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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 2
3. Editor's letter: The sport of fitness
'The Sport of Fitness' concept could help connect our industry to Olympic goals, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
A risk-based approach to health and safety is right for our industry, says Joe Ryan, MD of Right Directions Health and Safety
8. News round-up:
Nuffield Health acquires Greens, LA Fitness feels the force of Twitter, and the OFT launches an investigation into health club contracts
16. International news:
Reebok Fitness opens in Reykjavik, while Madonna's second Hard Candy site opens in Moscow
18. People news:
Fitness First has a shake-up of its top management team, and Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex Reid gets ready to launch his new academy concept
20. IHRSA update:
We look forward to IHRSA's Annual Convention and Trade Show, which takes place next month in Los Angeles, California, US
24. FIA update:
How will we inspire a new generation to take up sport in this Olympic year?
26. Competitive edge:
People across the UK get ready for Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile
27. Diary dates:
SPATEC Asia takes place in Malaysia this month, while Professional Beauty is at London's ExCel in March
28. Everyone's talking about...: Clean Clubs
It's not a glamorous topic, but keeping on top of cleaning at your club is vital for member satisfaction
30. Interview : Ben Midgley
The president of Crunch Franchise talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a sustainable low-cost model
36. Kids' fitness: Catering for kids
Guidelines and case studies on engaging 11- to 15-year-olds in safe and effective exercise
45. CV equipment: Keeping pace
A look at the evolution of treadmills, and how some models have been made to stand out from the crowd
49. Research round-up: Touch point
Australian researchers highlight the many benefits of massage in a new study based on 740 existing papers
50. New opening: Raising the bar
We visit the stylish new Holmes Place Health Club and Spa in Berlin
54. Spa trends:
What's hot in the spa sector, and how can fitness operators implement some of these concepts in their own spas?
59. Spa news:
Kuwait-based Al Corniche opens a new heat experiences zone, and the Bannatyne Group opens its 33rd spa
61. Vibration training: Good vibes
Kath Hudson reports on the ways in which vibration equipment is developing and meeting a wide range of consumer training demands
64. IT series: Smooth operator
Software is transforming the way leisure facilities function, from making savings on staffing costs to reducing energy bills. Abigail Harris reports
69. fitness-kit.net: Indoor cycling
Keiser revamps a best-seller and Star Trac unveils a new design
71. Club refurbishment: Breath of life
It's not the space you have but how you use it. Kath Hudson reports on recent success stories in health club and leisure centre refurbishment
74. fitness-kit.net: Product update
A new kettlebell range from Jordan Fitness and Med-Fit Systems unveils a new Nautilus vertical climber
77. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects by Nouveau Solutions and Trixter
80. Show preview: European Spa Convention
An overview of this March event for spa professionals
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Latest News
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
Latest News
The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
Latest News
The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
Latest News
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
Latest News
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
Latest News
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of ...
Latest News
More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime ...
Latest News
Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest ...
Features
Sponsored briefing
Excite Live has revolutionised training, thanks to the Technogym Live platform, which uses AI and immersive content to give training an advanced level of personalisation
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
People
We’re getting high usage: typically 2,000 visits a day. We’ve already celebrated our millionth member visit
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: The sport of fitness
'The Sport of Fitness' concept could help connect our industry to Olympic goals, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
A risk-based approach to health and safety is right for our industry, says Joe Ryan, MD of Right Directions Health and Safety
8. News round-up:
Nuffield Health acquires Greens, LA Fitness feels the force of Twitter, and the OFT launches an investigation into health club contracts
16. International news:
Reebok Fitness opens in Reykjavik, while Madonna's second Hard Candy site opens in Moscow
18. People news:
Fitness First has a shake-up of its top management team, and Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex Reid gets ready to launch his new academy concept
20. IHRSA update:
We look forward to IHRSA's Annual Convention and Trade Show, which takes place next month in Los Angeles, California, US
24. FIA update:
How will we inspire a new generation to take up sport in this Olympic year?
26. Competitive edge:
People across the UK get ready for Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile
27. Diary dates:
SPATEC Asia takes place in Malaysia this month, while Professional Beauty is at London's ExCel in March
28. Everyone's talking about...: Clean Clubs
It's not a glamorous topic, but keeping on top of cleaning at your club is vital for member satisfaction
30. Interview : Ben Midgley
The president of Crunch Franchise talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a sustainable low-cost model
36. Kids' fitness: Catering for kids
Guidelines and case studies on engaging 11- to 15-year-olds in safe and effective exercise
45. CV equipment: Keeping pace
A look at the evolution of treadmills, and how some models have been made to stand out from the crowd
49. Research round-up: Touch point
Australian researchers highlight the many benefits of massage in a new study based on 740 existing papers
50. New opening: Raising the bar
We visit the stylish new Holmes Place Health Club and Spa in Berlin
54. Spa trends:
What's hot in the spa sector, and how can fitness operators implement some of these concepts in their own spas?
59. Spa news:
Kuwait-based Al Corniche opens a new heat experiences zone, and the Bannatyne Group opens its 33rd spa
61. Vibration training: Good vibes
Kath Hudson reports on the ways in which vibration equipment is developing and meeting a wide range of consumer training demands
64. IT series: Smooth operator
Software is transforming the way leisure facilities function, from making savings on staffing costs to reducing energy bills. Abigail Harris reports
69. fitness-kit.net: Indoor cycling
Keiser revamps a best-seller and Star Trac unveils a new design
71. Club refurbishment: Breath of life
It's not the space you have but how you use it. Kath Hudson reports on recent success stories in health club and leisure centre refurbishment
74. fitness-kit.net: Product update
A new kettlebell range from Jordan Fitness and Med-Fit Systems unveils a new Nautilus vertical climber
77. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects by Nouveau Solutions and Trixter
80. Show preview: European Spa Convention
An overview of this March event for spa professionals
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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