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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 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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Sponsored
Technogym introduced live and on-demand functionality to Mywellness in July. Here we find out more about operators who have adopted this solution
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Editor's letter
The science shows being fit mitigates against COVID-19. We’ve proven we can operate safely under the SAGE COVID-secure Framework. Time to join it up by securing essential service status
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News report
A new study from the Global Wellness Institute highlights the scope of the $121bn mental wellness market, as Katie Barnes and Megan Whitby report
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HCM People
Our road map is to manage leisure facilities, developing them into community hubs and ensuring the most in need get the most support
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Sponsored
Andy Hall, COO of data and tech solutions brand, Volution, looks at the trends we can expect to see emerging in the global fitness market in 2021
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Letters
Power Plate UK's Davide Ferreira and Stuart Stokes from ReferAll write to HCM
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Butt, bottom, booty, bum – whatever you call it, working the backside is a vital part of the balance, power and wellbeing equation and has been ignored for too long, as Tom Tawell reports
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High quality user experience and good value for the operator. This is the winning formula behind an expanding Physical Company product range, says James Anderson
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We’ve stepped off the path this month to bring you a special 2020 review edition of HCM and to propose emerging priorities going forward, as we gird our loins to tackle 2021
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This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Storytelling - the future of fitness content
Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

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 132
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Storytelling - the future of fitness content
Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners
Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
Company profiles
Company profile: Premier Software Solutions Ltd
Premier Software was founded in 1994 and has proven experience developing business management solutions specifically ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 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
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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