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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 8
5. Editor's letter: Beyond the 12 per cent barrier
Even before we look to new audiences, there's so much more we can do to attract people who have already bought into exercise, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Barefoot or shod, people run best when they're comfortable, says Ben Hudson of Taylor & Francis Group
10. News round-up:
easyGym opens on Oxford Street, Xercise4 Less teams up with Tesco, and FLAME winners are announced
18. International news:
A new independent health club opens in Abuja, Nigeria, and FITLANE announces eighth location
20. People news:
The Gym Group grows its property team as part of expansion plans
22. IHRSA update: News
Kristen Walsh presents The IHRSA Global 25 annual listing of the world's top health clubs, and there's a look ahead to this year's European Congress in Madrid, Spain
26. ukactive update: Budget Cuts
ukactive CEO David Stalker reports on how the latest round of spending cuts are likely to affect the physical activity sector
29. Diary dates:
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is taking place in Los Angeles, California, this month
30. Everyone's talking about...:: Beyond 12 per cent
The 12 per cent market penetration figure gets bandied about, but how accurate is it? What figure could the sector reach and what does it have to do to achieve this?
32. Interview – John Penny:
The MD of Reebok Sports Club London talks Kate Cracknell through the major redevelopment project that's seen a “total transformation” of the offering
38. Nutrition: Running on juice
Whether you're looking for weight loss, detox or disease prevention, juicing claims to have the answers. Kate Cracknell reports
45. Indoor cycling: Pedal power
As indoor cycling booms, Levze Kerey asks the experts for tips on how to capitalise on this trend
50. Research round-up: Estrogen booster
A new study has highlighted one of the reasons why exercise is effective in helping to prevent breast cancer
52. Behaviour change: It's a goal!
Setting goals with members based on an understanding of their underlying motivations – their superordinate goals – is a vital to ensuring adherence, says Dr Paul Bedford
56. Pilates: Pilates predictions
What are the most exciting innovations in the world of pilates at the moment? Kath Hudson asks the experts for their thoughts on current and future trends
60. Exercise management: Tapping into apps
Kath Hudson takes a look at the growing technological options available for tracking members' physical activity both in and out of the health club environment
64. Sunbeds: The sunshine vitamin
Sunbeds: friend or foe? Our panel of experts outlines the current health arguments for and against their use
68. Health club spa: Embracing spa
Today's multi-faceted spas have important lessons to teach health clubs about the customer experience, says Liz Holmes
72. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects from CYBEX, Pavigym and Life Fitness
78. Nutrition: fitness-kit.net special
Nutritional products
84. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
Full details of the just-released 2013 Members' Choice Health Club Awards shortlist
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Physical fitness has been associated with better brain structure and brain functioning in adults. The ...
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The UK fitness industry should make a concerted effort to highlight the importance of strength ...
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Saudi Arabia-based Leejam Sports Company has appointed former Bannatyne Group chief executive Justin Musgrove as ...
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Disability organisation Purple has claimed that health club operators and gyms are losing "millions of ...
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New Barnet Leisure Centre in North London has become the second new facility to open ...
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Four Seasons has teamed up with fitness expert and Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor Harley ...
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Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, has purchased The Bar Method – ...
Features
Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Features
fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
Features
feature
New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
Features
Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
Features
feature
Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
Features
Cycling
Why does indoor cycling attract so many loyal followers? Abi Harris ask industry innovators how much is down to the instructor and what part the kit has to play
Features
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 8
5. Editor's letter: Beyond the 12 per cent barrier
Even before we look to new audiences, there's so much more we can do to attract people who have already bought into exercise, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Barefoot or shod, people run best when they're comfortable, says Ben Hudson of Taylor & Francis Group
10. News round-up:
easyGym opens on Oxford Street, Xercise4 Less teams up with Tesco, and FLAME winners are announced
18. International news:
A new independent health club opens in Abuja, Nigeria, and FITLANE announces eighth location
20. People news:
The Gym Group grows its property team as part of expansion plans
22. IHRSA update: News
Kristen Walsh presents The IHRSA Global 25 annual listing of the world's top health clubs, and there's a look ahead to this year's European Congress in Madrid, Spain
26. ukactive update: Budget Cuts
ukactive CEO David Stalker reports on how the latest round of spending cuts are likely to affect the physical activity sector
29. Diary dates:
The IDEA World Fitness Convention is taking place in Los Angeles, California, this month
30. Everyone's talking about...:: Beyond 12 per cent
The 12 per cent market penetration figure gets bandied about, but how accurate is it? What figure could the sector reach and what does it have to do to achieve this?
32. Interview – John Penny:
The MD of Reebok Sports Club London talks Kate Cracknell through the major redevelopment project that's seen a “total transformation” of the offering
38. Nutrition: Running on juice
Whether you're looking for weight loss, detox or disease prevention, juicing claims to have the answers. Kate Cracknell reports
45. Indoor cycling: Pedal power
As indoor cycling booms, Levze Kerey asks the experts for tips on how to capitalise on this trend
50. Research round-up: Estrogen booster
A new study has highlighted one of the reasons why exercise is effective in helping to prevent breast cancer
52. Behaviour change: It's a goal!
Setting goals with members based on an understanding of their underlying motivations – their superordinate goals – is a vital to ensuring adherence, says Dr Paul Bedford
56. Pilates: Pilates predictions
What are the most exciting innovations in the world of pilates at the moment? Kath Hudson asks the experts for their thoughts on current and future trends
60. Exercise management: Tapping into apps
Kath Hudson takes a look at the growing technological options available for tracking members' physical activity both in and out of the health club environment
64. Sunbeds: The sunshine vitamin
Sunbeds: friend or foe? Our panel of experts outlines the current health arguments for and against their use
68. Health club spa: Embracing spa
Today's multi-faceted spas have important lessons to teach health clubs about the customer experience, says Liz Holmes
72. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects from CYBEX, Pavigym and Life Fitness
78. Nutrition: fitness-kit.net special
Nutritional products
84. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
Full details of the just-released 2013 Members' Choice Health Club Awards shortlist
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment
Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Join FitNation - the new fitness congress about innovation
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam on 4 October.
Company profiles
Company profile: Rephouse Europa Ltd
Rephouse is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fitness flooring systems. With its state-of-the-art production technology ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness equipment
Stages Cycling: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
23-26 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Miami, United States
Diary dates
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