness industries
22. News: Fia update
David Stalker reports on the FIA's new initiative, targeting shift workers to help fill off-peak gym capacity
24. News: Competitive edge
Host a Gym for Heroes challenge, discover your local historic churches and a family run in London
25. Diary: Diary dates
BodyPower and SIBEC UK take place this month, and FLAME is coming up in July
26. Everyone's talking about...: Segmentation
Is now the time to reach new markets by creating sub-brands?
28. Interview: John Oxley
The MD of Active Nation talks to Kate Cracknell about what it means to be a true campaigning charity
34. Functional zones: In the zone
Kate Cracknell takes an in-depth look at the trend towards functional training zones in gyms
39. Q & A: Piers Slater
Kath Hudson talks to the creator of London's new commuter gym, the H2 Bike Run in Soho
42. Outdoor fitness: The great outdoors
Could your club attract more members and revenue by offering outdoor programming? Our experts share their thoughts
46. Sports conditioning: Serving for success
The latest in our sports conditioning series, we find out how clubs can replicate professional tennis training
50. NPS survery: Moving on up
The results of the first Net Promoter Score survey, plus advice on ways to improve your score
52. Weight management: Weighing up the options
Abigail Harris looks at the options for clubs wanting to sell weight management schemes and nutritional products in the run-up to summer
57. fitness-kit.net: Ihrsa launches
Four pages of new equipment, software and programming from this year's IHRSA Annual Convention and Trade Show, including new launches from Precor, TRX, Technogym, Life Fitness and Les Mills
62. Event review: Turning 30
As IHRSA celebrates its 30th year, we ask delegates to give their feedback on this year's trade show, including the show floor and keynotes
66. Q & A: Emma Dixon
Virgin Active's national spa manager on creating a high-value spa offering
69. Health club spa: Time for a change
A look at the design considerations for health club spa changing rooms
72. Health club spa: Spa news
The Mere Golf Resort and Spa opens in Cheshire and a new dance workshop launches at The Andaman
75. Project profiles: Project showcase
The launch of MYZONE, plus Pulse's impressive new soccer complex
83. Health club spa: Lightweights
An award-winning spa designed to look like bubbles in a champagne glass, and Tesco ventures into beauty
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
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
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
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Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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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