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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
1 - 40 of 119
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Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
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Promotional feature
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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Talking point
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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Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
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People
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
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

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
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
DFC: We do more...
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DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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