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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 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
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Kristen Walsh takes a look inside IHRSA’s latest Profiles of Success report
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Myzone
Steve Mellor, owner of AMP Athletic, has installed Myzone to drive his business. We find out how it’s enabling him to deliver great service to his members
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Third Space sold its boutique brand, Another Space, and launched its sixth full-service club in the space of a few weeks, signalling its intention to consoldidate its position at the top end of the market
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You could help members reduce feelings of sadness, conquer binge-eating and improve self-control, using learnings from the Journal of Consumer Psychology, reports Megan Whitby
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Class Boutique Fitness has collaborated with Physical Company to create a boutique studio offering that’s as inclusive as it is effective
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Technogym is helping Odyssey Health Club launch new gym floor formats that enhance the member experience
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People
We have 14 rockstar instructors, all freelance but all working for us on an exclusive basis, and haven’t lost a single one of them since we opened. We pay them well – they can earn €100+ for a full class. But even more important than that, they all feel involved in the business
People
HCM people

Duncan Jefford

Regional Director, Everyone Active
People don’t want to just come in and run on a treadmill or sit on a bike, they want an experience
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HCM people

Amanda Daley

Professor of behavioural medicine, Loughborough University
PACE labelling would be a simple, user-friendly way of informing people, at a glance, of the amount of physical activity required for the food they are considering eating
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
1 - 40 of 123
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex enters new partnership with Gateshead Council
HIIT specialist, Speedflex, is set to launch a new studio at Gateshead International Stadium in partnership with Gateshead Council.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: WEXO: The definitive cross training solution
A new cross training concept has arrived, offering weightlifting, athletic, metabolic, and functional exercises in a circuit format.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the fitness marketplace connecting our partners with customers through the largest variety of ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Mar 2020
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, Italy
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-29 Mar 2020
TeatroGoya Multiespacio, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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