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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 8
3. Editor's letter: Activity guidelines
Kate Cracknell gives an overview of the latest physical activity guidelines from the UK's chief medical officers
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must challenge body image anxiety to get more people active, says Rosi Prescott of Central YMCA
8. News: News round-up
Fitness First launches Klick Fitness, and FLAME winners are announced
16. News: International news
Anytime Fitness expands in Mexico, Gold's Gym unveils Middle East plans, and UFC opens in Hawaii
18. News: People news
Shoulders joins Retention Management, and Leveque joins CFM
20. News: Ihrsa update
Advice on employees' use of social media, and a snapshot of the findings from the IHRSA Global 25 report
24. News: Fia update
The new FIA Research Institute launches at Greenwich University
26. News: Competitive edge
Do a freefall, cycle in French wine country or go for a walk in vintage fashion - all for charity
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW and the BASES Annual Conference
28. Everyone's talking about...: Paying for parks
Should personal trainers have to pay to use public outdoor spaces when they train their clients?
30. Interview: Mark Sesnan
The MD of leisure trust GLL talks about diversifying the brand, the problem with procurement, and seizing the opportunity presented by the 2012 Olympics
36. Indoor cycling: Money spinner
How can operators maximise the ROI from their indoor cycling offering? We ask the experts
40. Sports conditioning: Staying on top
With elite athletes now competing into their 40s and even 50s, we take a look at their conditioning needs
43. Pilates: Pure versus applied
Should pilates only ever be taught as Joseph Pilates designed it, or is there scope for it to evolve?
48. Resistance training: Getting to grips with resistance equipment
Details of recent launches across the different categories of resistance kit
52. Fitness franchises: Into India
The second of a two-part series on international franchises entering the Indian market: Snap Fitness, Vivafit, Holmes Place and Anytime Fitness
57. Health club spa: Raising the spa
The Corinthia Hotel London opened last month, including a brand new integrated spa and fitness concept: ESPA Life. Kay Glover pays a visit
60. Health club spa: Body of evidence
New research suggests that just one massage can bring about significant physiological changes
61. Health club spa: Spa news
The Rooms opens at The Albany, and a new vision for The Malvern
62. Health club spa: Starting young
Could operators in the UK learn from their European counterparts and introduce a kids-only spa offering? Kath Hudson reports
66. Health club spa : Local luxury
Julie Cramer talks to the team behind Inside Spa following a new extension designed to meet demand at the public sector spa
72. fitness-kit.net: Special Vibration training
A new distributor for Vibrogym, and Power Plate previews its powerBIKE
75. Project profiles: Project showcase
Cybex equips the new fitness facilities at the University of Bristol, and STOTT PILATES launches new specialist training courses
78. fitness-kit.net: Special Product round-up
Myride v3.0 launches in the UK, and MyoTruk heads to France
83. Lightweights: Olive oil treatments in Greece
The Grace Mykonos hotel in Greece has launched three quirky new spa treatments in preparation for visitors this summer
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Interview
Smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and a collaboration with Amazon. The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports talks to Kate Cracknell
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Opinion
Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
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Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Storytelling - the future of fitness content
Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
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Whole body cryotherapy
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Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 8
3. Editor's letter: Activity guidelines
Kate Cracknell gives an overview of the latest physical activity guidelines from the UK's chief medical officers
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must challenge body image anxiety to get more people active, says Rosi Prescott of Central YMCA
8. News: News round-up
Fitness First launches Klick Fitness, and FLAME winners are announced
16. News: International news
Anytime Fitness expands in Mexico, Gold's Gym unveils Middle East plans, and UFC opens in Hawaii
18. News: People news
Shoulders joins Retention Management, and Leveque joins CFM
20. News: Ihrsa update
Advice on employees' use of social media, and a snapshot of the findings from the IHRSA Global 25 report
24. News: Fia update
The new FIA Research Institute launches at Greenwich University
26. News: Competitive edge
Do a freefall, cycle in French wine country or go for a walk in vintage fashion - all for charity
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW and the BASES Annual Conference
28. Everyone's talking about...: Paying for parks
Should personal trainers have to pay to use public outdoor spaces when they train their clients?
30. Interview: Mark Sesnan
The MD of leisure trust GLL talks about diversifying the brand, the problem with procurement, and seizing the opportunity presented by the 2012 Olympics
36. Indoor cycling: Money spinner
How can operators maximise the ROI from their indoor cycling offering? We ask the experts
40. Sports conditioning: Staying on top
With elite athletes now competing into their 40s and even 50s, we take a look at their conditioning needs
43. Pilates: Pure versus applied
Should pilates only ever be taught as Joseph Pilates designed it, or is there scope for it to evolve?
48. Resistance training: Getting to grips with resistance equipment
Details of recent launches across the different categories of resistance kit
52. Fitness franchises: Into India
The second of a two-part series on international franchises entering the Indian market: Snap Fitness, Vivafit, Holmes Place and Anytime Fitness
57. Health club spa: Raising the spa
The Corinthia Hotel London opened last month, including a brand new integrated spa and fitness concept: ESPA Life. Kay Glover pays a visit
60. Health club spa: Body of evidence
New research suggests that just one massage can bring about significant physiological changes
61. Health club spa: Spa news
The Rooms opens at The Albany, and a new vision for The Malvern
62. Health club spa: Starting young
Could operators in the UK learn from their European counterparts and introduce a kids-only spa offering? Kath Hudson reports
66. Health club spa : Local luxury
Julie Cramer talks to the team behind Inside Spa following a new extension designed to meet demand at the public sector spa
72. fitness-kit.net: Special Vibration training
A new distributor for Vibrogym, and Power Plate previews its powerBIKE
75. Project profiles: Project showcase
Cybex equips the new fitness facilities at the University of Bristol, and STOTT PILATES launches new specialist training courses
78. fitness-kit.net: Special Product round-up
Myride v3.0 launches in the UK, and MyoTruk heads to France
83. Lightweights: Olive oil treatments in Greece
The Grace Mykonos hotel in Greece has launched three quirky new spa treatments in preparation for visitors this summer
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Storytelling - the future of fitness content
Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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