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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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2009 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
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Features
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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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
Body scanning
Will the body image debate define the future of fit-tech? Becca Douglas looks at the evidence
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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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
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
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People
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
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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: 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.
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.
Opinion
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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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
GymSales: Management software
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

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
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.
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.
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
TRX MAPS
TRX Training
TRX MAPS completes body movement assessments in just 30 seconds to help trainers develop personalized fitness plans and goals for members. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Vital Tech
Vital Dome is the company’s patented and proprietary technology. Vital Tech has full control over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Management software
GymSales: Management software
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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