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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
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
Latest News
The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
Latest News
The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
Latest News
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
Latest News
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
Latest News
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of ...
Latest News
More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime ...
Latest News
Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest ...
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
As you approach each studio, there’s an area of transition, setting the tone as you move from one space into another, recalibrating your senses. I call it Layers of Wow
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GymPraaktis develops AI Exercise Engine software to revolutionise at-home fitness
Health and wellness software company, GymPraaktis, is launching its new Exercise Engine software for gyms and members looking to improve their fitness routines from home.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GymPraaktis develops AI Exercise Engine software to revolutionise at-home fitness
Health and wellness software company, GymPraaktis, is launching its new Exercise Engine software for gyms and members looking to improve their fitness routines from home.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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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