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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
The way I see it
As Technogym launches its new virtual and on-demand services, Francesco Arlotti, head of digital solutions, shares his thoughts with HCM
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
Partner briefing
BMF, the outdoor fitness franchise company co-owned by Bear Grylls, is launching a £1m initiative designed to offer financial support to PTs and exercise professionals in getting back to work after the lockdown
Features
Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
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

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
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Flooring
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Whole body cryotherapy
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Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
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Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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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

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 127
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: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Video Gallery
BMF with Bear Grylls - Mission to reboot the fitness industry
British Military Fitness
BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
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
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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