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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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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Flooring
Your flooring literally underpins your business and although it may not seem the most glamourous purchase you make, making the right choice will ensure the success of everything from your safety rating to your bottom line, says Liz Terry
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
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Management software
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Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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