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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Yes you can
Primary Care Trusts spend an average of £5m each year at local level treating illness caused by inactivity and it's estimated that 9,000 premature deaths each year are caused by obesity
6. Letters: Write to reply
The industry needs a radical change in its approach to working with older people, says Norman Smith of HUR UK
8. News: News round-up
£31m Hillingdon Centre opens, DLL starts work on £11m Exeter club, plus the latest independent operator, supplier and training news
14. News: International news
FITLane to open fourth club, and the Ben Dunne Group introduces a new 'high value' health club concept
16. News: FIA update
An in-depth look at the TwentyTen Commission, plus feedback from last month's Let's Dance with Change4Life weekend
20. News: People news
YMCAfit appoints a new executive director, plus we talk to the UK's first blind fitness instructor
22. News: Competitive edge
Charity events including the Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon and the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
23. Leisure diary: Diary dates
SIBEC UK takes place next month
24. Everyone's talking about: The grey market
What's the key to tapping into the older people's fitness market?
26. Interview: Niki Keene
Curves' international wellness director talks to Kate Cracknell about teaching the fitness and healthcare sectors to speak the same language
30. Industry research: The fitness future
Research by Mintel and Les Mills signals a transformation of the fitness industry as we know it. We report
35. Group exercise: Money makers
We ask the experts for their suggestions on using group exercise to drive secondary revenue
38. New opening: Village life
Rhianon Howells pays a visit to the new Richmond Village Letcombe Regis retirement home, where a gym and spa facilities are central to enhancing people's physical and mental health
42. Exercise and ageing: Gym'll fix it
With better health in later years now seen as a key priority for the government, we look at the role of the health and fitness industry in driving this agenda
46. Dance: The strictly effect
The success of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing has led to a boom in dance-based exercise. Kate Cracknell reports
52. Retention software: Result!
What results can operators expect from installing retention software? Our panel of operators give their verdict on the systems used in their facilities and offer suggestions for future product enhancements
57. Fitness franchising: A franchise for everyone
Julie Fisher takes a look at what's new in the fitness franchise market
62. Research round-up: Market value
An Australian study has assessed a range of interventions to determine the most effective way to promote exercise among adults, in terms of health benefits and financial cost
64. Nutrional products: Business booster
Kath Hudson talks to operators who've bolstered their business throughout the recession by driving secondary revenue from sales of nutritional products
66. Fitness-kit special: Drinks
Drinks to complement your members' fitness efforts, including Lucozade Lite, Ultrabody's Daily Wellness Range and Red Bull Shots
68. Show preview: Bodypower expo
Next month's BodyPower Expo focuses on disciplines such as bodybuilding and martial arts
70. Show preview: Fibo
The 25th annual FIBO event takes place this month in Essen, Germany, with more than 530 exhibitors expected from 38 countries
75. Lightweights: Bragging power times four
Taking photos of every meal can help people lose weight, while Piloxing a combination of pilates and boxing is guaranteed to wow your members
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Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed ...
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Persistent and rising levels of lifestyle disease across the world have exacerbated the effects of ...
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In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from ...
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Features
Sponsored briefing
Excite Live has revolutionised training, thanks to the Technogym Live platform, which uses AI and immersive content to give training an advanced level of personalisation
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Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
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feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
Features
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
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
We have a period of lead generation before we allow anyone to join. We build the excitement up to a specific launch time and date, much like the ticketing model for concerts
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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

Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Yes you can
Primary Care Trusts spend an average of £5m each year at local level treating illness caused by inactivity and it's estimated that 9,000 premature deaths each year are caused by obesity
6. Letters: Write to reply
The industry needs a radical change in its approach to working with older people, says Norman Smith of HUR UK
8. News: News round-up
£31m Hillingdon Centre opens, DLL starts work on £11m Exeter club, plus the latest independent operator, supplier and training news
14. News: International news
FITLane to open fourth club, and the Ben Dunne Group introduces a new 'high value' health club concept
16. News: FIA update
An in-depth look at the TwentyTen Commission, plus feedback from last month's Let's Dance with Change4Life weekend
20. News: People news
YMCAfit appoints a new executive director, plus we talk to the UK's first blind fitness instructor
22. News: Competitive edge
Charity events including the Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon and the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
23. Leisure diary: Diary dates
SIBEC UK takes place next month
24. Everyone's talking about: The grey market
What's the key to tapping into the older people's fitness market?
26. Interview: Niki Keene
Curves' international wellness director talks to Kate Cracknell about teaching the fitness and healthcare sectors to speak the same language
30. Industry research: The fitness future
Research by Mintel and Les Mills signals a transformation of the fitness industry as we know it. We report
35. Group exercise: Money makers
We ask the experts for their suggestions on using group exercise to drive secondary revenue
38. New opening: Village life
Rhianon Howells pays a visit to the new Richmond Village Letcombe Regis retirement home, where a gym and spa facilities are central to enhancing people's physical and mental health
42. Exercise and ageing: Gym'll fix it
With better health in later years now seen as a key priority for the government, we look at the role of the health and fitness industry in driving this agenda
46. Dance: The strictly effect
The success of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing has led to a boom in dance-based exercise. Kate Cracknell reports
52. Retention software: Result!
What results can operators expect from installing retention software? Our panel of operators give their verdict on the systems used in their facilities and offer suggestions for future product enhancements
57. Fitness franchising: A franchise for everyone
Julie Fisher takes a look at what's new in the fitness franchise market
62. Research round-up: Market value
An Australian study has assessed a range of interventions to determine the most effective way to promote exercise among adults, in terms of health benefits and financial cost
64. Nutrional products: Business booster
Kath Hudson talks to operators who've bolstered their business throughout the recession by driving secondary revenue from sales of nutritional products
66. Fitness-kit special: Drinks
Drinks to complement your members' fitness efforts, including Lucozade Lite, Ultrabody's Daily Wellness Range and Red Bull Shots
68. Show preview: Bodypower expo
Next month's BodyPower Expo focuses on disciplines such as bodybuilding and martial arts
70. Show preview: Fibo
The 25th annual FIBO event takes place this month in Essen, Germany, with more than 530 exhibitors expected from 38 countries
75. Lightweights: Bragging power times four
Taking photos of every meal can help people lose weight, while Piloxing a combination of pilates and boxing is guaranteed to wow your members
1 - 40 of 129
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EMD UK
EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. Funded by Sport England, EMD ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
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
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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
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