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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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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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