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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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2011 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Seize the day
If our sector wants to live up to its full potential, we have to act now, before the opportunity disappears, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Graduates and non-graduates both have a role to play in health clubs, says Lifetime's Nigel Wallace
8. News: News round-up
Plans for the first H2 'commuter club' in London, and Fitness First's £1m Spitalfields club is unveiled
14. News: International news
Women-only franchises target India and Equinox launches Blink Fitness
16. News: People news
Frank van de Ven appointed as vice president of Life Fitness, and the BOA finalises its sports engagement team
18. News: Fia update
An update on the Responsibility Deal's Physical Activity Network
21. News: Competitive edge
Take part in a new hiking challenge to raise money for soldiers, sign up for the London Triathlon, or kayak Brazil
23. Diary: Diary dates
April sees FitPro's Spring Convention and FIBO
24. Everyone's talking about... : Personal training
Was Planet Fitness in the US right to scrap personal training?
26. Interview: Tony De Leede
The former CEO of Fitness First Australia talks to Kate Cracknell about his latest venture - 30-minute budget concept Fit n Fast
32. New opening: Fresh Fitness
Jo Talbot talks to the founders of Denmark's first budget health chain about their exciting joint venture
36. Mental Health: Beyond the physical
With one in four people experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their life, we look at options for operators wanting to implement an inclusive mental health policy
39. Clinical pilates: Healing hands
Clinical pilates is the practice of pilates specifically for the purposes of rehabilitation. We look at how it's being incorporated into health clubs
44. Fitness testing: Finger on the pulse
Should fitness testing be a more ongoing process in our gyms - and if so, how can we go about this? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts and advice
47. Research round-up: Reaping rewards?
New research shows that offering a financial incentive can encourage people to lose weight - but possibly not in the long term
48. Q & A: Hugh Bethell
Dr Hugh Bethell runs the Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, which helps heart disease patients return to a full and active life
50. Personal training: Reality check
The reality of being a personal trainer often fails to live up to the dreams. Kath Hudson looks at why so many drop out, and how to stem the tide
53. Refurbished & remanufactured: Old for new
We talk to refurbished and remanufactured equipment suppliers to see what impact the recession has had on their business, and on the type of deals they're being awarded
56. Q & A: It needn't be scary
Former Spice Girl Mel B - aka Scary Spice - talks to Kate Cracknell about a passion for fitness, encouraging people to be active, and heading
58. Industry standards: Up to scratch
Can signing up to industry standards improve your business?
61. Sports conditioning: On your marks
Are operators maximising the revenue potential of running in their facilities? We look at ways of incorporating running technique training into your offering
64. fitness-kit.net: Protein drinks
New launches from Ultralife, Weider, Multipower and more
67. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
What sort of deals are happening in the market at the moment? We showcase three projects
75. Lightweights: Marathon drinking session in France
A marathon with stops for wine tasting, favourite swim spots revealed and a good reason to like Marmite
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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
IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
Features
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
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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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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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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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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
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
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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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: Crown Sports Lockers
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Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
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Governing body
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Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Seize the day
If our sector wants to live up to its full potential, we have to act now, before the opportunity disappears, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Graduates and non-graduates both have a role to play in health clubs, says Lifetime's Nigel Wallace
8. News: News round-up
Plans for the first H2 'commuter club' in London, and Fitness First's £1m Spitalfields club is unveiled
14. News: International news
Women-only franchises target India and Equinox launches Blink Fitness
16. News: People news
Frank van de Ven appointed as vice president of Life Fitness, and the BOA finalises its sports engagement team
18. News: Fia update
An update on the Responsibility Deal's Physical Activity Network
21. News: Competitive edge
Take part in a new hiking challenge to raise money for soldiers, sign up for the London Triathlon, or kayak Brazil
23. Diary: Diary dates
April sees FitPro's Spring Convention and FIBO
24. Everyone's talking about... : Personal training
Was Planet Fitness in the US right to scrap personal training?
26. Interview: Tony De Leede
The former CEO of Fitness First Australia talks to Kate Cracknell about his latest venture - 30-minute budget concept Fit n Fast
32. New opening: Fresh Fitness
Jo Talbot talks to the founders of Denmark's first budget health chain about their exciting joint venture
36. Mental Health: Beyond the physical
With one in four people experiencing a mental health condition at some point in their life, we look at options for operators wanting to implement an inclusive mental health policy
39. Clinical pilates: Healing hands
Clinical pilates is the practice of pilates specifically for the purposes of rehabilitation. We look at how it's being incorporated into health clubs
44. Fitness testing: Finger on the pulse
Should fitness testing be a more ongoing process in our gyms - and if so, how can we go about this? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts and advice
47. Research round-up: Reaping rewards?
New research shows that offering a financial incentive can encourage people to lose weight - but possibly not in the long term
48. Q & A: Hugh Bethell
Dr Hugh Bethell runs the Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, which helps heart disease patients return to a full and active life
50. Personal training: Reality check
The reality of being a personal trainer often fails to live up to the dreams. Kath Hudson looks at why so many drop out, and how to stem the tide
53. Refurbished & remanufactured: Old for new
We talk to refurbished and remanufactured equipment suppliers to see what impact the recession has had on their business, and on the type of deals they're being awarded
56. Q & A: It needn't be scary
Former Spice Girl Mel B - aka Scary Spice - talks to Kate Cracknell about a passion for fitness, encouraging people to be active, and heading
58. Industry standards: Up to scratch
Can signing up to industry standards improve your business?
61. Sports conditioning: On your marks
Are operators maximising the revenue potential of running in their facilities? We look at ways of incorporating running technique training into your offering
64. fitness-kit.net: Protein drinks
New launches from Ultralife, Weider, Multipower and more
67. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
What sort of deals are happening in the market at the moment? We showcase three projects
75. Lightweights: Marathon drinking session in France
A marathon with stops for wine tasting, favourite swim spots revealed and a good reason to like Marmite
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: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Fitness equipment
FunXtion International BV: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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