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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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Features
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
Features
IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
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
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?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
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
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?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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