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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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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym ...
Features
Statistics
You may think you're succeeding, but you won’t really know until you hear it from your customers.
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
Features
Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
Features
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
People
We did some research comparing monthly turnstile swipes with online classes during lockdown, and found the correlation was 96 % – people were maintaining their usual routines
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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

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 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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