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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
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Pulse Fitness has collaborated with luxury health club operator Third Space to supply state-the-art strength equipment to its new site in London
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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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Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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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...
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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

Freely Given PT: founder
A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier: Tennis pro Marcus Willis to speak at active-net 2020
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Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
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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
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Athena, Leicester, 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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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