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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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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion makes fitness as integral to life as brushing your teeth
FunXtion delivers a complete, wrap-around exercise experience.
Opinion
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Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
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Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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Kirklees Active Leisure
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Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, 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
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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