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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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2015 issue 8
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
3. Editor’s letter: Demographics are dead
Fitness operators must be heretical towards their brand heritage, asking challenging questions about what they do – and, crucially, who for – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
A US report further shows the key role doctors should play in advising obese and overweight children and their families, says Doug Werner of Core Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Les Mills launches new On Demand service, Fitness First rumoured to be gearing up for a sale, Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ set to impact the sector, and Fitbit floats on the NYSE
19. People news:
Sir Chris Hoy joins Pure Gym as an advisor, and Dame Carol Black to take a place on the ukactive board
20. International news:
Vivafit set to launch in Kazakhstan, and Komune Bali embraces wellness travel with extended fitness offering
22. IHRSA update: European Union
Kristen Walsh looks forward to the IHRSA European Congress being held in Marseille, France, in October
24. ukactive update: Quality assurance
ukactive chair Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on the move towards a new workforce development structure for the activity sector
25. Diary dates:
Get ready for LIW and the second FIBO China event in September
26. Promotional feature: Technogym
The Wellness Lifestyle CRM platform allows members to track all their activity, and operators to base programmes on real-time data
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Is healthy offensive?
A recent Protein World ad caused a huge furore over its body image message. What do our experts think?
30. Interview: Total transformation
Kate Cracknell speaks to the team responsible for the turnaround and future growth of the Total Fitness health club chain
38. Promotional feature: Intenza UK
Intenza’s sleek new energy-saving product range is unveiled for the UK market
42. Consumer trends: Breaking the mould
Is your business ready for post-demographic consumerism? Trendwatching.com explains why the old consumer models must go
46. Retention series: Rebranding exercise
Michelle Segar PhD explores how health clubs can retain members by helping them find joy in exercise, both inside and outside the gym
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
48. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
miha bodytec has created a fast-track to superior fitness, using EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
50. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
In the second part of our series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture, we take a look around the world and spotlight four of our favourites
54. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
The InTrinity incline training platform brings new opportunities to traditional practices like yoga and martial arts
56. Gymtopia series: Movement, community and service
Rochester Midtown Athletic Club in the US believes there’s no charity too big or too small to support
58. Activity tracking: The global network
Under Armour – the sportswear giant and owner of MapMyFitness – on why it bought the MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps for US$560m
62. Strength equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up the latest launches and innovations in the world of strength training
64. Mind-body: In sickness and in health
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programme is bringing the medical and complementary worlds together
70. European forum review: Thought leaders
Competitive advantage through data was one of the topics on the agenda at the European Leaders Forum, reports ukactive’s Steven Ward
72. Promotional feature: Wattbike
England Rugby’s Tom Youngs looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup
74. Indoor cycling: Expanding the circle
How can health clubs broaden the appeal of indoor cycling? Kath Hudson asks the experts involved in this ever-growing sector
80. Heat experiences: Less is more
Operators with limited space can still create viable thermal areas that generate a healthy revenue
84. Branding: Music maestro
Chris Wilcox looks at the importance of sound in creating brand consistency in your club
90. Research round-up: Heart warming
Saunas can aid cardiovascular health, a Finnish study shows
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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
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Featured supplier: GLL chooses Ethitec’s Tiara9 system for its exercise-based public health referral schemes
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Sothys: Skincare
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21-22 Nov 2019
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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10-12 Dec 2019
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 8
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
3. Editor’s letter: Demographics are dead
Fitness operators must be heretical towards their brand heritage, asking challenging questions about what they do – and, crucially, who for – says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
A US report further shows the key role doctors should play in advising obese and overweight children and their families, says Doug Werner of Core Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Les Mills launches new On Demand service, Fitness First rumoured to be gearing up for a sale, Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ set to impact the sector, and Fitbit floats on the NYSE
19. People news:
Sir Chris Hoy joins Pure Gym as an advisor, and Dame Carol Black to take a place on the ukactive board
20. International news:
Vivafit set to launch in Kazakhstan, and Komune Bali embraces wellness travel with extended fitness offering
22. IHRSA update: European Union
Kristen Walsh looks forward to the IHRSA European Congress being held in Marseille, France, in October
24. ukactive update: Quality assurance
ukactive chair Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson on the move towards a new workforce development structure for the activity sector
25. Diary dates:
Get ready for LIW and the second FIBO China event in September
26. Promotional feature: Technogym
The Wellness Lifestyle CRM platform allows members to track all their activity, and operators to base programmes on real-time data
28. Everyone’s talking about...: Is healthy offensive?
A recent Protein World ad caused a huge furore over its body image message. What do our experts think?
30. Interview: Total transformation
Kate Cracknell speaks to the team responsible for the turnaround and future growth of the Total Fitness health club chain
38. Promotional feature: Intenza UK
Intenza’s sleek new energy-saving product range is unveiled for the UK market
42. Consumer trends: Breaking the mould
Is your business ready for post-demographic consumerism? Trendwatching.com explains why the old consumer models must go
46. Retention series: Rebranding exercise
Michelle Segar PhD explores how health clubs can retain members by helping them find joy in exercise, both inside and outside the gym
Health Club Management 2015 issue 8
On the cover: Rebecca Adlington
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington brings her influence into the health club sector
48. Promotional feature: miha bodytec
miha bodytec has created a fast-track to superior fitness, using EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
50. Architecture & design: Design spotlight
In the second part of our series showcasing best practice in health club design and architecture, we take a look around the world and spotlight four of our favourites
54. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
The InTrinity incline training platform brings new opportunities to traditional practices like yoga and martial arts
56. Gymtopia series: Movement, community and service
Rochester Midtown Athletic Club in the US believes there’s no charity too big or too small to support
58. Activity tracking: The global network
Under Armour – the sportswear giant and owner of MapMyFitness – on why it bought the MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps for US$560m
62. Strength equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
We round up the latest launches and innovations in the world of strength training
64. Mind-body: In sickness and in health
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy programme is bringing the medical and complementary worlds together
70. European forum review: Thought leaders
Competitive advantage through data was one of the topics on the agenda at the European Leaders Forum, reports ukactive’s Steven Ward
72. Promotional feature: Wattbike
England Rugby’s Tom Youngs looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup
74. Indoor cycling: Expanding the circle
How can health clubs broaden the appeal of indoor cycling? Kath Hudson asks the experts involved in this ever-growing sector
80. Heat experiences: Less is more
Operators with limited space can still create viable thermal areas that generate a healthy revenue
84. Branding: Music maestro
Chris Wilcox looks at the importance of sound in creating brand consistency in your club
90. Research round-up: Heart warming
Saunas can aid cardiovascular health, a Finnish study shows
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate launches new line of premium targeted vibration products
Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has launched an expansion of their robust line of vibrating plates.
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.
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
Video Gallery
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance.
Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Nutrition for Health and Performance is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified nutrition course & approved for CPD points from REPs and CIMSPA. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TVS Group
The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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