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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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2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
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Third Space sold its boutique brand, Another Space, and launched its sixth full-service club in the space of a few weeks, signalling its intention to consoldidate its position at the top end of the market
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Amanda Daley

Professor of behavioural medicine, Loughborough University
PACE labelling would be a simple, user-friendly way of informing people, at a glance, of the amount of physical activity required for the food they are considering eating
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In addition to being one of the UK’s largest leisure management companies, Parkwood Leisure is also a health and fitness operator at scale, with 73 gyms and over 100,000 members. MD Glen Hall tells HCM how two major reviews in recent years have put the company on a new path
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Stephen Aucott & Matt Brown

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We’d like to think we’re offering something unique that will encourage members to grow their own vegetables and reconnect to their relationship with food
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Featured supplier: Speedflex enters new partnership with Gateshead Council
HIIT specialist, Speedflex, is set to launch a new studio at Gateshead International Stadium in partnership with Gateshead Council.
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Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
1 - 40 of 123
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Speedflex enters new partnership with Gateshead Council
HIIT specialist, Speedflex, is set to launch a new studio at Gateshead International Stadium in partnership with Gateshead Council.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Dyaco UK Ltd
Dyaco UK Limited offers a versatile range of world-class commercial, medical and home fitness equipment ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Mar 2020
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, Italy
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-29 Mar 2020
TeatroGoya Multiespacio, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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