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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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Latest News
ukactive has announced that Active Uprising and the National Summit are going digital as part ...
Latest News
Industry body ukactive has today (1 July) hosted a delegation of government and public health ...
Latest News
Health and fitness company Ingesport – which operates the GO fit chain of gyms in ...
Latest News
Mountainside Fitness in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against state's governor, Doug Ducey, after he ...
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Physical activity levels in England have continued to fall from those recorded at the initial ...
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Franchise operator Club Pilates has shown that there is growing confidence in the US fitness ...
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Fitness and athletic apparel firm Lululemon will acquire at-home fitness tech firm Mirror in a ...
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Gymbox has broken ranks and announced it will reopen all its gyms on 4 July, ...
Features
Talking Point
The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Partner briefing
BMF, the outdoor fitness franchise company co-owned by Bear Grylls, is launching a £1m initiative designed to offer financial support to PTs and exercise professionals in getting back to work after the lockdown
Features
feature
As the health and fitness industry gears up for reopening, Caroline Constantine, MD of Right Directions, shares critical guidance about safe operating procedures
Features
Statistics
More than 65,000 people responded to a survey designed to gauge what members want and expect from the sector after lockdown, as Leisure-net’s Dave Monkhouse reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
People
HCM people

Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
People
HCM people

Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
People
I want us to make sure we’re still the go-to sector with the greatest power to improve health and wellbeing in society. We absolutely must not abdicate that opportunity
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: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
01-02 Oct 2020
Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates

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 126
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: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
01-02 Oct 2020
Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
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