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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 5
3. Editor's letter: Social responsibility
Can the sector better engage with members by more wholeheartedly embracing CSR? Kate Cracknell reports on the birth of Gymtopia
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training people to be the positive face of the gym can add vibrancy to your club, says énergie's Jim Durie
8. UK news round-up:
Physical activity finally makes it onto the QOF, bidders line up for DLL, and Fitness First outlines a major investment in its estate
16. International news:
Vivafit signs deals for Bahrain and Qatar, while Dutch operator TrainMore opens two new sites
18. People news: News
Operator Les Mills makes three senior appointments to its team
20. IHRSA update: Casting a better light
Clubs need to be proactive in their approach to media opportunities, says Patricia Amend
22. ukactive update: A prescription to get moving
ukactive joins forces with Sport England to put more weight behind its drive to see a fitness professional in every GP surgery
24. Competitive edge:
A Monster Swim with Nessie, and a night ride through Edinburgh
25. Diary dates:
BodyPower and SIBEC UK are two of the events taking place in May
26. Everyone's talking about...: Sweating your assets
With online businesses and out-of-club fitness on the rise, how can facility-based operators respond? We ask our panel of experts
28. Interview: Steve Philpott & David Cowans
After acquiring DC Leisure, housing giant Places for People became a new player in the leisure arena. Julie Cramer talks to both company chiefs
34. New opening: A game of two halves
The founder of The Second Half Centre in London tells Kate Cracknell about her unique approach to successful ageing
38. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
The £24m ON-X Linwood Centre is championing change and placing customer needs first.
40. Social strategy: Measure of success
Operators increasingly need to demonstrate social value. Julie Cramer reports on the progress being made
46. Behaviour change: Change from within
The first in a new behaviour change series looks at the individual as expert
49. Research round-up: Hunger games
Exercise can effectively help to reduce appetite, says new research
51. Retention series: The new member journey
In part one of a new retention series, Guy Griffiths looks at the importance of the new member journey
54. Combat sports: Think out of the box
Combat sports are growing in popularity, but do they belong in the mainstream, asks Kath Hudson
57. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special - Flooring
We feature the latest flooring products and installations
59. Secondhand Kit: Out with the old, in with the 'like new'
Remanufactured gym equipment is helping operators achieve high quality facilities on a budget
62. Sports conditioning: Peak performance
St George's Park not only caters for elite footballers but also the public, with a range of performance packages
65. AVEX 2013: Show preview
The vending event takes place in June
66. sporta series: Local touch
sporta reports on some life-changing community projects from the south-west of England
69. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New launches from Disq Group, Stilum, Precor and Technogym
70. Spa trends: Watch this space
A look at the hottest trends impacting the health club spa industry
73. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
The latest projects from Matrix, Cybex and Dalesauna
83. Lightweights:
Pop-up yoga is a hot new franchise, and bamboo bikes are on-trend
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Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
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Interview
Smart clubs, a deal with 1Rebel and a collaboration with Amazon. The co-founder and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Armah Sports talks to Kate Cracknell
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I’ve been in the industry for a decade and it’s the first time I’ve seen it truly unified from the top to the bottom
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Profile
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
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Venueserve Fitness enables clubs to offer white-label content streaming to optimise capacity and member engagement
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Social responsibility
Can the sector better engage with members by more wholeheartedly embracing CSR? Kate Cracknell reports on the birth of Gymtopia
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training people to be the positive face of the gym can add vibrancy to your club, says énergie's Jim Durie
8. UK news round-up:
Physical activity finally makes it onto the QOF, bidders line up for DLL, and Fitness First outlines a major investment in its estate
16. International news:
Vivafit signs deals for Bahrain and Qatar, while Dutch operator TrainMore opens two new sites
18. People news: News
Operator Les Mills makes three senior appointments to its team
20. IHRSA update: Casting a better light
Clubs need to be proactive in their approach to media opportunities, says Patricia Amend
22. ukactive update: A prescription to get moving
ukactive joins forces with Sport England to put more weight behind its drive to see a fitness professional in every GP surgery
24. Competitive edge:
A Monster Swim with Nessie, and a night ride through Edinburgh
25. Diary dates:
BodyPower and SIBEC UK are two of the events taking place in May
26. Everyone's talking about...: Sweating your assets
With online businesses and out-of-club fitness on the rise, how can facility-based operators respond? We ask our panel of experts
28. Interview: Steve Philpott & David Cowans
After acquiring DC Leisure, housing giant Places for People became a new player in the leisure arena. Julie Cramer talks to both company chiefs
34. New opening: A game of two halves
The founder of The Second Half Centre in London tells Kate Cracknell about her unique approach to successful ageing
38. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
The £24m ON-X Linwood Centre is championing change and placing customer needs first.
40. Social strategy: Measure of success
Operators increasingly need to demonstrate social value. Julie Cramer reports on the progress being made
46. Behaviour change: Change from within
The first in a new behaviour change series looks at the individual as expert
49. Research round-up: Hunger games
Exercise can effectively help to reduce appetite, says new research
51. Retention series: The new member journey
In part one of a new retention series, Guy Griffiths looks at the importance of the new member journey
54. Combat sports: Think out of the box
Combat sports are growing in popularity, but do they belong in the mainstream, asks Kath Hudson
57. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special - Flooring
We feature the latest flooring products and installations
59. Secondhand Kit: Out with the old, in with the 'like new'
Remanufactured gym equipment is helping operators achieve high quality facilities on a budget
62. Sports conditioning: Peak performance
St George's Park not only caters for elite footballers but also the public, with a range of performance packages
65. AVEX 2013: Show preview
The vending event takes place in June
66. sporta series: Local touch
sporta reports on some life-changing community projects from the south-west of England
69. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New launches from Disq Group, Stilum, Precor and Technogym
70. Spa trends: Watch this space
A look at the hottest trends impacting the health club spa industry
73. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
The latest projects from Matrix, Cybex and Dalesauna
83. Lightweights:
Pop-up yoga is a hot new franchise, and bamboo bikes are on-trend
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pulse Fitness updates iGym London with state-of-the-art technology
Pulse Fitness has recently completed a refurbishment of the fitness facilities at iGym London.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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