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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 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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People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
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People
One day, as our estate continues to grow, it might even be that we create an Evolution Wellness membership and app – a way of aggregating across the total portfolio, allowing people to consume any of our brands by using credits from their digital membership
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HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
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Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
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Opinion
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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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Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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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