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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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Features
feature
We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment 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: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 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

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 130
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment 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: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 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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