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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 11
3. Editor's letter: A broader church
How can gyms cater for an increasingly diverse market without alienating certain niche audiences with their messaging?
6. Letters:
The time is right to embrace corporate wellness, says Peter Croft of FitLinxx
8. News round-up:
Leisure Connection gets a cash injection, and RAPs is launched for swimming professionals
16. International news:
Technogym opens its new wellness headquarters in Cesena, Italy, and Trainmore opens its fifth fitness facility in the Netherlands
18. People news:
Geraldine Tuck and John Tucker join the FIA's senior team
20. IHRSA update:
Bill Clinton attends the launch of the Technogym Village, and IHRSA publishes its latest health club consumer report
24. FIA update:
CEO David Stalker outlines the timeline for the production and publication of new standards for exercise referral
26. Competitive edge:
A Reindeer Run for the RNLI and a nationwide swim for Macmillan
27. Diary dates:
The Sports Facilities Expo takes place in Amsterdam in December
28. Everyone's talking about...: The Olympic legacy
How can the fitness industry capitalise on the wave of enthusiasm generated by London 2012?
30. Interview: Anastasia Yusina
The president of Strata Partners talks to Kate Cracknell about a new medical fitness concept, and creating products people will pay for
36. New opening: Getting the bug
Kate Cracknell visits the inaugural site of gymBUG in St Helens – a premium budget operation that's set to exceed expectations
40. Nutrition & health: Sweet truth
A growing body of research points to sugar as the key culprit in the rise of obesity and chronic disease. What part can the fitness industry play in tackling the problem?
48. Free weights: Free – for all
As free weights areas continue to grow in popularity, especially with females, how can operators make the most of the space?
52. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
The elderly represent a large, and growing, segment of the population who need regular exercise. Kath Hudson asks why many operators are largely ignoring this opportunity
57. Retention series: Welcome to my house
Richard Ekstrom shares his thoughts on a very personal approach to customer service
61. Service & maintenance: A stitch in time
Why should health club operators bother with preventative maintenance on their equipment? Kay Glover reports
65. Show review: LIW 2012
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the highlights from this year's event in Birmingham – from the latest product launches to the keynotes and live show floor sessions
70. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
The second annual Health Club Awards took place alongside LIW in September, showcasing the best club operators around the country as voted by their members. We give an overview of this year's winners
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest product launches for your studio space: friction training from Flowin, Torq-King's new roller-based system, SAQ's Aerofloor training platform, and new plyo boxes from Escape Fitness
74. Supplier showcase:
Matrix Fitness equips a luxury country club, while Technogym gets involved in community wellness
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Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
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Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
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
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promotion
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Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
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Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
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Featured supplier news
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Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: A broader church
How can gyms cater for an increasingly diverse market without alienating certain niche audiences with their messaging?
6. Letters:
The time is right to embrace corporate wellness, says Peter Croft of FitLinxx
8. News round-up:
Leisure Connection gets a cash injection, and RAPs is launched for swimming professionals
16. International news:
Technogym opens its new wellness headquarters in Cesena, Italy, and Trainmore opens its fifth fitness facility in the Netherlands
18. People news:
Geraldine Tuck and John Tucker join the FIA's senior team
20. IHRSA update:
Bill Clinton attends the launch of the Technogym Village, and IHRSA publishes its latest health club consumer report
24. FIA update:
CEO David Stalker outlines the timeline for the production and publication of new standards for exercise referral
26. Competitive edge:
A Reindeer Run for the RNLI and a nationwide swim for Macmillan
27. Diary dates:
The Sports Facilities Expo takes place in Amsterdam in December
28. Everyone's talking about...: The Olympic legacy
How can the fitness industry capitalise on the wave of enthusiasm generated by London 2012?
30. Interview: Anastasia Yusina
The president of Strata Partners talks to Kate Cracknell about a new medical fitness concept, and creating products people will pay for
36. New opening: Getting the bug
Kate Cracknell visits the inaugural site of gymBUG in St Helens – a premium budget operation that's set to exceed expectations
40. Nutrition & health: Sweet truth
A growing body of research points to sugar as the key culprit in the rise of obesity and chronic disease. What part can the fitness industry play in tackling the problem?
48. Free weights: Free – for all
As free weights areas continue to grow in popularity, especially with females, how can operators make the most of the space?
52. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
The elderly represent a large, and growing, segment of the population who need regular exercise. Kath Hudson asks why many operators are largely ignoring this opportunity
57. Retention series: Welcome to my house
Richard Ekstrom shares his thoughts on a very personal approach to customer service
61. Service & maintenance: A stitch in time
Why should health club operators bother with preventative maintenance on their equipment? Kay Glover reports
65. Show review: LIW 2012
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the highlights from this year's event in Birmingham – from the latest product launches to the keynotes and live show floor sessions
70. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
The second annual Health Club Awards took place alongside LIW in September, showcasing the best club operators around the country as voted by their members. We give an overview of this year's winners
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest product launches for your studio space: friction training from Flowin, Torq-King's new roller-based system, SAQ's Aerofloor training platform, and new plyo boxes from Escape Fitness
74. Supplier showcase:
Matrix Fitness equips a luxury country club, while Technogym gets involved in community wellness
1 - 40 of 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
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.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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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