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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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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
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Opinion
promotion
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Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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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