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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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2014 issue 1
5. Editor's letter: Time to fight for QOF inclusion
The removal of physical activity from the QOF is a blow to our sector, and we must lobby to have it reinstated, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Far from leading members away into alternative exercise, wearable technology can help build their loyalty to your club, says Fitbug founder Paul Landau
10. News round-up:
Physical activity is removed from QOF, new £15.3m leisure centre for Fife, and Pulse buys Trixter. Plus a Q&A with MOSSA president Terry Browning on its Xbox partnership
20. International news:
Anytime Fitness opens two more clubs in Barcelona, while premium health club spa brand ELEMENTS opens two new sites in Germany
22. People news:
Jeremy Jenkins is appointed MD of SportsArt UK, and former Fitness First MD joins Xercise4Less
24. IHRSA update: European Perspective
Kristen Walsh reports on events at IHRSA's recent European Convention in Madrid, which attracted a record 600 delegates
28. ukactive update: Combating Type 2 Diabetes
New research shows how physical activity can help in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes
30. Diary dates:
A look ahead at the key health, fitness and wellness events taking place throughout 2014
36. Everyone's talking about...: Discounting
Is discounting good for business or can it attract 'problem members'?
38. Interview: Martin Long
The CEO of LA fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the recent launch of its premium LAX brand
44. Retention series: Quality standards
How important is the quality of your offering when it comes to keeping your members? Dr Paul Bedford reports
48. Indoor cycling: Wheels in motion
As the indoor cycling boom continues, Kath Hudson finds out what lessons mainstream clubs can learn from the growing number of specialised cycling microgyms
54. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part four of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - For any planned leisure development, rigorous site investigations are essential to establish a realistic project cost
56. Gymtopia series: Old for new
In a new series for Health Club Management, Gymtopia founder Ray Algar reports on a gym shoe donation project in Brazil
58. Consumer trends: On trend
trendwatching.com's Henry Mason identifies some of the key consumer trends for the fitness sector to run with in 2014, from Crowd Shaping to The Internet of Caring Things
62. Member research: Stay or leave?
In exclusive research for Health Club Management, Leisure-net MD Mike Hill asks why people leave their club or leisure centre, and how they're treated during the leaving process
66. Management series: The management challenge
Health clubs must invest in upskilling their managers if the sector is to gain credibility and build a strong future, says Liz Terry
69. Consumer research: Growth opportunities
Michael Oliver outlines the findings of Mintel's 2013 health, fitness and leisure reports, and offers his views on future opportunities
72. Design & architecture: Design psychology
How can we tap into member psychology to create a health club environment that's inspiring to both spend time in and work out in? Kath Hudson reports
74. SIBEC review: Industry insights
Katie Lewis reports on discussions at November's SIBEC Europe event, from functional training to price-cutting, and from centralised ad campaigns to 'exercise is medicine'
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
The latest free weights news from Jordan Fitness, Matrix, Escape Fitness, York, Gymkit, Fitness Mad, Life Fitness and iRobic
78. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at Jordan Fitness' recent installation at independent health club The Pulse
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People
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José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
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I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
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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
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Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
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Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 1
5. Editor's letter: Time to fight for QOF inclusion
The removal of physical activity from the QOF is a blow to our sector, and we must lobby to have it reinstated, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Far from leading members away into alternative exercise, wearable technology can help build their loyalty to your club, says Fitbug founder Paul Landau
10. News round-up:
Physical activity is removed from QOF, new £15.3m leisure centre for Fife, and Pulse buys Trixter. Plus a Q&A with MOSSA president Terry Browning on its Xbox partnership
20. International news:
Anytime Fitness opens two more clubs in Barcelona, while premium health club spa brand ELEMENTS opens two new sites in Germany
22. People news:
Jeremy Jenkins is appointed MD of SportsArt UK, and former Fitness First MD joins Xercise4Less
24. IHRSA update: European Perspective
Kristen Walsh reports on events at IHRSA's recent European Convention in Madrid, which attracted a record 600 delegates
28. ukactive update: Combating Type 2 Diabetes
New research shows how physical activity can help in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes
30. Diary dates:
A look ahead at the key health, fitness and wellness events taking place throughout 2014
36. Everyone's talking about...: Discounting
Is discounting good for business or can it attract 'problem members'?
38. Interview: Martin Long
The CEO of LA fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the recent launch of its premium LAX brand
44. Retention series: Quality standards
How important is the quality of your offering when it comes to keeping your members? Dr Paul Bedford reports
48. Indoor cycling: Wheels in motion
As the indoor cycling boom continues, Kath Hudson finds out what lessons mainstream clubs can learn from the growing number of specialised cycling microgyms
54. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part four of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - For any planned leisure development, rigorous site investigations are essential to establish a realistic project cost
56. Gymtopia series: Old for new
In a new series for Health Club Management, Gymtopia founder Ray Algar reports on a gym shoe donation project in Brazil
58. Consumer trends: On trend
trendwatching.com's Henry Mason identifies some of the key consumer trends for the fitness sector to run with in 2014, from Crowd Shaping to The Internet of Caring Things
62. Member research: Stay or leave?
In exclusive research for Health Club Management, Leisure-net MD Mike Hill asks why people leave their club or leisure centre, and how they're treated during the leaving process
66. Management series: The management challenge
Health clubs must invest in upskilling their managers if the sector is to gain credibility and build a strong future, says Liz Terry
69. Consumer research: Growth opportunities
Michael Oliver outlines the findings of Mintel's 2013 health, fitness and leisure reports, and offers his views on future opportunities
72. Design & architecture: Design psychology
How can we tap into member psychology to create a health club environment that's inspiring to both spend time in and work out in? Kath Hudson reports
74. SIBEC review: Industry insights
Katie Lewis reports on discussions at November's SIBEC Europe event, from functional training to price-cutting, and from centralised ad campaigns to 'exercise is medicine'
76. Free weights: fitness-kit.net special
The latest free weights news from Jordan Fitness, Matrix, Escape Fitness, York, Gymkit, Fitness Mad, Life Fitness and iRobic
78. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at Jordan Fitness' recent installation at independent health club The Pulse
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate launches new line of premium targeted vibration products
Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: The JC Group
The JC Group is home to JC Facilities Management, JC Leisure Solutions, JC Water Services, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
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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