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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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Editor's letter
Being fit increases the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, so we’re calling on the government to keep gyms open and encourage exercise
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Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
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Sponsored
Ruskin Fitness Club has transformed its gym in partnership with Technogym, adding the new Excite Live line, as well as dedicated workout zones
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Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
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Opinion
Steve Ward celebrates the transformational energy being unleashed in the fitness industry by the pandemic
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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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News report
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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With many older people in crisis due to the pandemic, ukactive’s head of health and wellbeing development, Kenny Butler, explains why the organisation is launching an active ageing consultation and how you can get involved
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BMF members were invited to continue paying during first lockdown and an incredible 83 per cent did so, with some paying double to cover others
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Given its support for the NHS, should the fitness industry be classified as an essential service, and if so, how do we get the sector reclassified? Kath Hudson asks industry leaders for their views
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Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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Property & Tenders
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Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Shredquarters partners with Physical Company to underpin expansion plans
Functional training gym, The Shredquarters, has moved into franchising, partnering with Physical Company to support its rapid growth.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Primal Strength bolsters Scottish expansion with Matrix Fitness distribution win
Matrix Fitness has announced an exclusive partnership with Primal Strength to target an increased strategic focus on the Scottish market.
Video Gallery
Freemotion 22 SERIES Powered by iFit
FreeMotion Fitness
The only connected fitness experience in commercial fitness centers, powered by iFit. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
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
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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