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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 8
5. Editor’s letter: Incentivising health
We must help GPs understand the medical role of exercise, and push for financial incentives for exercise referral, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters:
The industry needs to move away from promoting the ‘perfect body’ and sell the benefits of exercise, says Fergus Ahern of Integrity Fitness
10. News round-up:
FIA is named as ‘key collaborator’ for the medical sector, and GRAVITY opens first standalone studio
18. International news:
The first 168 SPORT STATION opens in Bucharest in Romania, while the historic Tepid Baths re-open in Auckland, New Zealand
20. People news:
Tony Harris is named CEO of Pure Gym, and Peter Rowley is appointed chair of SkillsActive
22. IHRSA update:
Michael Mantell of ACE explains how clubs can harness the power of habit
26. FIA update:
With spogo.co.uk now live, how can it benefit health and fitness clubs?
28. Competitive edge:
Two UK charity swims, a bike event in Jordan and a horse trek in Iceland
29. Diary dates:
Tickets are now available for September’s Health Club Awards
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Contracts
Has the full contract, long-term commitment gym had its day?
32. Interview: Dr Mark Hyman
The leading functional medicine expert explains how clubs can lead in the fight against lifestyle disease
38. New Opening: Educating entrepreneurs
The new Fit4less facility at North Hertfordshire College functions as both a commercial gym and a training facility. Abigail Harris reports
42. Fitness trends: HIT hits the gym
In part two of the series, Kate Cracknell looks at how high-intensity interval training (HIT) is being adapted by health clubs to be accessible to a wider audience
47. Indoor cycling: Cyclemania
As the indoor cycling boom continues apace, Kath Hudson talks to the fitness clubs reaping the rewards of putting bike programmes at the top of their timetables
52. Medical wellness: Embracing health
Dr John Searle OBE considers the opportunities that exist for the fitness industry to fully engage with the health agenda
54. Pilates: Pilates for him
By selling the sports-related benefits of pilates, a significant opportunity exists for health club operators to expand their offering to the male market. We investigate
58. Research round-up: Early start
A new study reveals that physical activity in adolescence can help protect against depression in later life
61. Exercise management: Member motivation
We look at ways in which the latest exercise management systems are helping to motivate members
64. Show preview: Professional Beauty North & Dublin
The UK’s leading beauty show heads to the north of England and Dublin
66. Heat experiences: Spa etiquette
Advice on how to foster an in-club bathing culture in your wet areas
70. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
TAC launches a new Facebook booking app, and signage specialist ADI introduces LED boards for clubs
72. Resistance equipment: The resistance revival
Strength training is rapidly taking centre stage in many gyms as its benefits are more widely appreciated
77. Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects from gym80 and Technogym
80. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
New products from True Vibrations, Power Plate, VibroGym and Powrx
88. Lightweights:
A former garage in County Durham is turned into a high-end spa, and London’s Berkeley Hotel offers synchronised swimming to guests
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Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has inspired a huge pivot to digital right across the industry, from sole traders to large chains and trusts. Kath Hudson looks at some of the offerings pulled together in lightning fast time to keep members active and sane
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Reaching members anywhere and anytime to connect, engage and coach is more important than ever and can easily be activated through Technogym Mywellness
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Coronavirus
As clubs were ordered to close, one logical response was to freeze memberships, despite the financial difficulties it would cause. However, many operators found their community was willing to support them, as Kath Hudson reports
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Coronavirus
As the sector looks into the void of the COVID-19 lockdown and its aftermath, Duncan Wood-Allum presents a blueprint for a positive future
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Functional training
It’s easy to get stuck in a functional rut, relying on the same old burpees and ball slams. We ask for inspiration on how to put the fun back into functional training
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The good news? People are changing their exercise habits in lockdown, becoming more active and spending more time exercising with their children, according to new research
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Kate Cracknell talks connected health and digital transformation with Chris Blackwell-Frost, Martin Friend and Rick Crawford from Nuffield Health’s senior management team
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Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with Wexer to launch on-demand workouts for operators
Gympass has launched Gympass Plus - including an on-demand platform powered by Wexer - for its 2,200+ operator partners. The platform comprises more than 500 workouts from 18 content providers including Zumba and Gaiam.
