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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 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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Latest News
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the ...
Latest News
The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today ...
Latest News
The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during ...
Latest News
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which ...
Latest News
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an ...
Latest News
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of ...
Latest News
More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime ...
Latest News
Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest ...
Features
Research
Perhaps a ‘federal’ approach that sees local trusts retained, but with shared back of house services is the way forward?
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
Features
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
People
As you approach each studio, there’s an area of transition, setting the tone as you move from one space into another, recalibrating your senses. I call it Layers of Wow
People
Our pre-sale deal is AED99 a month and if you join up on that rate you keep it for a lifetime
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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

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 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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
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