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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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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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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.
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Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
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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
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
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Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
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Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
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Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
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
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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
Diary dates
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