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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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DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
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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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Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
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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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Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
People
HCM people

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
People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
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Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
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Company profile: Precor
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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19-24 Apr 2020
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
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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

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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Aberdeen Sports Village puts digital connectivity at its core
The newly refurbished Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) has undergone a £500,000 overhaul to enable it to offer a stronger user experience with digital connectivity at its core.
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: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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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