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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 3
3. Editor's letter: Who's liable?
It seems less operators are prepared to be liable for 'at risk' members at a time when we're telling the government we can help with the health agenda and take on more people with these issues
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must invest in our workforce to win the trust of the public, says REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
8. News: News round-up
GSSG acquires eight Fitness First clubs and Central YMCA re-opens after a £2.6m refurbishment
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th club and Sweden’s Nordic Wellness launches its first site
16. News: FIA update
Dave Stalker reports on a possible replacement for the PAR-Q
20. News: REPS update
Guidance from NICE and SkillsActive on promoting physical activity to young people under the age of 18
22. News: People news
Richard Noble on his plans for pf2, and a restructure for énergie
24. Competitive edge
Charity events at home and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary
It’s a busy time of year, with IHRSA taking place in San Francisco this month and FIBO and the FitPro Convention coming up in April
26. Everyone's talking about: Staff fitness levels
Are our staff setting a good example for members when it comes to their own levels of health and fitness? And does it matter anyway, provided they offer members the right advice?
28. Interview: Peter Stirling Benson
The new CEO of Fitness First Australia talks about a passion for the internet, his first impressions of the fitness industry, and the challenges facing us in a recession
32. Pilates: Beyond the studio
Can health clubs complement their pilates offering with pilates-influenced programming on alternative gym equipment? We investigate
36. Special populations: Competitive advantage
Should health clubs be catering for competitive sportspeople? We take a look at the practicalities of working with this special populations group
40. International report: Asia Pacific overview
A summary of the key findings from this year’s IHRSA Asia Pacific report
44. Refurbished and remanufac: 10 years younger
We ask the questions you want answered about buying remanufactured and refurbished kit
46. New opening: Shared vision
The Berkeley Centre in Bristol offers fitness as part of a truly integrated approach to wellness. We pay a visit
49. Fitness-kit special: Outdoor fitness products
Fitness ‘playgrounds’, trails and walking kit – we round up the options
51. Club entertainment: Going live
Health clubs are using live DJs to encourage members to ditch their iPods and engage with the club
54. Q&A: A global agenda
We talk to Rosi Prescott about the World Economic Forum’s new Global Agenda Council for the Role of Sports in Society
56. Consumer research: Shaping up
An in-depth look at the research behind PruHealth’s highly successful Vitality programme
59. Research round-up: Live to the max
Physical activity, along with other healthy behaviours, can add 14 years to your life, says new research
60. Mystery shopper: Magical mystery tour
Mike Hill, MD of Leisure-net Solutions, mystery shops the best and worst performers in the call - Focus survey to see how the ‘in person’ experience compares to the verdict on their call handling
64. Consumer research: Member profile
The Leisure Database Company’s latest audit profiles existing members and identifies new opportunities
66. Supplier profile: Chris Onslow - Proactive Health
Proactive Health recently split into three – we find out why
69. Show preview: IHRSA
Head to San Francisco for this year’s convention, with conference sessions, networking and a trade show
75. Lighweights
Good sprinting is all in the hands...
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Who's liable?
It seems less operators are prepared to be liable for 'at risk' members at a time when we're telling the government we can help with the health agenda and take on more people with these issues
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must invest in our workforce to win the trust of the public, says REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
8. News: News round-up
GSSG acquires eight Fitness First clubs and Central YMCA re-opens after a £2.6m refurbishment
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th club and Sweden’s Nordic Wellness launches its first site
16. News: FIA update
Dave Stalker reports on a possible replacement for the PAR-Q
20. News: REPS update
Guidance from NICE and SkillsActive on promoting physical activity to young people under the age of 18
22. News: People news
Richard Noble on his plans for pf2, and a restructure for énergie
24. Competitive edge
Charity events at home and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary
It’s a busy time of year, with IHRSA taking place in San Francisco this month and FIBO and the FitPro Convention coming up in April
26. Everyone's talking about: Staff fitness levels
Are our staff setting a good example for members when it comes to their own levels of health and fitness? And does it matter anyway, provided they offer members the right advice?
28. Interview: Peter Stirling Benson
The new CEO of Fitness First Australia talks about a passion for the internet, his first impressions of the fitness industry, and the challenges facing us in a recession
32. Pilates: Beyond the studio
Can health clubs complement their pilates offering with pilates-influenced programming on alternative gym equipment? We investigate
36. Special populations: Competitive advantage
Should health clubs be catering for competitive sportspeople? We take a look at the practicalities of working with this special populations group
40. International report: Asia Pacific overview
A summary of the key findings from this year’s IHRSA Asia Pacific report
44. Refurbished and remanufac: 10 years younger
We ask the questions you want answered about buying remanufactured and refurbished kit
46. New opening: Shared vision
The Berkeley Centre in Bristol offers fitness as part of a truly integrated approach to wellness. We pay a visit
49. Fitness-kit special: Outdoor fitness products
Fitness ‘playgrounds’, trails and walking kit – we round up the options
51. Club entertainment: Going live
Health clubs are using live DJs to encourage members to ditch their iPods and engage with the club
54. Q&A: A global agenda
We talk to Rosi Prescott about the World Economic Forum’s new Global Agenda Council for the Role of Sports in Society
56. Consumer research: Shaping up
An in-depth look at the research behind PruHealth’s highly successful Vitality programme
59. Research round-up: Live to the max
Physical activity, along with other healthy behaviours, can add 14 years to your life, says new research
60. Mystery shopper: Magical mystery tour
Mike Hill, MD of Leisure-net Solutions, mystery shops the best and worst performers in the call - Focus survey to see how the ‘in person’ experience compares to the verdict on their call handling
64. Consumer research: Member profile
The Leisure Database Company’s latest audit profiles existing members and identifies new opportunities
66. Supplier profile: Chris Onslow - Proactive Health
Proactive Health recently split into three – we find out why
69. Show preview: IHRSA
Head to San Francisco for this year’s convention, with conference sessions, networking and a trade show
75. Lighweights
Good sprinting is all in the hands...
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Matrix strengthens Porsche partnership with new installs at performance centre
Porsche recognises that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver.
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?
Video Gallery
Nautilus - Glute Drive
Core Health & Fitness
Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
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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