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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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Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
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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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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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
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fibodo Limited: Management software
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Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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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
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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 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 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: 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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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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