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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
Supplier showcase
DW Fitness First and Gympass have extended their partnership to attract more corporate customers
Features
Supplier showcase
Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
Features
Promotional feature
With a longstanding professional career in the fitness industry, we talk to Dawn Falkner Clark to find out more about her background and what the future holds for Be Fit Be You
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Insight
The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
Features
Research
A new study by Decathlon looks at the most popular types of physical activity by region and time of year, revealing some interesting insights into the health and fitness industry
Features
Supplier showcase
DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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New Opening
Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision
Features
People
HCM people

Ed Stanbury

BLOK: CEO and co-founder
Although we’re now ambitious about creating a global lifestyle brand, initially there wasn’t a grand masterplan – we just thought it would be fun to open a local gym and that has spiralled...
People
HCM people

Adala Bolto

Founder, ZADI Training
I saw the need to create a bespoke, female-specific and results-driven boutique offering that was on-trend as well as being sexy and backed by exercise science when it came to getting results
People
There are more opportunities in the UK than we thought – If glasgow can support five clubs, why shouldn’t we have three in leeds and sheffield?
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
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The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
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Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
Professional tennis player, Marcus Willis, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at active-net 2020, which takes place this month.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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