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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 7
3. Editor's letter: Making connections
If staff can be trained in how to pick up on differences in others, as well as making changes to their own behaviour, they will be able to make a significant impact on retention levels.
6. Letters: Write to reply
The FIA on promoting VAT exemption for fitness facilities, and a look at why clubs and leisure centres might be losing their sense of fun
10. News: News round-up
Anytime Fitness announces UK plans, Harlow Leisurezone opens and Pure Gym plans expansion
16. News: International news
DiR expands into yoga, SHOKK opens its first site in Qatar, the Australian music usage verdict is announced, and a re-opening for Tel Aviv University's refurbished gym
18. News: FIA update
The FIA's CMO looks back on his first year in the post, and the FIA announces discounted VPL licence
22. News: People news
DC Leisure appoints group health and wellbeing manager, and Pure Gym names new group ops manager
25. News: Competitive edge
Events include the Great Scottish Run, Maggie's Night Hike and a Men's Health competition
27. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming dates for the diary include the FIA's FLAME Conference, the World Leisure Congress and Leisure Industry Week
28. Everyone's talking about: Is fitness still fun?
Has the more serious, healthcare focused element of the fitness sector's offering taken the fun out of things? Kath Hudson ask the experts
30. Interview: Steve Kass and Tom Johnston
Rhianon Howells talks to the CEO and COO of American Leisure about delivering lifestyle services and becoming a truly global company
34. Olympic legacy: Enduring appeal
Mike Hill visits the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in Australia to see what London can learn about fulfilling its Olympic legacy promise
38. Exercise prescription: Making it personal
FitPro's education manager Laura McStay investigates the different approaches to exercise prescription
42. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Including the new LIVESTRONG by Matrix range and the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Step
43. Fitness holidays: Viva Espana
Karen Maxwell looks at the lifechanging approach of the RFH Fitness fitness camp in Andalucia
46. Group Exercise: In the groove
We talk to the founder of Zumba
51. Member payments: Money talks
The many member payment options now available mean clubs can focus on what really matters - helping their members achieve their training goals
54. Legal briefing: Safe not sorry
A look at the health and safety implications for fitness operators of the recent court case brought against Holmes Place Health Clubs
56. Exercise management: Data mining
Exercise management systems are one of the most useful tools available to fitness clubs, so why aren't more managers using the data they collect?
60. Prehab and rehab: Mending members
Harley Street osteopath Nick Potter gives his thoughts on the opportunities for health clubs and leisure centres to tap in to the market for prehab and rehab
64. Research round-up: Mind over matter
Practising yoga is more likely to lead to 'mindful eating' than other forms of physical activity, says new research
65. Retention series: Creating bonds
Julie Cramer investigates ways in which operators can enhance their relationship with their members
68. Corporate fitness: Corporate outreach
Is corporate wellness a market that more health club operators should be tapping in to?
75. Lightweights: Fighting the flab like a warrior
Samurai fitness classes, ceilidh workouts and evidence that exercise enables to people to continue their love lives into their 80s
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Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
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Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
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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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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
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People
The future of our industry is as a ‘national health service’ – we can’t dance around these conversations – if we’re serious about being closer to health agencies, that needs change and commitment
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
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
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: 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.
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.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
MyZone Group Ltd
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Company profile: Harlands Group
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Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
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17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
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17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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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 7
3. Editor's letter: Making connections
If staff can be trained in how to pick up on differences in others, as well as making changes to their own behaviour, they will be able to make a significant impact on retention levels.
6. Letters: Write to reply
The FIA on promoting VAT exemption for fitness facilities, and a look at why clubs and leisure centres might be losing their sense of fun
10. News: News round-up
Anytime Fitness announces UK plans, Harlow Leisurezone opens and Pure Gym plans expansion
16. News: International news
DiR expands into yoga, SHOKK opens its first site in Qatar, the Australian music usage verdict is announced, and a re-opening for Tel Aviv University's refurbished gym
18. News: FIA update
The FIA's CMO looks back on his first year in the post, and the FIA announces discounted VPL licence
22. News: People news
DC Leisure appoints group health and wellbeing manager, and Pure Gym names new group ops manager
25. News: Competitive edge
Events include the Great Scottish Run, Maggie's Night Hike and a Men's Health competition
27. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming dates for the diary include the FIA's FLAME Conference, the World Leisure Congress and Leisure Industry Week
28. Everyone's talking about: Is fitness still fun?
Has the more serious, healthcare focused element of the fitness sector's offering taken the fun out of things? Kath Hudson ask the experts
30. Interview: Steve Kass and Tom Johnston
Rhianon Howells talks to the CEO and COO of American Leisure about delivering lifestyle services and becoming a truly global company
34. Olympic legacy: Enduring appeal
Mike Hill visits the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in Australia to see what London can learn about fulfilling its Olympic legacy promise
38. Exercise prescription: Making it personal
FitPro's education manager Laura McStay investigates the different approaches to exercise prescription
42. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Including the new LIVESTRONG by Matrix range and the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Step
43. Fitness holidays: Viva Espana
Karen Maxwell looks at the lifechanging approach of the RFH Fitness fitness camp in Andalucia
46. Group Exercise: In the groove
We talk to the founder of Zumba
51. Member payments: Money talks
The many member payment options now available mean clubs can focus on what really matters - helping their members achieve their training goals
54. Legal briefing: Safe not sorry
A look at the health and safety implications for fitness operators of the recent court case brought against Holmes Place Health Clubs
56. Exercise management: Data mining
Exercise management systems are one of the most useful tools available to fitness clubs, so why aren't more managers using the data they collect?
60. Prehab and rehab: Mending members
Harley Street osteopath Nick Potter gives his thoughts on the opportunities for health clubs and leisure centres to tap in to the market for prehab and rehab
64. Research round-up: Mind over matter
Practising yoga is more likely to lead to 'mindful eating' than other forms of physical activity, says new research
65. Retention series: Creating bonds
Julie Cramer investigates ways in which operators can enhance their relationship with their members
68. Corporate fitness: Corporate outreach
Is corporate wellness a market that more health club operators should be tapping in to?
75. Lightweights: Fighting the flab like a warrior
Samurai fitness classes, ceilidh workouts and evidence that exercise enables to people to continue their love lives into their 80s
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: 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.
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.
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: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
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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