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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 9
5. Editor's letter: We can improve Retention
To improve retention, operators need to become much more surgical in their analysis of why members are leaving, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
New study will investigate the links between member characteristics, motivations, values, club activities and retention, says Dr Melvyn Hillsdon
12. News round-up:
Fitness First's £77.5m investment, DLL rolls out DL Kids concept, and government announces shake-up in apprenticeship funding
20. International news:
Snap Fitness opens its first club in Gurgaon, India, while Holmes Place opens its fifth club in Berlin
24. IHRSA update: News
An interview with futurologist Magnus Lindkvist ahead of his speech at the IHRSA European Congress in Madrid next month
28. ukactive update : Traineeship scheme
CEO David Stalker looks at the government's traineeship scheme introduced in January, and considers how the fitness sector might benefit
33. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week and the European Fitness Summit take place this month, while next month IHRSA Europe heads to Madrid
34. Everyone's talking about…: Maintaining motivation
Are operators supporting their members in maintaining good habits, are they leaving them to motivate themselves – or worse still, are they causing them to break good habits?
36. Interview – Jon Wright:
The MD of budget fitness operator Xercise4Less talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's brand new partnership with UK supermarket chain Tesco
42. New opening: Easy does it
Abigail Harris visits easyGym's new flagship site in London, and talks to its CEO about future plans for the premium low-cost model
46. Research round-up: Calming influence
US scientists have discovered that exercise has an impact on neurons in the brain that make it more resilient to stress and anxiety
48. Sales strategy: Lean & mean
Doug Werner outlines the powerful impact that the ‘Lean' protocol can have on the sales process at health and fitness clubs
56. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part one of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities
59. Pop-up leisure: The pop-up proposition
Kate Cracknell and Magali Robathan report on the emergence of the pop-up leisure experience, and what opportunities this trend might present to the fitness industry
62. Retention series: Attention retention
Member retention rates continue to drop across the fitness sector, according to a new national report by Dr Paul Bedford
68. Wearable technology: Portable health
How could the new wave of wearable technologies affect the fitness market? Industry expert Bryan O'Rourke shares his views
72. Weight management: Shaping up
Weight loss remains a key reason why people join health clubs. Kath Hudson looks at some of the innovative slimming initiatives that are getting great results
78. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
New products from Physiosupplies, Pilates-Mad, Merrithew and Jordan
80. Exercise is medicine: Lifestyle medicine
Edward Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston, US, talks to Julie Cramer about tackling chronic disease
84. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym, MYZONE and Matrix Fitness
90. LIW 2013: Show preview
Laura Dagg takes a look forward to the highlights of this year's Leisure Industry Week, which takes place in Birmingham later this month
96. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year's LIW
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Latest News
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Latest News
Technogym has announced the launch of live streaming and on-demand classes. The new content will ...
Latest News
A number of gym operators are concerned that local lockdowns could come into effect in ...
Latest News
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that gyms may be able to reopen in a ...
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UK consumer confidence has improved significantly since the beginning of the lockdown, with a fifth ...
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The PGA Tour has recently bought 1,000 Whoop bands for its golfers, after PGA Tour ...
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ukactive has announced that Active Uprising and the National Summit are going digital as part ...
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
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
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
Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
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
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
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
People
HCM people

Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
People
We see ourselves as a truly European player. We’re analysing France, Germany, Italy and the UK for development
People
HCM people

Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 9
5. Editor's letter: We can improve Retention
To improve retention, operators need to become much more surgical in their analysis of why members are leaving, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
New study will investigate the links between member characteristics, motivations, values, club activities and retention, says Dr Melvyn Hillsdon
12. News round-up:
Fitness First's £77.5m investment, DLL rolls out DL Kids concept, and government announces shake-up in apprenticeship funding
20. International news:
Snap Fitness opens its first club in Gurgaon, India, while Holmes Place opens its fifth club in Berlin
24. IHRSA update: News
An interview with futurologist Magnus Lindkvist ahead of his speech at the IHRSA European Congress in Madrid next month
28. ukactive update : Traineeship scheme
CEO David Stalker looks at the government's traineeship scheme introduced in January, and considers how the fitness sector might benefit
33. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week and the European Fitness Summit take place this month, while next month IHRSA Europe heads to Madrid
34. Everyone's talking about…: Maintaining motivation
Are operators supporting their members in maintaining good habits, are they leaving them to motivate themselves – or worse still, are they causing them to break good habits?
36. Interview – Jon Wright:
The MD of budget fitness operator Xercise4Less talks to Kate Cracknell about the company's brand new partnership with UK supermarket chain Tesco
42. New opening: Easy does it
Abigail Harris visits easyGym's new flagship site in London, and talks to its CEO about future plans for the premium low-cost model
46. Research round-up: Calming influence
US scientists have discovered that exercise has an impact on neurons in the brain that make it more resilient to stress and anxiety
48. Sales strategy: Lean & mean
Doug Werner outlines the powerful impact that the ‘Lean' protocol can have on the sales process at health and fitness clubs
56. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part one of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities
59. Pop-up leisure: The pop-up proposition
Kate Cracknell and Magali Robathan report on the emergence of the pop-up leisure experience, and what opportunities this trend might present to the fitness industry
62. Retention series: Attention retention
Member retention rates continue to drop across the fitness sector, according to a new national report by Dr Paul Bedford
68. Wearable technology: Portable health
How could the new wave of wearable technologies affect the fitness market? Industry expert Bryan O'Rourke shares his views
72. Weight management: Shaping up
Weight loss remains a key reason why people join health clubs. Kath Hudson looks at some of the innovative slimming initiatives that are getting great results
78. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
New products from Physiosupplies, Pilates-Mad, Merrithew and Jordan
80. Exercise is medicine: Lifestyle medicine
Edward Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston, US, talks to Julie Cramer about tackling chronic disease
84. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym, MYZONE and Matrix Fitness
90. LIW 2013: Show preview
Laura Dagg takes a look forward to the highlights of this year's Leisure Industry Week, which takes place in Birmingham later this month
96. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year's LIW
1 - 40 of 126
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: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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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