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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 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
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IHRSA Update
Domestic awareness of fitness has been significantly improved, especially in the past five years, and the fitness culture has become a symbol of a modern lifestyle in China
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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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Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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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
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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
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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
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People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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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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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
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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 11
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
3. Editor’s letter: Being Socially useful
Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
8. People:
We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
14. Letters: Write to reply
The key to tackling inactivity in kids is to find solutions that are fun and scalable, says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts
17. Promotional feature: Gantner
Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
18. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
28. International news:
Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
30. People news:
Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
32. Promotional feature: Les Mills
90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
34. ukactive update: Party Conferences
CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
35. Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
36. IHRSA update: IHRSA news
Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
38. Diary dates:
SIBEC Europe takes place in Madeira in November
40. 2015 predictions: Ask the experts
As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
42. Interview - Dr John Morgan:
Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
Health Club Management 2014 issue 11
On the cover:
Dr John Morgan The GP who sings the praises of exercise
48. Tech series: Hi-tech future
What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
52. Promotional feature: Gerflor
An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
54. Retention series: Interaction = progress = retention
Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
60. Wearable technology: Wearing it well
We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
64. Gymtopia series: Never say no
Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
66. Research round-up: Fasting find
A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
68. Show review: LIW 2014
Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
74. Health Club Awards: The winners
Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK
76. Management series: Show me the money
Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
82. Service & maintenance: Keep on running
Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
86. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
89. Supplier showcase:
We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
98. Lightweights:
Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
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
Harlands Group testimonial
Harlands Group
Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'The Hampton Health & Fitness Club'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Stages Indoor Cycling
Stages Indoor Cycling is a product and technology company that is 100% focused on creating ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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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