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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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Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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