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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 7
3. Editor's letter: The contract question
Kate Cracknell asks if it's time to get more creative with contracts
6. Letters: Write to reply
People starting in fitness need career advice, not a sales pitch, says Adam Simpson of Soho Gyms Academy
8. News: News round-up
DLL unveils plans for £12m club, and Fitness First opens in Highbury
14. News: International news
Holmes Place to enter India, and the announcement of a new budget club operation for Portugal
16. News: People news
Queen's Birthday Honours for leisure industry people
18. News: Ihrsa update
Prevention strategies must be more widely adopted to secure a healthier future, says Meredith Poppler
22. News: fia update
Latest figures show the UK fitness industry to be standing strong in challenging times, says Dave Stalker
24. Diary: Diary dates
The FIA FLAME Conference takes place this month, with the IDEA World Fitness Convention in August
25. News: Competitive edge
Climbing the BT Tower, running through the Dorset hills and taking on a chilly challenge in Yukon
26. Everyone's talking about... : Kids' fitness
kids' fitness Have the cuts nudged children's fitness off the political agenda?
28. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
The joint CEO of easyGym talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's 'premium low-cost' model
34. New opening: In the ring
Metropolitan has just opened its latest club - in a former bullring in Barcelona. Kate Cracknell reports
38. Retention series: Fitness force
Fitness staff should be trained and incentivised to interact with members, says Melvyn Hillsdon
42. Rehab: On the mend
Kirstyn MacRandal visits the MOD's rehab centre at Headley Court
46. Swimming pools: Making a splash
Pools are costly assets for operators but clever programming can help bring in much better returns. Kath Hudson reports
51. Exercise management: On the move
New devices can track members' activities outside the facility and provide a mine of valuable information, says Dawn Tuckwell
54. Fitness Franchises: The export market
Kate Cracknell looks at the progress of international health and fitness franchises in the Indian market
58. Research round-up: Think twice
New research suggests that Type 2 diabetes sufferers can benefit from cardio and weight training combined
60. Member payments: No friction, no fiction
Stuart Dyson looks at the future of membership payments
64. Q & A: Franck Gueguen
The CEO of newly merged Club Med Gym and Silhouette Fitness talks about the international alliance and operating in an urban market
66. fitness-kit.net: Special Nutritional products
A 'whole nutrition' bar for women and a protein bar to suppress appetite are among the new launches
70. Event review: Changing lives
Former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell, and delegates from the recent SIBEC UK event, talk to Katie Start about the impact local leisure provision can have on both individuals and communities
74. Health club awards: Members' choice
Announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Health Club Awards, as voted by club members nationwide
76. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO award winners
The FIBO innovation awards recognise first-class health and fitness technology. We showcase this year's three winners: Technogym, Cube Sports and Lamiflex
83. Lightweights: Brush up to get buff with new sport
Get fit with new extreme sport BrushBoarding, and lose weight in a virtual world
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Latest News
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
Latest News
The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
Latest News
The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
Latest News
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
Latest News
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
Latest News
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of ...
Latest News
More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime ...
Latest News
Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest ...
Features
Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
People
Member confidence is the single most important factor, and I say – without doing so lightly – that our cleanliness standards, protocols and marketing are the best I’ve seen in the industry
People
We have a very mixed demographic, which is something people said would never happen. Someone who earns a minimum wage can be training and socialising alongside a billionaire
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GymPraaktis develops AI Exercise Engine software to revolutionise at-home fitness
Health and wellness software company, GymPraaktis, is launching its new Exercise Engine software for gyms and members looking to improve their fitness routines from home.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: The contract question
Kate Cracknell asks if it's time to get more creative with contracts
6. Letters: Write to reply
People starting in fitness need career advice, not a sales pitch, says Adam Simpson of Soho Gyms Academy
8. News: News round-up
DLL unveils plans for £12m club, and Fitness First opens in Highbury
14. News: International news
Holmes Place to enter India, and the announcement of a new budget club operation for Portugal
16. News: People news
Queen's Birthday Honours for leisure industry people
18. News: Ihrsa update
Prevention strategies must be more widely adopted to secure a healthier future, says Meredith Poppler
22. News: fia update
Latest figures show the UK fitness industry to be standing strong in challenging times, says Dave Stalker
24. Diary: Diary dates
The FIA FLAME Conference takes place this month, with the IDEA World Fitness Convention in August
25. News: Competitive edge
Climbing the BT Tower, running through the Dorset hills and taking on a chilly challenge in Yukon
26. Everyone's talking about... : Kids' fitness
kids' fitness Have the cuts nudged children's fitness off the political agenda?
28. Interview: Paul Lorimer-Wing
The joint CEO of easyGym talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's 'premium low-cost' model
34. New opening: In the ring
Metropolitan has just opened its latest club - in a former bullring in Barcelona. Kate Cracknell reports
38. Retention series: Fitness force
Fitness staff should be trained and incentivised to interact with members, says Melvyn Hillsdon
42. Rehab: On the mend
Kirstyn MacRandal visits the MOD's rehab centre at Headley Court
46. Swimming pools: Making a splash
Pools are costly assets for operators but clever programming can help bring in much better returns. Kath Hudson reports
51. Exercise management: On the move
New devices can track members' activities outside the facility and provide a mine of valuable information, says Dawn Tuckwell
54. Fitness Franchises: The export market
Kate Cracknell looks at the progress of international health and fitness franchises in the Indian market
58. Research round-up: Think twice
New research suggests that Type 2 diabetes sufferers can benefit from cardio and weight training combined
60. Member payments: No friction, no fiction
Stuart Dyson looks at the future of membership payments
64. Q & A: Franck Gueguen
The CEO of newly merged Club Med Gym and Silhouette Fitness talks about the international alliance and operating in an urban market
66. fitness-kit.net: Special Nutritional products
A 'whole nutrition' bar for women and a protein bar to suppress appetite are among the new launches
70. Event review: Changing lives
Former Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell, and delegates from the recent SIBEC UK event, talk to Katie Start about the impact local leisure provision can have on both individuals and communities
74. Health club awards: Members' choice
Announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Health Club Awards, as voted by club members nationwide
76. fitness-kit.net special: FIBO award winners
The FIBO innovation awards recognise first-class health and fitness technology. We showcase this year's three winners: Technogym, Cube Sports and Lamiflex
83. Lightweights: Brush up to get buff with new sport
Get fit with new extreme sport BrushBoarding, and lose weight in a virtual world
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GymPraaktis develops AI Exercise Engine software to revolutionise at-home fitness
Health and wellness software company, GymPraaktis, is launching its new Exercise Engine software for gyms and members looking to improve their fitness routines from home.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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