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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 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Talking point
As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Corporate wellness
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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HCM people

Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
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POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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