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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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Features
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
Features
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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