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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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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Your flooring literally underpins your business and although it may not seem the most glamourous purchase you make, making the right choice will ensure the success of everything from your safety rating to your bottom line, says Liz Terry
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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 122
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
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Company profile: Fisikal Limited
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
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Derby City Council
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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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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
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