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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 7
3. Editor’s letter: Getting results
Kate Cracknell looks at the emergence of HIT as a way of gaining all-important results for members
6. Letters:
Dave Wright and Jonathan Lomax offer their views on the ‘premium value’ health club model
8. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell 67 clubs, The énergie Group cancels its flotation plans, debates over the value of exercise in treating depression, and new independent club openings
16. International news:
Club Med Gym launches inaugural Pure Club Med Gym site, and Migros unveils its ELEMENTS fitness and spa brand for Germany
18. People news:
Les Mills appoints Keith Burnet as UK CEO, and Alex Khan named new CEO of Lifetime
20. IHRSA update:
Key findings from the newly published IHRSA 2012 Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry
24. FIA update:
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new After Work Club initiative for male retirees
27. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week is only a couple of months away!
28. Everyone’s talking about…: GP referrals
What can the fitness sector do to encourage GPs to better embrace exercise referrals?
30. Interview: David Long
The CEO of Orangetheory Fitness on international rollout plans, and on delivering personal training-type results for a quarter of the price
36. Kuwait report: Home from home
Kate Cracknell pays a visit to Al Corniche Club Resort and Spa in Kuwait City and investigates the local mindset towards exercise
40. Fitness trends: Ramping it up
HIT (high-intensity interval training) is the current buzz-term of the fitness sector. Kate Cracknell reports on the background and benefits of this training philosophy
45. Retention series: Reaping rewards
Reward schemes are well established in the fitness industry as a means of securing new members, but how about using them as part of your retention strategy?
48. Rehab: Peak performance
Athletes’ Performance’s Dan Zieky talks to Kate Cracknell about the company’s seamless approach to rehab, prehab and training
52. Research round-up: All in the mind
Swiss scientists believe they have found a hormone that could encourage people to push themselves more while exercising
54. Social media: Social skills
How well is the fitness industry currently using social media? Jon Nasta takes a look at some best practice examples
59. Member payments: World of opportunity
SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area) is on its way. Is your business ready? Kevin Scott reports
64. Energy series: Credit where credit’s due
Advice for operators looking to secure credit to pay for energy use
68. Health Club Awards 2012:
We look forward to the second annual Health Club Awards, with the unveiling of this year’s shortlist
70. SIBEC review: Any questions
A summary of the discussions from this year’s SIBEC UK event
72. Energy products: fitness-kit.net special
A fuel gel from Kinetica, Inkospor protein crisps, plus new drinks from Lucozade and For Goodness Shakes
74. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from 1&1 Internet and from CYBEX International UK
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New bikes, strength equipment, mats and club management software to keep your gym at the forefront
83. Lightweights:
Make sure your fridge is stocked up with watercress, and ladies, you might like to work your abs at the gym!
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Interview
Smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and a collaboration with Amazon. The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports talks to Kate Cracknell
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New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
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Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
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Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Video Gallery
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The new Excite line makes training more fun and inspiring for any age or fitness level with lots of workouts and entertainment options. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
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Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 7
3. Editor’s letter: Getting results
Kate Cracknell looks at the emergence of HIT as a way of gaining all-important results for members
6. Letters:
Dave Wright and Jonathan Lomax offer their views on the ‘premium value’ health club model
8. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell 67 clubs, The énergie Group cancels its flotation plans, debates over the value of exercise in treating depression, and new independent club openings
16. International news:
Club Med Gym launches inaugural Pure Club Med Gym site, and Migros unveils its ELEMENTS fitness and spa brand for Germany
18. People news:
Les Mills appoints Keith Burnet as UK CEO, and Alex Khan named new CEO of Lifetime
20. IHRSA update:
Key findings from the newly published IHRSA 2012 Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry
24. FIA update:
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new After Work Club initiative for male retirees
27. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week is only a couple of months away!
28. Everyone’s talking about…: GP referrals
What can the fitness sector do to encourage GPs to better embrace exercise referrals?
30. Interview: David Long
The CEO of Orangetheory Fitness on international rollout plans, and on delivering personal training-type results for a quarter of the price
36. Kuwait report: Home from home
Kate Cracknell pays a visit to Al Corniche Club Resort and Spa in Kuwait City and investigates the local mindset towards exercise
40. Fitness trends: Ramping it up
HIT (high-intensity interval training) is the current buzz-term of the fitness sector. Kate Cracknell reports on the background and benefits of this training philosophy
45. Retention series: Reaping rewards
Reward schemes are well established in the fitness industry as a means of securing new members, but how about using them as part of your retention strategy?
48. Rehab: Peak performance
Athletes’ Performance’s Dan Zieky talks to Kate Cracknell about the company’s seamless approach to rehab, prehab and training
52. Research round-up: All in the mind
Swiss scientists believe they have found a hormone that could encourage people to push themselves more while exercising
54. Social media: Social skills
How well is the fitness industry currently using social media? Jon Nasta takes a look at some best practice examples
59. Member payments: World of opportunity
SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area) is on its way. Is your business ready? Kevin Scott reports
64. Energy series: Credit where credit’s due
Advice for operators looking to secure credit to pay for energy use
68. Health Club Awards 2012:
We look forward to the second annual Health Club Awards, with the unveiling of this year’s shortlist
70. SIBEC review: Any questions
A summary of the discussions from this year’s SIBEC UK event
72. Energy products: fitness-kit.net special
A fuel gel from Kinetica, Inkospor protein crisps, plus new drinks from Lucozade and For Goodness Shakes
74. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from 1&1 Internet and from CYBEX International UK
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New bikes, strength equipment, mats and club management software to keep your gym at the forefront
83. Lightweights:
Make sure your fridge is stocked up with watercress, and ladies, you might like to work your abs at the gym!
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Video Gallery
Excite Live Experience: Join the party with Technogym
Technogym
The new Excite line makes training more fun and inspiring for any age or fitness level with lots of workouts and entertainment options. 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: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Bouncing back
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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