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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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2013 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Let's be clear
The sector must strike a balance between specificity at an individual level and consistent, fad-free messages in mass communication, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness industry is struggling to collect robust retention data, says Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
Nuffield completes an £8m revamp of its wellbeing centres, while DLL opens its second DL Studio site
16. International news:
SATS opens a CrossFit 'club in club' concept, while women-only NuYu opens its first site in Saudi Arabia
18. People news: people Profile - Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies talks about being a Nuffield Health mentor
20. IHRSA update:
How to maximise your media impact, plus new features on the IHRSA app in time for this month's Annual Convention & Trade Show
24. ukactive update:
CEO David Stalker reports on the growth of ukactive's operator-driven benchmarking tool
26. Competitive edge:
Get ready for Red Nose Day on 15 March, or take a green charity bike ride to the New Forest in April
27. Diary dates:
IHRSA hits Las Vegas, while FIBO moves to Cologne next month
28. Everyone's talking about...: Gym floor skill sets
Do we still need people with fitness know-how on the gym floor, or are soft skills more important?
30. Interview: Chuck Runyon
The CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about incentivising healthy living and the company's expansion plans
36. Resistance equipment: The resistance movement
With free weights, functional and bodyweight training the new trend, is there still room for fixed kit? Julie Fisher asks a panel of experts
40. Residential gyms: Fitness finds a new home
Residential developers are incorporating wellbeing facilities in their schemes to enhance exclusivity and add value, reports Neena Dhillon
46. PT models: Getting personal
Personal training has proved a tough nut to crack for many operators, but there are some notable success stories from around the world
50. Pilates: Trending now?
Pilates failed to appear in the ACSM's top 20 trends for the third year running. Kate Cracknell asks why
54. Consumer research: Polarising nation
Did the Olympics have any impact on participation levels among the general public? Mike Hill reports on the latest HAFOS findings
58. Sports science: Appliance of science
The Sports Science Institute of South Africa's Brent Walsh discusses the work of this unique facility
62. Exercise & ageing: An untapped market
Colin Milner outlines guidelines for operators that want to better cater for the older population
66. sporta report: Local touch
A round-up of community projects being delivered by sporta members in the north-west of England
70. Drinks: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from MiTonics and Britvic, and a rugby heroes campaign for Lucozade Sport
72. FIBO 2013: Show preview
From the Ruhr to the Rhine, this year's FIBO convention moves from its original base in Essen to Cologne in Germany
74. Heart rate training: Staying upbeat
The latest heart rate monitors are increasingly user-friendly – so how can operators best use the data they produce to improve motivation levels among members?
83. Lightweights:
The Champ or Cramp uphill ski race takes place in the Alps, and why rock, not pop, music is the first choice for exercisers
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Andrew Grill

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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
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Let's be clear
The sector must strike a balance between specificity at an individual level and consistent, fad-free messages in mass communication, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
The fitness industry is struggling to collect robust retention data, says Dr Paul Bedford
8. News round-up:
Nuffield completes an £8m revamp of its wellbeing centres, while DLL opens its second DL Studio site
16. International news:
SATS opens a CrossFit 'club in club' concept, while women-only NuYu opens its first site in Saudi Arabia
18. People news: people Profile - Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies talks about being a Nuffield Health mentor
20. IHRSA update:
How to maximise your media impact, plus new features on the IHRSA app in time for this month's Annual Convention & Trade Show
24. ukactive update:
CEO David Stalker reports on the growth of ukactive's operator-driven benchmarking tool
26. Competitive edge:
Get ready for Red Nose Day on 15 March, or take a green charity bike ride to the New Forest in April
27. Diary dates:
IHRSA hits Las Vegas, while FIBO moves to Cologne next month
28. Everyone's talking about...: Gym floor skill sets
Do we still need people with fitness know-how on the gym floor, or are soft skills more important?
30. Interview: Chuck Runyon
The CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about incentivising healthy living and the company's expansion plans
36. Resistance equipment: The resistance movement
With free weights, functional and bodyweight training the new trend, is there still room for fixed kit? Julie Fisher asks a panel of experts
40. Residential gyms: Fitness finds a new home
Residential developers are incorporating wellbeing facilities in their schemes to enhance exclusivity and add value, reports Neena Dhillon
46. PT models: Getting personal
Personal training has proved a tough nut to crack for many operators, but there are some notable success stories from around the world
50. Pilates: Trending now?
Pilates failed to appear in the ACSM's top 20 trends for the third year running. Kate Cracknell asks why
54. Consumer research: Polarising nation
Did the Olympics have any impact on participation levels among the general public? Mike Hill reports on the latest HAFOS findings
58. Sports science: Appliance of science
The Sports Science Institute of South Africa's Brent Walsh discusses the work of this unique facility
62. Exercise & ageing: An untapped market
Colin Milner outlines guidelines for operators that want to better cater for the older population
66. sporta report: Local touch
A round-up of community projects being delivered by sporta members in the north-west of England
70. Drinks: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from MiTonics and Britvic, and a rugby heroes campaign for Lucozade Sport
72. FIBO 2013: Show preview
From the Ruhr to the Rhine, this year's FIBO convention moves from its original base in Essen to Cologne in Germany
74. Heart rate training: Staying upbeat
The latest heart rate monitors are increasingly user-friendly – so how can operators best use the data they produce to improve motivation levels among members?
83. Lightweights:
The Champ or Cramp uphill ski race takes place in the Alps, and why rock, not pop, music is the first choice for exercisers
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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Miha Bodytec GmbH: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
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Debit Finance Collections: 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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