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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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Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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Kam Panesar

Awakn: Founder and CEO
Years of studying the greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs – combined with my own life lessons – led to the Awakn 7 pillars process and my goal to Awakn London
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Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
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Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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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
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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.
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.
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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
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
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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