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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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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
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Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
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Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
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REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
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Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 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 130
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
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
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: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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