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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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Perhaps a ‘federal’ approach that sees local trusts retained, but with shared back of house services is the way forward?
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
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A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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People
Overall, it’s about creating something a little less efficient, a little more fun. Somewhere you can lose yourself for a couple of hours
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Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
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Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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