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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
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
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Insight
This model is a great example of the sector unifying through data to influence positive change, both publicly and politically
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Postbag
As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
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Editor's letter
Having a portfolio of more than 1,000 health club locations is the aim of ambitious operators, with this elite category growing fast, creating new dynamics in the market
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Tech
Each health club has its own unique challenges, but the right tech solution can make all the difference. In the first of a two-part series, specialists share how they’ve solved specific issues
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Insight
The Global Wellness Summit brought together public health and wellness experts in Boston recently. Jane Kitchen was there for HCM to see first-hand what this ‘New new era in health and wellness’ will look like for the sector
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Everyone's talking about
In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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HCM People
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Pulse Fitness and Bolsover District Council have been collaborating for many years to deliver dedicated community activity spaces
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Being physically active can heal damage caused by diabetes, enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels, according to research in the US
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Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
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Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
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Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
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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
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
1 - 40 of 148
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: ServiceSport (UK) Ltd
ServiceSport (UK) Ltd specialises in maintaining, servicing and re-manufacturing all brands of cardiovascular and resistance ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Quoox
With more than 200 integrated features, Quoox is confident there is a solution for every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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