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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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Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
Features
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
Features
People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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