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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Mindapples
The recent surge of interest in the 'feelgood factor' represents an opportunity to promote the role of exercise in maintaining a balanced state of mind, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Pilates enables operators to take a 'movement retraining' approach to rehab, says studio owner Ada Wells
8. News: News round-up
Results from the 2011 FIA State of the Fitness Industry report, and The Third Space opens its second club
16. News: International news
Metropolitan opens its Las Arenas club in Barcelona, and Crunch expands its franchise network
18. News: People news
Andy Reed is appointed chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and EHFA unveils its new board
20. News: Ihrsa update
IHRSA ambassador Leila Timergaleeva shares her thoughts on the Russian fitness market
24. News: fia update
How can we build closer ties with the medical sector? Dr John Searle looks at the progress made to date
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for next month's FIA FLAME Conference
29. News: Competitive edge
Challenges in Romania and Brazil to help inspire your members to achieve their fitness goals
30. Everybody's talking about..: The budget battle
How can premium and mid-market clubs compete with the ever-growing number of budget operators? Will it lead to a full price war? We report
32. Interview: Fitness4Less
The management team of budget operator Fitness4Less talk to Kath Hudson about their plans to roll out the brand
36. New opening: Village life
Dawn Tuckwell pays a visit to the newly opened, £38m Basildon Sporting Village
40. Disability fitness: Time to act
A look at ways in which clubs and leisure centres could better cater for disabled customers, including advice and top tips from our expert panel of industry suppliers
46. Social media: Stepping into the social web
Ray Algar discusses his new 2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report, including an overview of the opportunities these
51. CRM: Greater than the sum of its parts
Software providers are co-operating to drive functionality and benefit their clients, reports Kevin Scott
56. Core training: Training Getting the balance right
Core and balance training should comprise a key part of any workout. Our experts explain why
60. Industry research: A commodity market?
Leisure-net Solutions conducted price and promotion comparisons across the industry throughout 2010. Mike Hill outlines the key findings
62. Training & qualifications: The age of the apprentice
What can apprenticeships bring to the sector, and how are they evolving to meet employers' needs?
66. fitness-kit.net special: Energy drinks
Energy drinks and waters A round-up of new products
70. Suspension training: Hang tough
Jo Talbot compares and contrasts the different suspension training systems on the market
74. Flooring: Floor it
It may not be the first thing you think about when designing a new facility, but choosing the right flooring is crucial, both in terms of design and function
77. Project profiles: Project briefings
Trixter reviews the roll-out of its interactive bikes across SLM's Everyone Active estate, and Life Fitness showcases the introduction of its Life Fitness Journey across the Bodyworks gym portfolio in Norfolk
83. Lightweights: Tourist get the taste of army life
A former army base in Romania provides the perfect activity holiday destination for fitness fanatics, and Aqua Zumba takes to the UK's pools
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
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Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
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Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
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Company profiles
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
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Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
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03-06 Nov 2020
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Mindapples
The recent surge of interest in the 'feelgood factor' represents an opportunity to promote the role of exercise in maintaining a balanced state of mind, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Pilates enables operators to take a 'movement retraining' approach to rehab, says studio owner Ada Wells
8. News: News round-up
Results from the 2011 FIA State of the Fitness Industry report, and The Third Space opens its second club
16. News: International news
Metropolitan opens its Las Arenas club in Barcelona, and Crunch expands its franchise network
18. News: People news
Andy Reed is appointed chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and EHFA unveils its new board
20. News: Ihrsa update
IHRSA ambassador Leila Timergaleeva shares her thoughts on the Russian fitness market
24. News: fia update
How can we build closer ties with the medical sector? Dr John Searle looks at the progress made to date
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for next month's FIA FLAME Conference
29. News: Competitive edge
Challenges in Romania and Brazil to help inspire your members to achieve their fitness goals
30. Everybody's talking about..: The budget battle
How can premium and mid-market clubs compete with the ever-growing number of budget operators? Will it lead to a full price war? We report
32. Interview: Fitness4Less
The management team of budget operator Fitness4Less talk to Kath Hudson about their plans to roll out the brand
36. New opening: Village life
Dawn Tuckwell pays a visit to the newly opened, £38m Basildon Sporting Village
40. Disability fitness: Time to act
A look at ways in which clubs and leisure centres could better cater for disabled customers, including advice and top tips from our expert panel of industry suppliers
46. Social media: Stepping into the social web
Ray Algar discusses his new 2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report, including an overview of the opportunities these
51. CRM: Greater than the sum of its parts
Software providers are co-operating to drive functionality and benefit their clients, reports Kevin Scott
56. Core training: Training Getting the balance right
Core and balance training should comprise a key part of any workout. Our experts explain why
60. Industry research: A commodity market?
Leisure-net Solutions conducted price and promotion comparisons across the industry throughout 2010. Mike Hill outlines the key findings
62. Training & qualifications: The age of the apprentice
What can apprenticeships bring to the sector, and how are they evolving to meet employers' needs?
66. fitness-kit.net special: Energy drinks
Energy drinks and waters A round-up of new products
70. Suspension training: Hang tough
Jo Talbot compares and contrasts the different suspension training systems on the market
74. Flooring: Floor it
It may not be the first thing you think about when designing a new facility, but choosing the right flooring is crucial, both in terms of design and function
77. Project profiles: Project briefings
Trixter reviews the roll-out of its interactive bikes across SLM's Everyone Active estate, and Life Fitness showcases the introduction of its Life Fitness Journey across the Bodyworks gym portfolio in Norfolk
83. Lightweights: Tourist get the taste of army life
A former army base in Romania provides the perfect activity holiday destination for fitness fanatics, and Aqua Zumba takes to the UK's pools
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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