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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 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
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Research
New research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established why people who exercise when suffering from cancer generally have better outcomes
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Profile
The chair of énergie and vice chair of BMF talks to Kate Cracknell about creating an omnichannel approach that brings together indoor, outdoor, online and VR
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Promotion
Wattbike AtomX leads the future of indoor cycling, says Richard Baker
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Local leisure
HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
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News report
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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Sponsored
Deansgate Square, the newest residential star on Manchester’s impressive skyline, is a fitting home for some of the city’s most stylish health and fitness facilities, with specialist acoustic flooring by TVS Group
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
1 - 40 of 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
Company profiles
Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Flooring
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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