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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 119
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The Foundry: co-founders
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Le Tigre: founder
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People
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The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Opinion
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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