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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 3
5. Editor's letter: Creating 'wellness cities'
The health and fitness sector is being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to create 'wellness cities', says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The 'Fat v Sugar' programme on the BBC made good TV, but was it yet another unbalanced view of dieting, asks Debra Stuart of Premier Global
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group eye up a merger, ukactive report highlights inactivity crisis, GLL acquires Sporthouse, and Fitness Industry Education opens a new £1.2m London training academy
20. International news:
New Fitmob concept launches in California, while the first Daily Fitness Olga Šípková franchise club opens in Prague
23. People news:
Innes Kerr to head up énergie in Ireland, and Ceri Lewis joins SportsArt Fitness
24. IHRSA update: News
Pep Viladot of Holmes Place presents an update on the fitness club market in Spain
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive, on the findings of its groundbreaking report into physical inactivity
30. Promotional feature: HALO promotion
AM – Workflow Asset Management – is being hailed by centres around the UK as one of the easiest, most efficient and most affordable maintenance management systems on the market
31. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA in the US, and the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool, UK
32. Everyone's talking about...: Universal appeal
How can we broaden the appeal of health clubs to all socioeconomic groups? Are we trying hard enough?
34. Interview – Andrew Cosslett:
The CEO of Fitness First talks to Kate Cracknell about putting behavioural psychology at the heart of the business, in a £270m repositioning and rebrand
40. Generational marketing: Meet the Millennials
Vera Kiss of The Futures Company unmasks the Millennial generation and explains what you need to know to be relevant to this market
44. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
Can mainstream fitness clubs cater for the over-50s market, or are standlone, niche clubs a better solution? Kate Cracknell reports
50. Promotional Feature: EXERP Promotion
The UK's leading low-cost operator Pure Gym is rolling out the centralised chain management system from Exerp to facilitate its ambitious plans for expansion
52. Retention: Take your leave
In the final part of his series looking at member retention, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the reasons why members leave
56. Management series: Strategic thinking
Michael Cassop-Thompson looks at strategic management of clubs, in the first of a series created with CIMSPA
60. Functional training: The functional trend
The industry has gone mad for functional training, but what do members really think?
66. Advertisement promotion: MATRIX Promotion
Matrix Fitness credits much of its success to the people behind the brand. Newly promoted National Sales Manager, Andy Loughray, discusses the merits of this customer-centric company
70. Resistance equipment: Sporting strength
A look at how fixed resistance equipment is being integrated into sports-specific training programmes
74. Research round-up: Cellular clean-up
US scientists have discovered a new benefit of exercise: its ability to remove debris in the body
75. Advertisement promotion: Precor Promotion
We discovered people weren't afraid of strength training, they were afraid of the machines. Meet the first serious strength line designed to be more inviting than intimidating..
76. Gymtopia series: Recycled for rehab
Ray Algar reports on a Gymkit initiative to send refurbished gym equipment to rehab centres in Laos
78. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part six of a nine-part series Managing the construction or refurbishment of a new leisure building is an involved process and it's Alliance Leisure's task to ensure that projects run smoothly, and are delivered on time and on budget.
80. Wellness architecture: Building for health
US real estate developer Delos has created the first set of building standards based on wellbeing. Its founder Paul Scialla explains
86. FIBO 2014: Show preview
The world's largest trade fair for fitness, health and wellness takes place in Germany next month
89. Club refurbishment: Maximising return
Refurbishments require huge capital investment, so how do clubs make the most of them when complete?
92. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
We look at the latest secondary spend products that can help drive revenue for health clubs
101. Lightweights:
Pedal power desks for the office, and how about handstand yoga?
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Trends
Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
Features
Talking point
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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Running
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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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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Aqua Health
Water-based health and rehab classes have been shown to be a popular and effective way to get inactive people and those with health issues into beneficial physical activity. We find out more from the people and groups leading the way...
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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Design focus
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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HCM people

Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
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
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 3
5. Editor's letter: Creating 'wellness cities'
The health and fitness sector is being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to create 'wellness cities', says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The 'Fat v Sugar' programme on the BBC made good TV, but was it yet another unbalanced view of dieting, asks Debra Stuart of Premier Global
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group eye up a merger, ukactive report highlights inactivity crisis, GLL acquires Sporthouse, and Fitness Industry Education opens a new £1.2m London training academy
20. International news:
New Fitmob concept launches in California, while the first Daily Fitness Olga Šípková franchise club opens in Prague
23. People news:
Innes Kerr to head up énergie in Ireland, and Ceri Lewis joins SportsArt Fitness
24. IHRSA update: News
Pep Viladot of Holmes Place presents an update on the fitness club market in Spain
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive, on the findings of its groundbreaking report into physical inactivity
30. Promotional feature: HALO promotion
AM – Workflow Asset Management – is being hailed by centres around the UK as one of the easiest, most efficient and most affordable maintenance management systems on the market
31. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA in the US, and the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool, UK
32. Everyone's talking about...: Universal appeal
How can we broaden the appeal of health clubs to all socioeconomic groups? Are we trying hard enough?
34. Interview – Andrew Cosslett:
The CEO of Fitness First talks to Kate Cracknell about putting behavioural psychology at the heart of the business, in a £270m repositioning and rebrand
40. Generational marketing: Meet the Millennials
Vera Kiss of The Futures Company unmasks the Millennial generation and explains what you need to know to be relevant to this market
44. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
Can mainstream fitness clubs cater for the over-50s market, or are standlone, niche clubs a better solution? Kate Cracknell reports
50. Promotional Feature: EXERP Promotion
The UK's leading low-cost operator Pure Gym is rolling out the centralised chain management system from Exerp to facilitate its ambitious plans for expansion
52. Retention: Take your leave
In the final part of his series looking at member retention, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the reasons why members leave
56. Management series: Strategic thinking
Michael Cassop-Thompson looks at strategic management of clubs, in the first of a series created with CIMSPA
60. Functional training: The functional trend
The industry has gone mad for functional training, but what do members really think?
66. Advertisement promotion: MATRIX Promotion
Matrix Fitness credits much of its success to the people behind the brand. Newly promoted National Sales Manager, Andy Loughray, discusses the merits of this customer-centric company
70. Resistance equipment: Sporting strength
A look at how fixed resistance equipment is being integrated into sports-specific training programmes
74. Research round-up: Cellular clean-up
US scientists have discovered a new benefit of exercise: its ability to remove debris in the body
75. Advertisement promotion: Precor Promotion
We discovered people weren't afraid of strength training, they were afraid of the machines. Meet the first serious strength line designed to be more inviting than intimidating..
76. Gymtopia series: Recycled for rehab
Ray Algar reports on a Gymkit initiative to send refurbished gym equipment to rehab centres in Laos
78. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part six of a nine-part series Managing the construction or refurbishment of a new leisure building is an involved process and it's Alliance Leisure's task to ensure that projects run smoothly, and are delivered on time and on budget.
80. Wellness architecture: Building for health
US real estate developer Delos has created the first set of building standards based on wellbeing. Its founder Paul Scialla explains
86. FIBO 2014: Show preview
The world's largest trade fair for fitness, health and wellness takes place in Germany next month
89. Club refurbishment: Maximising return
Refurbishments require huge capital investment, so how do clubs make the most of them when complete?
92. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
We look at the latest secondary spend products that can help drive revenue for health clubs
101. Lightweights:
Pedal power desks for the office, and how about handstand yoga?
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
A healthy diet has massive benefits for your health, both inside and out.
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
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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