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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 127
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Immunity
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Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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Strength
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People
If you don’t have a hybrid digital/ physical model, you won’t survive
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
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Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
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Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
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21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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 127
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
THROWDOWN
Core Health & Fitness
Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
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