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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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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
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Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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