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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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2010 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Remember the fun?
Managers rarely take their role as hosts that seriously and are largely invisible to members. I've asked several if they introduce themselves or walk the floor and found they rarely do either
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness instructors aren't trying to replace dance teachers, says IFS presenter of the year Greg Sellar
8. News: News round-up
New kids' gym for a Folkestone and a change of hands for The Health Club in Clevedon
14. News: International news
Gold's Gym in Middle Eastern expansion and the launch of a second Domyos site in France
16. News: FIA update
Free membership profiles for FIA members, and Active IQ named as the Code of Practice assessor
18. News: People news
John Stransky resigns from his post as president of Life Fitness
21. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Including the FIA FLAME Conference and Festival del Fitness in Italy
22. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in the London to Bruges bike race? The Moontrekker challenge in Hong Kong? Find out about these opportunities, and more, in our charity events listing
24. Everyone's talking about: Testing kids' fitness
Is the introduction of an annual bleep test the way to do encourage our kids to be physically active?
26. Interview: Heather Frankham
Magali Robathan talks to the CEO of Lifetime about the changing needs of the health and fitness industry
30. Political focus: Running for Government
With the General Election looming, the key health spokespeople for the three main political parties put forward their parties' views on health, fitness and wellbeing
34. New opening: Zoning in
A new gym in Southwark is the product of a unique four-way partnership and the first budget club in London's zone 1
39. Dance mats: Quickstepping
How do the various brands of dance mat measure up? We take a look at the offering from five different suppliers to see how they measure up
45. Teenagers fitness: Keeping them sweet at 16
Why do so many kids drop out of physical activity when they hit 16, and what can health clubs do to better engage with this market?
50. Suspension training: Kept in suspense
With suspension training taking the health and fitness sector by storm, Kate Cracknell outlines the benefits of this technique and tries out some of the class options currently on the market
54. Health club spa: Tough and go
The short- and long-term effects of shiatsu massage have been investigated in a pan-European study
55. Out of club training: Reaching out
There's a huge opportunity for operators to venture beyond the confines of the club and deliver their health and fitness services to the wider community. But how? Vicky Kiernander investigates
58. IHRSA review: Forward momentum
This year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show took place in San Diego, US, in March. Kate Cracknell asks a selection of delegates for their thoughts
62. Health club spa: Spa news
Bannatyne invests £300k in its Inverness and Chafford Hundred spas
63. Health club spa: Spa service
When it comes to handling prospect enquiries, new research suggests that health club and leisure centre spas are performing well in the context of the overall spa sector - but there's still work to be done
66. Changing facilities: Changing places
Getting your changing rooms right is key to driving participation among market segments such as women and disabled people. We report
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Resistance euqipment
A snapshot of some of the new launches in this product category
75. Health club spa: Lightweights
The launch of the world's first 'beer health' centre, and a new record for the largest simultaneous massage
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Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
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EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
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Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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Social responsibility
A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
Features
India
Partnering with established local chain, Talwalkars, David Lloyd Leisure is set to take its luxury, family-oriented clubs to India, with the first location opening in Pune this summer. Steph Eaves spoke to Bruce Gardner and Prashant Talwalkar to find out more
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Remember the fun?
Managers rarely take their role as hosts that seriously and are largely invisible to members. I've asked several if they introduce themselves or walk the floor and found they rarely do either
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness instructors aren't trying to replace dance teachers, says IFS presenter of the year Greg Sellar
8. News: News round-up
New kids' gym for a Folkestone and a change of hands for The Health Club in Clevedon
14. News: International news
Gold's Gym in Middle Eastern expansion and the launch of a second Domyos site in France
16. News: FIA update
Free membership profiles for FIA members, and Active IQ named as the Code of Practice assessor
18. News: People news
John Stransky resigns from his post as president of Life Fitness
21. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Including the FIA FLAME Conference and Festival del Fitness in Italy
22. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in the London to Bruges bike race? The Moontrekker challenge in Hong Kong? Find out about these opportunities, and more, in our charity events listing
24. Everyone's talking about: Testing kids' fitness
Is the introduction of an annual bleep test the way to do encourage our kids to be physically active?
26. Interview: Heather Frankham
Magali Robathan talks to the CEO of Lifetime about the changing needs of the health and fitness industry
30. Political focus: Running for Government
With the General Election looming, the key health spokespeople for the three main political parties put forward their parties' views on health, fitness and wellbeing
34. New opening: Zoning in
A new gym in Southwark is the product of a unique four-way partnership and the first budget club in London's zone 1
39. Dance mats: Quickstepping
How do the various brands of dance mat measure up? We take a look at the offering from five different suppliers to see how they measure up
45. Teenagers fitness: Keeping them sweet at 16
Why do so many kids drop out of physical activity when they hit 16, and what can health clubs do to better engage with this market?
50. Suspension training: Kept in suspense
With suspension training taking the health and fitness sector by storm, Kate Cracknell outlines the benefits of this technique and tries out some of the class options currently on the market
54. Health club spa: Tough and go
The short- and long-term effects of shiatsu massage have been investigated in a pan-European study
55. Out of club training: Reaching out
There's a huge opportunity for operators to venture beyond the confines of the club and deliver their health and fitness services to the wider community. But how? Vicky Kiernander investigates
58. IHRSA review: Forward momentum
This year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show took place in San Diego, US, in March. Kate Cracknell asks a selection of delegates for their thoughts
62. Health club spa: Spa news
Bannatyne invests £300k in its Inverness and Chafford Hundred spas
63. Health club spa: Spa service
When it comes to handling prospect enquiries, new research suggests that health club and leisure centre spas are performing well in the context of the overall spa sector - but there's still work to be done
66. Changing facilities: Changing places
Getting your changing rooms right is key to driving participation among market segments such as women and disabled people. We report
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Resistance euqipment
A snapshot of some of the new launches in this product category
75. Health club spa: Lightweights
The launch of the world's first 'beer health' centre, and a new record for the largest simultaneous massage
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Eleiko
We build upon our six-decade legacy in weightlifting, fuelled by our unwavering commitment to innovation, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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