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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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Features
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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
feature
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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
feature
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
Features
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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?
Video Gallery
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
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Company profile: Focus Training
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Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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 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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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?
Video Gallery
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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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