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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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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
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Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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DFC: We do more...
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Company profile: MoveGB
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Company profile: MiE FitQuest
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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