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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Crossing borders
The EU is now focusing on physical activity as a way of addressing obesity, and is looking to our sector for solutions, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Get kids active and they'll grow into active adults, says Jeff Gorse of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust
8. News round-up:
Pure Gym unveils its roll-out plans, Kiss Gyms develops a new nightclub-style site, and work begins on Gosport Sports Club
16. International news:
Fitness First opens two clubs in Dubai, and the port of Baku in Azerbaijan gets a new health club
18. People news:
CIMSPA confirms new chairs to head up its national and regional management boards
20. IHRSA update:
How happy are your staff? Art Curtis, chair of IHRSA, explains the importance of staff satisfaction to the health of your organisation
24. FIA update:
CEO of the FIA, David Stalker, looks at the compelling case for exercise interventions in healthcare delivery
26. Competitive edge:
The Stroke Association hosts its biggest charity bike ride in May
27. Diary dates:
Fitness Professionals are LA-bound for this year's IHRSA convention
28. Everyone's talking about...: Cancer testing
Gyms should offer mouth swabs to check members' risk of developing cancer, according to an expert. But is this really the way forward?
30. Interview: Despina Spanou
The principal advisor on Health & Consumers in the European Commission talks to Kate Cracknell about the EU's commitment to tackling obesity
36. New opening: From Madonna and Russia with love
We pay a visit to the second Hard Candy Fitness club, which opened recently in Moscow, Russia
43. Pilates: Virtual reality
With the arrival of virtual yoga and pilates classes in UK gyms, Kate Cracknell asks whether they could ever be a substitute for live instructor-led sessions
48. Social marketing: Owning your own space
How can health club operators effectively market their businesses in the age of social media? Simon Bolton offers his advice
53. Resistance training: Staying strong
How can operators and suppliers can better champion the benefits of resistance training? We investigate
58. Exercise & cancer: Lease of life
ThriveWell's Erin Ercoline talks to Kate Cracknell about the DIVA exercise and nutrition programme for breast cancer patients
62. Outdoor exercise: Out & about
Could outdoor exercise engage inactive people and even act as a feeder for gyms, asks Kath Hudson
66. Market report: Earthquake update
Fitness operators are still trying to get back to business after last year's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nikitin Sallee reports
71. Middle East market: Middle-Eastern promise
Liam N Fitzgerald gives an overview of the Middle East fitness market
77. Refurbished equipment: Old for new
Operators are increasingly appreciating the value of top quality pre-owned kit. Kath Hudson reports
80. Research round-up: Virtual benefits
Video exercise games can give more of a mental boost to older adults than exercise alone, says a new report
82. Protein drinks: fitness-kit.net special
Including products from Maxitone, Multipower and Nutrichem
86. FIBO 2012: Show preview
This year's event takes place in April
89. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from CYBEX and Concept
98. Lightweights:
Gravy wrestling championships and drag queen workouts
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Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, has said exercise and physical activity ...
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Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
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This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
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Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
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To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
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Closing gyms and leisure facilities during any possible future lockdown would be "unthinkable", according to ...
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The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
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In boxing, you hear ‘punch with the hip’ – ie, torque the hip to get the whole body behind the punch. That torque is controlled by the glutes
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
Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
HCM Magazine
Research
Regular sessions of new-generation yoga can help tackle the lockdown blues, increase sleep quality and boost mental health
HCM Magazine
HCM People
Our road map is to manage leisure facilities, developing them into community hubs and ensuring the most in need get the most support
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
Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
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Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
HCM magazine
HCM People

Nick Whitcombe

Founder, Body Tech Fitness
I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
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Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Anytime Fitness partners with Gympass across UK and Ireland
Anytime Fitness, the UK’s leading 24/7 high-spec gym operator, has partnered with Gympass to give its corporate members access to over 170 clubs across UK and Ireland.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Video Gallery
Freemotion 22 SERIES Powered by iFit
FreeMotion Fitness
The only connected fitness experience in commercial fitness centers, powered by iFit. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise 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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
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

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Crossing borders
The EU is now focusing on physical activity as a way of addressing obesity, and is looking to our sector for solutions, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Get kids active and they'll grow into active adults, says Jeff Gorse of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust
8. News round-up:
Pure Gym unveils its roll-out plans, Kiss Gyms develops a new nightclub-style site, and work begins on Gosport Sports Club
16. International news:
Fitness First opens two clubs in Dubai, and the port of Baku in Azerbaijan gets a new health club
18. People news:
CIMSPA confirms new chairs to head up its national and regional management boards
20. IHRSA update:
How happy are your staff? Art Curtis, chair of IHRSA, explains the importance of staff satisfaction to the health of your organisation
24. FIA update:
CEO of the FIA, David Stalker, looks at the compelling case for exercise interventions in healthcare delivery
26. Competitive edge:
The Stroke Association hosts its biggest charity bike ride in May
27. Diary dates:
Fitness Professionals are LA-bound for this year's IHRSA convention
28. Everyone's talking about...: Cancer testing
Gyms should offer mouth swabs to check members' risk of developing cancer, according to an expert. But is this really the way forward?
30. Interview: Despina Spanou
The principal advisor on Health & Consumers in the European Commission talks to Kate Cracknell about the EU's commitment to tackling obesity
36. New opening: From Madonna and Russia with love
We pay a visit to the second Hard Candy Fitness club, which opened recently in Moscow, Russia
43. Pilates: Virtual reality
With the arrival of virtual yoga and pilates classes in UK gyms, Kate Cracknell asks whether they could ever be a substitute for live instructor-led sessions
48. Social marketing: Owning your own space
How can health club operators effectively market their businesses in the age of social media? Simon Bolton offers his advice
53. Resistance training: Staying strong
How can operators and suppliers can better champion the benefits of resistance training? We investigate
58. Exercise & cancer: Lease of life
ThriveWell's Erin Ercoline talks to Kate Cracknell about the DIVA exercise and nutrition programme for breast cancer patients
62. Outdoor exercise: Out & about
Could outdoor exercise engage inactive people and even act as a feeder for gyms, asks Kath Hudson
66. Market report: Earthquake update
Fitness operators are still trying to get back to business after last year's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nikitin Sallee reports
71. Middle East market: Middle-Eastern promise
Liam N Fitzgerald gives an overview of the Middle East fitness market
77. Refurbished equipment: Old for new
Operators are increasingly appreciating the value of top quality pre-owned kit. Kath Hudson reports
80. Research round-up: Virtual benefits
Video exercise games can give more of a mental boost to older adults than exercise alone, says a new report
82. Protein drinks: fitness-kit.net special
Including products from Maxitone, Multipower and Nutrichem
86. FIBO 2012: Show preview
This year's event takes place in April
89. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from CYBEX and Concept
98. Lightweights:
Gravy wrestling championships and drag queen workouts
1 - 40 of 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Anytime Fitness partners with Gympass across UK and Ireland
Anytime Fitness, the UK’s leading 24/7 high-spec gym operator, has partnered with Gympass to give its corporate members access to over 170 clubs across UK and Ireland.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Video Gallery
Freemotion 22 SERIES Powered by iFit
FreeMotion Fitness
The only connected fitness experience in commercial fitness centers, powered by iFit. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise 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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
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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