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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 8
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
5. Editor’s letter: Obesity responsibility
How should we define obesity – is it a disease, a disability or a lifestyle condition? And why does this definition matter? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
10. Letters: Write to reply
Managing workplace stress through diet and exercise can bring huge benefits to all, says Chris Andrews, MD of Personal Touch Fitness
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap merger plans, Gymbox secures £10m capital, 1Rebel’s crowdfunding investment drive, and Google launches first smartwatch
22. International news:
Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites
24. People news:
Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
26. IHRSA Europe update: Movers & Shakers
IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report
28. ukactive update: Getting the UK active
CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September
29. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA’s Latin American conference and trade show taking place in São Paulo, Brazil
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Engaging ex-members
Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?
32. Interview – Malcolm McPhail:
The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities
38. Gymtopia series: Give back to move forward
Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
40. Activity tracking: Fitness of the future
Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
46. New opening: Peak performance
David Thompson visits the new Athlete Lab cycle hub in London, to see how its team is putting a different spin on performance training
50. Cycling round-up: Indoor revolution
We round up some of the latest products that are helping to power the boom in indoor cycling
52. Wellness cities: Active design
Could adopting a different approach to city design and planning help make the UK population healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
56. Management series: Show them you care
Chris Lane reports on the link between good management and customer care, outlining how a focus on staff satisfaction can translate into huge benefits for end customers
60. Promotional feature: Technogym
Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
62. Spa experiences: What’s hot in spa?
Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
66. Child welfare: Safe and sound
The Child Protection in Sport Unit is turning its attention to helping the leisure sector put safeguards in place
70. Mind-body: Theory into practice
Amanda Baker investigates how much of an impact new research findings have on the way mind-body classes are delivered in gyms
74. Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix
78. Drinks: Fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend
84. Research round-up: Getting intense
Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
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Features
feature
What should staff do if they come across people coughing or not obeying the rules? What if their job has changed? For example, do first aiders know the COVID-19 changes to CPR rules?
Features
Training
Balance training is set to become a major fitness trend, with exercisers increasingly appreciating the benefits of having a strong core and good balance, particularly as they age. Lauren Health-Jones rounds up the latest product releases
Features
Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
Features
People
I want us to make sure we’re still the go-to sector with the greatest power to improve health and wellbeing in society. We absolutely must not abdicate that opportunity
People
HCM people

Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
People
HCM people

Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 8
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
5. Editor’s letter: Obesity responsibility
How should we define obesity – is it a disease, a disability or a lifestyle condition? And why does this definition matter? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
10. Letters: Write to reply
Managing workplace stress through diet and exercise can bring huge benefits to all, says Chris Andrews, MD of Personal Touch Fitness
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap merger plans, Gymbox secures £10m capital, 1Rebel’s crowdfunding investment drive, and Google launches first smartwatch
22. International news:
Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites
24. People news:
Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
26. IHRSA Europe update: Movers & Shakers
IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report
28. ukactive update: Getting the UK active
CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September
29. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA’s Latin American conference and trade show taking place in São Paulo, Brazil
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Engaging ex-members
Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?
32. Interview – Malcolm McPhail:
The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities
38. Gymtopia series: Give back to move forward
Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
40. Activity tracking: Fitness of the future
Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
Health Club Management 2014 issue 8
On the cover…: Malcolm McPhail
The CEO of Life Leisure on challenging the public health commissioners
46. New opening: Peak performance
David Thompson visits the new Athlete Lab cycle hub in London, to see how its team is putting a different spin on performance training
50. Cycling round-up: Indoor revolution
We round up some of the latest products that are helping to power the boom in indoor cycling
52. Wellness cities: Active design
Could adopting a different approach to city design and planning help make the UK population healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
56. Management series: Show them you care
Chris Lane reports on the link between good management and customer care, outlining how a focus on staff satisfaction can translate into huge benefits for end customers
60. Promotional feature: Technogym
Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
62. Spa experiences: What’s hot in spa?
Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
66. Child welfare: Safe and sound
The Child Protection in Sport Unit is turning its attention to helping the leisure sector put safeguards in place
70. Mind-body: Theory into practice
Amanda Baker investigates how much of an impact new research findings have on the way mind-body classes are delivered in gyms
74. Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix
78. Drinks: Fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend
84. Research round-up: Getting intense
Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
1 - 40 of 126
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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