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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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Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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Exercises, workload, work/rest ratio and pace have been defined and integrated into personalised programmes
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Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
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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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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Unity Leisure'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
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
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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
Diary dates
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