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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Mindapples
The recent surge of interest in the 'feelgood factor' represents an opportunity to promote the role of exercise in maintaining a balanced state of mind, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Pilates enables operators to take a 'movement retraining' approach to rehab, says studio owner Ada Wells
8. News: News round-up
Results from the 2011 FIA State of the Fitness Industry report, and The Third Space opens its second club
16. News: International news
Metropolitan opens its Las Arenas club in Barcelona, and Crunch expands its franchise network
18. News: People news
Andy Reed is appointed chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and EHFA unveils its new board
20. News: Ihrsa update
IHRSA ambassador Leila Timergaleeva shares her thoughts on the Russian fitness market
24. News: fia update
How can we build closer ties with the medical sector? Dr John Searle looks at the progress made to date
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for next month's FIA FLAME Conference
29. News: Competitive edge
Challenges in Romania and Brazil to help inspire your members to achieve their fitness goals
30. Everybody's talking about..: The budget battle
How can premium and mid-market clubs compete with the ever-growing number of budget operators? Will it lead to a full price war? We report
32. Interview: Fitness4Less
The management team of budget operator Fitness4Less talk to Kath Hudson about their plans to roll out the brand
36. New opening: Village life
Dawn Tuckwell pays a visit to the newly opened, £38m Basildon Sporting Village
40. Disability fitness: Time to act
A look at ways in which clubs and leisure centres could better cater for disabled customers, including advice and top tips from our expert panel of industry suppliers
46. Social media: Stepping into the social web
Ray Algar discusses his new 2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report, including an overview of the opportunities these
51. CRM: Greater than the sum of its parts
Software providers are co-operating to drive functionality and benefit their clients, reports Kevin Scott
56. Core training: Training Getting the balance right
Core and balance training should comprise a key part of any workout. Our experts explain why
60. Industry research: A commodity market?
Leisure-net Solutions conducted price and promotion comparisons across the industry throughout 2010. Mike Hill outlines the key findings
62. Training & qualifications: The age of the apprentice
What can apprenticeships bring to the sector, and how are they evolving to meet employers' needs?
66. fitness-kit.net special: Energy drinks
Energy drinks and waters A round-up of new products
70. Suspension training: Hang tough
Jo Talbot compares and contrasts the different suspension training systems on the market
74. Flooring: Floor it
It may not be the first thing you think about when designing a new facility, but choosing the right flooring is crucial, both in terms of design and function
77. Project profiles: Project briefings
Trixter reviews the roll-out of its interactive bikes across SLM's Everyone Active estate, and Life Fitness showcases the introduction of its Life Fitness Journey across the Bodyworks gym portfolio in Norfolk
83. Lightweights: Tourist get the taste of army life
A former army base in Romania provides the perfect activity holiday destination for fitness fanatics, and Aqua Zumba takes to the UK's pools
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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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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
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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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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Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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feature
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
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
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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
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
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
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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

2011 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Mindapples
The recent surge of interest in the 'feelgood factor' represents an opportunity to promote the role of exercise in maintaining a balanced state of mind, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
Pilates enables operators to take a 'movement retraining' approach to rehab, says studio owner Ada Wells
8. News: News round-up
Results from the 2011 FIA State of the Fitness Industry report, and The Third Space opens its second club
16. News: International news
Metropolitan opens its Las Arenas club in Barcelona, and Crunch expands its franchise network
18. News: People news
Andy Reed is appointed chair of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and EHFA unveils its new board
20. News: Ihrsa update
IHRSA ambassador Leila Timergaleeva shares her thoughts on the Russian fitness market
24. News: fia update
How can we build closer ties with the medical sector? Dr John Searle looks at the progress made to date
27. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for next month's FIA FLAME Conference
29. News: Competitive edge
Challenges in Romania and Brazil to help inspire your members to achieve their fitness goals
30. Everybody's talking about..: The budget battle
How can premium and mid-market clubs compete with the ever-growing number of budget operators? Will it lead to a full price war? We report
32. Interview: Fitness4Less
The management team of budget operator Fitness4Less talk to Kath Hudson about their plans to roll out the brand
36. New opening: Village life
Dawn Tuckwell pays a visit to the newly opened, £38m Basildon Sporting Village
40. Disability fitness: Time to act
A look at ways in which clubs and leisure centres could better cater for disabled customers, including advice and top tips from our expert panel of industry suppliers
46. Social media: Stepping into the social web
Ray Algar discusses his new 2011 European Health Club Industry Web and Social Media Report, including an overview of the opportunities these
51. CRM: Greater than the sum of its parts
Software providers are co-operating to drive functionality and benefit their clients, reports Kevin Scott
56. Core training: Training Getting the balance right
Core and balance training should comprise a key part of any workout. Our experts explain why
60. Industry research: A commodity market?
Leisure-net Solutions conducted price and promotion comparisons across the industry throughout 2010. Mike Hill outlines the key findings
62. Training & qualifications: The age of the apprentice
What can apprenticeships bring to the sector, and how are they evolving to meet employers' needs?
66. fitness-kit.net special: Energy drinks
Energy drinks and waters A round-up of new products
70. Suspension training: Hang tough
Jo Talbot compares and contrasts the different suspension training systems on the market
74. Flooring: Floor it
It may not be the first thing you think about when designing a new facility, but choosing the right flooring is crucial, both in terms of design and function
77. Project profiles: Project briefings
Trixter reviews the roll-out of its interactive bikes across SLM's Everyone Active estate, and Life Fitness showcases the introduction of its Life Fitness Journey across the Bodyworks gym portfolio in Norfolk
83. Lightweights: Tourist get the taste of army life
A former army base in Romania provides the perfect activity holiday destination for fitness fanatics, and Aqua Zumba takes to the UK's pools
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
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: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
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
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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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