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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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Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
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Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
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Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
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Cycling
Why does indoor cycling attract so many loyal followers? Abi Harris ask industry innovators how much is down to the instructor and what part the kit has to play
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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
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Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
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HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
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Taking on BMF wasn’t without its risks: it might seem a simple model, but it’s actually a tough business to make any serious value out of
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
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Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
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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 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
Diary dates
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