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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Strength in numbers
Are gyms currently maximising the revenue and retention potential of group exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Retention still not given the necessary attention by gyms
Pressure on sales thanks to a weak economy, and an over-emphasis on social media, are detracting from real retention efforts, says Guy Griffiths
8. UK news round-up:
Gym chains agree to OFT ruling, UK's public health below that of EU neighbours, and a proposal to 'reward' healthy-living citizens
16. International news:
The first 'luxury-eco' jewel box club opens in the US, and Linzenich Group opens 13th site in Germany
18. People news: People profile - Richard Lee
Spartan Race, an obstacle race concept taking the world by storm
20. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2013
Kristen Walsh rounds up the news from IHRSA's 32nd Annual Convention and Trade Show, which took place in Las Vegas last month
25. Diary dates:
This month delegates gather for the Australia Fitness Expo in Sydney and SPATEC Europe in Tenerife
26. ukactive update: The new public health landscape
CEO David Stalker outlines the key changes to public health commissioning which came into force this month, and what these mean for health and wellbeing providers
30. Everyone's talking about...: CCGs not PCTs
On 1 April, Clinical Commissioning Groups replaced Primary Care Trusts, passing responsibility for health to local authorities. How will this impact the fitness industry?
32. Interview: Dennis Pellikaan
The co-owner and director of Dutch health club operator and construction company Pellikaan talks to Kate Cracknell about integrating fitness and medical offerings
39. Health trends: The power of one
As today's consumers start to take control of their own health, Louise Kennedy considers how this will shape the future fitness industry
42. Exercise science: Exercise is medicine
There is now a vast amount of research supporting the benefits of exercise. Kristoph Thompson reviews some recent studies
47. New opening: Micro-management
'Reserve your seat' technology and a focus on excellent instruction, we pay a visit to Cyclebeat, London's latest microgym
50. Online booking: Be 'appy
For years it's been possible to book hotels and trains via smartphones, but not fitness classes. Kath Hudson examines how technology is enabling clubs to finally catch up
54. Retention software: Creating communities
Abigail Harris takes a look at the latest software designed to help members feel a sense of belonging to their gym 'community'
58. Virtual classes: Virtual reality
Virtual classes are coming of age, bringing a new lease of life to group exercise studios. We report on this growing trend
62. Exercise science: Clocking in
Is there a 'correct' time to exercise based on our internal body clocks? Kate Cracknell reviews some recent findings and consults HCM's panel of experts
67. Outdoor fitness: The great outdoors
A new report into outdoor fitness found that 100 per cent of respondents were planning outdoor classes for 2013. We take a closer look at some of those plans
71. Vibration training: Shake it up
Do you have a vibration plate lying idle in your club? We ask suppliers for advice on how to breathe new life into this piece of kit
77. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the latest product launches for your studio
81. Project Profiles: Supplier showcase
A look at projects from Technogym, Escape Fitness and Jordan
90. Lightweights:
A new K9 Fit Club, mascara before the gym, and a shocking sock survey
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Cycling
Why does indoor cycling attract so many loyal followers? Abi Harris ask industry innovators how much is down to the instructor and what part the kit has to play
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Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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As Physical Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we talk to managing director John Halls to find out how this leading supplier continues to improve with age
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Now in its eighth year, Myzone has established itself as a key player in the fitness industry. We chat to Myzone's global marketing director, Gemma Bonnett-Kolakowska, about how the brand continues to develop and evolve
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People
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Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

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People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
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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.
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Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
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Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
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Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. Read more
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Company profile: Matrix Fitness
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Move GB: Member access schemes
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Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
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Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Strength in numbers
Are gyms currently maximising the revenue and retention potential of group exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Retention still not given the necessary attention by gyms
Pressure on sales thanks to a weak economy, and an over-emphasis on social media, are detracting from real retention efforts, says Guy Griffiths
8. UK news round-up:
Gym chains agree to OFT ruling, UK's public health below that of EU neighbours, and a proposal to 'reward' healthy-living citizens
16. International news:
The first 'luxury-eco' jewel box club opens in the US, and Linzenich Group opens 13th site in Germany
18. People news: People profile - Richard Lee
Spartan Race, an obstacle race concept taking the world by storm
20. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2013
Kristen Walsh rounds up the news from IHRSA's 32nd Annual Convention and Trade Show, which took place in Las Vegas last month
25. Diary dates:
This month delegates gather for the Australia Fitness Expo in Sydney and SPATEC Europe in Tenerife
26. ukactive update: The new public health landscape
CEO David Stalker outlines the key changes to public health commissioning which came into force this month, and what these mean for health and wellbeing providers
30. Everyone's talking about...: CCGs not PCTs
On 1 April, Clinical Commissioning Groups replaced Primary Care Trusts, passing responsibility for health to local authorities. How will this impact the fitness industry?
32. Interview: Dennis Pellikaan
The co-owner and director of Dutch health club operator and construction company Pellikaan talks to Kate Cracknell about integrating fitness and medical offerings
39. Health trends: The power of one
As today's consumers start to take control of their own health, Louise Kennedy considers how this will shape the future fitness industry
42. Exercise science: Exercise is medicine
There is now a vast amount of research supporting the benefits of exercise. Kristoph Thompson reviews some recent studies
47. New opening: Micro-management
'Reserve your seat' technology and a focus on excellent instruction, we pay a visit to Cyclebeat, London's latest microgym
50. Online booking: Be 'appy
For years it's been possible to book hotels and trains via smartphones, but not fitness classes. Kath Hudson examines how technology is enabling clubs to finally catch up
54. Retention software: Creating communities
Abigail Harris takes a look at the latest software designed to help members feel a sense of belonging to their gym 'community'
58. Virtual classes: Virtual reality
Virtual classes are coming of age, bringing a new lease of life to group exercise studios. We report on this growing trend
62. Exercise science: Clocking in
Is there a 'correct' time to exercise based on our internal body clocks? Kate Cracknell reviews some recent findings and consults HCM's panel of experts
67. Outdoor fitness: The great outdoors
A new report into outdoor fitness found that 100 per cent of respondents were planning outdoor classes for 2013. We take a closer look at some of those plans
71. Vibration training: Shake it up
Do you have a vibration plate lying idle in your club? We ask suppliers for advice on how to breathe new life into this piece of kit
77. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the latest product launches for your studio
81. Project Profiles: Supplier showcase
A look at projects from Technogym, Escape Fitness and Jordan
90. Lightweights:
A new K9 Fit Club, mascara before the gym, and a shocking sock survey
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: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Video Gallery
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. 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: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
Diary dates
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