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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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Features
Accessibility
It’s all about treating people as people first, not the condition first
Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
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People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
People
During lockdown, 40% of all spend on live streamed and pre-recorded workouts went to businesses those individuals had never physically visited
People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
Opinion
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promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
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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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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