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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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As we begin a new decade, will boutiques extend beyond the major cities? Will the budget boom continue? How will digital fitness impact the sector? Kath Hudson speaks to some of the industry’s big hitters to find out what 2020 could have in store
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We talk to two high-end operators who've established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
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Paul Bedford eases us into the new year with a look at how to tackle the competition
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Trends
Retreats are where boutique fitness is at in 2020. High-end operators are now designing packages to take their communities to inspiring locations, in order to escape everyday life and immerse themselves in exercise, mindfulness and relaxation. Kath Hudson reports
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Corporate wellness
Corporate wellness is getting on to the agenda of a growing number of companies, who appreciate the fact their employees are their number one asset. Kath Hudson reports
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People
HCM people

Groupe Arkose

Groupe Arkose: co-founders
Bouldering is more than a trend: it’s fun and healthy, strongly aspirational, easily accessible, highly motivating and promotes social interaction
People
We have a new flagship location in Bangkok called Icon Siam – which is spread over three floors, with an infinity pool and the country’s first dedicated Lagree Pilates studio. We’ve also opened The F Zone in Bangkok, which is a heart rate training, athletic performance club
People
HCM people

Alina & Anna Epeykina

Flexology: co-founders
Realising that people simply didn’t understand how beneficial stretching is for your health, we started thinking about how we could bring stretching to the wellness industry in the UK
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Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Opinion
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Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
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Direct debit solutions
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Whole body cryotherapy
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
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Wearable technology solutions
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Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
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28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
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23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
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19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
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04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
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30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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 122
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Your personal invite to SPATEX 2020
Organiser of SPATEX 2020, Michele Bridle cordially invites you to attend the industry’s event of the year.
Opinion
promotion
Gyms need to look at ways to deploy technology that helps them engage with customers on a human level. This can be done by encouraging customers to leave as much real-time feedback as possible
Opinion: Customer Feedback: the Good, the Bad and the ‘Could be Improved’ Why health clubs need to take action in 2020 to retain their New Year customers
Video Gallery
Wattbike AtomX
Wattbike
Join our tribe. Become powered by Wattbike. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
20 Feb 2020
The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
26-29 Mar 2020
The Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool , United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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