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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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Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
Features
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
People
HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
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Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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Member access schemes
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Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: FunXtion launch Online Coaching; helping PT’s work effectively, efficiently and increase client contact time
FunXtion has introduced its new Online Coaching Tool, an advanced platform with quality content to help personal trainers work more efficiently.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
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?
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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