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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Rebranding exercise
Gyms need to identify and harness the superordinate goals that really drive behaviour change in members, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Recent media reports on exercise and lack of weight loss may have confused many people, says Rod Hill of Anytime Fitness Iberia
8. News round-up:
DLL responds to cut-price sale, and new development at Lakeside is set to feature a health club
16. International news:
Hard Candy Fitness opens its first club in Rome, and women-only Vivafit opens a new site in Singapore
19. People news:
Elizabeth Blair is appointed CEO of US health club chain 24 Hour Fitness
20. IHRSA update: News
Co-founder of Motionsoft, Hossein Noshirvani, considers whether industry messages on exercise are too broad for consumers to digest
24. ukactive update: National Activity Strategy
With studies showing UK physical activity levels are dropping, it's time for a national strategy, says ukactive CEO David Stalker
27. Diary dates:
IHRSA's annual European Congress takes place in Madrid this month, and London's Olympia plays host to The Yoga Show
28. Everyone's talking about...: Global brands
What are the challenges faced by fitness brands looking to expand globally? Is there an ideal model for international success? We ask our panel of experts
30. Interview – Evo Fitness:
Bård Windingstad and Peter Byman, founders of Evo Fitness in Norway, explain to Kate Cracknell how personal training and IT lie at the very heart of their business model
36. Business models: Specialist vs generalist
What will be the future of the traditional full-service club in the face of the growing microgym market? Kate Cracknell reports
42. Retention: What's in a name?
In the first part of a new retention series, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the impact of brand on member retention
46. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part two of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - Translating clients' wish lists into a viable scheme that's well conceptualised
48. Group exercise: Strength in numbers
Group exercise participants are loyal, attend regularly and are less price sensitive. Are clubs doing enough to harness group exercise?
52. Customer experience: Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore
Fifteen years after penning The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore are still inspiring businesses to create original and memorable customer experiences
56. Research round-up: Fit for surgery?
Fitness levels, not age, should be used to determine whether older people should undergo surgery, according to a new study
58. Tech series: The fraud squad
Is everyone who's using your club a fully paid-up member? Our panel of experts discuss the software systems that can help gyms prevent membership fraud
62. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
Recycling is how one of Scotland’s most efficiently run trusts has gained maximum life from its changing provision while boosting customer care.
64. Sports conditioning: Train like a champion
Nicole Hearn pays a visit to London-based City Athletic, which offers its members the opportunity to train like elite athletes
68. Urban design: The only way is up
Professors Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner of Urban-Think Tank talk to Kate Cracknell about their revolutionary and socially cohesive Vertical Gym concept
74. Consoles: fitness-kit.net special
Kate Corney rounds up some of the latest console-based technology, designed to motivate and entertain members as they work out
78. sporta report: Local touch
In part four of our sporta series, we highlight some innovative projects from cultural and leisure trusts in the south-east of England
82. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at some recent health and fitness projects from CYBEX, Safe Space Lockers and The Retention People
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Changing rooms
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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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Research
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People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
People
HCM people

Aaron Brooks-Thornett

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
People
It’s no mistake that many successful boutiques have a baller brand strategist sitting at their core
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Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
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Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
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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
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Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
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Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 10
3. Editor's letter: Rebranding exercise
Gyms need to identify and harness the superordinate goals that really drive behaviour change in members, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Recent media reports on exercise and lack of weight loss may have confused many people, says Rod Hill of Anytime Fitness Iberia
8. News round-up:
DLL responds to cut-price sale, and new development at Lakeside is set to feature a health club
16. International news:
Hard Candy Fitness opens its first club in Rome, and women-only Vivafit opens a new site in Singapore
19. People news:
Elizabeth Blair is appointed CEO of US health club chain 24 Hour Fitness
20. IHRSA update: News
Co-founder of Motionsoft, Hossein Noshirvani, considers whether industry messages on exercise are too broad for consumers to digest
24. ukactive update: National Activity Strategy
With studies showing UK physical activity levels are dropping, it's time for a national strategy, says ukactive CEO David Stalker
27. Diary dates:
IHRSA's annual European Congress takes place in Madrid this month, and London's Olympia plays host to The Yoga Show
28. Everyone's talking about...: Global brands
What are the challenges faced by fitness brands looking to expand globally? Is there an ideal model for international success? We ask our panel of experts
30. Interview – Evo Fitness:
Bård Windingstad and Peter Byman, founders of Evo Fitness in Norway, explain to Kate Cracknell how personal training and IT lie at the very heart of their business model
36. Business models: Specialist vs generalist
What will be the future of the traditional full-service club in the face of the growing microgym market? Kate Cracknell reports
42. Retention: What's in a name?
In the first part of a new retention series, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the impact of brand on member retention
46. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part two of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - Translating clients' wish lists into a viable scheme that's well conceptualised
48. Group exercise: Strength in numbers
Group exercise participants are loyal, attend regularly and are less price sensitive. Are clubs doing enough to harness group exercise?
52. Customer experience: Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore
Fifteen years after penning The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore are still inspiring businesses to create original and memorable customer experiences
56. Research round-up: Fit for surgery?
Fitness levels, not age, should be used to determine whether older people should undergo surgery, according to a new study
58. Tech series: The fraud squad
Is everyone who's using your club a fully paid-up member? Our panel of experts discuss the software systems that can help gyms prevent membership fraud
62. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
Recycling is how one of Scotland’s most efficiently run trusts has gained maximum life from its changing provision while boosting customer care.
64. Sports conditioning: Train like a champion
Nicole Hearn pays a visit to London-based City Athletic, which offers its members the opportunity to train like elite athletes
68. Urban design: The only way is up
Professors Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner of Urban-Think Tank talk to Kate Cracknell about their revolutionary and socially cohesive Vertical Gym concept
74. Consoles: fitness-kit.net special
Kate Corney rounds up some of the latest console-based technology, designed to motivate and entertain members as they work out
78. sporta report: Local touch
In part four of our sporta series, we highlight some innovative projects from cultural and leisure trusts in the south-east of England
82. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at some recent health and fitness projects from CYBEX, Safe Space Lockers and The Retention People
1 - 40 of 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The unmissable independent fitness event is back!
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the UK’s only event created exclusively for personal trainers, gym owners and fitness managers working in the independent gym and health club sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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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