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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
1 - 40 of 127
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Gyms have been going to great lengths to show how they are separating workout areas and adding social distancing, however, members have been reflecting on how busy the gym was before
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Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
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Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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People
Operators should start with the home fitness journey, working out how to gain a competitive advantage here, before working out how to dovetail physical visits into this
People
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
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Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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 127
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Gympass
On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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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