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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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Features
IHRSA Update
Germany attracts more than 11m members at 9,343 locations and generates US$6.3bn in annual revenue
Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
Supplier showcase
Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
Features
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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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Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
Features
People
A lot of developers were coming to see 15 Central Park West, to understand what made it so successful, and we started to get a lot of interesting design projects off the back of that. Since 2008, we’ve been involved in well over 140 projects globally
People
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Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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.
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: Core Health & Fitness
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Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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

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 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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.
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: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
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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