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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 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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With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
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Policy
CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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HCM research
Researchers say obesity ‘should be considered as premature ageing’, with some negative effects on the immune system being permanent and not reversible by weight loss
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Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Body scanning
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
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Ed Stanbury

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Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
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It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
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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
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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