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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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Coronavirus
As clubs were ordered to close, one logical response was to freeze memberships, despite the financial difficulties it would cause. However, many operators found their community was willing to support them, as Kath Hudson reports
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    MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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    Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
    Gym flooring
    REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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    Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
    Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
    Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
    Skincare
    Sothys: Skincare
    Exercise equipment
    Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
    Locking solutions
    Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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    Property & Tenders
    Greywell, Hampshire
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    06-07 Jul 2020
    Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    28-31 Aug 2020
    Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
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    21-24 Sep 2020
    Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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    01-02 Oct 2020
    Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
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    11-12 Oct 2020
    ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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    17-23 Oct 2020
    Pinggu, Beijing, China
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    27-30 Oct 2020
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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 125
    Job search
    POST YOUR JOB
    Opinion
    promotion
    Hedgehog Concept Ltd has developed software that allows its clients to track usage and customer volume on a minute to minute basis.
    Opinion: Is your software fit for COVID-19?
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience
    The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
    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.
    Video Gallery
    Technogym mywellness app
    Technogym
    Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
    More videos:
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
      Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Wattbike
      Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
      Catalogue Gallery
      Click on a catalogue to view it online
      Directory
      Fitness equipment
      Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
      Wearable technology solutions
      MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
      Direct debit solutions
      Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
      Gym flooring
      REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
      Independent service & maintenance
      Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
      Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
      Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
      Skincare
      Sothys: Skincare
      Exercise equipment
      Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
      Locking solutions
      Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
      Lockers/interior design
      Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
      Property & Tenders
      Greywell, Hampshire
      Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
      Property & Tenders
      Derby City Council
      Property & Tenders
      Diary dates
      13 Jun 2020
      Worldwide, Various,
      Diary dates
      06-07 Jul 2020
      Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      28-31 Aug 2020
      Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
      Diary dates
      21-24 Sep 2020
      Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
      Diary dates
      01-02 Oct 2020
      Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      11-12 Oct 2020
      ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      17-23 Oct 2020
      Pinggu, Beijing, China
      Diary dates
      27-30 Oct 2020
      Messe Stuttgart, Germany
      Diary dates
      30-31 Oct 2020
      NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
      27-28 Nov 2020
      Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
      Diary dates
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