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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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2013 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Social responsibility
Can the sector better engage with members by more wholeheartedly embracing CSR? Kate Cracknell reports on the birth of Gymtopia
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training people to be the positive face of the gym can add vibrancy to your club, says énergie's Jim Durie
8. UK news round-up:
Physical activity finally makes it onto the QOF, bidders line up for DLL, and Fitness First outlines a major investment in its estate
16. International news:
Vivafit signs deals for Bahrain and Qatar, while Dutch operator TrainMore opens two new sites
18. People news: News
Operator Les Mills makes three senior appointments to its team
20. IHRSA update: Casting a better light
Clubs need to be proactive in their approach to media opportunities, says Patricia Amend
22. ukactive update: A prescription to get moving
ukactive joins forces with Sport England to put more weight behind its drive to see a fitness professional in every GP surgery
24. Competitive edge:
A Monster Swim with Nessie, and a night ride through Edinburgh
25. Diary dates:
BodyPower and SIBEC UK are two of the events taking place in May
26. Everyone's talking about...: Sweating your assets
With online businesses and out-of-club fitness on the rise, how can facility-based operators respond? We ask our panel of experts
28. Interview: Steve Philpott & David Cowans
After acquiring DC Leisure, housing giant Places for People became a new player in the leisure arena. Julie Cramer talks to both company chiefs
34. New opening: A game of two halves
The founder of The Second Half Centre in London tells Kate Cracknell about her unique approach to successful ageing
38. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
The £24m ON-X Linwood Centre is championing change and placing customer needs first.
40. Social strategy: Measure of success
Operators increasingly need to demonstrate social value. Julie Cramer reports on the progress being made
46. Behaviour change: Change from within
The first in a new behaviour change series looks at the individual as expert
49. Research round-up: Hunger games
Exercise can effectively help to reduce appetite, says new research
51. Retention series: The new member journey
In part one of a new retention series, Guy Griffiths looks at the importance of the new member journey
54. Combat sports: Think out of the box
Combat sports are growing in popularity, but do they belong in the mainstream, asks Kath Hudson
57. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special - Flooring
We feature the latest flooring products and installations
59. Secondhand Kit: Out with the old, in with the 'like new'
Remanufactured gym equipment is helping operators achieve high quality facilities on a budget
62. Sports conditioning: Peak performance
St George's Park not only caters for elite footballers but also the public, with a range of performance packages
65. AVEX 2013: Show preview
The vending event takes place in June
66. sporta series: Local touch
sporta reports on some life-changing community projects from the south-west of England
69. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New launches from Disq Group, Stilum, Precor and Technogym
70. Spa trends: Watch this space
A look at the hottest trends impacting the health club spa industry
73. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
The latest projects from Matrix, Cybex and Dalesauna
83. Lightweights:
Pop-up yoga is a hot new franchise, and bamboo bikes are on-trend
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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
Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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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
Features
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
Features
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
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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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.
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.
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
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Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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

2013 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Social responsibility
Can the sector better engage with members by more wholeheartedly embracing CSR? Kate Cracknell reports on the birth of Gymtopia
6. Letters: Write to reply
Training people to be the positive face of the gym can add vibrancy to your club, says énergie's Jim Durie
8. UK news round-up:
Physical activity finally makes it onto the QOF, bidders line up for DLL, and Fitness First outlines a major investment in its estate
16. International news:
Vivafit signs deals for Bahrain and Qatar, while Dutch operator TrainMore opens two new sites
18. People news: News
Operator Les Mills makes three senior appointments to its team
20. IHRSA update: Casting a better light
Clubs need to be proactive in their approach to media opportunities, says Patricia Amend
22. ukactive update: A prescription to get moving
ukactive joins forces with Sport England to put more weight behind its drive to see a fitness professional in every GP surgery
24. Competitive edge:
A Monster Swim with Nessie, and a night ride through Edinburgh
25. Diary dates:
BodyPower and SIBEC UK are two of the events taking place in May
26. Everyone's talking about...: Sweating your assets
With online businesses and out-of-club fitness on the rise, how can facility-based operators respond? We ask our panel of experts
28. Interview: Steve Philpott & David Cowans
After acquiring DC Leisure, housing giant Places for People became a new player in the leisure arena. Julie Cramer talks to both company chiefs
34. New opening: A game of two halves
The founder of The Second Half Centre in London tells Kate Cracknell about her unique approach to successful ageing
38. Promotional feature: Craftsman Quality Lockers
The £24m ON-X Linwood Centre is championing change and placing customer needs first.
40. Social strategy: Measure of success
Operators increasingly need to demonstrate social value. Julie Cramer reports on the progress being made
46. Behaviour change: Change from within
The first in a new behaviour change series looks at the individual as expert
49. Research round-up: Hunger games
Exercise can effectively help to reduce appetite, says new research
51. Retention series: The new member journey
In part one of a new retention series, Guy Griffiths looks at the importance of the new member journey
54. Combat sports: Think out of the box
Combat sports are growing in popularity, but do they belong in the mainstream, asks Kath Hudson
57. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special - Flooring
We feature the latest flooring products and installations
59. Secondhand Kit: Out with the old, in with the 'like new'
Remanufactured gym equipment is helping operators achieve high quality facilities on a budget
62. Sports conditioning: Peak performance
St George's Park not only caters for elite footballers but also the public, with a range of performance packages
65. AVEX 2013: Show preview
The vending event takes place in June
66. sporta series: Local touch
sporta reports on some life-changing community projects from the south-west of England
69. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New launches from Disq Group, Stilum, Precor and Technogym
70. Spa trends: Watch this space
A look at the hottest trends impacting the health club spa industry
73. Project profiles: Supplier showcase
The latest projects from Matrix, Cybex and Dalesauna
83. Lightweights:
Pop-up yoga is a hot new franchise, and bamboo bikes are on-trend
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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