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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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Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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HCM talks to policy makers, operators and decision-makers about the public sector and trust response to the pandemic
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
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 ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
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 ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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
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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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