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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 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dr Paul Bedford announces Retention Convention will go virtual for 2020
Global retention expert, Dr Paul Bedford, will host his sixth annual Retention Convention virtually, bringing together global speakers to form a documentary-style event around turning customers into communities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all fitness content is equal
With the launch of 22 SERIES, a pioneering, new cardio line powered by iFit® – the world’s leading on-demand fitness streaming platform – Freemotion Fitness aims to change the way we think about – and deliver – fitness content to truly engage members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 10
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
5. Editor’s letter: Embracing active design
Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell
10. Letters: Write to reply
The NICE guidelines on exercise referral schemes are changing, but clubs should not be put off, says Stuart Stokes of Refer-all
12. News round-up:
Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
22. International news:
Boxing legend David Haye launches his flagship fitness club in Dubai, while US Fitness adds Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio
24. People news:
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
25. Promotional Feature: Gladstone
One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business
26. ukactive update: Approaching the summit
CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
27. Promotional Feature: Les Mills
How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
28. IHRSA update: Consumer insight
Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
31. Diary dates:
Are you ready for IHRSA’s European Congress and SIBEC Europe?
32. Promotional Feature: Technogym
mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Expanding overseas
As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
36. Interview – Amen Iseghohi:
Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
42. New opening: Offshore fitness
Alison Bledge examines how the offshore industry is managing the wellbeing of its workers, and looks at a gym installed onboard the floating hotel Safe Scandinavia
46. Gymtopia series: A sense of purpose
UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 10
On the cover…:
Amen Iseghohi on his back-to-basics approach to fitness
48. Social media: Social addiction
Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
52. Tech series: Intelligent systems
How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
56. Research round-up: Early start
Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
58. Promotional Feature: ProInsight
David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
60. Exercise science: Cool customer
Vasper claims to reproduce the effects of intense anaerobic training in just 20 minutes. We report
62. Childhood obesity: Child’s play
A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
68. Consumer research: The future of fitness
Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
70. Obesity: Bidding for the obesity buck
Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
76. Management series: Managing risk
A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide
80. Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
82. Group CV: Integrated technology
Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
86. Supplier showcase:
Recent installations by Cybex, Matrix Fitness and the D2F Group
93. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
100. Lightweights:
Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline
1 - 40 of 131
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dr Paul Bedford announces Retention Convention will go virtual for 2020
Global retention expert, Dr Paul Bedford, will host his sixth annual Retention Convention virtually, bringing together global speakers to form a documentary-style event around turning customers into communities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all fitness content is equal
With the launch of 22 SERIES, a pioneering, new cardio line powered by iFit® – the world’s leading on-demand fitness streaming platform – Freemotion Fitness aims to change the way we think about – and deliver – fitness content to truly engage members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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