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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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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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
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
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
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
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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