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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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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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Corporate wellness
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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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Running
How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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The audio visual aspect of your club is one of the biggest factors in keeping members motivated and engaged with your offering. So how can you optimise this? We asked four of the top audio visual suppliers in the industry for their tips
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Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
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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 122
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 an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Staycationers treated to whale of a time at newly expanded W Club
Holiday complex Whalesborough Cottages and Spa in Bude, North Cornwall, has enhanced its visitor experience by expanding its leisure facilities.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
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Company profile: Matrix Fitness
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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
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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