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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 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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Features
Coronavirus
Shape announced a recruitment drive for 200 new rock star instructors, with the expectation their class participants would follow them across
Features
feature
Matrix Connected Solutions helps Roko deliver a digital member experience beyond the four walls of the clubs
Features
Insight
Industry analyst David Minton launched his new fitNdata global monitor just in time to catch the headline numbers for the impact of the coronavirus on the sector. He tells us how it’s looking
Features
Opinion
Myzone’s Tamara Bailey says finding a way through the coronavirus crisis will mean taking an honest look at how successful your member engagement really is
Features
HCM research
The good news? People are changing their exercise habits in lockdown, becoming more active and spending more time exercising with their children, according to new research
Features
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
Features
Functional training
It’s easy to get stuck in a functional rut, relying on the same old burpees and ball slams. We ask for inspiration on how to put the fun back into functional training
Features
People
HCM people

Michael Ramsay

Founder and director, STRONG Rowformer
There’s something about the combination of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres working together that absolutely destroys you and gives you an almost euphoric feeling at the end of every workout
People
HCM people

Professor Zhen Yan

director of the Center for Skeletal Muscle Research, University of Virginia
Regular exercise may help people survive COVID-19
People
The remote personal training service has also been a great success: we’ll maintain around 40% of our PT business for April
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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: Adidas calls on BLK BOX for flooring solutions at new World of Sports complex
Adidas believes that creators, just like athletes, need an environment that inspires their employees to perform and believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
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    Company profiles
    Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
    Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
    Company profiles
    Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
    At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
    Catalogue Gallery
    Click on a catalogue to view it online
    Directory
    Management software
    Fisikal: Management software
    Wearable technology solutions
    MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
    Lockers/interior design
    Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
    Fitness software
    Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
    Whole body cryotherapy
    Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
    Gym flooring
    REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
    Direct debit solutions
    Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
    Design consultants
    Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
    Exercise equipment
    Power Plate: Exercise equipment
    Locking solutions
    Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
    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

    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 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: Adidas calls on BLK BOX for flooring solutions at new World of Sports complex
    Adidas believes that creators, just like athletes, need an environment that inspires their employees to perform and believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.
    Featured supplier news
    Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
    There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
    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: Core Health & Fitness
      Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
      Company profiles
      Company profile: Myzone Group Ltd
      At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ ...
      Catalogue Gallery
      Click on a catalogue to view it online
      Directory
      Management software
      Fisikal: Management software
      Wearable technology solutions
      MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
      Lockers/interior design
      Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
      Fitness software
      Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
      Whole body cryotherapy
      Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
      Gym flooring
      REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
      Direct debit solutions
      Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
      Design consultants
      Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
      Exercise equipment
      Power Plate: Exercise equipment
      Locking solutions
      Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
      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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