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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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Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
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Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
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Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
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Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
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Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
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People
During lockdown, 40% of all spend on live streamed and pre-recorded workouts went to businesses those individuals had never physically visited
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Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
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Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
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ExCeL London, London, 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 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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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