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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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2012 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Participation goals
Kate Cracknell asks whether the governmental U-turn on Olympic Legacy targets should affect our own ambitions in this area
6. Letters:
Charging PTs to use parks has been easy to regulate in Hammersmith, says James Budkiewicz
10. News round-up:
New retention report to be published this year, and DLL opens its flagship Farnham club
16. International news:
VivaFit launches its first club in Uruguay, and a new owner for Barcelona's airport gym
18. People news:
The FIA announces its new board, and BISL has a new chair and CEO
20. IHRSA update:
A report from October's IHRSA European Congress, and an overview of industry events during the autumn of 2011
24. FIA update:
David Stalker reports on a busy fortnight with the Vanguard Group
26. Competitive edge:
The Solar Eclipse marathon in Australia, and climbing The Gherkin
28. Diary dates:
Our annual preview of exhibitions, conferences and events taking place for the health, fitness and wellbeing industry throughout 2012
34. Everyone's talking about...: 2012 predictions
What will the Olympic year have in store for the fitness industry? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview : Alfonso Jimenez
The head of the Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance at the University of Greenwich, and chair of EHFA's Standards Council, talks to Kate Cracknell about setting standards, providing evidence, and the public health agenda
41. Functional training: Fully functional
We ask our expert panel how operators can make the most of their functional fitness areas
44. Functional product round-up:
New product launches in the area of functional fitness
46. Retention series: Mapping the journey
In the second part of his series, Stuart Dyson offers advice on how operators can put member experience at the very heart of what they do
50. Sports conditioning: Tapping into triathlon
Nicola Joyce looks at how health clubs can introduce successful triathlon training in their facilities, and with it potentially create a new revenue stream
54. Eating disorders: Mental first aid
Debbie Lawrence considers how operators can play their part in understanding and helping members suffering from an eating disorder
58. UN report: A timely investment
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on September's UN meeting on non-communicable diseases, and the role of activity in addressing the issue
60. fitness-kit.net : Product round-up
New boxing gloves from York, KLAFS' Lounge Q sauna, a range of pilates products from APPI, and 222 Sports launches Swimtag
62. Heart rate training: Finger on the pulse
Heart rate training can significantly improve the effectiveness of workouts. But are your members aware of this, and are you profiting from the latest technology?
67. Nutritional products: Appliance of science
Kate Cracknell reviews the research behind some of the nutritional products on the market
70. SIBEC review: Ask the experts
A summary of discussions at SIBEC Europe, which looked at the key issues facing the sector today
73. Supplier showcase:
Projects from Precor by Inspirit, Skirmett Washrooms and MYZONE
83. Lightweights :
A 'talking plate' that could help in the battle against obesity, and how about a spot of toe wrestling?
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Research
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
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Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
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Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
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Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 1
3. Editor's letter: Participation goals
Kate Cracknell asks whether the governmental U-turn on Olympic Legacy targets should affect our own ambitions in this area
6. Letters:
Charging PTs to use parks has been easy to regulate in Hammersmith, says James Budkiewicz
10. News round-up:
New retention report to be published this year, and DLL opens its flagship Farnham club
16. International news:
VivaFit launches its first club in Uruguay, and a new owner for Barcelona's airport gym
18. People news:
The FIA announces its new board, and BISL has a new chair and CEO
20. IHRSA update:
A report from October's IHRSA European Congress, and an overview of industry events during the autumn of 2011
24. FIA update:
David Stalker reports on a busy fortnight with the Vanguard Group
26. Competitive edge:
The Solar Eclipse marathon in Australia, and climbing The Gherkin
28. Diary dates:
Our annual preview of exhibitions, conferences and events taking place for the health, fitness and wellbeing industry throughout 2012
34. Everyone's talking about...: 2012 predictions
What will the Olympic year have in store for the fitness industry? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview : Alfonso Jimenez
The head of the Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance at the University of Greenwich, and chair of EHFA's Standards Council, talks to Kate Cracknell about setting standards, providing evidence, and the public health agenda
41. Functional training: Fully functional
We ask our expert panel how operators can make the most of their functional fitness areas
44. Functional product round-up:
New product launches in the area of functional fitness
46. Retention series: Mapping the journey
In the second part of his series, Stuart Dyson offers advice on how operators can put member experience at the very heart of what they do
50. Sports conditioning: Tapping into triathlon
Nicola Joyce looks at how health clubs can introduce successful triathlon training in their facilities, and with it potentially create a new revenue stream
54. Eating disorders: Mental first aid
Debbie Lawrence considers how operators can play their part in understanding and helping members suffering from an eating disorder
58. UN report: A timely investment
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on September's UN meeting on non-communicable diseases, and the role of activity in addressing the issue
60. fitness-kit.net : Product round-up
New boxing gloves from York, KLAFS' Lounge Q sauna, a range of pilates products from APPI, and 222 Sports launches Swimtag
62. Heart rate training: Finger on the pulse
Heart rate training can significantly improve the effectiveness of workouts. But are your members aware of this, and are you profiting from the latest technology?
67. Nutritional products: Appliance of science
Kate Cracknell reviews the research behind some of the nutritional products on the market
70. SIBEC review: Ask the experts
A summary of discussions at SIBEC Europe, which looked at the key issues facing the sector today
73. Supplier showcase:
Projects from Precor by Inspirit, Skirmett Washrooms and MYZONE
83. Lightweights :
A 'talking plate' that could help in the battle against obesity, and how about a spot of toe wrestling?
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
Freemotion CoachBike™
FreeMotion Fitness
Give your members the immersive cycling experience that keeps your members engaged – today and tomorrow. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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