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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 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
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Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is hot right now, with more people attracted to its cited benefits, from reduced recovery time to improved sleep quality. Operators offering this chilly experience give us their advice
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TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
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Supplier showcase

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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Active ageing
The 2019 Moving Communities report highlighted that the silver pound could drive significant growth in public leisure. Operators are capitalising on this potential revenue stream, but uptake is slow. Utku Topraksevten investigates
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
people are together on the climbing walls, cheering each other on, coaching each other, interacting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. It’s a completely different environment from anything I’ve ever seen
People
Boxing training can be transferred onto any other sport, as it helps mindset, agility, power, recovery, fitness and strength
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
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
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
The Tiara9 system has been selected by leisure trust, GLL, to support the nationwide rollout of its Healthwise GP referral programme.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
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
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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