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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Robust response
Researchers calculated the market value of the UK's private and public health clubs to arrive at a 2009 total of £3.77bn – a 3 per cent increase on the previous 12 months
8. Letters: Write to reply
Staff fitness levels aren’t the problem, says Graham McPherson, GM of Bannatyne’s in Ayr. What alienates members is their lack of customer care skills
10. News: News round-up
The £20m Mountbatten Centre opens and a new fast-track apprenticeship scheme is launched to help fill industry skill gaps
16. News: International news
Volcano Health Club opens in Prague and the first luxury World Class site opens in Russia
18. News: FIA update
MoreActive4Life launches this month, and Steven Ward looks at the progress of EHFA to date
22. News: REPS update
The Register aims to extend its reach in Scotland
24. News: People news
Barry Aspinall leaves DW Sports and Fitness, Carole Bailey joins Matrix, and Johnson Health Tech UK appoints an interim MD
26. Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead for the FIA Golf Day in August and LIW in September
28. Everyone's talking about: Fitness benefits
Are operators missing an opportunity by focusing on physical appearance rather than the broader health benefits of fitness?
30. Interview: Richard Millman
The new CEO of Leisure Connection talks about his first impressions of the industry
34. Sports drinks: Drink up
Sports scientist Nick Morgan looks at the latest research in the fi eld of sports drinks. Plus a round-up of sports drink launches
38. Research round-up: Don't stop me now
New research shows that, if you’ve had a heart attack, you must keep exercising to maintain the benefits
39. New opening: Young at heart
Caroline Wilkinson visits the first standalone SHOKK énergie kids’ gym
42. Disability fitness: Buying into inclusion
An assessment of how far the industry has already come in the provision of inclusive fitness, and a look at what more can be done
46. Working with PCTs: Activity partners
Lisa Taylor gives her advice to leisure operators wanting to work more closely with their local PCT
50. Procurement and funding: Full steam ahead
The economy may be fragile, but funding is still available – especially for public sector projects
53. CRM series: Making the switch
Sean James looks at how, and why, full service operators might consider switching to a budget model
57. Membership cancellations: Comings and goings
How should clubs deal with membership cancellations, and should they be more lenient in these tough times?
60. Buy and sell: Core training
Crunches with the Abdofit, incorporating the XCO Trainer, and Balanced Body’s EXO chair
62. Industry research: Bucking the trend
The results of the FIA State of the Industry report, plus analysis
64. Supplier profile: Jonathan Williams, Shokk
The CEO of youth specialist SHOKK talks about addressing youth on their terms, franchising and global expansion plans
68. Online learning: Home delivery
With all the innovations in online learning, will this channel ultimately replace classroom training?
72. Fibo preview: Show and tell
A round-up of some of the new products launched at FIBO in April
76. Fitness-kit.net special: Vending
New vending options, including healthy foods and cash-free payment
83. Lightweights
Cellulite-busting underwear, shopping as a workout, and an alarm clock that gives you an early workout
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Features
Editor's letter
A study in the US found that restaurant attendance was the only factor which correlated with testing positive for the virus
Features
Reopening
Gyms and studios across New Zealand and Australia have gradually been reopening their doors since mid-May. Steph Eaves talks to five operators to find out what their experiences have been, and what advice they have for those following in their footsteps
Features
Research
Older men who play football regularly have cells ‘younger’ than those of their inactive peers, according to new research from sports scientists in Denmark and Germany
Features
Insight
Professional mystery shopping outfit, Proinsight, set its shoppers the task of evaluating a range of online workouts to see how they measured up. David Hopkins reports
Features
Editor's letter
Lockdown was tough, but reopening has brought a new raft of challenges and opportunities, as gyms fight to be seen as powerful delivery partners in the fight against COVID-19, while also being safe for consumers
Features
Supplier showcase
Safe Space has created a new locker space for global franchise, UFC GYM, which both maintains its brand image and delivers operational support
Features
Foresight
COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. This year’s HCM Fitness Trends have been updated to reflect the new reality of the challenges being faced by operators globally
Features
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
