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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 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
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Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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Promotional feature
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Consumers are seeking varied, effective workouts. It’s time to take a new approach to designing fitness areas, as Physical Company’s James Anderson explains
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Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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Changing rooms
Great changing rooms are one of the main reasons people join a gym. Get inspired by HCM’s roundup of the latest high-end installations
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Ask the experts
Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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People
I see potential for another 30 or so David Lloyd Clubs in the UK
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HCM people

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Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Opinion
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The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
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Derby City Council
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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,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Training provider explains how a partnership with Fisikal transformed their business
Drummond Health & Fitness Education Academy has been providing quality health and fitness training and education for more than 35 years.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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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