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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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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.
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Featured supplier: Nutrition tips for a healthy life
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Opinion
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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
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Property & Tenders
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Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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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 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
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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
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