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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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The pandemic gives the health and fitness industries a chance to work together to improve the health of the world
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Supplier showcase
Wattbike has partnered with Intelligent Cycling to transform indoor cycling with innovative new technology that enables automatic personalisation for riders in a group cycling class
Features
Supplier showcase
With the spread of COVID-19 forcing more people into isolation, PureGym worked with FunXtion to rapidly include a digital on-demand workout offering to support members at home
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Coronavirus
As the sector looks into the void of the COVID-19 lockdown and its aftermath, Duncan Wood-Allum presents a blueprint for a positive future
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Software
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing gyms across the world to temporarily close their doors, staying connected to your members digitally has never been more important. Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’re contributing
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Coronavirus
While Europe and the US are in the thick of coronavirus shutdowns, health clubs in China are starting to reopen. Jak Phillips examines how three Chinese operators tackled the challenge of the pandemic and came out ahead
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Functional training
It’s easy to get stuck in a functional rut, relying on the same old burpees and ball slams. We ask for inspiration on how to put the fun back into functional training
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People
Kate Cracknell talks connected health and digital transformation with Chris Blackwell-Frost, Martin Friend and Rick Crawford from Nuffield Health’s senior management team
People
HCM people

Dr Jonathan Leary

Remedy Place, West Hollywood: Founder and CEO
Remedy Place teaches people how to take care of themselves and gives them the tools they need to be holistically healthy
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HCM people

Professor Zhen Yan

director of the Center for Skeletal Muscle Research, University of Virginia
Regular exercise may help people survive COVID-19
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Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
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Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
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    ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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    Pinggu, Beijing, China
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    Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 125
    Job search
    POST YOUR JOB
    Opinion
    promotion
    Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
    Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
    There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
    The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
    Video Gallery
    Technogym mywellness app
    Technogym
    Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. 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: 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
      Gym flooring
      REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
      Exercise equipment
      EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
      Wearable technology solutions
      MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
      Design consultants
      Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
      Independent service & maintenance
      Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
      Lockers/interior design
      Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
      Skincare
      Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
      Direct debit solutions
      Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
      Whole body cryotherapy
      Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
      Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
      Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
      Property & Tenders
      Greywell, Hampshire
      Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
      Property & Tenders
      Derby City Council
      Property & Tenders
      Diary dates
      13 Jun 2020
      Worldwide, Various,
      Diary dates
      06-07 Jul 2020
      Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      28-31 Aug 2020
      Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
      Diary dates
      21-24 Sep 2020
      Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
      Diary dates
      01-02 Oct 2020
      Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      11-12 Oct 2020
      ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      17-23 Oct 2020
      Pinggu, Beijing, China
      Diary dates
      27-30 Oct 2020
      Messe Stuttgart, Germany
      Diary dates
      30-31 Oct 2020
      NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      27-28 Nov 2020
      Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
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