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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 2
5. Editor's letter: Physical inactivity kills
Does the sector need to cement its intent to combat physical inactivity with a bold ‘physical inactivity kills' message, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
If we categorise obesity as a disease, is that not just another wrong message we send out to the nation, asks fitness coach Vera Duman
11. Advertisement promotion: Gladstone promotion
Learning with Learn2
12. News round-up:
Fitness First unveils its rebrand and announces a £270m investment. Virgin Active's £100m investment will prepare the way for flotation. And JD Sports enters the gym market with the launch of JD Gyms
20. International news:
Turkish low-cost operator MACFit continues its roll-out, Vivafit opens its first club in the Middle East, and Donna's opens sixth ladies-only club
22. People news:
Former FIA CEO Andrée Deane returns as head of YMCAfit after a four-year break from the industry
24. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2014
Kristen Walsh previews next month's 33rd IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
CEO of ukactive David Stalker discusses the parliamentary group set up to examine physical inactivity
30. Diary dates:
Professional Beauty London takes place in February, and the ECA World Fitness Conference in March
32. Everyone's talking about...: The medical message
Is 'exercise is medicine' an appealing message for the public, or is it too geared towards doctors?
34. Interview – Kevin Fenton:
The new director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England talks to Steven Ward about his mission to tackle the ‘wicked problem' of physical inactivity
40. New opening: An active education
A free school in Luton is the first in the UK to be set up by a leisure trust. Rhianon Howells finds out about its healthy approach
44. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part five of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities – Fixed price contracts
46. Spa experiences: Men's wellness
Luxury health club spas are increasingly offering wellness services just for men. Kate Corney examines this growing trend
50. Health & wellbeing: Wellness trends
Camilla Parke of The Futures Company outlines some of the trends that will influence the health and wellness sector this year
54. Gymtopia series: Click to join, click to give
In the second part of our new series, Ray Algar takes a look at a charitable fundraising venture being run by The Gym Group in the UK
57. Tech series: People management
Whether it's payroll support, scheduling or task allocation, Sean James says today's CRM systems can play a key role in staff management
62. Retention series: Creating a community
In the latest part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford looks at the importance of clubs maintaining a link with their members
66. Group exercise: All together now – fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the realm of group exercise programming for health and fitness clubs
68. Research round-up: Flavour behaviour
Being obese can alter the tastebuds – especially when it comes to sweet foods – and could be a possible cause of over-eating, says new research
70. Pilates: Revenue driver
Kath Hudson looks at how clubs are turning pilates into a successful secondary revenue stream
74. CV equipment: People power
Can human energy expended on CV equipment realistically be converted into electricity to run your club?
78. Professional Beauty London: Show preview
What's in store at the UK's largest trade beauty event taking place at ExCeL, London, this month?
85. Lightweights:
Intelligent fitness bras and socks that give you running advice
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How many of your members pound the treadmill with poor technique, risking injury and hating every leaden-legged second of it? It doesn’t have to be this way according to Danny Dreyer, founder of ChiRunning, who says he can turn anyone into a runner. Kath Hudson discovers how
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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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Corporate wellness
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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Awakn: Founder and CEO
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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: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
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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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Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
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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Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Jun 2020
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 2
5. Editor's letter: Physical inactivity kills
Does the sector need to cement its intent to combat physical inactivity with a bold ‘physical inactivity kills' message, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
If we categorise obesity as a disease, is that not just another wrong message we send out to the nation, asks fitness coach Vera Duman
11. Advertisement promotion: Gladstone promotion
Learning with Learn2
12. News round-up:
Fitness First unveils its rebrand and announces a £270m investment. Virgin Active's £100m investment will prepare the way for flotation. And JD Sports enters the gym market with the launch of JD Gyms
20. International news:
Turkish low-cost operator MACFit continues its roll-out, Vivafit opens its first club in the Middle East, and Donna's opens sixth ladies-only club
22. People news:
Former FIA CEO Andrée Deane returns as head of YMCAfit after a four-year break from the industry
24. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2014
Kristen Walsh previews next month's 33rd IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
CEO of ukactive David Stalker discusses the parliamentary group set up to examine physical inactivity
30. Diary dates:
Professional Beauty London takes place in February, and the ECA World Fitness Conference in March
32. Everyone's talking about...: The medical message
Is 'exercise is medicine' an appealing message for the public, or is it too geared towards doctors?
34. Interview – Kevin Fenton:
The new director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England talks to Steven Ward about his mission to tackle the ‘wicked problem' of physical inactivity
40. New opening: An active education
A free school in Luton is the first in the UK to be set up by a leisure trust. Rhianon Howells finds out about its healthy approach
44. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part five of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities – Fixed price contracts
46. Spa experiences: Men's wellness
Luxury health club spas are increasingly offering wellness services just for men. Kate Corney examines this growing trend
50. Health & wellbeing: Wellness trends
Camilla Parke of The Futures Company outlines some of the trends that will influence the health and wellness sector this year
54. Gymtopia series: Click to join, click to give
In the second part of our new series, Ray Algar takes a look at a charitable fundraising venture being run by The Gym Group in the UK
57. Tech series: People management
Whether it's payroll support, scheduling or task allocation, Sean James says today's CRM systems can play a key role in staff management
62. Retention series: Creating a community
In the latest part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford looks at the importance of clubs maintaining a link with their members
66. Group exercise: All together now – fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the realm of group exercise programming for health and fitness clubs
68. Research round-up: Flavour behaviour
Being obese can alter the tastebuds – especially when it comes to sweet foods – and could be a possible cause of over-eating, says new research
70. Pilates: Revenue driver
Kath Hudson looks at how clubs are turning pilates into a successful secondary revenue stream
74. CV equipment: People power
Can human energy expended on CV equipment realistically be converted into electricity to run your club?
78. Professional Beauty London: Show preview
What's in store at the UK's largest trade beauty event taking place at ExCeL, London, this month?
85. Lightweights:
Intelligent fitness bras and socks that give you running advice
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: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
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
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
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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