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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Let's be clear
The sector must strike a balance between specificity at an individual level and consistent, fad-free messages in mass communication, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness industry is struggling to collect robust retention data, says Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
Nuffield completes an £8m revamp of its wellbeing centres, while DLL opens its second DL Studio site
16. International news:
SATS opens a CrossFit 'club in club' concept, while women-only NuYu opens its first site in Saudi Arabia
18. People news: people Profile - Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies talks about being a Nuffield Health mentor
20. IHRSA update:
How to maximise your media impact, plus new features on the IHRSA app in time for this month's Annual Convention & Trade Show
24. ukactive update:
CEO David Stalker reports on the growth of ukactive's operator-driven benchmarking tool
26. Competitive edge:
Get ready for Red Nose Day on 15 March, or take a green charity bike ride to the New Forest in April
27. Diary dates:
IHRSA hits Las Vegas, while FIBO moves to Cologne next month
28. Everyone's talking about...: Gym floor skill sets
Do we still need people with fitness know-how on the gym floor, or are soft skills more important?
30. Interview: Chuck Runyon
The CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about incentivising healthy living and the company's expansion plans
36. Resistance equipment: The resistance movement
With free weights, functional and bodyweight training the new trend, is there still room for fixed kit? Julie Fisher asks a panel of experts
40. Residential gyms: Fitness finds a new home
Residential developers are incorporating wellbeing facilities in their schemes to enhance exclusivity and add value, reports Neena Dhillon
46. PT models: Getting personal
Personal training has proved a tough nut to crack for many operators, but there are some notable success stories from around the world
50. Pilates: Trending now?
Pilates failed to appear in the ACSM's top 20 trends for the third year running. Kate Cracknell asks why
54. Consumer research: Polarising nation
Did the Olympics have any impact on participation levels among the general public? Mike Hill reports on the latest HAFOS findings
58. Sports science: Appliance of science
The Sports Science Institute of South Africa's Brent Walsh discusses the work of this unique facility
62. Exercise & ageing: An untapped market
Colin Milner outlines guidelines for operators that want to better cater for the older population
66. sporta report: Local touch
A round-up of community projects being delivered by sporta members in the north-west of England
70. Drinks: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from MiTonics and Britvic, and a rugby heroes campaign for Lucozade Sport
72. FIBO 2013: Show preview
From the Ruhr to the Rhine, this year's FIBO convention moves from its original base in Essen to Cologne in Germany
74. Heart rate training: Staying upbeat
The latest heart rate monitors are increasingly user-friendly – so how can operators best use the data they produce to improve motivation levels among members?
83. Lightweights:
The Champ or Cramp uphill ski race takes place in the Alps, and why rock, not pop, music is the first choice for exercisers
1 - 40 of 130
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In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
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Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Let's be clear
The sector must strike a balance between specificity at an individual level and consistent, fad-free messages in mass communication, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness industry is struggling to collect robust retention data, says Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
Nuffield completes an £8m revamp of its wellbeing centres, while DLL opens its second DL Studio site
16. International news:
SATS opens a CrossFit 'club in club' concept, while women-only NuYu opens its first site in Saudi Arabia
18. People news: people Profile - Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies talks about being a Nuffield Health mentor
20. IHRSA update:
How to maximise your media impact, plus new features on the IHRSA app in time for this month's Annual Convention & Trade Show
24. ukactive update:
CEO David Stalker reports on the growth of ukactive's operator-driven benchmarking tool
26. Competitive edge:
Get ready for Red Nose Day on 15 March, or take a green charity bike ride to the New Forest in April
27. Diary dates:
IHRSA hits Las Vegas, while FIBO moves to Cologne next month
28. Everyone's talking about...: Gym floor skill sets
Do we still need people with fitness know-how on the gym floor, or are soft skills more important?
30. Interview: Chuck Runyon
The CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about incentivising healthy living and the company's expansion plans
36. Resistance equipment: The resistance movement
With free weights, functional and bodyweight training the new trend, is there still room for fixed kit? Julie Fisher asks a panel of experts
40. Residential gyms: Fitness finds a new home
Residential developers are incorporating wellbeing facilities in their schemes to enhance exclusivity and add value, reports Neena Dhillon
46. PT models: Getting personal
Personal training has proved a tough nut to crack for many operators, but there are some notable success stories from around the world
50. Pilates: Trending now?
Pilates failed to appear in the ACSM's top 20 trends for the third year running. Kate Cracknell asks why
54. Consumer research: Polarising nation
Did the Olympics have any impact on participation levels among the general public? Mike Hill reports on the latest HAFOS findings
58. Sports science: Appliance of science
The Sports Science Institute of South Africa's Brent Walsh discusses the work of this unique facility
62. Exercise & ageing: An untapped market
Colin Milner outlines guidelines for operators that want to better cater for the older population
66. sporta report: Local touch
A round-up of community projects being delivered by sporta members in the north-west of England
70. Drinks: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from MiTonics and Britvic, and a rugby heroes campaign for Lucozade Sport
72. FIBO 2013: Show preview
From the Ruhr to the Rhine, this year's FIBO convention moves from its original base in Essen to Cologne in Germany
74. Heart rate training: Staying upbeat
The latest heart rate monitors are increasingly user-friendly – so how can operators best use the data they produce to improve motivation levels among members?
83. Lightweights:
The Champ or Cramp uphill ski race takes place in the Alps, and why rock, not pop, music is the first choice for exercisers
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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