The future of our industry is as a ‘national health service’ – we can’t dance around these conversations – if we’re serious about being closer to health agencies, that needs change and commitment
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - The personal touch
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Positive feedback
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
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

2009 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Robust response
Researchers calculated the market value of the UK's private and public health clubs to arrive at a 2009 total of £3.77bn – a 3 per cent increase on the previous 12 months
8. Letters: Write to reply
Staff fitness levels aren’t the problem, says Graham McPherson, GM of Bannatyne’s in Ayr. What alienates members is their lack of customer care skills
10. News: News round-up
The £20m Mountbatten Centre opens and a new fast-track apprenticeship scheme is launched to help fill industry skill gaps
16. News: International news
Volcano Health Club opens in Prague and the first luxury World Class site opens in Russia
18. News: FIA update
MoreActive4Life launches this month, and Steven Ward looks at the progress of EHFA to date
22. News: REPS update
The Register aims to extend its reach in Scotland
24. News: People news
Barry Aspinall leaves DW Sports and Fitness, Carole Bailey joins Matrix, and Johnson Health Tech UK appoints an interim MD
26. Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead for the FIA Golf Day in August and LIW in September
28. Everyone's talking about: Fitness benefits
Are operators missing an opportunity by focusing on physical appearance rather than the broader health benefits of fitness?
30. Interview: Richard Millman
The new CEO of Leisure Connection talks about his first impressions of the industry
34. Sports drinks: Drink up
Sports scientist Nick Morgan looks at the latest research in the fi eld of sports drinks. Plus a round-up of sports drink launches
38. Research round-up: Don't stop me now
New research shows that, if you’ve had a heart attack, you must keep exercising to maintain the benefits
39. New opening: Young at heart
Caroline Wilkinson visits the first standalone SHOKK énergie kids’ gym
42. Disability fitness: Buying into inclusion
An assessment of how far the industry has already come in the provision of inclusive fitness, and a look at what more can be done
46. Working with PCTs: Activity partners
Lisa Taylor gives her advice to leisure operators wanting to work more closely with their local PCT
50. Procurement and funding: Full steam ahead
The economy may be fragile, but funding is still available – especially for public sector projects
53. CRM series: Making the switch
Sean James looks at how, and why, full service operators might consider switching to a budget model
57. Membership cancellations: Comings and goings
How should clubs deal with membership cancellations, and should they be more lenient in these tough times?
60. Buy and sell: Core training
Crunches with the Abdofit, incorporating the XCO Trainer, and Balanced Body’s EXO chair
62. Industry research: Bucking the trend
The results of the FIA State of the Industry report, plus analysis
64. Supplier profile: Jonathan Williams, Shokk
The CEO of youth specialist SHOKK talks about addressing youth on their terms, franchising and global expansion plans
68. Online learning: Home delivery
With all the innovations in online learning, will this channel ultimately replace classroom training?
72. Fibo preview: Show and tell
A round-up of some of the new products launched at FIBO in April
76. Fitness-kit.net special: Vending
New vending options, including healthy foods and cash-free payment
83. Lightweights
Cellulite-busting underwear, shopping as a workout, and an alarm clock that gives you an early workout
1 - 40 of 129
Opinion
promotion
The pandemic has thrown a new focus on health, with sales of body composition analysis equipment at an all-time high, as InBody’s Francesca Cooper explains.
Opinion: Gyms add body composition analysis and health screening to their offering following pandemic
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dormy House enhances premium facilities with fully connected fitness suite
Dormy House, a luxurious boutique hotel and spa in the heart of the Cotswolds, has expanded its premium offer with the refurbishment of its two fitness suites, incorporating the latest, fully connected gym equipment from Matrix Fitness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror
Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - The personal touch
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Positive feedback
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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
07 Oct 2020
Online, Singapore, Singapore
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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