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Technogym mywellness app
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More videos:
    Company profiles
    Company profile: Gympass
    On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
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    PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
    Catalogue Gallery
    Click on a catalogue to view it online
    Directory
    Fitness equipment
    Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
    Design consultants
    Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
    Wearable technology solutions
    MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
    Independent service & maintenance
    Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
    Lockers/interior design
    Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
    Locking solutions
    Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
    Trade associations
    International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
    Flooring
    Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
    Whole body cryotherapy
    Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
    Direct debit solutions
    Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
    Property & Tenders
    Greywell, Hampshire
    Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
    Property & Tenders
    Derby City Council
    Property & Tenders
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    13 Jun 2020
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    Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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    21-24 Sep 2020
    Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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    01-02 Oct 2020
    Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    11-12 Oct 2020
    ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    17-23 Oct 2020
    Pinggu, Beijing, China
    Diary dates
    27-30 Oct 2020
    Messe Stuttgart, Germany
    Diary dates
    30-31 Oct 2020
    NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Diary dates
    27-28 Nov 2020
    Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
    Diary dates

    Health Club Management magazine

    2012 issue 8
    5. Editor’s letter: Incentivising health
    We must help GPs understand the medical role of exercise, and push for financial incentives for exercise referral, says Kate Cracknell
    8. Letters:
    The industry needs to move away from promoting the ‘perfect body’ and sell the benefits of exercise, says Fergus Ahern of Integrity Fitness
    10. News round-up:
    FIA is named as ‘key collaborator’ for the medical sector, and GRAVITY opens first standalone studio
    18. International news:
    The first 168 SPORT STATION opens in Bucharest in Romania, while the historic Tepid Baths re-open in Auckland, New Zealand
    20. People news:
    Tony Harris is named CEO of Pure Gym, and Peter Rowley is appointed chair of SkillsActive
    22. IHRSA update:
    Michael Mantell of ACE explains how clubs can harness the power of habit
    26. FIA update:
    With spogo.co.uk now live, how can it benefit health and fitness clubs?
    28. Competitive edge:
    Two UK charity swims, a bike event in Jordan and a horse trek in Iceland
    29. Diary dates:
    Tickets are now available for September’s Health Club Awards
    30. Everyone’s talking about…: Contracts
    Has the full contract, long-term commitment gym had its day?
    32. Interview: Dr Mark Hyman
    The leading functional medicine expert explains how clubs can lead in the fight against lifestyle disease
    38. New Opening: Educating entrepreneurs
    The new Fit4less facility at North Hertfordshire College functions as both a commercial gym and a training facility. Abigail Harris reports
    42. Fitness trends: HIT hits the gym
    In part two of the series, Kate Cracknell looks at how high-intensity interval training (HIT) is being adapted by health clubs to be accessible to a wider audience
    47. Indoor cycling: Cyclemania
    As the indoor cycling boom continues apace, Kath Hudson talks to the fitness clubs reaping the rewards of putting bike programmes at the top of their timetables
    52. Medical wellness: Embracing health
    Dr John Searle OBE considers the opportunities that exist for the fitness industry to fully engage with the health agenda
    54. Pilates: Pilates for him
    By selling the sports-related benefits of pilates, a significant opportunity exists for health club operators to expand their offering to the male market. We investigate
    58. Research round-up: Early start
    A new study reveals that physical activity in adolescence can help protect against depression in later life
    61. Exercise management: Member motivation
    We look at ways in which the latest exercise management systems are helping to motivate members
    64. Show preview: Professional Beauty North & Dublin
    The UK’s leading beauty show heads to the north of England and Dublin
    66. Heat experiences: Spa etiquette
    Advice on how to foster an in-club bathing culture in your wet areas
    70. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
    TAC launches a new Facebook booking app, and signage specialist ADI introduces LED boards for clubs
    72. Resistance equipment: The resistance revival
    Strength training is rapidly taking centre stage in many gyms as its benefits are more widely appreciated
    77. Supplier showcase:
    A look at recent projects from gym80 and Technogym
    80. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
    New products from True Vibrations, Power Plate, VibroGym and Powrx
    88. Lightweights:
    A former garage in County Durham is turned into a high-end spa, and London’s Berkeley Hotel offers synchronised swimming to guests
    1 - 40 of 125
    Job search
    POST YOUR JOB
    Opinion
    promotion
    Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
    Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
    There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: Gympass partners with Wexer to launch on-demand workouts for operators
    Gympass has launched Gympass Plus - including an on-demand platform powered by Wexer - for its 2,200+ operator partners. The platform comprises more than 500 workouts from 18 content providers including Zumba and Gaiam.
    Video Gallery
    Technogym mywellness app
    Technogym
    Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
    More videos:
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Gympass
      On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass is a corporate wellness solution that builds mutually ...
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Pavigym
      PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
      Catalogue Gallery
      Click on a catalogue to view it online
      Directory
      Fitness equipment
      Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
      Design consultants
      Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
      Wearable technology solutions
      MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
      Independent service & maintenance
      Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
      Lockers/interior design
      Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
      Locking solutions
      Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
      Trade associations
      International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
      Flooring
      Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
      Whole body cryotherapy
      Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
      Direct debit solutions
      Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
      Property & Tenders
      Greywell, Hampshire
      Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
      Property & Tenders
      Derby City Council
      Property & Tenders
      Diary dates
      13 Jun 2020
      Worldwide, Various,
      Diary dates
      06-07 Jul 2020
      Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      28-31 Aug 2020
      Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
      Diary dates
      21-24 Sep 2020
      Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
      Diary dates
      01-02 Oct 2020
      Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      11-12 Oct 2020
      ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      17-23 Oct 2020
      Pinggu, Beijing, China
      Diary dates
      27-30 Oct 2020
      Messe Stuttgart, Germany
      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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