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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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2009 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
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Working with Precor, Aberdeen Sports Village has undergone a £500k overhaul to strengthen the user experience and put digital connectivity at the core of its offering
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Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
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Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
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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
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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
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Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
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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
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People
HCM people

Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
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
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
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Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
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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.
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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

2009 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
1 - 40 of 127
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
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.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Focus Training
Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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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