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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Get paid to stay fit
It will only be a matter of time before we start to debate the ethics of offering people financial incentives to exercise regularly - perhaps via a two-tier National Insurance scheme
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness must be more social to succeed, says the founder of Budapest Outdoor Fitness
8. News: News round-up
EasyGroup set to launch budget gym chain, and GLL and Nexus complete their merger
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness moves into Poland and énergie expands into the Middle East and North Africa
16. News: People news
Keith Burnet joins easyGym from Hilton, plus an interview with David Cross of independent EVO Fitness
19. News: Supplier & training news
Life Fitness drops LeMond brand in favour of Keiser's M3 Indoor Cycle
20. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming events include SIBEC UK & Europe, taking place in Portugal
21. News: Competitive news
Fancy testing yourself in the Arctic Survival Challenge? Find out more in our charity events listing
22. Everyone's talking about...: Change4Life
£75m went into the Change4Life campaign. Did this have the desired results, or did it turn out to be a waste of money? With the budget scaled back, what will happen now?
24. Interview: Ramon Canela
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and director of Barcelona-based health club chain DiR
28. Fitness testing: Spelling it out
In the second of a two-part series on fitness testing and exercise prescription, Kate Cracknell tries out Fitness First's BodyFirst package and the V-Check machine
32. Kids' fitness: Back to school
Zumba is the latest adult-focused craze to hit studios nationwide. Can clubs broaden their group exercise appeal even further by embracing the growing trend towards kids' classes? Abigail Harris reports
37. Kids' fitness: Kids' fashion
What's new in the children's fitness market? What are the trends worth noting? We ask the experts
42. Interview: Fred Turok
The founder of LA Fitness tells Magali Robathan how his TAG charity is helping jobless young people find work in the industry
45. Events preview: Creating change
Surgeon and educator Mario Alonso Puig gives us a glimpse into his upcoming IHRSA session on the impact of exercise on our health
47. Crm series: The zen of software maintenance
When it comes to resolving problems with your club management software, the suppliers' helpdesks can of course help - but your own staff knowledge is also key
51. Marketing: Making a splash
We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts on what's new in marketing, and what operators can do to get the biggest bang for their buck
54. Club entertainment: That's entertainment
Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to keep exercise interesting
58. New opening: One-stop shop
Premier Training has opened a brand new training academy and job shop in Finsbury Park, north London. Rebecca Douglas pays a visit
62. Event review: A new age
Colin Milner reports on the key discussion topics at the ICAA's recent, inaugural, UK event
64. Dutch market: Going Dutch
How does the Dutch health and fitness sector compare to the UK market? Kate Cracknell reports
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
BMX extends its Cruise range, Fitech V5 secures new distributors and EZRunner introduces new features
70. Research round-up: Activity vs Obesity
A recent US study has revealed that there can be 'varying' benefits of exercise. We take a closer look
75. Lightwieghts: Mental exercises can burn calories too
The wonders of mental exercise for burning calories, and the company that creates treadmills for dogs
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A like or a share on Instagram has never paid the rent. MZ-Remote has allowed me to continue revenue streams during Covid-19 that covered my operating expenses and effectively kept my business open
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Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs. Hussle’s Jamie Owens tells us more about the insights that drove this initiative
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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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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
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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
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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People
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Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
People
We realised we had a great franchise proposition: a really strong core model and technology platform, excellent data and analytics – we also generate 45 per cent site margins in the UK
People
It felt as though we were building a new business
Opinion
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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: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
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More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
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Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
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03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
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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,
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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 10
3. Editor's letter: Get paid to stay fit
It will only be a matter of time before we start to debate the ethics of offering people financial incentives to exercise regularly - perhaps via a two-tier National Insurance scheme
6. Letters: Write to reply
Fitness must be more social to succeed, says the founder of Budapest Outdoor Fitness
8. News: News round-up
EasyGroup set to launch budget gym chain, and GLL and Nexus complete their merger
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness moves into Poland and énergie expands into the Middle East and North Africa
16. News: People news
Keith Burnet joins easyGym from Hilton, plus an interview with David Cross of independent EVO Fitness
19. News: Supplier & training news
Life Fitness drops LeMond brand in favour of Keiser's M3 Indoor Cycle
20. Diary: Diary dates
Upcoming events include SIBEC UK & Europe, taking place in Portugal
21. News: Competitive news
Fancy testing yourself in the Arctic Survival Challenge? Find out more in our charity events listing
22. Everyone's talking about...: Change4Life
£75m went into the Change4Life campaign. Did this have the desired results, or did it turn out to be a waste of money? With the budget scaled back, what will happen now?
24. Interview: Ramon Canela
Kate Cracknell talks to the founder and director of Barcelona-based health club chain DiR
28. Fitness testing: Spelling it out
In the second of a two-part series on fitness testing and exercise prescription, Kate Cracknell tries out Fitness First's BodyFirst package and the V-Check machine
32. Kids' fitness: Back to school
Zumba is the latest adult-focused craze to hit studios nationwide. Can clubs broaden their group exercise appeal even further by embracing the growing trend towards kids' classes? Abigail Harris reports
37. Kids' fitness: Kids' fashion
What's new in the children's fitness market? What are the trends worth noting? We ask the experts
42. Interview: Fred Turok
The founder of LA Fitness tells Magali Robathan how his TAG charity is helping jobless young people find work in the industry
45. Events preview: Creating change
Surgeon and educator Mario Alonso Puig gives us a glimpse into his upcoming IHRSA session on the impact of exercise on our health
47. Crm series: The zen of software maintenance
When it comes to resolving problems with your club management software, the suppliers' helpdesks can of course help - but your own staff knowledge is also key
51. Marketing: Making a splash
We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts on what's new in marketing, and what operators can do to get the biggest bang for their buck
54. Club entertainment: That's entertainment
Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to keep exercise interesting
58. New opening: One-stop shop
Premier Training has opened a brand new training academy and job shop in Finsbury Park, north London. Rebecca Douglas pays a visit
62. Event review: A new age
Colin Milner reports on the key discussion topics at the ICAA's recent, inaugural, UK event
64. Dutch market: Going Dutch
How does the Dutch health and fitness sector compare to the UK market? Kate Cracknell reports
68. Fitness-kit.net special: Product round-up
BMX extends its Cruise range, Fitech V5 secures new distributors and EZRunner introduces new features
70. Research round-up: Activity vs Obesity
A recent US study has revealed that there can be 'varying' benefits of exercise. We take a closer look
75. Lightwieghts: Mental exercises can burn calories too
The wonders of mental exercise for burning calories, and the company that creates treadmills for dogs
1 - 40 of 130
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: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
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: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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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