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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Mental health
Should the health and fitness industry be doing more to promote the mental health benefits of exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Sport and fitness are moving closer together, says Andy Baker, CEO of Trys Rugby Centres
10. News round-up:
New member pledge for LA Fitness, and investment in Soho Gyms' estate
18. International news:
German operator Just Fit opens its 16th club, and Dubai Ladies Club undergoes a gym refurbishment
20. People news:
Antony Kildare takes over as Aquaterra Leisure CEO
22. IHRSA update:
A new report assesses the benefits of small group personal training
26. FIA update:
A new 2012 partnership between the FIA and Sport England will help to engage more consumers in physical activity, says David Stalker
28. Competitive edge:
The Blenheim Triathlon for Cancer Research takes place in June, and a charity pier to pier swim is scheduled in Bournemouth in July
29. Diary dates:
FIBO takes place in Germany this month, with over 500 health and fitness companies due to attend, while SIBEC UK takes place in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Studio scheduling
How can operators schedule classes to maximise attendance and member satisfaction? Our experts offer best practice advice for operators wanting to strike the perfect balance
32. Interview: Mark Mantell
The head of Spirit Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about a strong service culture, competing with budget clubs and the benefits of being part of a large hotel group
38. New opening: Family matters
Tom Walker talks to the founders of GoGo, the largest family-owned health club operation in Finland
43. Group exercise: Trending now
It seems that plain old working out no longer cuts it with today's members. Our experts talk to Rhianon Williams about the hottest trends in group exercise
46. Exercise and ageing: Brain-body connection
As neuroscientists uncover increasingly valuable information about the brain-body connection, Terry Eckmann, PhD, explores the impact of exercise on the ageing brain
52. Research round-up: Cell-ing point
New research from Sweden suggests that just 20 minutes of exercise can help 'turn on' the genes involved in muscles' adaptation to exercise
54. Medical wellness: Preventative healthcare
A groundbreaking healthcare programme that aims to prevent the onset of diabetes is being rolled out in facilities across the US. Kate Cracknell reports
58. Industry research: Are you being served?
The results from the latest fitness industry Net Promoter Score survey show that the sector still has a long way to go to create a loyal customer base
60. Japan market report: Confronting adversity
David Minton reports on the situation in Japan one year on from the tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit the north-east of the country
63. Retention software: Member engagement
Installing specialist software solutions can help operators greatly improve their retention rates. Kirstyn MacRandal reports
68. Fitness testing: One, two, three testing
Are operators effectively using fitness testing as a means of recruiting and retaining their members? Kath Hudson rounds up some of the latest innovations
73. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
The new SMARTBAR launches at IHRSA 2012, Jordan Fitness introduces its storage cage for studio equipment, and D2F's quotation tool offers operators a new approach to studio purchasing
75. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from Star Trac and Pulse Fitness
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Features
Supplier showcase
Working with Precor, Aberdeen Sports Village has undergone a £500k overhaul to strengthen the user experience and put digital connectivity at the core of its offering
Features
feature
As the health and fitness industry gears up for reopening, Caroline Constantine, MD of Right Directions, shares critical guidance about safe operating procedures
Features
Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
People
HCM people

Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
People
We have one club in Madrid with 27,500 customers and 20,000 people on a two year waiting list
People
HCM people

Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Mental health
Should the health and fitness industry be doing more to promote the mental health benefits of exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Sport and fitness are moving closer together, says Andy Baker, CEO of Trys Rugby Centres
10. News round-up:
New member pledge for LA Fitness, and investment in Soho Gyms' estate
18. International news:
German operator Just Fit opens its 16th club, and Dubai Ladies Club undergoes a gym refurbishment
20. People news:
Antony Kildare takes over as Aquaterra Leisure CEO
22. IHRSA update:
A new report assesses the benefits of small group personal training
26. FIA update:
A new 2012 partnership between the FIA and Sport England will help to engage more consumers in physical activity, says David Stalker
28. Competitive edge:
The Blenheim Triathlon for Cancer Research takes place in June, and a charity pier to pier swim is scheduled in Bournemouth in July
29. Diary dates:
FIBO takes place in Germany this month, with over 500 health and fitness companies due to attend, while SIBEC UK takes place in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Studio scheduling
How can operators schedule classes to maximise attendance and member satisfaction? Our experts offer best practice advice for operators wanting to strike the perfect balance
32. Interview: Mark Mantell
The head of Spirit Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about a strong service culture, competing with budget clubs and the benefits of being part of a large hotel group
38. New opening: Family matters
Tom Walker talks to the founders of GoGo, the largest family-owned health club operation in Finland
43. Group exercise: Trending now
It seems that plain old working out no longer cuts it with today's members. Our experts talk to Rhianon Williams about the hottest trends in group exercise
46. Exercise and ageing: Brain-body connection
As neuroscientists uncover increasingly valuable information about the brain-body connection, Terry Eckmann, PhD, explores the impact of exercise on the ageing brain
52. Research round-up: Cell-ing point
New research from Sweden suggests that just 20 minutes of exercise can help 'turn on' the genes involved in muscles' adaptation to exercise
54. Medical wellness: Preventative healthcare
A groundbreaking healthcare programme that aims to prevent the onset of diabetes is being rolled out in facilities across the US. Kate Cracknell reports
58. Industry research: Are you being served?
The results from the latest fitness industry Net Promoter Score survey show that the sector still has a long way to go to create a loyal customer base
60. Japan market report: Confronting adversity
David Minton reports on the situation in Japan one year on from the tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit the north-east of the country
63. Retention software: Member engagement
Installing specialist software solutions can help operators greatly improve their retention rates. Kirstyn MacRandal reports
68. Fitness testing: One, two, three testing
Are operators effectively using fitness testing as a means of recruiting and retaining their members? Kath Hudson rounds up some of the latest innovations
73. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
The new SMARTBAR launches at IHRSA 2012, Jordan Fitness introduces its storage cage for studio equipment, and D2F's quotation tool offers operators a new approach to studio purchasing
75. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from Star Trac and Pulse Fitness
1 - 40 of 126
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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