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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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Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, has said exercise and physical activity ...
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Nick Whitcombe, the independent gym owner who refused to shut his gym during the October ...
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This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 ...
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Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks ...
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To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, ...
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The University of Stirling has opened its new £20m sports and fitness centre. The building, ...
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Sponsored
Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
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Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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Sponsored
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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Sponsored
Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
HCM Magazine
The great debate
Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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Supplier showcase
Bulmershe Leisure Centre, run by Places Leisure, is providing its community with state-of-the-art fitness machines from Octane Fitness
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Consultation
With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
HCM Magazine
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We’re creating a health club environment where physical, digital and human systems come together to create an enhanced user experience
HCM magazine
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
HCM magazine
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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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 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dr Paul Bedford announces Retention Convention will go virtual for 2020
Global retention expert, Dr Paul Bedford, will host his sixth annual Retention Convention virtually, bringing together global speakers to form a documentary-style event around turning customers into communities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Active IQ launches End-point Assessor qualification
Active IQ has launched its Level 3 Award in Understanding the Development and Delivery of End-point Assessment to meet the increasing demands for skilled assessors in this emerging area.
Video Gallery
Freemotion 22 SERIES Powered by iFit
FreeMotion Fitness
The only connected fitness experience in commercial fitness centers, powered by iFit. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Bungee Super Fly
We have developed our own Bungee harness and cords with CE certificate....
Company profiles
Company profile: Wexer
Our mission at Wexer is to make world-class exercise accessible to everyone by harnessing the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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