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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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Features
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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
IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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
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
Features
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion launch Online Coaching; helping PT’s work effectively, efficiently and increase client contact time
FunXtion has introduced its new Online Coaching Tool, an advanced platform with quality content to help personal trainers work more efficiently.
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: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion launch Online Coaching; helping PT’s work effectively, efficiently and increase client contact time
FunXtion has introduced its new Online Coaching Tool, an advanced platform with quality content to help personal trainers work more efficiently.
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: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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