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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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Pulse Fitness has installed a premium fitness facility at The University of Liverpool, fitting the space with its state-of-the-art equipment to appeal to staff and students alike
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With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
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Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
HCM people

Rachael Blumberg

Platefit: creator and founder
People know yoga, Pilates, HIIT and Barry’s Bootcamp, but many don’t know vibration training and it’s my intention, passion and purpose to make it available and bring it to the world
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
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Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
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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 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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