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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 3
5. Editor's letter: Creating 'wellness cities'
The health and fitness sector is being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to create 'wellness cities', says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The 'Fat v Sugar' programme on the BBC made good TV, but was it yet another unbalanced view of dieting, asks Debra Stuart of Premier Global
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group eye up a merger, ukactive report highlights inactivity crisis, GLL acquires Sporthouse, and Fitness Industry Education opens a new £1.2m London training academy
20. International news:
New Fitmob concept launches in California, while the first Daily Fitness Olga Šípková franchise club opens in Prague
23. People news:
Innes Kerr to head up énergie in Ireland, and Ceri Lewis joins SportsArt Fitness
24. IHRSA update: News
Pep Viladot of Holmes Place presents an update on the fitness club market in Spain
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive, on the findings of its groundbreaking report into physical inactivity
30. Promotional feature: HALO promotion
AM – Workflow Asset Management – is being hailed by centres around the UK as one of the easiest, most efficient and most affordable maintenance management systems on the market
31. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA in the US, and the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool, UK
32. Everyone's talking about...: Universal appeal
How can we broaden the appeal of health clubs to all socioeconomic groups? Are we trying hard enough?
34. Interview – Andrew Cosslett:
The CEO of Fitness First talks to Kate Cracknell about putting behavioural psychology at the heart of the business, in a £270m repositioning and rebrand
40. Generational marketing: Meet the Millennials
Vera Kiss of The Futures Company unmasks the Millennial generation and explains what you need to know to be relevant to this market
44. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
Can mainstream fitness clubs cater for the over-50s market, or are standlone, niche clubs a better solution? Kate Cracknell reports
50. Promotional Feature: EXERP Promotion
The UK's leading low-cost operator Pure Gym is rolling out the centralised chain management system from Exerp to facilitate its ambitious plans for expansion
52. Retention: Take your leave
In the final part of his series looking at member retention, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the reasons why members leave
56. Management series: Strategic thinking
Michael Cassop-Thompson looks at strategic management of clubs, in the first of a series created with CIMSPA
60. Functional training: The functional trend
The industry has gone mad for functional training, but what do members really think?
66. Advertisement promotion: MATRIX Promotion
Matrix Fitness credits much of its success to the people behind the brand. Newly promoted National Sales Manager, Andy Loughray, discusses the merits of this customer-centric company
70. Resistance equipment: Sporting strength
A look at how fixed resistance equipment is being integrated into sports-specific training programmes
74. Research round-up: Cellular clean-up
US scientists have discovered a new benefit of exercise: its ability to remove debris in the body
75. Advertisement promotion: Precor Promotion
We discovered people weren't afraid of strength training, they were afraid of the machines. Meet the first serious strength line designed to be more inviting than intimidating..
76. Gymtopia series: Recycled for rehab
Ray Algar reports on a Gymkit initiative to send refurbished gym equipment to rehab centres in Laos
78. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part six of a nine-part series Managing the construction or refurbishment of a new leisure building is an involved process and it's Alliance Leisure's task to ensure that projects run smoothly, and are delivered on time and on budget.
80. Wellness architecture: Building for health
US real estate developer Delos has created the first set of building standards based on wellbeing. Its founder Paul Scialla explains
86. FIBO 2014: Show preview
The world's largest trade fair for fitness, health and wellness takes place in Germany next month
89. Club refurbishment: Maximising return
Refurbishments require huge capital investment, so how do clubs make the most of them when complete?
92. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
We look at the latest secondary spend products that can help drive revenue for health clubs
101. Lightweights:
Pedal power desks for the office, and how about handstand yoga?
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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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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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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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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
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HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 3
5. Editor's letter: Creating 'wellness cities'
The health and fitness sector is being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to create 'wellness cities', says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
The 'Fat v Sugar' programme on the BBC made good TV, but was it yet another unbalanced view of dieting, asks Debra Stuart of Premier Global
12. News round-up:
Pure Gym and The Gym Group eye up a merger, ukactive report highlights inactivity crisis, GLL acquires Sporthouse, and Fitness Industry Education opens a new £1.2m London training academy
20. International news:
New Fitmob concept launches in California, while the first Daily Fitness Olga Šípková franchise club opens in Prague
23. People news:
Innes Kerr to head up énergie in Ireland, and Ceri Lewis joins SportsArt Fitness
24. IHRSA update: News
Pep Viladot of Holmes Place presents an update on the fitness club market in Spain
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive, on the findings of its groundbreaking report into physical inactivity
30. Promotional feature: HALO promotion
AM – Workflow Asset Management – is being hailed by centres around the UK as one of the easiest, most efficient and most affordable maintenance management systems on the market
31. Diary dates:
This month sees IHRSA in the US, and the International Fitness Showcase in Blackpool, UK
32. Everyone's talking about...: Universal appeal
How can we broaden the appeal of health clubs to all socioeconomic groups? Are we trying hard enough?
34. Interview – Andrew Cosslett:
The CEO of Fitness First talks to Kate Cracknell about putting behavioural psychology at the heart of the business, in a £270m repositioning and rebrand
40. Generational marketing: Meet the Millennials
Vera Kiss of The Futures Company unmasks the Millennial generation and explains what you need to know to be relevant to this market
44. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
Can mainstream fitness clubs cater for the over-50s market, or are standlone, niche clubs a better solution? Kate Cracknell reports
50. Promotional Feature: EXERP Promotion
The UK's leading low-cost operator Pure Gym is rolling out the centralised chain management system from Exerp to facilitate its ambitious plans for expansion
52. Retention: Take your leave
In the final part of his series looking at member retention, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at the reasons why members leave
56. Management series: Strategic thinking
Michael Cassop-Thompson looks at strategic management of clubs, in the first of a series created with CIMSPA
60. Functional training: The functional trend
The industry has gone mad for functional training, but what do members really think?
66. Advertisement promotion: MATRIX Promotion
Matrix Fitness credits much of its success to the people behind the brand. Newly promoted National Sales Manager, Andy Loughray, discusses the merits of this customer-centric company
70. Resistance equipment: Sporting strength
A look at how fixed resistance equipment is being integrated into sports-specific training programmes
74. Research round-up: Cellular clean-up
US scientists have discovered a new benefit of exercise: its ability to remove debris in the body
75. Advertisement promotion: Precor Promotion
We discovered people weren't afraid of strength training, they were afraid of the machines. Meet the first serious strength line designed to be more inviting than intimidating..
76. Gymtopia series: Recycled for rehab
Ray Algar reports on a Gymkit initiative to send refurbished gym equipment to rehab centres in Laos
78. Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part six of a nine-part series Managing the construction or refurbishment of a new leisure building is an involved process and it's Alliance Leisure's task to ensure that projects run smoothly, and are delivered on time and on budget.
80. Wellness architecture: Building for health
US real estate developer Delos has created the first set of building standards based on wellbeing. Its founder Paul Scialla explains
86. FIBO 2014: Show preview
The world's largest trade fair for fitness, health and wellness takes place in Germany next month
89. Club refurbishment: Maximising return
Refurbishments require huge capital investment, so how do clubs make the most of them when complete?
92. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
We look at the latest secondary spend products that can help drive revenue for health clubs
101. Lightweights:
Pedal power desks for the office, and how about handstand yoga?
1 - 40 of 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Who does your brand belong to?
Who does your brand belong to? There used to be only one answer to this question: the company that grew it and invested in it.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Harlands Effect: Make Your Business More Profitable
Harlands Group is a membership management service for health and fitness operators, which interacts directly with members to effectively manage membership payments.
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
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
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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