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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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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
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
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