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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 5
3. Editor's letter: 'Premium value'
Non-budget operators must find ways to justify charging a premium, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Mental health has always tended to be the poor relation of physical health but, says Debbie Lawrence, it's time to change that perspective
8. News round-up:
The Plymouth Life Centre opens its doors to the public, SportHouse opens in east London, and Icon Training receives 'outstanding' rating
16. International news:
The Conrad hotel chain opens a new resort in Macao, while Orangetheory Fitness looks set for international expansion into Canada
18. People news:
Former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms on fitness as part of life, and the Olympic opportunity for gyms
20. IHRSA update:
Kristen A Walsh reports on the highlights from this year's Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles
24. FIA update:
A new partnership between the FIA and Asda aims to bring sport and physical activity into the heart of hard-to-reach communities
26. Competitive edge:
A world swim against malaria, and a 15-peaks challenge in Wales
27. Diary dates:
The inaugural FASTER Convention takes place in Southampton
28. Everyone's talking about...: Premium pricing
In a market that appears to be sliding towards low-cost models, how are some operators managing to buck the trend and charge top prices?
30. Interview: Dave Courteen
The MD of Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the norms, and the company's latest venture into standalone, owned sites
36. New opening: Hip to be square
Birmingham's stylish new multi-use development, The Cube, features a top-end health club and spa. Kirstyn MacRandal takes a look inside
40. Pricing strategy: Price un-fixing
Offering flexible pricing need not undermine a club's bottom line - it may actually enhance it. Kate Cracknell reports
44. Combat sports: Fight club
Boxing and martial arts programming is enjoying growing popularity in mainstream gyms. Kate Cracknell looks at ways operators can extend the appeal of these disciplines
53. Olympic legacy: Olympic conditioning
With London 2012 just a few months away, are operators doing enough to latch onto the event? David Thompson reports
58. Spa software:
Specialist spa management software can help optimise yield, offer online booking and even integrate with club management systems, says Liz Terry
66. Future trends:
Experts from The Futures Company share their thoughts on the hottest new trends impacting the sector
70. Suspension training: Suspend disbelief
Steve Harrison takes a look at new developments and future opportunities in suspension training
77. In-club AV: That's entertainment
We review a selection of recent in-club audiovisual installations
81. Changing rooms: Changing places
Quality changing rooms are key to creating a good first impression and maintaining member satisfaction. Kath Hudson reports
84. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products from Jordan, The Physical Company, EXF and Altro
86. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New treadmill technology from Precor, and Spirit Fitness' e-Glide trainer is showcased at IHRSA
87. Research round-up: Happy talk
Being happy is the key to older people living longer, a study shows
98. Lightweights:
Yoga with dolphins, Honesty Scales that tell it like it is, and a boom in waxing services for men
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
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CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
Opinion
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
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Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 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 5
3. Editor's letter: 'Premium value'
Non-budget operators must find ways to justify charging a premium, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Mental health has always tended to be the poor relation of physical health but, says Debbie Lawrence, it's time to change that perspective
8. News round-up:
The Plymouth Life Centre opens its doors to the public, SportHouse opens in east London, and Icon Training receives 'outstanding' rating
16. International news:
The Conrad hotel chain opens a new resort in Macao, while Orangetheory Fitness looks set for international expansion into Canada
18. People news:
Former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms on fitness as part of life, and the Olympic opportunity for gyms
20. IHRSA update:
Kristen A Walsh reports on the highlights from this year's Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles
24. FIA update:
A new partnership between the FIA and Asda aims to bring sport and physical activity into the heart of hard-to-reach communities
26. Competitive edge:
A world swim against malaria, and a 15-peaks challenge in Wales
27. Diary dates:
The inaugural FASTER Convention takes place in Southampton
28. Everyone's talking about...: Premium pricing
In a market that appears to be sliding towards low-cost models, how are some operators managing to buck the trend and charge top prices?
30. Interview: Dave Courteen
The MD of Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the norms, and the company's latest venture into standalone, owned sites
36. New opening: Hip to be square
Birmingham's stylish new multi-use development, The Cube, features a top-end health club and spa. Kirstyn MacRandal takes a look inside
40. Pricing strategy: Price un-fixing
Offering flexible pricing need not undermine a club's bottom line - it may actually enhance it. Kate Cracknell reports
44. Combat sports: Fight club
Boxing and martial arts programming is enjoying growing popularity in mainstream gyms. Kate Cracknell looks at ways operators can extend the appeal of these disciplines
53. Olympic legacy: Olympic conditioning
With London 2012 just a few months away, are operators doing enough to latch onto the event? David Thompson reports
58. Spa software:
Specialist spa management software can help optimise yield, offer online booking and even integrate with club management systems, says Liz Terry
66. Future trends:
Experts from The Futures Company share their thoughts on the hottest new trends impacting the sector
70. Suspension training: Suspend disbelief
Steve Harrison takes a look at new developments and future opportunities in suspension training
77. In-club AV: That's entertainment
We review a selection of recent in-club audiovisual installations
81. Changing rooms: Changing places
Quality changing rooms are key to creating a good first impression and maintaining member satisfaction. Kath Hudson reports
84. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products from Jordan, The Physical Company, EXF and Altro
86. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New treadmill technology from Precor, and Spirit Fitness' e-Glide trainer is showcased at IHRSA
87. Research round-up: Happy talk
Being happy is the key to older people living longer, a study shows
98. Lightweights:
Yoga with dolphins, Honesty Scales that tell it like it is, and a boom in waxing services for men
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: 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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 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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