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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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2013 issue 1
3. Editor’s letter: Medical breakthrough
NICE is now recommending that physical activity be included in the QOF, which financially incentivises GPs for prescribing specific treatments. This is, says Liz Terry, a major breakthrough for the fitness industry
8. Letters:
PT qualifications must teach people real world skills, says Jonathan Davies, CEO of The Training Room
12. News round-up:
DLL opens new club in Worcester, and The Gym Group and Travelodge sign a deal for joint sites in London
20. International news:
Fitness Hut opens its fourth club in Lisbon, Portugal, while Fitness First Middle East introduces its XFit functional training model
22. People news:
Charles Eugster on how clubs still aren't catering for the elderly
24. IHRSA update:
Can your fitness business pass the five-word test, asks Jay Ablondi, plus a congress report from Vienna
28. ukactive update:
CEO Dave Stalker explains why the FIA has rebranded to ukactive, and what it means for the industry
30. Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health, fitness and sports events for 2013
36. Everyone's talking about...: Gyms for all?
Is the health and fitness sector responding to the ever-more diverse needs of its potential customer base?
38. Interview: René Kalt
Kate Cracknell talks to the head of recreation at Migros Zurich about expanding into the German market
44. New opening : Living wellness
Technogym has opened its brand new headquarters: the Wellness Village in Cesena, Italy. Kate Cracknell pays a visit and finds an exemplary corporate wellness model
48. Kids' fitness: Invest in the future
Is the health and fitness industry approaching children's fitness in the right way? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their views
52. Investor perspective: Never say never
Nick Batram asks whether the investment climate is now right for some health and fitness companies to re-enter the UK stock market
55. Research round-up: Brief encounter
Short bursts of exercise can have an instant impact on memory in older adults - and especially those with Alzheimer's - according to a new study from the US
56. Outreach programmes: Community matters
Football clubs are developing community outreach programmes that are addressing social issues and linking local people together. Neena Dhillon reports
60. Vitamin D: Rise and shine
Oliver Gillie reports on the benefits of the 'sunshine vitamin' - vitamin D - and how it is helping top athletes to improve their performance and be more competitive
62. Functional training: Multi-functional
Good programming and well-trained staff can unlock the potential of functional training zones for special population groups. Kath Hudson finds out more
66. Industry research: Challenging the norms
Fitness operators must investigate new revenue channels to grow in 2013, says Mintel's Michael Oliver
69. Changing rooms: Changing places
Members will no longer put up with tatty changing rooms. Abigail Harris looks at how premium installations are helping to sell the health club experience to new clients
72. Fitness testing: fitness-kit.net special
Polar announces its new BEAT training iPhone app, while Tanita introduces a new segmental body composition monitor for clubs
74. SIBEC review: Question Time
Can events like the Olympics really increase participation? Katie Lewis reports on the discussions at this year's SIBEC Europe
83. Lightweights:
An app that stores heart rate data and automatically selects music tracks to optimise the user's workouts
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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People
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Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
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People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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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 an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
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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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Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
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MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
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04 Jun 2020
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21-24 Sep 2020
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 1
3. Editor’s letter: Medical breakthrough
NICE is now recommending that physical activity be included in the QOF, which financially incentivises GPs for prescribing specific treatments. This is, says Liz Terry, a major breakthrough for the fitness industry
8. Letters:
PT qualifications must teach people real world skills, says Jonathan Davies, CEO of The Training Room
12. News round-up:
DLL opens new club in Worcester, and The Gym Group and Travelodge sign a deal for joint sites in London
20. International news:
Fitness Hut opens its fourth club in Lisbon, Portugal, while Fitness First Middle East introduces its XFit functional training model
22. People news:
Charles Eugster on how clubs still aren't catering for the elderly
24. IHRSA update:
Can your fitness business pass the five-word test, asks Jay Ablondi, plus a congress report from Vienna
28. ukactive update:
CEO Dave Stalker explains why the FIA has rebranded to ukactive, and what it means for the industry
30. Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health, fitness and sports events for 2013
36. Everyone's talking about...: Gyms for all?
Is the health and fitness sector responding to the ever-more diverse needs of its potential customer base?
38. Interview: René Kalt
Kate Cracknell talks to the head of recreation at Migros Zurich about expanding into the German market
44. New opening : Living wellness
Technogym has opened its brand new headquarters: the Wellness Village in Cesena, Italy. Kate Cracknell pays a visit and finds an exemplary corporate wellness model
48. Kids' fitness: Invest in the future
Is the health and fitness industry approaching children's fitness in the right way? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their views
52. Investor perspective: Never say never
Nick Batram asks whether the investment climate is now right for some health and fitness companies to re-enter the UK stock market
55. Research round-up: Brief encounter
Short bursts of exercise can have an instant impact on memory in older adults - and especially those with Alzheimer's - according to a new study from the US
56. Outreach programmes: Community matters
Football clubs are developing community outreach programmes that are addressing social issues and linking local people together. Neena Dhillon reports
60. Vitamin D: Rise and shine
Oliver Gillie reports on the benefits of the 'sunshine vitamin' - vitamin D - and how it is helping top athletes to improve their performance and be more competitive
62. Functional training: Multi-functional
Good programming and well-trained staff can unlock the potential of functional training zones for special population groups. Kath Hudson finds out more
66. Industry research: Challenging the norms
Fitness operators must investigate new revenue channels to grow in 2013, says Mintel's Michael Oliver
69. Changing rooms: Changing places
Members will no longer put up with tatty changing rooms. Abigail Harris looks at how premium installations are helping to sell the health club experience to new clients
72. Fitness testing: fitness-kit.net special
Polar announces its new BEAT training iPhone app, while Tanita introduces a new segmental body composition monitor for clubs
74. SIBEC review: Question Time
Can events like the Olympics really increase participation? Katie Lewis reports on the discussions at this year's SIBEC Europe
83. Lightweights:
An app that stores heart rate data and automatically selects music tracks to optimise the user's workouts
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
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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 an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Opinion
promotion
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
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
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
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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