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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 11
3. Editor's letter: Tapping into wellness tourism
Tapping into wellness tourism could help health clubs drive revenue, build communities and bring in new markets, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters : Write to reply
If clubs look after their PTs, it could positively impact member churn, says Jack Malin of Your Lifestyle
10. News round-up:
LA Leisure launches new LAX health club brand, and Finnish operator Livia opens ladies-only club in Essex
18. International news:
Hard Candy Fitness continues its global rollout, and female-only chain Vivafit signs a deal for Oman
20. People news:
Nathalie Smeeman joins EHFA as its new executive director
22. IHRSA update: News
Anna Rounaja of Hukka Oy considers success in the Finnish fitness market, and IHRSA publishes its latest European report
26. ukactive update: The Health 'Mega-Trend'
David Stalker explains how investors are being attracted back to the fitness sector
28. Competitive edge:
Cross the Arctic with huskies, or undertake a snow-shoe trek through the Pyrenees this winter
29. Diary dates:
Spa Life UK takes place in November, followed by SIBEC Europe in Marbella, Spain
30. Health Club Awards:: Members' choice
A report on the third annual Health Club Awards, which took place during LIW in September
32. Everyone's talking about...: Obesity as a disease
Will the classification of obesity as a disease in the US bring better treatment, or will it take the onus to lose weight away from the individual?
34. Interview – Ian Kearney:
The UK GM of low-cost operator Fit for Free talks to Kate Cracknell about how it can charge a membership fee and still be 'free'
41. Retention series: Perceived value
As part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at how UK facilities currently rate in terms of perceived value for money
46. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part three of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - How do you assess whether your desired leisure scheme is viable, and where do you go from there?
49. Functional training: Does it pay to be functional?
How are operators justifying the investment in functional training, and are they reaping the rewards?
54. Research round-up: Healthy obesity?
Research into twins shows some obese people can still be healthy
56. Global health trends: The wellness opportunity
The latest Global MONITOR report from The Futures Company presents the trends and opportunities in wellness
61. Show review: LIW 2013
New products and trends from this year's Leisure Industry Week
68. Service & maintenance: Up & running
How badly is broken equipment affecting your club? Kath Hudson reports on the cloud-based solutions that can cut downtime
72. Olympic legacy: Sir Keith Mills & Adam Parr
The pair behind the Sported Foundation talk about fulfilling the legacy promise of the 2012 Games
78. sporta series: Removing barriers
Abigail Harris looks at three life-changing sporta community projects in the London boroughs
82. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
The latest locker solutions from Gantner, Safe Space, FitInteriors and Craftsman Quality Lockers
84. Global markets: A land of opportunity
Trent Brown analyses a new report on the Australian and New Zealand health and fitness markets
88. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from WTS International, Total Gym and Precor
98. Lightweights:
Skipping could stave off hunger, and over half of gym-goers admit to infrequent washing of workout kit
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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HCM people

Kam Panesar

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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: Tapping into wellness tourism
Tapping into wellness tourism could help health clubs drive revenue, build communities and bring in new markets, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters : Write to reply
If clubs look after their PTs, it could positively impact member churn, says Jack Malin of Your Lifestyle
10. News round-up:
LA Leisure launches new LAX health club brand, and Finnish operator Livia opens ladies-only club in Essex
18. International news:
Hard Candy Fitness continues its global rollout, and female-only chain Vivafit signs a deal for Oman
20. People news:
Nathalie Smeeman joins EHFA as its new executive director
22. IHRSA update: News
Anna Rounaja of Hukka Oy considers success in the Finnish fitness market, and IHRSA publishes its latest European report
26. ukactive update: The Health 'Mega-Trend'
David Stalker explains how investors are being attracted back to the fitness sector
28. Competitive edge:
Cross the Arctic with huskies, or undertake a snow-shoe trek through the Pyrenees this winter
29. Diary dates:
Spa Life UK takes place in November, followed by SIBEC Europe in Marbella, Spain
30. Health Club Awards:: Members' choice
A report on the third annual Health Club Awards, which took place during LIW in September
32. Everyone's talking about...: Obesity as a disease
Will the classification of obesity as a disease in the US bring better treatment, or will it take the onus to lose weight away from the individual?
34. Interview – Ian Kearney:
The UK GM of low-cost operator Fit for Free talks to Kate Cracknell about how it can charge a membership fee and still be 'free'
41. Retention series: Perceived value
As part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at how UK facilities currently rate in terms of perceived value for money
46. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part three of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - How do you assess whether your desired leisure scheme is viable, and where do you go from there?
49. Functional training: Does it pay to be functional?
How are operators justifying the investment in functional training, and are they reaping the rewards?
54. Research round-up: Healthy obesity?
Research into twins shows some obese people can still be healthy
56. Global health trends: The wellness opportunity
The latest Global MONITOR report from The Futures Company presents the trends and opportunities in wellness
61. Show review: LIW 2013
New products and trends from this year's Leisure Industry Week
68. Service & maintenance: Up & running
How badly is broken equipment affecting your club? Kath Hudson reports on the cloud-based solutions that can cut downtime
72. Olympic legacy: Sir Keith Mills & Adam Parr
The pair behind the Sported Foundation talk about fulfilling the legacy promise of the 2012 Games
78. sporta series: Removing barriers
Abigail Harris looks at three life-changing sporta community projects in the London boroughs
82. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
The latest locker solutions from Gantner, Safe Space, FitInteriors and Craftsman Quality Lockers
84. Global markets: A land of opportunity
Trent Brown analyses a new report on the Australian and New Zealand health and fitness markets
88. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from WTS International, Total Gym and Precor
98. Lightweights:
Skipping could stave off hunger, and over half of gym-goers admit to infrequent washing of workout kit
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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
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