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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 6
3. Editor's letter: Robust response
Researchers calculated the market value of the UK's private and public health clubs to arrive at a 2009 total of £3.77bn – a 3 per cent increase on the previous 12 months
8. Letters: Write to reply
Staff fitness levels aren’t the problem, says Graham McPherson, GM of Bannatyne’s in Ayr. What alienates members is their lack of customer care skills
10. News: News round-up
The £20m Mountbatten Centre opens and a new fast-track apprenticeship scheme is launched to help fill industry skill gaps
16. News: International news
Volcano Health Club opens in Prague and the first luxury World Class site opens in Russia
18. News: FIA update
MoreActive4Life launches this month, and Steven Ward looks at the progress of EHFA to date
22. News: REPS update
The Register aims to extend its reach in Scotland
24. News: People news
Barry Aspinall leaves DW Sports and Fitness, Carole Bailey joins Matrix, and Johnson Health Tech UK appoints an interim MD
26. Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead for the FIA Golf Day in August and LIW in September
28. Everyone's talking about: Fitness benefits
Are operators missing an opportunity by focusing on physical appearance rather than the broader health benefits of fitness?
30. Interview: Richard Millman
The new CEO of Leisure Connection talks about his first impressions of the industry
34. Sports drinks: Drink up
Sports scientist Nick Morgan looks at the latest research in the fi eld of sports drinks. Plus a round-up of sports drink launches
38. Research round-up: Don't stop me now
New research shows that, if you’ve had a heart attack, you must keep exercising to maintain the benefits
39. New opening: Young at heart
Caroline Wilkinson visits the first standalone SHOKK énergie kids’ gym
42. Disability fitness: Buying into inclusion
An assessment of how far the industry has already come in the provision of inclusive fitness, and a look at what more can be done
46. Working with PCTs: Activity partners
Lisa Taylor gives her advice to leisure operators wanting to work more closely with their local PCT
50. Procurement and funding: Full steam ahead
The economy may be fragile, but funding is still available – especially for public sector projects
53. CRM series: Making the switch
Sean James looks at how, and why, full service operators might consider switching to a budget model
57. Membership cancellations: Comings and goings
How should clubs deal with membership cancellations, and should they be more lenient in these tough times?
60. Buy and sell: Core training
Crunches with the Abdofit, incorporating the XCO Trainer, and Balanced Body’s EXO chair
62. Industry research: Bucking the trend
The results of the FIA State of the Industry report, plus analysis
64. Supplier profile: Jonathan Williams, Shokk
The CEO of youth specialist SHOKK talks about addressing youth on their terms, franchising and global expansion plans
68. Online learning: Home delivery
With all the innovations in online learning, will this channel ultimately replace classroom training?
72. Fibo preview: Show and tell
A round-up of some of the new products launched at FIBO in April
76. Fitness-kit.net special: Vending
New vending options, including healthy foods and cash-free payment
83. Lightweights
Cellulite-busting underwear, shopping as a workout, and an alarm clock that gives you an early workout
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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
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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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
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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
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Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 6
3. Editor's letter: Robust response
Researchers calculated the market value of the UK's private and public health clubs to arrive at a 2009 total of £3.77bn – a 3 per cent increase on the previous 12 months
8. Letters: Write to reply
Staff fitness levels aren’t the problem, says Graham McPherson, GM of Bannatyne’s in Ayr. What alienates members is their lack of customer care skills
10. News: News round-up
The £20m Mountbatten Centre opens and a new fast-track apprenticeship scheme is launched to help fill industry skill gaps
16. News: International news
Volcano Health Club opens in Prague and the first luxury World Class site opens in Russia
18. News: FIA update
MoreActive4Life launches this month, and Steven Ward looks at the progress of EHFA to date
22. News: REPS update
The Register aims to extend its reach in Scotland
24. News: People news
Barry Aspinall leaves DW Sports and Fitness, Carole Bailey joins Matrix, and Johnson Health Tech UK appoints an interim MD
26. Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead for the FIA Golf Day in August and LIW in September
28. Everyone's talking about: Fitness benefits
Are operators missing an opportunity by focusing on physical appearance rather than the broader health benefits of fitness?
30. Interview: Richard Millman
The new CEO of Leisure Connection talks about his first impressions of the industry
34. Sports drinks: Drink up
Sports scientist Nick Morgan looks at the latest research in the fi eld of sports drinks. Plus a round-up of sports drink launches
38. Research round-up: Don't stop me now
New research shows that, if you’ve had a heart attack, you must keep exercising to maintain the benefits
39. New opening: Young at heart
Caroline Wilkinson visits the first standalone SHOKK énergie kids’ gym
42. Disability fitness: Buying into inclusion
An assessment of how far the industry has already come in the provision of inclusive fitness, and a look at what more can be done
46. Working with PCTs: Activity partners
Lisa Taylor gives her advice to leisure operators wanting to work more closely with their local PCT
50. Procurement and funding: Full steam ahead
The economy may be fragile, but funding is still available – especially for public sector projects
53. CRM series: Making the switch
Sean James looks at how, and why, full service operators might consider switching to a budget model
57. Membership cancellations: Comings and goings
How should clubs deal with membership cancellations, and should they be more lenient in these tough times?
60. Buy and sell: Core training
Crunches with the Abdofit, incorporating the XCO Trainer, and Balanced Body’s EXO chair
62. Industry research: Bucking the trend
The results of the FIA State of the Industry report, plus analysis
64. Supplier profile: Jonathan Williams, Shokk
The CEO of youth specialist SHOKK talks about addressing youth on their terms, franchising and global expansion plans
68. Online learning: Home delivery
With all the innovations in online learning, will this channel ultimately replace classroom training?
72. Fibo preview: Show and tell
A round-up of some of the new products launched at FIBO in April
76. Fitness-kit.net special: Vending
New vending options, including healthy foods and cash-free payment
83. Lightweights
Cellulite-busting underwear, shopping as a workout, and an alarm clock that gives you an early workout
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Management software
GymSales: Management software
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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