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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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2010 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: The joy of dance
There are many great synergies between health clubs and dance and the relationships could be developed to the point where dance becomes an element of health club offering.
6. Letters: Write to reply
We need to think differently if we're to be taken seriously on our quest to get the nation active, says Serco Leisure's Andy King
8. News: News round-up
Balfour Beatty appointed main contractor on Plymouth's £46.5m Life Centre, and REPs clarifies its role
16. News: International news
Oasis of the Seas launches, and Aspria opens its first club in Italy
18. News: FIA update
The launch of Let's Dance with Change4Life, and a look at this year's Change4Life roll-out plans
22. News: People news
We talk to the entrepreneur behind New York's I.AM.YOU. yoga studio
24. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FORUMCLUB, IHRSA, SPATEC and FIBO
26. News: Competitive edge
Details of charity challenges to focus the training efforts of your members
28. Everyone's talking about: Tackling dementia
Should the health and fitness industry be playing a bigger role in the management of Alzheimer's?
30. Interview: David Brame
The MD of Bladerunner on creating tailor-made solutions, and the need to deliver on your promises
34. Kids' fitness: Catching them young
A US initiative has shown that fitter kids perform better academically and suffer fewer behavioural problems. Now the scheme’s heading to the UK
38. Research round-up: Reality gap
Parents are failing to realise how inactive their kids really are, says a new survey
39. Kids' fitness: Fitness outcomes
How can the fitness industry work more closely with government to ensure effective monitoring of kids' physical activity initiatives? We report
44. Email research: Virtual reality
A summary of the results from the inaugural email-Focus survey into email enquiry handling
46. Q and A: Dave Wright
The new FIA board representative for independent operators talks about what more needs to be done to support the independent sector
49. Vibration training: Good vibrations
Advice for the effective integration of vibration training at your club
53. CV round-up: Usage instructions
We ask manufacturers to give the low-down on the use and application of their favourite piece of CV kit
58. CRM series: Social dialogue
Should operators be looking at more closely integrating social networking into their club management systems?
63. Political forecasts: Year of change
With a general election looming, Politics International looks at the possible impact of political change on the active leisure sector
66. Health club spa: Spa news
Johnson Health Tech launches Inner Balance, a new wellbeing division
68. Health club spa: Creating an experience...
Top tips for clubs wanting to create an all-embracing spa experience
70. Health club spa: ... and driving retail
And advice from the experts on how to maximise retail revenue off the back of this experience
73. Show preview: Professional Beauty London
Details of masterclasses and events at this beauty trade show
74. Health club spa: Spa appeal
Awareness and relevance are still issues that must be tackled if we're to maximise the potential of our spas, says Mintel
76. New opening: Wembley wellness
We pay a visit to the new staff gym at Wembley – the first ever at the world-famous stadium
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Catalogues
A look at the latest catalogues from Proactive, Precor and Pulse.
83. Lightweights: Snail secretions in skincare
Disney-themed spa for kids, and the latest beauty product ingredient: snail secretions!
1 - 40 of 130
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Features
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We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
Features
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
Talking point
Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission, thanks to changes in legislation. What impact will this have on the industry? Kath Hudson reports
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
People
If I look forward five years, I’d want us to be somewhere around the 1,000-site mark – the ‘premier league’ benchmark
People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: The joy of dance
There are many great synergies between health clubs and dance and the relationships could be developed to the point where dance becomes an element of health club offering.
6. Letters: Write to reply
We need to think differently if we're to be taken seriously on our quest to get the nation active, says Serco Leisure's Andy King
8. News: News round-up
Balfour Beatty appointed main contractor on Plymouth's £46.5m Life Centre, and REPs clarifies its role
16. News: International news
Oasis of the Seas launches, and Aspria opens its first club in Italy
18. News: FIA update
The launch of Let's Dance with Change4Life, and a look at this year's Change4Life roll-out plans
22. News: People news
We talk to the entrepreneur behind New York's I.AM.YOU. yoga studio
24. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get ready for FORUMCLUB, IHRSA, SPATEC and FIBO
26. News: Competitive edge
Details of charity challenges to focus the training efforts of your members
28. Everyone's talking about: Tackling dementia
Should the health and fitness industry be playing a bigger role in the management of Alzheimer's?
30. Interview: David Brame
The MD of Bladerunner on creating tailor-made solutions, and the need to deliver on your promises
34. Kids' fitness: Catching them young
A US initiative has shown that fitter kids perform better academically and suffer fewer behavioural problems. Now the scheme’s heading to the UK
38. Research round-up: Reality gap
Parents are failing to realise how inactive their kids really are, says a new survey
39. Kids' fitness: Fitness outcomes
How can the fitness industry work more closely with government to ensure effective monitoring of kids' physical activity initiatives? We report
44. Email research: Virtual reality
A summary of the results from the inaugural email-Focus survey into email enquiry handling
46. Q and A: Dave Wright
The new FIA board representative for independent operators talks about what more needs to be done to support the independent sector
49. Vibration training: Good vibrations
Advice for the effective integration of vibration training at your club
53. CV round-up: Usage instructions
We ask manufacturers to give the low-down on the use and application of their favourite piece of CV kit
58. CRM series: Social dialogue
Should operators be looking at more closely integrating social networking into their club management systems?
63. Political forecasts: Year of change
With a general election looming, Politics International looks at the possible impact of political change on the active leisure sector
66. Health club spa: Spa news
Johnson Health Tech launches Inner Balance, a new wellbeing division
68. Health club spa: Creating an experience...
Top tips for clubs wanting to create an all-embracing spa experience
70. Health club spa: ... and driving retail
And advice from the experts on how to maximise retail revenue off the back of this experience
73. Show preview: Professional Beauty London
Details of masterclasses and events at this beauty trade show
74. Health club spa: Spa appeal
Awareness and relevance are still issues that must be tackled if we're to maximise the potential of our spas, says Mintel
76. New opening: Wembley wellness
We pay a visit to the new staff gym at Wembley – the first ever at the world-famous stadium
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Catalogues
A look at the latest catalogues from Proactive, Precor and Pulse.
83. Lightweights: Snail secretions in skincare
Disney-themed spa for kids, and the latest beauty product ingredient: snail secretions!
1 - 40 of 130
Opinion
promotion
Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit offering invaluable insight from over 40 leading industry speakers
Join the second Annual Fitness & Active Brands Summit and walk away with the expertise you need to transform your business model and maximise the US$59.23bn virtual fitness market opportunity.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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