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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 2
3. Editor's letter: Engaging the public
Is the sector doing everything it needs to do to engage with today's consumer, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Research from Us Girls shows body image is still a barrier to exercise for young girls, says programme manager Karen Keohane
8. News round-up:
Mytime Active acquires MEND, local authorities' public health budgets are announced, and DW Fitness unveils new club in Lincoln
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East opens its 32nd club, and DiR in Barcelona launches a triathlon ‘club in club'
18. People news:
ukactive announces new board members, and Beattie leaves énergie
20. IHRSA update:
Bill McBride considers how clubs can best communicate their USPs, plus a preview of next month's IHRSA Annual Convention
24. ukactive update:
David Stalker outlines the music usage agreement reached between ukactive and PPL
26. Competitive edge:
Ski the World event for Make-a-Wish, and a trek to Machu Picchu
27. Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health events over the next few months
28. Everyone's talking about...: Group exercise gyms
Will the current influx of standalone group exercise studios be a lasting trend or just a passing fad? We ask the experts
30. Interview: Billy Garrett
The sports Operations Manager for Glasgow Life talks to Kate Cracknell about driving a culture of physical activity, and making positive changes at a population level
36. New opening: Bastille bijou
Kate Cracknell visits the new Pure Club Med Gym, a high-end fitness offering in central Paris
41. Spa experiences: Going public
Across the UK, the momentum is growing behind the public sector spa. David Thompson looks at the facilities leading the way
46. Interview: Mike Kelly
The director of public health at NICE tells Julie Cramer why the organisation is determined to get GPs prescribing exercise
50. Sales & Marketing: The online customer
payasUgym.com's Neil Harmsworth offers his thoughts on delivering an effective online sales strategy
54. Technology Series: Technology trends
What do operators consider to be the future of technology in health clubs? Jon Nasta reports
58. Sports science: Exercise non-responders
What happens if some members' genetic make-up means they won't get results from their workouts? Kristoph Thompson reports
62. CV series: The great indoors
Advice for capitalising on the rapidly increasing popularity of running
70. Research round-up: Rise above it
Testing a person's ability to rise from a seated position on the floor is an indication of longevity, according to the latest research from Brazil
71. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
The latest supplements and items that can help generate additional revenue for your club
77. Club refurbishment: That's what gets results
Abigail Harris looks at a number of recent participation-boosting club refurbishment projects
82. Professional Beauty: Show preview
A look ahead to the event at London's ExCeL this month
84. The Cleaning Show: Show preview
With cleanliness a retention issue, clubs should check out this event
91. Lightweights:
A pop-up spa, elephant poo coffee, and a face-slapping 'facelift' treatment from Thailand
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Features
Research
71 per cent of people who go to the gym attend more than once a week
Features
Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
Features
Promotional feature
When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
Features
Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Features
Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
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People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
People
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People
Taking on BMF wasn’t without its risks: it might seem a simple model, but it’s actually a tough business to make any serious value out of
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
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.
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: Engaging the public
Is the sector doing everything it needs to do to engage with today's consumer, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Research from Us Girls shows body image is still a barrier to exercise for young girls, says programme manager Karen Keohane
8. News round-up:
Mytime Active acquires MEND, local authorities' public health budgets are announced, and DW Fitness unveils new club in Lincoln
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East opens its 32nd club, and DiR in Barcelona launches a triathlon ‘club in club'
18. People news:
ukactive announces new board members, and Beattie leaves énergie
20. IHRSA update:
Bill McBride considers how clubs can best communicate their USPs, plus a preview of next month's IHRSA Annual Convention
24. ukactive update:
David Stalker outlines the music usage agreement reached between ukactive and PPL
26. Competitive edge:
Ski the World event for Make-a-Wish, and a trek to Machu Picchu
27. Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health events over the next few months
28. Everyone's talking about...: Group exercise gyms
Will the current influx of standalone group exercise studios be a lasting trend or just a passing fad? We ask the experts
30. Interview: Billy Garrett
The sports Operations Manager for Glasgow Life talks to Kate Cracknell about driving a culture of physical activity, and making positive changes at a population level
36. New opening: Bastille bijou
Kate Cracknell visits the new Pure Club Med Gym, a high-end fitness offering in central Paris
41. Spa experiences: Going public
Across the UK, the momentum is growing behind the public sector spa. David Thompson looks at the facilities leading the way
46. Interview: Mike Kelly
The director of public health at NICE tells Julie Cramer why the organisation is determined to get GPs prescribing exercise
50. Sales & Marketing: The online customer
payasUgym.com's Neil Harmsworth offers his thoughts on delivering an effective online sales strategy
54. Technology Series: Technology trends
What do operators consider to be the future of technology in health clubs? Jon Nasta reports
58. Sports science: Exercise non-responders
What happens if some members' genetic make-up means they won't get results from their workouts? Kristoph Thompson reports
62. CV series: The great indoors
Advice for capitalising on the rapidly increasing popularity of running
70. Research round-up: Rise above it
Testing a person's ability to rise from a seated position on the floor is an indication of longevity, according to the latest research from Brazil
71. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
The latest supplements and items that can help generate additional revenue for your club
77. Club refurbishment: That's what gets results
Abigail Harris looks at a number of recent participation-boosting club refurbishment projects
82. Professional Beauty: Show preview
A look ahead to the event at London's ExCeL this month
84. The Cleaning Show: Show preview
With cleanliness a retention issue, clubs should check out this event
91. Lightweights:
A pop-up spa, elephant poo coffee, and a face-slapping 'facelift' treatment from Thailand
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fusion Lifestyle incorporates Power Plate into ‘INTENCITY Studios’
Fusion Lifestyle, the highly experienced sports and leisure management brand is working with Power Plate to integrate vibration training into its high intensity fitness studios.
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.
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?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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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