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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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2014 issue 2
5. Editor's letter: Physical inactivity kills
Does the sector need to cement its intent to combat physical inactivity with a bold ‘physical inactivity kills' message, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
If we categorise obesity as a disease, is that not just another wrong message we send out to the nation, asks fitness coach Vera Duman
11. Advertisement promotion: Gladstone promotion
Learning with Learn2
12. News round-up:
Fitness First unveils its rebrand and announces a £270m investment. Virgin Active's £100m investment will prepare the way for flotation. And JD Sports enters the gym market with the launch of JD Gyms
20. International news:
Turkish low-cost operator MACFit continues its roll-out, Vivafit opens its first club in the Middle East, and Donna's opens sixth ladies-only club
22. People news:
Former FIA CEO Andrée Deane returns as head of YMCAfit after a four-year break from the industry
24. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2014
Kristen Walsh previews next month's 33rd IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
CEO of ukactive David Stalker discusses the parliamentary group set up to examine physical inactivity
30. Diary dates:
Professional Beauty London takes place in February, and the ECA World Fitness Conference in March
32. Everyone's talking about...: The medical message
Is 'exercise is medicine' an appealing message for the public, or is it too geared towards doctors?
34. Interview – Kevin Fenton:
The new director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England talks to Steven Ward about his mission to tackle the ‘wicked problem' of physical inactivity
40. New opening: An active education
A free school in Luton is the first in the UK to be set up by a leisure trust. Rhianon Howells finds out about its healthy approach
44. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part five of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities – Fixed price contracts
46. Spa experiences: Men's wellness
Luxury health club spas are increasingly offering wellness services just for men. Kate Corney examines this growing trend
50. Health & wellbeing: Wellness trends
Camilla Parke of The Futures Company outlines some of the trends that will influence the health and wellness sector this year
54. Gymtopia series: Click to join, click to give
In the second part of our new series, Ray Algar takes a look at a charitable fundraising venture being run by The Gym Group in the UK
57. Tech series: People management
Whether it's payroll support, scheduling or task allocation, Sean James says today's CRM systems can play a key role in staff management
62. Retention series: Creating a community
In the latest part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford looks at the importance of clubs maintaining a link with their members
66. Group exercise: All together now – fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the realm of group exercise programming for health and fitness clubs
68. Research round-up: Flavour behaviour
Being obese can alter the tastebuds – especially when it comes to sweet foods – and could be a possible cause of over-eating, says new research
70. Pilates: Revenue driver
Kath Hudson looks at how clubs are turning pilates into a successful secondary revenue stream
74. CV equipment: People power
Can human energy expended on CV equipment realistically be converted into electricity to run your club?
78. Professional Beauty London: Show preview
What's in store at the UK's largest trade beauty event taking place at ExCeL, London, this month?
85. Lightweights:
Intelligent fitness bras and socks that give you running advice
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Features
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
Features
IHRSA Update
The global health and fitness markets reached an all-time high in terms of memberships in 2018. IHRSA’s Melissa Rodriguez highlights the topline numbers for HCM
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
feature
EMS training is having a major impact on the studio and gym market and being used by athletes, celebrities and also for rehabilitation. We talk to a select group of studio owners to hear how they’re maximising the versatility of this type of training
Features
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
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
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
Features
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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
Job search
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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: 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
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
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
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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

2014 issue 2
5. Editor's letter: Physical inactivity kills
Does the sector need to cement its intent to combat physical inactivity with a bold ‘physical inactivity kills' message, asks Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
If we categorise obesity as a disease, is that not just another wrong message we send out to the nation, asks fitness coach Vera Duman
11. Advertisement promotion: Gladstone promotion
Learning with Learn2
12. News round-up:
Fitness First unveils its rebrand and announces a £270m investment. Virgin Active's £100m investment will prepare the way for flotation. And JD Sports enters the gym market with the launch of JD Gyms
20. International news:
Turkish low-cost operator MACFit continues its roll-out, Vivafit opens its first club in the Middle East, and Donna's opens sixth ladies-only club
22. People news:
Former FIA CEO Andrée Deane returns as head of YMCAfit after a four-year break from the industry
24. IHRSA update: IHRSA 2014
Kristen Walsh previews next month's 33rd IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show
28. ukactive update: Turning the tide of inactivity
CEO of ukactive David Stalker discusses the parliamentary group set up to examine physical inactivity
30. Diary dates:
Professional Beauty London takes place in February, and the ECA World Fitness Conference in March
32. Everyone's talking about...: The medical message
Is 'exercise is medicine' an appealing message for the public, or is it too geared towards doctors?
34. Interview – Kevin Fenton:
The new director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England talks to Steven Ward about his mission to tackle the ‘wicked problem' of physical inactivity
40. New opening: An active education
A free school in Luton is the first in the UK to be set up by a leisure trust. Rhianon Howells finds out about its healthy approach
44. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part five of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities – Fixed price contracts
46. Spa experiences: Men's wellness
Luxury health club spas are increasingly offering wellness services just for men. Kate Corney examines this growing trend
50. Health & wellbeing: Wellness trends
Camilla Parke of The Futures Company outlines some of the trends that will influence the health and wellness sector this year
54. Gymtopia series: Click to join, click to give
In the second part of our new series, Ray Algar takes a look at a charitable fundraising venture being run by The Gym Group in the UK
57. Tech series: People management
Whether it's payroll support, scheduling or task allocation, Sean James says today's CRM systems can play a key role in staff management
62. Retention series: Creating a community
In the latest part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford looks at the importance of clubs maintaining a link with their members
66. Group exercise: All together now – fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the realm of group exercise programming for health and fitness clubs
68. Research round-up: Flavour behaviour
Being obese can alter the tastebuds – especially when it comes to sweet foods – and could be a possible cause of over-eating, says new research
70. Pilates: Revenue driver
Kath Hudson looks at how clubs are turning pilates into a successful secondary revenue stream
74. CV equipment: People power
Can human energy expended on CV equipment realistically be converted into electricity to run your club?
78. Professional Beauty London: Show preview
What's in store at the UK's largest trade beauty event taking place at ExCeL, London, this month?
85. Lightweights:
Intelligent fitness bras and socks that give you running advice
1 - 40 of 118
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: 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
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
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
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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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