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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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In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
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Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate launches new line of premium targeted vibration products
Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

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 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate launches new line of premium targeted vibration products
Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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