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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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2010 issue 8
3. Editor's letter: New measures
Libel laws which apply in print, TV and radio are yet to be thoroughly tested in the social media environment and it may be more fruitful to engage and influence than call your lawyer
6. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over the treatment of freelance instructors continues, and the YMCA launches a workplace health initiative
8. News: News round-up
Work starts on the Bilston Centre in Wolverhampton and Marshall Street Baths re-opens in Soho, London
14. News: International news
The Running School opens its first Irish franchise, Vivafit enters the Indian market, and the US Army opens its largest ever fitness facility
16. News: FIA update
With details of this year's FLAME Awards winners
20. News: People news
A new chair for Edinburgh Leisure
22. Diary: Diary dates
Includes LIW, Running 2010, and SIBEC and SPATEC North America
24. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in a Yogathon? Or trekking along the Great Wall of China? We provide information on these charity events, and more
26. Everyone's talking about: Membership packages
Are potential members put off by too many pricing options, or does more choice mean they get what they want? Kath Hudson investigates
28. Interview: Robin Cope
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and MD of British Military Fitness about motivating staff and members, community projects, and setting his own definition of success
32. New opening: On the edge
We take a look at the University of Leeds' new £12.2m swimming and fitness centre, The Edge
37. Cycling: Pedal power
Best practice advice for clubs wanting to cater for cycling enthusiasts
42. Pilates: Mixing it up
'Fusion pilates' is beginning to gain a foothold in UK clubs - a way of keeping people interested in pilates as well as extending its appeal to new markets. Neena Dhillon reports
46. Member management: Back to the fold
We investigate ways to bring lapsed members back through your doors
49. Resistance training: Going strong
How can operators keep their resistance offering fresh? We profile clubs that are challenging the norms
52. Sibec review: Changing times
The new coalition government's budget cuts were the hot topic at this year's SIBEC. Our panel of delegates share their thoughts
54. Research round-up: Fall training
Injuries could be greatly reduced by teaching older people martial arts falling techniques, even helping those with osteoporosis, according to a study from the Netherlands
56. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
A look at some of the latest products to hit the UK market, including interactive innovations from Star Trac and Technogym
60. LIW preview: The changing face of the gym floor
New thinking in equipment and programming that's helping to change the way our gyms work
62. Health club spa: Spa news
The Bannatyne Group unveils its investment plans
64. Heat experiences: Going hot and cold
Saunas and steamrooms are the mainstays of any thermal area, but could health clubs be doing more to pep up their spas?
68. Health club spa: Vital vitality
Kate Cracknell visits Latvia's International Wellness Centre, where the approach is all about holistic wellness
72. Health club spa: Spa software
Luke Tuchscherer speaks to a selection of operators about their spa management software
78. Buyers' guide: Directory
For suppliers of products and services in the health club and spa markets
82. Health club spa: Lightweights
Including fish therapy, a health spa run by nuns, and the and the "Ferarri of treatment couches"
1 - 40 of 127
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Sponsored briefing
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
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Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
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Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
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Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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Immunity
Finding the best ways to boost immunity using exercise has never been more important. Two fitness equipment developers have taken up the challenge, with protocols that assist in strengthening the body’s defences
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Editor's letter
The pandemic is stretching the industry to the limit and it’s a time none of us will ever forget. Moving forward, we need to make a plan to ensure we’re better prepared to represent ourselves in the corridors of power
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Statistics
IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh gets a briefing from Blair McHaney on how operators can use gym member insight to inform reopening decisions and practices
Features
People
HCM people

Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
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: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 8
3. Editor's letter: New measures
Libel laws which apply in print, TV and radio are yet to be thoroughly tested in the social media environment and it may be more fruitful to engage and influence than call your lawyer
6. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over the treatment of freelance instructors continues, and the YMCA launches a workplace health initiative
8. News: News round-up
Work starts on the Bilston Centre in Wolverhampton and Marshall Street Baths re-opens in Soho, London
14. News: International news
The Running School opens its first Irish franchise, Vivafit enters the Indian market, and the US Army opens its largest ever fitness facility
16. News: FIA update
With details of this year's FLAME Awards winners
20. News: People news
A new chair for Edinburgh Leisure
22. Diary: Diary dates
Includes LIW, Running 2010, and SIBEC and SPATEC North America
24. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in a Yogathon? Or trekking along the Great Wall of China? We provide information on these charity events, and more
26. Everyone's talking about: Membership packages
Are potential members put off by too many pricing options, or does more choice mean they get what they want? Kath Hudson investigates
28. Interview: Robin Cope
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and MD of British Military Fitness about motivating staff and members, community projects, and setting his own definition of success
32. New opening: On the edge
We take a look at the University of Leeds' new £12.2m swimming and fitness centre, The Edge
37. Cycling: Pedal power
Best practice advice for clubs wanting to cater for cycling enthusiasts
42. Pilates: Mixing it up
'Fusion pilates' is beginning to gain a foothold in UK clubs - a way of keeping people interested in pilates as well as extending its appeal to new markets. Neena Dhillon reports
46. Member management: Back to the fold
We investigate ways to bring lapsed members back through your doors
49. Resistance training: Going strong
How can operators keep their resistance offering fresh? We profile clubs that are challenging the norms
52. Sibec review: Changing times
The new coalition government's budget cuts were the hot topic at this year's SIBEC. Our panel of delegates share their thoughts
54. Research round-up: Fall training
Injuries could be greatly reduced by teaching older people martial arts falling techniques, even helping those with osteoporosis, according to a study from the Netherlands
56. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
A look at some of the latest products to hit the UK market, including interactive innovations from Star Trac and Technogym
60. LIW preview: The changing face of the gym floor
New thinking in equipment and programming that's helping to change the way our gyms work
62. Health club spa: Spa news
The Bannatyne Group unveils its investment plans
64. Heat experiences: Going hot and cold
Saunas and steamrooms are the mainstays of any thermal area, but could health clubs be doing more to pep up their spas?
68. Health club spa: Vital vitality
Kate Cracknell visits Latvia's International Wellness Centre, where the approach is all about holistic wellness
72. Health club spa: Spa software
Luke Tuchscherer speaks to a selection of operators about their spa management software
78. Buyers' guide: Directory
For suppliers of products and services in the health club and spa markets
82. Health club spa: Lightweights
Including fish therapy, a health spa run by nuns, and the and the "Ferarri of treatment couches"
1 - 40 of 127
Opinion
promotion
Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The rise of the training pod
Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
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: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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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