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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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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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IHRSA Update
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares highlights from The 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report into the US fitness market, as well as giving universal advice about how to stay relevant
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People
In the long term, the fitness industry will utilise technological advances in augmented reality and holographic telepresence
People
In 2005, we travelLed to Germany and came across McFit, which offered memberships at €19 a month. It spooked us. We realised that it would only be a matter of time until a budget operator would find its way to Finland”
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people can leave their desks whenever they choose to have a workout. They won’t be judged for staying too long or going too often.
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
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Wattbike AtomX
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Company profile: Ecore
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Company profile: EMD UK
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
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Independent service & maintenance
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Professional services
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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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