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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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Features
US stats
A return to 100% membership will require recruiting members away from other facilities
Features
Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
People
Catch-up is already happening. We’re up to 80% of the visits compared to the same day in 2019 and membership sales are up 150-200%
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
Opinion
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Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
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Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
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Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
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Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Independent service & maintenance
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Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
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Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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22-23 Sep 2020
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, 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 127
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
Video Gallery
Resolute™ Strength
Precor
Resolute™ Strength - New Selectorized Strength Line From Precor Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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
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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