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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 7
5. Editor's letter : Embracing your 'tribes'
Health and fitness operators must recognise and embrace the diverse 'tribes' that exist among their member base, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Having dedicated staff is key for new member journeys, says Jack Bishop of Synergy Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Budget club chains announce investment plans, DLL to launch Orangetheory concept in the UK, and partnership for BMF and PTI
18. International news:
Yoga with a view at the world's tallest building in Dubai, and Pure Yoga opens flagship in Hong Kong
20. People news:
John Gamble joins Star Trac, and Sean Holt steps down from CIMSPA
22. IHRSA update: News
Key findings from IHRSA's quarterly Trend Report into health club consumer behaviour, and 'futurologist' Magnus Lindkvist to present the IHRSA Europe keynote
26. ukactive update: Activity advice
NICE guidelines and the ukactive Research Institute point towards new opportunities for the sector
29. Diary dates:
This month sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards, and the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles
30. Everyone's talking about...: Putting up prices
Are you charging the correct price for your club? How do you know when is the right time to put prices up, and how much should they increase by? We ask our panel
32. Interview: David Patchell-Evans
The founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about putting an ethos of caring at the heart of his Canadian club empire
38. Barefoot running: Back to nature
Barefoot running is supposed to be the natural way, so can it work from a prehab point of view or does it present a new set of problems?
42. Retention series: Keeping in touch
Ignore absent members at your peril, and use your ex-member database as a feedback resource and prospect list, says Guy Griffiths
46. Ageing research: Entering the telo-age
Jay Williams examines the science behind telomeres – indicators for cellular ageing – and what it could mean for spas and health clubs
54. Behaviour change: Wellbeing coaching
In the second of his two-part series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss examines the powerful potential of wellbeing coaching
58. sporta series: Reaching out
As part of our continuing series reporting on sporta's unsung heroes around the country, we head north to Scotland to see how four leisure trusts are positively changing lives
62. Research round-up: Harder work
Women with type 2 diabetes have to work harder than men to get the same results in certain exercises, new research suggests
64. Member payments: Money matters
What's the future of member payments? Technology is moving fast, but is it helping operators to make more money? Kath Hudson asks the experts
73. Funding: Future-proofed funding
Neena Dhillon takes a look at three new leisure facilities in the UK that demonstrate how creative thinking can help to deliver value in these times of reduced government spending
79. Supplier showcase:
We report on a selection of recent health and fitness installations from leading companies Precor, Xn Leisure and Technogym
84. SIBEC review: Talking points
Katie Lewis summarises key points raised at the Question Time industry debate at SIBEC UK in May
86. Resistance equipment: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest resistance products for fitness clubs, including the new BILT range being distributed by Concept Fitness
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
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Research
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Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
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Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
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Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 7
5. Editor's letter : Embracing your 'tribes'
Health and fitness operators must recognise and embrace the diverse 'tribes' that exist among their member base, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Having dedicated staff is key for new member journeys, says Jack Bishop of Synergy Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Budget club chains announce investment plans, DLL to launch Orangetheory concept in the UK, and partnership for BMF and PTI
18. International news:
Yoga with a view at the world's tallest building in Dubai, and Pure Yoga opens flagship in Hong Kong
20. People news:
John Gamble joins Star Trac, and Sean Holt steps down from CIMSPA
22. IHRSA update: News
Key findings from IHRSA's quarterly Trend Report into health club consumer behaviour, and 'futurologist' Magnus Lindkvist to present the IHRSA Europe keynote
26. ukactive update: Activity advice
NICE guidelines and the ukactive Research Institute point towards new opportunities for the sector
29. Diary dates:
This month sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards, and the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles
30. Everyone's talking about...: Putting up prices
Are you charging the correct price for your club? How do you know when is the right time to put prices up, and how much should they increase by? We ask our panel
32. Interview: David Patchell-Evans
The founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about putting an ethos of caring at the heart of his Canadian club empire
38. Barefoot running: Back to nature
Barefoot running is supposed to be the natural way, so can it work from a prehab point of view or does it present a new set of problems?
42. Retention series: Keeping in touch
Ignore absent members at your peril, and use your ex-member database as a feedback resource and prospect list, says Guy Griffiths
46. Ageing research: Entering the telo-age
Jay Williams examines the science behind telomeres – indicators for cellular ageing – and what it could mean for spas and health clubs
54. Behaviour change: Wellbeing coaching
In the second of his two-part series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss examines the powerful potential of wellbeing coaching
58. sporta series: Reaching out
As part of our continuing series reporting on sporta's unsung heroes around the country, we head north to Scotland to see how four leisure trusts are positively changing lives
62. Research round-up: Harder work
Women with type 2 diabetes have to work harder than men to get the same results in certain exercises, new research suggests
64. Member payments: Money matters
What's the future of member payments? Technology is moving fast, but is it helping operators to make more money? Kath Hudson asks the experts
73. Funding: Future-proofed funding
Neena Dhillon takes a look at three new leisure facilities in the UK that demonstrate how creative thinking can help to deliver value in these times of reduced government spending
79. Supplier showcase:
We report on a selection of recent health and fitness installations from leading companies Precor, Xn Leisure and Technogym
84. SIBEC review: Talking points
Katie Lewis summarises key points raised at the Question Time industry debate at SIBEC UK in May
86. Resistance equipment: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest resistance products for fitness clubs, including the new BILT range being distributed by Concept Fitness
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 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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