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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 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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CIMSPA and UK Coaching are combining REPs and the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA and Mark Gannon, CEO of UK Coaching, explain what it means for exercise professionals and employers
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People
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People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
People
I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t double the size of our European portfolio of david lloyd clubs over the next four years
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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 124
Job search
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 a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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