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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 7
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
3. Editor's letter: The feelgood factor
Clubs must make people believe they can be active today, and make them want to be by telling them how good it will make them feel – today, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: Molly Crockett
Molly Crockett on precommitment
10. People profiles: Dr Charles Eugster
On his dream for the fitness industry
12. People profiles: Caroline Pugh
On a new 3D body scanner
14. Letters: Write to reply
For those with mental health issues, the physical and social benefits of exercise can change lives, says Rob Love of British Military Fitness
16. UK news round-up:
UK surpasses 8 million gym members, Sports Direct takes control of its first site, Apple unveils plans for its new tracking platform, and Disney drafted in to get kids fit
24. International news:
Demonstrations in Washington DC over plans to impose a ‘fitness tax', sale of 24 Hour Fitness is completed, and Anytime Fitness opens its 2,500th club
26. People news:
OCL boosts outreach work with two new appointments
28. IHRSA Europe update: Competing with the budget clubs
Rafi Mohammed on competing with the budget clubs, and IHRSA's new publication aimed at children
32. ukactive update: Partnering with Coca-Cola
CEO David Stalker talks about a new tie-up with Coca-Cola and how it fits with ukactive's mission
34. Diary dates:
We feature some of the latest charity events and challenges scheduled for the coming months
36. Health Club Awards: Making the cut
The shortlist is announced for the 2014 Members' Choice Health Club Awards. Is your club in the running?
38. Everyone's talking about...: Attracting investors
As the economic climate improves, what should operators be doing to catch the attention of investors? We ask our panel of experts
40. Interview – Reynir Indahl:
The chair of Health & Fitness Nordic talks to Kate Cracknell about the disruptive influence of technology and the fundamental need for businesses to be useful
46. Promotional feature: Matrix
46 Promotional feature: Matrix The opportunity to work out while on the move has become an expectation – Matrix Fitness can help you turn it into an experience for staying guests
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
48. Retention series: What drives you?
Lose weight, tone up, get fit? Is this what your members really want from a club, and how does it affect retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
52. Management series: A matter of trust
Are you a manager or a leader, and are you getting the best out of your team? Justin Tamsett offers his advice on employee motivation
56. Gymtopia series: Running for a reason
Ray Algar reports on the GoodGym initiative, where the act of running is given a valuable social purpose
58. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Gerflor completes its installation at Metro Fitness in Stockport, owned by European boxing champion Matthew Hatton and his father Ray
60. Club refurbishment: Picture this...
We review some recent club refurbs
64. European research: Industry in motion
EuropeActive and Deloitte share the topline findings from their new European Market Report
68. Resistance equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
Exciting new launches in the area of resistance equipment
70. Member payments:: Money talks
Kath Hudson reports on payment trends in health and fitness
74. Research round-up: Gut feeling
Exercise may reduce the risk of obesity thanks to its impact on good bacteria in the gut, says new research
75. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Software supplier Gladstone talks about completing the switch-over of Active Newham's three leisure centres in just six weeks
76. Fitness-kit.net: New to market
A round-up of some of the latest product launches for the sector
78. SIBEC review: The big questions
Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event
80. Supplier showcase:
Recent fitness projects by Pulse Fitness, Wattbike and Les Mills
90. Lightweights:
A mat that dispenses fitness advice and a DJ-inspired morning workout
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 7
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
3. Editor's letter: The feelgood factor
Clubs must make people believe they can be active today, and make them want to be by telling them how good it will make them feel – today, says Kate Cracknell
8. People profiles: Molly Crockett
Molly Crockett on precommitment
10. People profiles: Dr Charles Eugster
On his dream for the fitness industry
12. People profiles: Caroline Pugh
On a new 3D body scanner
14. Letters: Write to reply
For those with mental health issues, the physical and social benefits of exercise can change lives, says Rob Love of British Military Fitness
16. UK news round-up:
UK surpasses 8 million gym members, Sports Direct takes control of its first site, Apple unveils plans for its new tracking platform, and Disney drafted in to get kids fit
24. International news:
Demonstrations in Washington DC over plans to impose a ‘fitness tax', sale of 24 Hour Fitness is completed, and Anytime Fitness opens its 2,500th club
26. People news:
OCL boosts outreach work with two new appointments
28. IHRSA Europe update: Competing with the budget clubs
Rafi Mohammed on competing with the budget clubs, and IHRSA's new publication aimed at children
32. ukactive update: Partnering with Coca-Cola
CEO David Stalker talks about a new tie-up with Coca-Cola and how it fits with ukactive's mission
34. Diary dates:
We feature some of the latest charity events and challenges scheduled for the coming months
36. Health Club Awards: Making the cut
The shortlist is announced for the 2014 Members' Choice Health Club Awards. Is your club in the running?
38. Everyone's talking about...: Attracting investors
As the economic climate improves, what should operators be doing to catch the attention of investors? We ask our panel of experts
40. Interview – Reynir Indahl:
The chair of Health & Fitness Nordic talks to Kate Cracknell about the disruptive influence of technology and the fundamental need for businesses to be useful
46. Promotional feature: Matrix
46 Promotional feature: Matrix The opportunity to work out while on the move has become an expectation – Matrix Fitness can help you turn it into an experience for staying guests
Health Club Management 2014 issue 7
On the cover…: Reynir Indahl
The sector is behind the curve on technology, warns the chair of Health & Fitness Nordic
48. Retention series: What drives you?
Lose weight, tone up, get fit? Is this what your members really want from a club, and how does it affect retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
52. Management series: A matter of trust
Are you a manager or a leader, and are you getting the best out of your team? Justin Tamsett offers his advice on employee motivation
56. Gymtopia series: Running for a reason
Ray Algar reports on the GoodGym initiative, where the act of running is given a valuable social purpose
58. Promotional feature: Gerflor
Gerflor completes its installation at Metro Fitness in Stockport, owned by European boxing champion Matthew Hatton and his father Ray
60. Club refurbishment: Picture this...
We review some recent club refurbs
64. European research: Industry in motion
EuropeActive and Deloitte share the topline findings from their new European Market Report
68. Resistance equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
Exciting new launches in the area of resistance equipment
70. Member payments:: Money talks
Kath Hudson reports on payment trends in health and fitness
74. Research round-up: Gut feeling
Exercise may reduce the risk of obesity thanks to its impact on good bacteria in the gut, says new research
75. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Software supplier Gladstone talks about completing the switch-over of Active Newham's three leisure centres in just six weeks
76. Fitness-kit.net: New to market
A round-up of some of the latest product launches for the sector
78. SIBEC review: The big questions
Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event
80. Supplier showcase:
Recent fitness projects by Pulse Fitness, Wattbike and Les Mills
90. Lightweights:
A mat that dispenses fitness advice and a DJ-inspired morning workout
1 - 40 of 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Featured supplier news
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.
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: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
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Diary dates
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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