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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 4
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
3. Editor's letter: We must stay ambitious
The fitness sector needs to ensure it's maintaining ambitious targets when it comes to getting more people more active, says Liz Terry
6. Letters: Write to reply
The public sector won't survive unless it becomes more community and commercially focused, believes Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
16. International news:
World Class International opens its eighth club in Bucharest, Romania, and Just Fit opens a new flagship facility in Cologne, Germany
19. People news:
FitPro recruits Fergus Ahern and Mel Spooner, and Jenny Patrickson joins Active IQ
20. Promotional feature: Escape fitness
Functional training is generating a real buzz both for members and for the balance sheet
22. IHRSA update: News
Eric Vandenbeele presents an overview of the Belgian market, while Kristen Walsh highlights IHRSA's new Trends Report
26. ukactive update: Passing on the fitness bug
ukactive teams up with Judy Murray to put family exercise on the agenda
27. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Getting active online
29. Diary dates:
The inaugural Active-net event takes place at the end of this month, with SIBEC UK in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Exercise and the QOF
What does it mean now that physical activity has been taken off the QOF, and can it be reinstated?
32. Interview – Matt Roberts:
Kate Cracknell talks to the fitness entrepreneur and celebrity PT about data-based training, personalisation and driving a health-focused message
38. Group exercise: GX vs gym
Group exercisers versus gym-only exercisers. Who does what, and does this predict retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon reports
44. Public health: A nudge in the right direction
ukactive's 'Turning the Tide on Obesity' campaign is the latest to rely on nudging. But what is nudging, and does it work? Tom Walker looks at what's involved
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
48. Retention software: Rewarding activity
With today's activity tracking devices, reward schemes can acknowledge actual activity, not just attendance
52. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part seven of a nine-part Alliance Leisure brings strong supply chain benefits to clients – not just in terms of price, but range, quality and aftercare
54. Gymtopia series: Take a shower, build a well
Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda
56. Vibration training: Science speaks
From falls prevention to improving explosive power, studies show vibration technology is effective in a wide range of applications
60. Management series: Need, not want
In the second part of our management series, Carl Bennett looks at the importance of understanding a community's needs
64. Health Club Awards:
Now in its fourth year, the deadline is looming for entry to the awards
66. Physical inactivity: Turning the tide
Is ukactive's campaign to tackle inactivity on track to achieve its goals?
68. New opening: Mix 'n' match
Lauren Applegarth looks at a council scheme to open multiple sites, each with their own specialism
72. Research round-up: There's an idea
New research suggests that exercise can boost creative thinking
75. Changing rooms: Changing places
We look at some recent, brand-enhancing changing room projects
78. European market review: Going Deutsch
Dirk Kemmerling gives an overview of Germany's fitness market
80. Studio special: fitness-kit.net special
The latest news and products for group exercise studios
82. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects by Matrix Fitness, Technogym and Escape Fitness
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Features
Statistics
88.9% of gym members are expected to return and group ex will be fastest to recover
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
Features
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
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Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
Features
People
HCM people

Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
People
Our COVID-19 measures make our clubs significantly safer than any other public space
People
HCM people

Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
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Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
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Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
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Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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 4
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
3. Editor's letter: We must stay ambitious
The fitness sector needs to ensure it's maintaining ambitious targets when it comes to getting more people more active, says Liz Terry
6. Letters: Write to reply
The public sector won't survive unless it becomes more community and commercially focused, believes Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
16. International news:
World Class International opens its eighth club in Bucharest, Romania, and Just Fit opens a new flagship facility in Cologne, Germany
19. People news:
FitPro recruits Fergus Ahern and Mel Spooner, and Jenny Patrickson joins Active IQ
20. Promotional feature: Escape fitness
Functional training is generating a real buzz both for members and for the balance sheet
22. IHRSA update: News
Eric Vandenbeele presents an overview of the Belgian market, while Kristen Walsh highlights IHRSA's new Trends Report
26. ukactive update: Passing on the fitness bug
ukactive teams up with Judy Murray to put family exercise on the agenda
27. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Getting active online
29. Diary dates:
The inaugural Active-net event takes place at the end of this month, with SIBEC UK in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Exercise and the QOF
What does it mean now that physical activity has been taken off the QOF, and can it be reinstated?
32. Interview – Matt Roberts:
Kate Cracknell talks to the fitness entrepreneur and celebrity PT about data-based training, personalisation and driving a health-focused message
38. Group exercise: GX vs gym
Group exercisers versus gym-only exercisers. Who does what, and does this predict retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon reports
44. Public health: A nudge in the right direction
ukactive's 'Turning the Tide on Obesity' campaign is the latest to rely on nudging. But what is nudging, and does it work? Tom Walker looks at what's involved
Health Club Management 2014 issue 4
On the cover…:
Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
48. Retention software: Rewarding activity
With today's activity tracking devices, reward schemes can acknowledge actual activity, not just attendance
52. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part seven of a nine-part Alliance Leisure brings strong supply chain benefits to clients – not just in terms of price, but range, quality and aftercare
54. Gymtopia series: Take a shower, build a well
Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda
56. Vibration training: Science speaks
From falls prevention to improving explosive power, studies show vibration technology is effective in a wide range of applications
60. Management series: Need, not want
In the second part of our management series, Carl Bennett looks at the importance of understanding a community's needs
64. Health Club Awards:
Now in its fourth year, the deadline is looming for entry to the awards
66. Physical inactivity: Turning the tide
Is ukactive's campaign to tackle inactivity on track to achieve its goals?
68. New opening: Mix 'n' match
Lauren Applegarth looks at a council scheme to open multiple sites, each with their own specialism
72. Research round-up: There's an idea
New research suggests that exercise can boost creative thinking
75. Changing rooms: Changing places
We look at some recent, brand-enhancing changing room projects
78. European market review: Going Deutsch
Dirk Kemmerling gives an overview of Germany's fitness market
80. Studio special: fitness-kit.net special
The latest news and products for group exercise studios
82. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects by Matrix Fitness, Technogym and Escape Fitness
1 - 40 of 126
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, 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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