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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 7
3. Editor's letter: Training GPs
GPs' training should be lengthened to include an element of exercise science, so they're equipped to refer patients – as they do with ENT or cardiac specialists, for example
6. Letters: Write to reply
Does e-learning really mean a lack of interaction, asks Michael Betts of Fitness Industry Education
10. News: News round-up
énergie opens the first Fit4less budget club and the Trixter team completes a management buy-out
16. News: International news
Holmes Place Iberia opens its 19th club in Portugal and Anytime Fitness launches in New Zealand
18. News: FIA update
A round-up of the news and discussion from the inaugural FIA FLAME Conference and Summit
22. News: REPS update
A new website, logo and identity pins for REPs and its members
24. News: People news
Florence Orban becomes permanent CEO of the National Skills Academy
26. News: Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Get ready for LIW 2009
28. Everyone's talking about: Over-exercising
Should we intervene if people appear addicted to exercise – and if so, how can we go about it?
30. Interview: Costance and Pedro Ruiz
The husband and wife team, founders and owners of Portuguese women-only franchise Vivafit, talk about successes and challenges to date and outline their expansion plans going forward
34. New opening: Clare Winner
We take a look at the flagship Virgin Active Claremont club in Cape Town
37. Member retention: Problem solving
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the initial steps in the development of a retention strategy, including how to gain an understanding of the problem
40. Q&A: James Balfour and Tony Cowen
The founders of Pure Health & Fitness in Poland talk about their philosophy and plans for the business
42. Q&A: Dr John Ratey
The associate professor of Harvard Medical School talks about research which demonstrates the positive effects of exercise on the brain
47. Rehab: The road to rehabilitation
A summary of the key stages in rehabilitation, plus details of how the equipment already in your gym can be used as part of the rehab process
53. Member payments: On the money
We assess a selection of different membership models and look at how existing member payment software packages can support these
57. Outdoor fitness: Fitness al fresco
A round-up of some innovative outdoor fitness initiatives
60. Exercise management: Member management
With a growing number of exercise management systems on the market, we summarise the key functionalities and USPs of each
64. Product news: Fitness-kit.net
Ice wraps, cooling systems and an exercise video library
65. Research round-up: Chasing pavements
Studies show that people who live in neighbourhoods with pavements are more likely to achieve the minimum recommended levels of physical activity
66. Supplier profile: Holm Hofmann, Milon
Milon’s UK business development manager talks about effective programming and medical fitness
75. Lightweights
Online dating for gym-goers, eating more after reading active words, and walking to reduce chocolate cravings
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Features
Promotional feature
TVS Group is one of the leading suppliers of flooring and surfaces for gym, sports and play environments. We take a look at what's behind this company's success
Features
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A partnership between Pure Gym and BLK BOX is challenging the low-cost model
Features
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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If you think of school leavers when you think of apprentices, think again. Apprenticeships are far from limited to career starters, with new generation programmes tailor-made to bring out the best in accomplished managers
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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
Features
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
Features
Cycling
In last month’s issue we grilled operators about what makes the best indoor cycling class, and they agreed instructors play a crucial part in the overall class experience. Now we’re asking the experts on the frontline for their thoughts on what makes indoor cycling such a phenomenon
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People
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
People
I was seeing a lot of bad pad work and poor teaching in gyms, which broke my heart but spurred me on to develop a dedicated course for boxing technique
People
We’re trying to help people understand exactly how much effort they need to apply in order to get the best outcome, so they can do it over a long period of time and not burn out. The overall training effect is then much better
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike remain best-in-class performance bike for David Lloyd Leisure
David Lloyd Leisure has announced Wattbike as its performance bike of choice after a recent tender.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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
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

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: Training GPs
GPs' training should be lengthened to include an element of exercise science, so they're equipped to refer patients – as they do with ENT or cardiac specialists, for example
6. Letters: Write to reply
Does e-learning really mean a lack of interaction, asks Michael Betts of Fitness Industry Education
10. News: News round-up
énergie opens the first Fit4less budget club and the Trixter team completes a management buy-out
16. News: International news
Holmes Place Iberia opens its 19th club in Portugal and Anytime Fitness launches in New Zealand
18. News: FIA update
A round-up of the news and discussion from the inaugural FIA FLAME Conference and Summit
22. News: REPS update
A new website, logo and identity pins for REPs and its members
24. News: People news
Florence Orban becomes permanent CEO of the National Skills Academy
26. News: Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Get ready for LIW 2009
28. Everyone's talking about: Over-exercising
Should we intervene if people appear addicted to exercise – and if so, how can we go about it?
30. Interview: Costance and Pedro Ruiz
The husband and wife team, founders and owners of Portuguese women-only franchise Vivafit, talk about successes and challenges to date and outline their expansion plans going forward
34. New opening: Clare Winner
We take a look at the flagship Virgin Active Claremont club in Cape Town
37. Member retention: Problem solving
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the initial steps in the development of a retention strategy, including how to gain an understanding of the problem
40. Q&A: James Balfour and Tony Cowen
The founders of Pure Health & Fitness in Poland talk about their philosophy and plans for the business
42. Q&A: Dr John Ratey
The associate professor of Harvard Medical School talks about research which demonstrates the positive effects of exercise on the brain
47. Rehab: The road to rehabilitation
A summary of the key stages in rehabilitation, plus details of how the equipment already in your gym can be used as part of the rehab process
53. Member payments: On the money
We assess a selection of different membership models and look at how existing member payment software packages can support these
57. Outdoor fitness: Fitness al fresco
A round-up of some innovative outdoor fitness initiatives
60. Exercise management: Member management
With a growing number of exercise management systems on the market, we summarise the key functionalities and USPs of each
64. Product news: Fitness-kit.net
Ice wraps, cooling systems and an exercise video library
65. Research round-up: Chasing pavements
Studies show that people who live in neighbourhoods with pavements are more likely to achieve the minimum recommended levels of physical activity
66. Supplier profile: Holm Hofmann, Milon
Milon’s UK business development manager talks about effective programming and medical fitness
75. Lightweights
Online dating for gym-goers, eating more after reading active words, and walking to reduce chocolate cravings
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike remain best-in-class performance bike for David Lloyd Leisure
David Lloyd Leisure has announced Wattbike as its performance bike of choice after a recent tender.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
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
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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