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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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Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online
According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online
According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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