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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 8
3. Editor's letter: New measures
Libel laws which apply in print, TV and radio are yet to be thoroughly tested in the social media environment and it may be more fruitful to engage and influence than call your lawyer
6. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over the treatment of freelance instructors continues, and the YMCA launches a workplace health initiative
8. News: News round-up
Work starts on the Bilston Centre in Wolverhampton and Marshall Street Baths re-opens in Soho, London
14. News: International news
The Running School opens its first Irish franchise, Vivafit enters the Indian market, and the US Army opens its largest ever fitness facility
16. News: FIA update
With details of this year's FLAME Awards winners
20. News: People news
A new chair for Edinburgh Leisure
22. Diary: Diary dates
Includes LIW, Running 2010, and SIBEC and SPATEC North America
24. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in a Yogathon? Or trekking along the Great Wall of China? We provide information on these charity events, and more
26. Everyone's talking about: Membership packages
Are potential members put off by too many pricing options, or does more choice mean they get what they want? Kath Hudson investigates
28. Interview: Robin Cope
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and MD of British Military Fitness about motivating staff and members, community projects, and setting his own definition of success
32. New opening: On the edge
We take a look at the University of Leeds' new £12.2m swimming and fitness centre, The Edge
37. Cycling: Pedal power
Best practice advice for clubs wanting to cater for cycling enthusiasts
42. Pilates: Mixing it up
'Fusion pilates' is beginning to gain a foothold in UK clubs - a way of keeping people interested in pilates as well as extending its appeal to new markets. Neena Dhillon reports
46. Member management: Back to the fold
We investigate ways to bring lapsed members back through your doors
49. Resistance training: Going strong
How can operators keep their resistance offering fresh? We profile clubs that are challenging the norms
52. Sibec review: Changing times
The new coalition government's budget cuts were the hot topic at this year's SIBEC. Our panel of delegates share their thoughts
54. Research round-up: Fall training
Injuries could be greatly reduced by teaching older people martial arts falling techniques, even helping those with osteoporosis, according to a study from the Netherlands
56. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
A look at some of the latest products to hit the UK market, including interactive innovations from Star Trac and Technogym
60. LIW preview: The changing face of the gym floor
New thinking in equipment and programming that's helping to change the way our gyms work
62. Health club spa: Spa news
The Bannatyne Group unveils its investment plans
64. Heat experiences: Going hot and cold
Saunas and steamrooms are the mainstays of any thermal area, but could health clubs be doing more to pep up their spas?
68. Health club spa: Vital vitality
Kate Cracknell visits Latvia's International Wellness Centre, where the approach is all about holistic wellness
72. Health club spa: Spa software
Luke Tuchscherer speaks to a selection of operators about their spa management software
78. Buyers' guide: Directory
For suppliers of products and services in the health club and spa markets
82. Health club spa: Lightweights
Including fish therapy, a health spa run by nuns, and the and the "Ferarri of treatment couches"
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Features
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The London Boutique Studio Report showed the EMS market grew in value by 281 per cent in the last five years, meaning the potential for prospective studio owners is huge
Features
Supplier showcase
Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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‘TRX® for Yoga’ education fuses suspension training and yoga, says Julian Woolley
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fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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Power Plate is launching a trade in, trade up programme, explains Davide Ferreira
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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
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
People
This isn’t about gender. I got the role because I’m absolutely the best person for the job - Sophie Lawler
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
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
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: 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

2010 issue 8
3. Editor's letter: New measures
Libel laws which apply in print, TV and radio are yet to be thoroughly tested in the social media environment and it may be more fruitful to engage and influence than call your lawyer
6. Letters: Write to reply
The debate over the treatment of freelance instructors continues, and the YMCA launches a workplace health initiative
8. News: News round-up
Work starts on the Bilston Centre in Wolverhampton and Marshall Street Baths re-opens in Soho, London
14. News: International news
The Running School opens its first Irish franchise, Vivafit enters the Indian market, and the US Army opens its largest ever fitness facility
16. News: FIA update
With details of this year's FLAME Awards winners
20. News: People news
A new chair for Edinburgh Leisure
22. Diary: Diary dates
Includes LIW, Running 2010, and SIBEC and SPATEC North America
24. News: Competitive edge
Fancy taking part in a Yogathon? Or trekking along the Great Wall of China? We provide information on these charity events, and more
26. Everyone's talking about: Membership packages
Are potential members put off by too many pricing options, or does more choice mean they get what they want? Kath Hudson investigates
28. Interview: Robin Cope
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and MD of British Military Fitness about motivating staff and members, community projects, and setting his own definition of success
32. New opening: On the edge
We take a look at the University of Leeds' new £12.2m swimming and fitness centre, The Edge
37. Cycling: Pedal power
Best practice advice for clubs wanting to cater for cycling enthusiasts
42. Pilates: Mixing it up
'Fusion pilates' is beginning to gain a foothold in UK clubs - a way of keeping people interested in pilates as well as extending its appeal to new markets. Neena Dhillon reports
46. Member management: Back to the fold
We investigate ways to bring lapsed members back through your doors
49. Resistance training: Going strong
How can operators keep their resistance offering fresh? We profile clubs that are challenging the norms
52. Sibec review: Changing times
The new coalition government's budget cuts were the hot topic at this year's SIBEC. Our panel of delegates share their thoughts
54. Research round-up: Fall training
Injuries could be greatly reduced by teaching older people martial arts falling techniques, even helping those with osteoporosis, according to a study from the Netherlands
56. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
A look at some of the latest products to hit the UK market, including interactive innovations from Star Trac and Technogym
60. LIW preview: The changing face of the gym floor
New thinking in equipment and programming that's helping to change the way our gyms work
62. Health club spa: Spa news
The Bannatyne Group unveils its investment plans
64. Heat experiences: Going hot and cold
Saunas and steamrooms are the mainstays of any thermal area, but could health clubs be doing more to pep up their spas?
68. Health club spa: Vital vitality
Kate Cracknell visits Latvia's International Wellness Centre, where the approach is all about holistic wellness
72. Health club spa: Spa software
Luke Tuchscherer speaks to a selection of operators about their spa management software
78. Buyers' guide: Directory
For suppliers of products and services in the health club and spa markets
82. Health club spa: Lightweights
Including fish therapy, a health spa run by nuns, and the and the "Ferarri of treatment couches"
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: MoveGB
Move is the online fitness platform where consumers go to get active, and operators collaborate ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
Fisikal: 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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