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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
1 - 40 of 119
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Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
Features
FIBO China
Jak Phillips went to FIBO China and filed this report
Features
Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
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Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
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Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
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People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
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Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
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Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
Opinion
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An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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