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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 6
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
3. Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin
18. International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years
21. People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
22. IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report
26. ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations
28. Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August
29. Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness
30. Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?
32. Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK
38. New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic
44. Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
48. The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice
54. Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism
56. Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
62. Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
63. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
64. Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
69. Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
74. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
76. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
80. EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
82. Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
91. Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
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Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 6
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
3. Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure
10. News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin
18. International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years
21. People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
22. IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report
26. ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations
28. Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August
29. Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness
30. Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?
32. Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK
38. New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic
44. Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports
Health Club Management 2014 issue 6
On the cover…: Sean Thornton
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
48. The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice
54. Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism
56. Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
62. Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
63. Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
64. Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
69. Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
74. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
76. FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
80. EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
82. Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
91. Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
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
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Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xponential Fitness LLC
Xponential Fitness is the world’s leading franchisor of boutique fitness studios, with a portfolio of ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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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
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
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Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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