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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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Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
Features
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
Features
Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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People
One of the opportunities we’re looking at is in London. The location doesn’t suit a low-cost gym, but would suit a boutique-style model. - John Oxley
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
People
My vision, based on my own personal experience, would be for physical activity to become the norm – not something you have to make an effort to do, but something you just go ‘yeah, that’s part of my everyday life’
Job search
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Myzone is adding the
Each year ACSM’s Health and Fitness journal releases the top fitness trends for the following year, and there was no surprise wearables came out on top.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Netpulse
Founded in 2001, Netpulse is the world’s number one provider of branded mobile apps for ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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