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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 10
5. Editor's letter: Member satisfaction
Could equipment availability be even more important than customer service for member satisfaction, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters:
Today's trainers must learn to be personal development coaches, says Justin Buckthorp of Prime Health
10. News round-up:
15 new clubs for Nuffield Health, DLL launches a high street PT concept, and the 2012 Health Club Award winners are announced
16. International news:
New clubs for SATS, and Sydney is the latest location for Madonna/NeV's Hard Candy Fitness
20. People news:
Dr Thomas Rieger is appointed as the new chair of EHFA's Standards Council, and Rachel Hobbs talks about working in the Olympic gym
22. IHRSA update:
IHRSA presents the latest report on the size and scope of the Latin American fitness market
26. FIA update:
Chris Beedie of the FIA Research Institute outlines its pilot study findings, and outlines plans to undertake the biggest ever study into the effectiveness of physical activity
28. Competitive edge:
A three ride through London, Amsterdam and Brusselscities cycle
29. Diary dates:
The Yoga Show takes place at London's Olympia later this month
30. Everyone's talking about…: Celebrity fitness
Is the switch in media focus from botox to the physical benefits of exercise good for our industry?
32. Interview: Hans Peter Franklin
The founder and CEO of FITLane talks to Kate Cracknell about the challenges and opportunities of operating in the south of France
38. New opening: A class apart
Aspria's latest opening in Hamburg, Germany, wows with both its facilities and its service standards. Kate Cracknell pays a visit
45. Fitness trends: HIT the gym
As part of our series on high-intensity interval training, experts offer their advice on how best to introduce HIT into your facility
50. Health & technology: Game on!
In part two of our investigation into the ‘gamification' of wellness, Rhianon Howells explores how operators can engage with the trend and looks at some fitness examples
57. Technology series: Fast forward
How can the latest technologies best be employed by operators? Jon Nasta talks to a panel of experts
62. Gym operations: Enhancing value
Can equipment availability really be the key to member satisfaction? Rory McGown talks to Kate Cracknell about his company's findings
66. Health trends: A fitter world
Amy Smyth and Radha Patel of The Futures Company look at physical activity participation worldwide
70. Winter sports: Welcoming the winter
Winter is on its way - do you have programmes in place to get members ready for winter sports?
76. Q&A: David Barton
The flamboyant New York gym guru talks to Magali Robathan about life, fitness and bankruptcy
82. Corporate wellness: Fit for work
Today's corporate wellness programmes need to be inclusive, integrated and give a return on investment. Neena Dhillon reports
86. Research round-up: The cold war
The use of meditation and exercise could greatly reduce the number of sick days taken due to colds and flu
87. Club entertainment: fitness-kit.net special
The latest technology to boost your club entertainment from AV:Activ, Zoom Media, CYBEX and Precor
89. Supplier showcase:
Recent fitness projects from CYBEX and Life Fitness are profiled
98. Lightweights:
A survey shows people are being shamed into fitness by seeing their images on Facebook
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Features
feature
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
feature
As the health and fitness industry gears up for reopening, Caroline Constantine, MD of Right Directions, shares critical guidance about safe operating procedures
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
Features
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
Features
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
During lockdown, 40% of all spend on live streamed and pre-recorded workouts went to businesses those individuals had never physically visited
People
The pandemic has sped up our progress towards the strategy we’d outlined – to become a coaching company that happens to have clubs and support people in achieving their goals, wherever they choose to work out
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
BMF with Bear Grylls - Mission to reboot the fitness industry
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BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money. Read more
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Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
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Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
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Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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Greywell, Hampshire
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Derby City Council
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Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 10
5. Editor's letter: Member satisfaction
Could equipment availability be even more important than customer service for member satisfaction, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters:
Today's trainers must learn to be personal development coaches, says Justin Buckthorp of Prime Health
10. News round-up:
15 new clubs for Nuffield Health, DLL launches a high street PT concept, and the 2012 Health Club Award winners are announced
16. International news:
New clubs for SATS, and Sydney is the latest location for Madonna/NeV's Hard Candy Fitness
20. People news:
Dr Thomas Rieger is appointed as the new chair of EHFA's Standards Council, and Rachel Hobbs talks about working in the Olympic gym
22. IHRSA update:
IHRSA presents the latest report on the size and scope of the Latin American fitness market
26. FIA update:
Chris Beedie of the FIA Research Institute outlines its pilot study findings, and outlines plans to undertake the biggest ever study into the effectiveness of physical activity
28. Competitive edge:
A three ride through London, Amsterdam and Brusselscities cycle
29. Diary dates:
The Yoga Show takes place at London's Olympia later this month
30. Everyone's talking about…: Celebrity fitness
Is the switch in media focus from botox to the physical benefits of exercise good for our industry?
32. Interview: Hans Peter Franklin
The founder and CEO of FITLane talks to Kate Cracknell about the challenges and opportunities of operating in the south of France
38. New opening: A class apart
Aspria's latest opening in Hamburg, Germany, wows with both its facilities and its service standards. Kate Cracknell pays a visit
45. Fitness trends: HIT the gym
As part of our series on high-intensity interval training, experts offer their advice on how best to introduce HIT into your facility
50. Health & technology: Game on!
In part two of our investigation into the ‘gamification' of wellness, Rhianon Howells explores how operators can engage with the trend and looks at some fitness examples
57. Technology series: Fast forward
How can the latest technologies best be employed by operators? Jon Nasta talks to a panel of experts
62. Gym operations: Enhancing value
Can equipment availability really be the key to member satisfaction? Rory McGown talks to Kate Cracknell about his company's findings
66. Health trends: A fitter world
Amy Smyth and Radha Patel of The Futures Company look at physical activity participation worldwide
70. Winter sports: Welcoming the winter
Winter is on its way - do you have programmes in place to get members ready for winter sports?
76. Q&A: David Barton
The flamboyant New York gym guru talks to Magali Robathan about life, fitness and bankruptcy
82. Corporate wellness: Fit for work
Today's corporate wellness programmes need to be inclusive, integrated and give a return on investment. Neena Dhillon reports
86. Research round-up: The cold war
The use of meditation and exercise could greatly reduce the number of sick days taken due to colds and flu
87. Club entertainment: fitness-kit.net special
The latest technology to boost your club entertainment from AV:Activ, Zoom Media, CYBEX and Precor
89. Supplier showcase:
Recent fitness projects from CYBEX and Life Fitness are profiled
98. Lightweights:
A survey shows people are being shamed into fitness by seeing their images on Facebook
1 - 40 of 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
BMF with Bear Grylls - Mission to reboot the fitness industry
British Military Fitness
BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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