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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 7
5. Editor's letter : Embracing your 'tribes'
Health and fitness operators must recognise and embrace the diverse 'tribes' that exist among their member base, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Having dedicated staff is key for new member journeys, says Jack Bishop of Synergy Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Budget club chains announce investment plans, DLL to launch Orangetheory concept in the UK, and partnership for BMF and PTI
18. International news:
Yoga with a view at the world's tallest building in Dubai, and Pure Yoga opens flagship in Hong Kong
20. People news:
John Gamble joins Star Trac, and Sean Holt steps down from CIMSPA
22. IHRSA update: News
Key findings from IHRSA's quarterly Trend Report into health club consumer behaviour, and 'futurologist' Magnus Lindkvist to present the IHRSA Europe keynote
26. ukactive update: Activity advice
NICE guidelines and the ukactive Research Institute point towards new opportunities for the sector
29. Diary dates:
This month sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards, and the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles
30. Everyone's talking about...: Putting up prices
Are you charging the correct price for your club? How do you know when is the right time to put prices up, and how much should they increase by? We ask our panel
32. Interview: David Patchell-Evans
The founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about putting an ethos of caring at the heart of his Canadian club empire
38. Barefoot running: Back to nature
Barefoot running is supposed to be the natural way, so can it work from a prehab point of view or does it present a new set of problems?
42. Retention series: Keeping in touch
Ignore absent members at your peril, and use your ex-member database as a feedback resource and prospect list, says Guy Griffiths
46. Ageing research: Entering the telo-age
Jay Williams examines the science behind telomeres – indicators for cellular ageing – and what it could mean for spas and health clubs
54. Behaviour change: Wellbeing coaching
In the second of his two-part series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss examines the powerful potential of wellbeing coaching
58. sporta series: Reaching out
As part of our continuing series reporting on sporta's unsung heroes around the country, we head north to Scotland to see how four leisure trusts are positively changing lives
62. Research round-up: Harder work
Women with type 2 diabetes have to work harder than men to get the same results in certain exercises, new research suggests
64. Member payments: Money matters
What's the future of member payments? Technology is moving fast, but is it helping operators to make more money? Kath Hudson asks the experts
73. Funding: Future-proofed funding
Neena Dhillon takes a look at three new leisure facilities in the UK that demonstrate how creative thinking can help to deliver value in these times of reduced government spending
79. Supplier showcase:
We report on a selection of recent health and fitness installations from leading companies Precor, Xn Leisure and Technogym
84. SIBEC review: Talking points
Katie Lewis summarises key points raised at the Question Time industry debate at SIBEC UK in May
86. Resistance equipment: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest resistance products for fitness clubs, including the new BILT range being distributed by Concept Fitness
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With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
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Professional services
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Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 7
5. Editor's letter : Embracing your 'tribes'
Health and fitness operators must recognise and embrace the diverse 'tribes' that exist among their member base, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Having dedicated staff is key for new member journeys, says Jack Bishop of Synergy Health and Fitness
10. News round-up:
Budget club chains announce investment plans, DLL to launch Orangetheory concept in the UK, and partnership for BMF and PTI
18. International news:
Yoga with a view at the world's tallest building in Dubai, and Pure Yoga opens flagship in Hong Kong
20. People news:
John Gamble joins Star Trac, and Sean Holt steps down from CIMSPA
22. IHRSA update: News
Key findings from IHRSA's quarterly Trend Report into health club consumer behaviour, and 'futurologist' Magnus Lindkvist to present the IHRSA Europe keynote
26. ukactive update: Activity advice
NICE guidelines and the ukactive Research Institute point towards new opportunities for the sector
29. Diary dates:
This month sees ukactive's FLAME event, including its annual awards, and the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles
30. Everyone's talking about...: Putting up prices
Are you charging the correct price for your club? How do you know when is the right time to put prices up, and how much should they increase by? We ask our panel
32. Interview: David Patchell-Evans
The founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about putting an ethos of caring at the heart of his Canadian club empire
38. Barefoot running: Back to nature
Barefoot running is supposed to be the natural way, so can it work from a prehab point of view or does it present a new set of problems?
42. Retention series: Keeping in touch
Ignore absent members at your peril, and use your ex-member database as a feedback resource and prospect list, says Guy Griffiths
46. Ageing research: Entering the telo-age
Jay Williams examines the science behind telomeres – indicators for cellular ageing – and what it could mean for spas and health clubs
54. Behaviour change: Wellbeing coaching
In the second of his two-part series on behaviour change, Dr Tim Anstiss examines the powerful potential of wellbeing coaching
58. sporta series: Reaching out
As part of our continuing series reporting on sporta's unsung heroes around the country, we head north to Scotland to see how four leisure trusts are positively changing lives
62. Research round-up: Harder work
Women with type 2 diabetes have to work harder than men to get the same results in certain exercises, new research suggests
64. Member payments: Money matters
What's the future of member payments? Technology is moving fast, but is it helping operators to make more money? Kath Hudson asks the experts
73. Funding: Future-proofed funding
Neena Dhillon takes a look at three new leisure facilities in the UK that demonstrate how creative thinking can help to deliver value in these times of reduced government spending
79. Supplier showcase:
We report on a selection of recent health and fitness installations from leading companies Precor, Xn Leisure and Technogym
84. SIBEC review: Talking points
Katie Lewis summarises key points raised at the Question Time industry debate at SIBEC UK in May
86. Resistance equipment: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of the latest resistance products for fitness clubs, including the new BILT range being distributed by Concept Fitness
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: Trade in, trade up with Power Plate
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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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