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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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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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