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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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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier: FunXtion launch Online Coaching; helping PT’s work effectively, efficiently and increase client contact time
FunXtion has introduced its new Online Coaching Tool, an advanced platform with quality content to help personal trainers work more efficiently.
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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Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
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Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion launch Online Coaching; helping PT’s work effectively, efficiently and increase client contact time
FunXtion has introduced its new Online Coaching Tool, an advanced platform with quality content to help personal trainers work more efficiently.
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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