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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Get paid to stay fit
It will only be a matter of time before we start to debate the ethics of offering people financial incentives to exercise regularly - perhaps via a two-tier National Insurance scheme
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness must be more social to succeed, says the founder of Budapest Outdoor Fitness
8. News: News round-up
EasyGroup set to launch budget gym chain, and GLL and Nexus complete their merger
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness moves into Poland and énergie expands into the Middle East and North Africa
16. News: People news
Keith Burnet joins easyGym from Hilton, plus an interview with David Cross of independent EVO Fitness
19. News: Supplier & training news
Life Fitness drops LeMond brand in favour of Keiser's M3 Indoor Cycle
20. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming events include SIBEC UK & Europe, taking place in Portugal
21. News: Competitive news
Fancy testing yourself in the Arctic Survival Challenge? Find out more in our charity events listing
22. Everyone's talking about...: Change4Life
£75m went into the Change4Life campaign. Did this have the desired results, or did it turn out to be a waste of money? With the budget scaled back, what will happen now?
24. Interview: Ramon Canela
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and director of Barcelona-based health club chain DiR
28. Fitness testing: Spelling it out
In the second of a two-part series on fitness testing and exercise prescription, Kate Cracknell tries out Fitness First's BodyFirst package and the V-Check machine
32. Kids' fitness: Back to school
Zumba is the latest adult-focused craze to hit studios nationwide. Can clubs broaden their group exercise appeal even further by embracing the growing trend towards kids' classes? Abigail Harris reports
37. Kids' fitness: Kids' fashion
What's new in the children's fitness market? What are the trends worth noting? We ask the experts
42. Interview: Fred Turok
The founder of LA Fitness tells Magali Robathan how his TAG charity is helping jobless young people find work in the industry
45. Events preview: Creating change
Surgeon and educator Mario Alonso Puig gives us a glimpse into his upcoming IHRSA session on the impact of exercise on our health
47. Crm series: The zen of software maintenance
When it comes to resolving problems with your club management software, the suppliers' helpdesks can of course help - but your own staff knowledge is also key
51. Marketing: Making a splash
We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts on what's new in marketing, and what operators can do to get the biggest bang for their buck
54. Club entertainment: That's entertainment
Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to keep exercise interesting
58. New opening: One-stop shop
Premier Training has opened a brand new training academy and job shop in Finsbury Park, north London. Rebecca Douglas pays a visit
62. Event review: A new age
Colin Milner reports on the key discussion topics at the ICAA's recent, inaugural, UK event
64. Dutch market: Going Dutch
How does the Dutch health and fitness sector compare to the UK market? Kate Cracknell reports
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
BMX extends its Cruise range, Fitech V5 secures new distributors and EZRunner introduces new features
70. Research round-up: Activity vs Obesity
A recent US study has revealed that there can be 'varying' benefits of exercise. We take a closer look
75. Lightwieghts: Mental exercises can burn calories too
The wonders of mental exercise for burning calories, and the company that creates treadmills for dogs
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Features
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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
Features
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
Features
feature
‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
Features
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
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
People
HCM people

Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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Diary dates
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 10
3. Editor's letter: Get paid to stay fit
It will only be a matter of time before we start to debate the ethics of offering people financial incentives to exercise regularly - perhaps via a two-tier National Insurance scheme
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness must be more social to succeed, says the founder of Budapest Outdoor Fitness
8. News: News round-up
EasyGroup set to launch budget gym chain, and GLL and Nexus complete their merger
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness moves into Poland and énergie expands into the Middle East and North Africa
16. News: People news
Keith Burnet joins easyGym from Hilton, plus an interview with David Cross of independent EVO Fitness
19. News: Supplier & training news
Life Fitness drops LeMond brand in favour of Keiser's M3 Indoor Cycle
20. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming events include SIBEC UK & Europe, taking place in Portugal
21. News: Competitive news
Fancy testing yourself in the Arctic Survival Challenge? Find out more in our charity events listing
22. Everyone's talking about...: Change4Life
£75m went into the Change4Life campaign. Did this have the desired results, or did it turn out to be a waste of money? With the budget scaled back, what will happen now?
24. Interview: Ramon Canela
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and director of Barcelona-based health club chain DiR
28. Fitness testing: Spelling it out
In the second of a two-part series on fitness testing and exercise prescription, Kate Cracknell tries out Fitness First's BodyFirst package and the V-Check machine
32. Kids' fitness: Back to school
Zumba is the latest adult-focused craze to hit studios nationwide. Can clubs broaden their group exercise appeal even further by embracing the growing trend towards kids' classes? Abigail Harris reports
37. Kids' fitness: Kids' fashion
What's new in the children's fitness market? What are the trends worth noting? We ask the experts
42. Interview: Fred Turok
The founder of LA Fitness tells Magali Robathan how his TAG charity is helping jobless young people find work in the industry
45. Events preview: Creating change
Surgeon and educator Mario Alonso Puig gives us a glimpse into his upcoming IHRSA session on the impact of exercise on our health
47. Crm series: The zen of software maintenance
When it comes to resolving problems with your club management software, the suppliers' helpdesks can of course help - but your own staff knowledge is also key
51. Marketing: Making a splash
We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts on what's new in marketing, and what operators can do to get the biggest bang for their buck
54. Club entertainment: That's entertainment
Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to keep exercise interesting
58. New opening: One-stop shop
Premier Training has opened a brand new training academy and job shop in Finsbury Park, north London. Rebecca Douglas pays a visit
62. Event review: A new age
Colin Milner reports on the key discussion topics at the ICAA's recent, inaugural, UK event
64. Dutch market: Going Dutch
How does the Dutch health and fitness sector compare to the UK market? Kate Cracknell reports
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
BMX extends its Cruise range, Fitech V5 secures new distributors and EZRunner introduces new features
70. Research round-up: Activity vs Obesity
A recent US study has revealed that there can be 'varying' benefits of exercise. We take a closer look
75. Lightwieghts: Mental exercises can burn calories too
The wonders of mental exercise for burning calories, and the company that creates treadmills for dogs
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: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
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?
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: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering an exceptional service ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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