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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
1 - 40 of 132
Latest News
Everyone Active is offering a month’s free trial of its digital Everyone On Demand service ...
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The physical activity sector is in need of bespoke and substantial financial support in order ...
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Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive ...
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Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being ...
Latest News
Sign the petition by clicking here. HCM editor, Liz Terry, has launched a Parliamentary Petition ...
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The failure to tackle the UK's obesity crisis is down to successive governments being guilty ...
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Les Mills has launched a new digital content solution to support health and fitness operators ...
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Gymbox has entered the hospitality space with the signing of a deal to deliver in-room ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
HCM Magazine
Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
HCM Magazine
Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym in partnership with Technogym, adding the new Excite Live line, as well as dedicated workout zones
HCM Magazine
Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
HCM Magazine
HCM People
Having someone just feeling comfortable walking into the gym is important
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
HCM magazine
We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
HCM magazine
How Virtuagym and Thebodycontent created an ecosystem of fitness within a small community
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Company profiles
Company profile: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wexer
Our mission at Wexer is to make world-class exercise accessible to everyone by harnessing the ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Company profiles
Company profile: IONTO Health & Beauty GmbH
IONTO-COMED offers a wide range of treatment beds offering maximum flexibility and the symbiosis of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wexer
Our mission at Wexer is to make world-class exercise accessible to everyone by harnessing the ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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