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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Staying on the radar
We must present a united front with our wellness allies to keep the momentum behind integrated wellbeing, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: write to reply
Vibration training can greatly benefit MS sufferers, according to a Borders Sport & Leisure pilot study
8. News round-up:
ON-X leisure centre opens, CCMP set to acquire Pure Gym, and Wattbike secures Fitness First deal
16. International news:
Finnish chain Hukka Oy unveils a functional studio, and Fresh Fitness opens two more clubs in Denmark
18. People news:
Neil King joins Leisure Connection as MD, and Rob Barker is named as the new Precor president
20. IHRSA update: News
Bill McBride reflects on IHRSA's achievements over the past year, as he passes on the mantle of chair of the board of directors
24. ukactive update: Children’s activity agenda
CEO David Stalker reports on a recent focus group examining children's activity and school sport
26. Competitive edge:
The Crossing, a three-day mountain bike challenge in Cumbria, takes place on 12–14 July
27. Diary dates:
July sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards
28. Everyone's talking about...: Research databases
Should the fitness industry follow the example of the spa sector and launch a central research portal?
30. Interview: Steve Price
The founder and CEO of Mytime Active talks to Kate Cracknell about opportunities in public health, building community partnerships and re-investing profits to change lives
36. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
A key to attract and retain new members - make the right choice first time round.
38. Plus-size fitness: A big welcome
Kath Hudson talks to gym operators specifically targeting plus-sized customers with tailored, non-intimidating packages
42. Software: Man vs machine
As technology gets more and more advanced, will the time come when it actually replaces gym staff? Abigail Harris asks a panel of experts
46. Research: Strong thoughts
Studies in the scientific field of neuroplasticity show that just thinking about exercise can translate into actual, physical benefits
50. Retention series: Keep it up
In the second of his three-part series on retention and the member journey, Guy Griffiths looks at the ongoing health club member
54. Behaviour change: Asking the right questions
As part of our continuing series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss offers his advice on the questions, tools and strategies needed to effectively deliver health coaching
58. Disability fitness: Expanding horizons
Becca Douglas takes a look at some of the initiatives aiming to deliver a legacy from last year's London Paralympic Games
62. Nutrition: Legislating nutrition
Nutritional supplements are potentially a great revenue stream for clubs, but new European legislation is going to make it harder to promote them
66. New opening: A burning ambition
Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in Liverpool is a new, £5.2m, dual-use community facility enabling firefighters to get fit for duty, while also helping to inspire youngsters in an area of social deprivation to be more active. Lauren Applegarth reports
70. Tabata: High-speed workouts
Kate Cracknell talks to Jane Irving of Big Shot Productions about the fitness industry launch of Tabata – the clinically-proven Japanese workout system that promises results in just four minutes
74. Project Profiles: Supplier Showcase
WTS International Reports On Its Consultancy Project For Harmony
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest free weight products for fitness clubs, including new launches from PowerBlock, Les Mills, Jordan Fitness and Physical Company, plus details of some interesting new installations
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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.
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Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
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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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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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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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17-23 Oct 2020
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30-31 Oct 2020
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Staying on the radar
We must present a united front with our wellness allies to keep the momentum behind integrated wellbeing, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: write to reply
Vibration training can greatly benefit MS sufferers, according to a Borders Sport & Leisure pilot study
8. News round-up:
ON-X leisure centre opens, CCMP set to acquire Pure Gym, and Wattbike secures Fitness First deal
16. International news:
Finnish chain Hukka Oy unveils a functional studio, and Fresh Fitness opens two more clubs in Denmark
18. People news:
Neil King joins Leisure Connection as MD, and Rob Barker is named as the new Precor president
20. IHRSA update: News
Bill McBride reflects on IHRSA's achievements over the past year, as he passes on the mantle of chair of the board of directors
24. ukactive update: Children’s activity agenda
CEO David Stalker reports on a recent focus group examining children's activity and school sport
26. Competitive edge:
The Crossing, a three-day mountain bike challenge in Cumbria, takes place on 12–14 July
27. Diary dates:
July sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards
28. Everyone's talking about...: Research databases
Should the fitness industry follow the example of the spa sector and launch a central research portal?
30. Interview: Steve Price
The founder and CEO of Mytime Active talks to Kate Cracknell about opportunities in public health, building community partnerships and re-investing profits to change lives
36. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
A key to attract and retain new members - make the right choice first time round.
38. Plus-size fitness: A big welcome
Kath Hudson talks to gym operators specifically targeting plus-sized customers with tailored, non-intimidating packages
42. Software: Man vs machine
As technology gets more and more advanced, will the time come when it actually replaces gym staff? Abigail Harris asks a panel of experts
46. Research: Strong thoughts
Studies in the scientific field of neuroplasticity show that just thinking about exercise can translate into actual, physical benefits
50. Retention series: Keep it up
In the second of his three-part series on retention and the member journey, Guy Griffiths looks at the ongoing health club member
54. Behaviour change: Asking the right questions
As part of our continuing series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss offers his advice on the questions, tools and strategies needed to effectively deliver health coaching
58. Disability fitness: Expanding horizons
Becca Douglas takes a look at some of the initiatives aiming to deliver a legacy from last year's London Paralympic Games
62. Nutrition: Legislating nutrition
Nutritional supplements are potentially a great revenue stream for clubs, but new European legislation is going to make it harder to promote them
66. New opening: A burning ambition
Toxteth Fire Fit Hub in Liverpool is a new, £5.2m, dual-use community facility enabling firefighters to get fit for duty, while also helping to inspire youngsters in an area of social deprivation to be more active. Lauren Applegarth reports
70. Tabata: High-speed workouts
Kate Cracknell talks to Jane Irving of Big Shot Productions about the fitness industry launch of Tabata – the clinically-proven Japanese workout system that promises results in just four minutes
74. Project Profiles: Supplier Showcase
WTS International Reports On Its Consultancy Project For Harmony
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest free weight products for fitness clubs, including new launches from PowerBlock, Les Mills, Jordan Fitness and Physical Company, plus details of some interesting new installations
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: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
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: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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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