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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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DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change
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Is the health and fitness industry more geared up to meet the needs of extroverts and overlooking more introverted customers? Kath Hudson investigates
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The CEO of Basic-Fit shared insights into the workings of the company at the Virtuagym FitNation conference in Amsterdam. Megan Whitby was there for HCM
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Aaron Brooks-Thornett

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A donation-based payment system creates a non-discriminatory environment and empowers people to give what they think the service is worth. This also challenges me to keep service levels high
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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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,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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 124
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FORA works with Power Plate to raise awareness of sitting disease through movement and vibration
With office workers spending over eight hours per day sitting at their desks, and one in six affected by mental health issues every year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to introduce ‘wellness’ to the workplace
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: ZIVA & Physical Company: A new partnership to meet all needs
Physical Company and ZIVA have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Physical Company become the exclusive UK distributor of ZIVA's commercial products.
Opinion
promotion
The modern training gym champions functional fitness in a small group personal training model, with a premium service experience at its heart
Opinion: Overcome membership attrition with this surprising new industry trend: the modern training gym
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, 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
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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