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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 8
5. Editor's letter: Beyond the 12 per cent barrier
Even before we look to new audiences, there's so much more we can do to attract people who have already bought into exercise, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Barefoot or shod, people run best when they're comfortable, says Ben Hudson of Taylor & Francis Group
10. News round-up:
easyGym opens on Oxford Street, Xercise4 Less teams up with Tesco, and FLAME winners are announced
18. International news:
A new independent health club opens in Abuja, Nigeria, and FITLANE announces eighth location
20. People news:
The Gym Group grows its property team as part of expansion plans
22. IHRSA update: News
Kristen Walsh presents The IHRSA Global 25 annual listing of the world's top health clubs, and there's a look ahead to this year's European Congress in Madrid, Spain
26. ukactive update: Budget Cuts
ukactive CEO David Stalker reports on how the latest round of spending cuts are likely to affect the physical activity sector
29. Diary dates:
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is taking place in Los Angeles, California, this month
30. Everyone's talking about...:: Beyond 12 per cent
The 12 per cent market penetration figure gets bandied about, but how accurate is it? What figure could the sector reach and what does it have to do to achieve this?
32. Interview – John Penny:
The MD of Reebok Sports Club London talks Kate Cracknell through the major redevelopment project that's seen a “total transformation” of the offering
38. Nutrition: Running on juice
Whether you're looking for weight loss, detox or disease prevention, juicing claims to have the answers. Kate Cracknell reports
45. Indoor cycling: Pedal power
As indoor cycling booms, Levze Kerey asks the experts for tips on how to capitalise on this trend
50. Research round-up: Estrogen booster
A new study has highlighted one of the reasons why exercise is effective in helping to prevent breast cancer
52. Behaviour change: It's a goal!
Setting goals with members based on an understanding of their underlying motivations – their superordinate goals – is a vital to ensuring adherence, says Dr Paul Bedford
56. Pilates: Pilates predictions
What are the most exciting innovations in the world of pilates at the moment? Kath Hudson asks the experts for their thoughts on current and future trends
60. Exercise management: Tapping into apps
Kath Hudson takes a look at the growing technological options available for tracking members' physical activity both in and out of the health club environment
64. Sunbeds: The sunshine vitamin
Sunbeds: friend or foe? Our panel of experts outlines the current health arguments for and against their use
68. Health club spa: Embracing spa
Today's multi-faceted spas have important lessons to teach health clubs about the customer experience, says Liz Holmes
72. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects from CYBEX, Pavigym and Life Fitness
78. Nutrition: fitness-kit.net special
Nutritional products
84. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
Full details of the just-released 2013 Members' Choice Health Club Awards shortlist
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ChiRunning is mindful movement, the intention is to bring consciousness to whatever you’re doing, so you’re never not paying attention
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Fusing great kit with tailored workouts and cutting edge technology, Technogym products create peak experiences for members
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
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Kam Panesar

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Alina & Anna Epeykina

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Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 8
5. Editor's letter: Beyond the 12 per cent barrier
Even before we look to new audiences, there's so much more we can do to attract people who have already bought into exercise, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Barefoot or shod, people run best when they're comfortable, says Ben Hudson of Taylor & Francis Group
10. News round-up:
easyGym opens on Oxford Street, Xercise4 Less teams up with Tesco, and FLAME winners are announced
18. International news:
A new independent health club opens in Abuja, Nigeria, and FITLANE announces eighth location
20. People news:
The Gym Group grows its property team as part of expansion plans
22. IHRSA update: News
Kristen Walsh presents The IHRSA Global 25 annual listing of the world's top health clubs, and there's a look ahead to this year's European Congress in Madrid, Spain
26. ukactive update: Budget Cuts
ukactive CEO David Stalker reports on how the latest round of spending cuts are likely to affect the physical activity sector
29. Diary dates:
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is taking place in Los Angeles, California, this month
30. Everyone's talking about...:: Beyond 12 per cent
The 12 per cent market penetration figure gets bandied about, but how accurate is it? What figure could the sector reach and what does it have to do to achieve this?
32. Interview – John Penny:
The MD of Reebok Sports Club London talks Kate Cracknell through the major redevelopment project that's seen a “total transformation” of the offering
38. Nutrition: Running on juice
Whether you're looking for weight loss, detox or disease prevention, juicing claims to have the answers. Kate Cracknell reports
45. Indoor cycling: Pedal power
As indoor cycling booms, Levze Kerey asks the experts for tips on how to capitalise on this trend
50. Research round-up: Estrogen booster
A new study has highlighted one of the reasons why exercise is effective in helping to prevent breast cancer
52. Behaviour change: It's a goal!
Setting goals with members based on an understanding of their underlying motivations – their superordinate goals – is a vital to ensuring adherence, says Dr Paul Bedford
56. Pilates: Pilates predictions
What are the most exciting innovations in the world of pilates at the moment? Kath Hudson asks the experts for their thoughts on current and future trends
60. Exercise management: Tapping into apps
Kath Hudson takes a look at the growing technological options available for tracking members' physical activity both in and out of the health club environment
64. Sunbeds: The sunshine vitamin
Sunbeds: friend or foe? Our panel of experts outlines the current health arguments for and against their use
68. Health club spa: Embracing spa
Today's multi-faceted spas have important lessons to teach health clubs about the customer experience, says Liz Holmes
72. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects from CYBEX, Pavigym and Life Fitness
78. Nutrition: fitness-kit.net special
Nutritional products
84. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
Full details of the just-released 2013 Members' Choice Health Club Awards shortlist
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
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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: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
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Diary dates
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NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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