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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 5
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
3. Editor’s letter: 23 and a half hours
Public health campaigns must focus not only on the science of why people should exercise, but also on the practicalities of how physical activity guidelines can be easily and enjoyably achieved, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Planners could encourage physical activity by creating more walkable cities, says Doug Werner, author of Abbie Gets Fit
10. News round-up:
£19m Everyone Active Acton opens, DC Leisure rebrands as Places for People, Healthhaus opens in Jersey, and Fitness First launches The BEAT
18. International news:
Premier Training teams up with Talwalkars in India, and the latest Eurobarometer report reveals falling participation rates in Europe
21. People news:
Brian Thompson joins Createability as sales director, and Life Fitness boosts its public sector team
22. IHRSA update: News
IHRSA Annual Convention & Trade Show, IHRSA 2014, Sally Hogshead, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dan Heath, Luke Williams
26. ukactive update: Health reforms – the full year report
A look at how health and wellbeing boards are faring one year on, and how the fitness and leisure sector can be more involved moving forward
27. Promotional feature: Physical Company
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Physical Company reflects on its key milestones and looks ahead to the future
28. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
With UK inactivity regularly making the headlines, Matrix Fitness puts its faith and finances into a two-wheeled solution
30. Diary dates:
Are you ready for BodyPower, SIBEC UK and FLAME?
32. Everyone’s talking about...: Addressing inactivity
ukactive wants physical activity to rise 1 per cent a year for the next five years. Is this really achievable?
34. Interview – Dr Andrew Jones:
The MD of the newly merged Nuffield Health Wellbeing talks to Julie Cramer about expanding further into prevention and wellbeing
40. CrossFit: Niche or mainstream?
CrossFit is a tough workout that gives fantastic results, but can it ever achieve mass market appeal?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Whether for top athletes or recreational cyclists, the Wattbike offers benefits for both user and club
46. CSR: Doing social good
Does your business look beyond profit to deliver a more socially-conscious agenda? Ray Algar outlines the findings of his new report
50. Gymtopia series: Step forward to save lives
Ray Algar reports on an initiative that went beyond fundraising to touch on the very personal sphere of bone marrow donation
53. Sports conditioning: The power of prehab
Pre-exercise assessment can be used not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but also to make health club members stick to their routines and feel looked after
58. Retention series: The human touch
What forms of communication do your members value? In the second part of his TRP 10,000 series, Dr Melvyn Hillsdon looks at the art of communication
62. Promotional feature: payasUgym.com
Do free guest passes work as a means of winning new members, and what are the alternatives?
66. Heart rate training: The heart of the matter
Heart rate-based training can motivate members to reach their goals, and with it help clubs boost member satisfaction and retention
70. Management series: Going to market
As part of our management series, Julian Leybourne offers his views on management’s role in creating effective marketing communications
76. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part eight of a nine-part series Whether it’s pre-sales assistance, staff training or a complete ‘no-results, no-fee’ package, Alliance has a bespoke solution to support all businesses
79. Refurbished & remanufactured: Good as new
The standard of remanufactured and refurbished fitness equipment is now so high that it can give brand new equipment a run for its money. Health Club Management speaks to some satisfied customers about recent installations in their facilities
82. Functional zones: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news and product launches in the expanding area of functional training – with details from Origin Athletic, Absolute Performance, Jordan, Physical Company, GRAVITY, FitPro, Escape and Life Fitness
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at a recent Cybex installation – at Kinesis Gym and Fitness Centre in London – and a project from Legend at Inverclyde Leisure in Scotland
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Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
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Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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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
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
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
People
We have a very mixed demographic, which is something people said would never happen. Someone who earns a minimum wage can be training and socialising alongside a billionaire
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
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
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: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
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: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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 5
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
3. Editor’s letter: 23 and a half hours
Public health campaigns must focus not only on the science of why people should exercise, but also on the practicalities of how physical activity guidelines can be easily and enjoyably achieved, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Planners could encourage physical activity by creating more walkable cities, says Doug Werner, author of Abbie Gets Fit
10. News round-up:
£19m Everyone Active Acton opens, DC Leisure rebrands as Places for People, Healthhaus opens in Jersey, and Fitness First launches The BEAT
18. International news:
Premier Training teams up with Talwalkars in India, and the latest Eurobarometer report reveals falling participation rates in Europe
21. People news:
Brian Thompson joins Createability as sales director, and Life Fitness boosts its public sector team
22. IHRSA update: News
IHRSA Annual Convention & Trade Show, IHRSA 2014, Sally Hogshead, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dan Heath, Luke Williams
26. ukactive update: Health reforms – the full year report
A look at how health and wellbeing boards are faring one year on, and how the fitness and leisure sector can be more involved moving forward
27. Promotional feature: Physical Company
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Physical Company reflects on its key milestones and looks ahead to the future
28. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
With UK inactivity regularly making the headlines, Matrix Fitness puts its faith and finances into a two-wheeled solution
30. Diary dates:
Are you ready for BodyPower, SIBEC UK and FLAME?
32. Everyone’s talking about...: Addressing inactivity
ukactive wants physical activity to rise 1 per cent a year for the next five years. Is this really achievable?
34. Interview – Dr Andrew Jones:
The MD of the newly merged Nuffield Health Wellbeing talks to Julie Cramer about expanding further into prevention and wellbeing
40. CrossFit: Niche or mainstream?
CrossFit is a tough workout that gives fantastic results, but can it ever achieve mass market appeal?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 5
On the cover…:
Dr Andy Jones of Nuffield Health Wellbeing on tying up with Tesco
44. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Whether for top athletes or recreational cyclists, the Wattbike offers benefits for both user and club
46. CSR: Doing social good
Does your business look beyond profit to deliver a more socially-conscious agenda? Ray Algar outlines the findings of his new report
50. Gymtopia series: Step forward to save lives
Ray Algar reports on an initiative that went beyond fundraising to touch on the very personal sphere of bone marrow donation
53. Sports conditioning: The power of prehab
Pre-exercise assessment can be used not only to prevent injury among elite athletes, but also to make health club members stick to their routines and feel looked after
58. Retention series: The human touch
What forms of communication do your members value? In the second part of his TRP 10,000 series, Dr Melvyn Hillsdon looks at the art of communication
62. Promotional feature: payasUgym.com
Do free guest passes work as a means of winning new members, and what are the alternatives?
66. Heart rate training: The heart of the matter
Heart rate-based training can motivate members to reach their goals, and with it help clubs boost member satisfaction and retention
70. Management series: Going to market
As part of our management series, Julian Leybourne offers his views on management’s role in creating effective marketing communications
76. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part eight of a nine-part series Whether it’s pre-sales assistance, staff training or a complete ‘no-results, no-fee’ package, Alliance has a bespoke solution to support all businesses
79. Refurbished & remanufactured: Good as new
The standard of remanufactured and refurbished fitness equipment is now so high that it can give brand new equipment a run for its money. Health Club Management speaks to some satisfied customers about recent installations in their facilities
82. Functional zones: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest news and product launches in the expanding area of functional training – with details from Origin Athletic, Absolute Performance, Jordan, Physical Company, GRAVITY, FitPro, Escape and Life Fitness
84. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at a recent Cybex installation – at Kinesis Gym and Fitness Centre in London – and a project from Legend at Inverclyde Leisure in Scotland
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: Supercharge your efforts to attract and retain members with Keepme
Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
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: Les Mills UK
Committed to creating a fitter planet, Les Mills UK works with clubs and instructors to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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