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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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2011 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: Will 'nudging' work?
Will the government's 'nudging' techniques encourage more people into our gyms, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
We mustn't give the healthcare sector a reason not to partner with us, says Xpect Leisure's Andy Bourne
8. News: News round-up
Topnotch expands into the budget sector and DLL opens Exeter club
16. News: International news
DiR opens its 18th and 19th clubs in Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi's "largest club" opens
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Barnsley Premier Leisure, and Fitness First Australia's MD steps down
20. News: fia update
A look ahead at the opportunities for the fitness sector in 2011
22. Diary: Diary dates
Looking ahead to IHRSA next month, and FIBO in April
23. News: Competitive edge
Take part in this year's Swimathon or Trailwalker, or maybe cycle through the Atlas mountains?
24. Everyone's talking about... : Gym programmes
Does our approach to personalised programming need to evolve?
26. Interview: Rene Moos
The CEO of HealthCity International talks to Kate Cracknell about market segmentation and expansion plans
32. New opening: Living well at lifehouse
Shoshana Kazab pays a visit to the new Lifehouse 'day and stay' spa, which offers a tailor-made approach to spa and wellbeing
36. Spa experiences: Spa scene
Industry leaders offer their thoughts on the trends shaping health club spas
38. Health club spa: Spa news
Inside Spa, at Pendle Wavelengths, extends its offering to meet demand
40. Market research: Defying the slowdown
Themis Kokolokakis outlines the growth forecasts and future opportunities for the health and fitness sector
42. CV equipment: Shaping up for the future
What are the factors influencing research and development in the area of CV equipment?
46. Local leisure: What's the future for local authority leisure?
Our expert panel shares its thoughts following the spending review
50. Social media: What's in it for you?
A look at the opportunities presented by social media, and ways in which it can be integrated with club management systems
55. Kids' fitness: Child healthcare or just childcare?
How can operators get better at delivering kids' fitness?
59. Project round-up: Project profiles
A round-up of some of the exciting projects from the past year
64. Vibration training: Movers & shakers
Is vibration technology really as powerful as it claims? Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest research
68. Event review: Protecting your assets
David Minton reports from the recent Health and Productivity Forum
70. Special populations: Exercise in pregnancy - the facts
We round up some of the latest scientific thinking concerning exercise for mums-to-be
74. Event preview: Turning 30
IHRSA celebrates its 30th birthday in 2011. We look ahead to the Annual International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place next month
76. fitness-kit.net special: Promotional products
News from Life Fitness, D2F, First Editions and Innovations 4 Leisure
77. Research round-up: Dream diet
Dieters can lose more fat by getting a good night's sleep. We report
83. Lightweights: Its's party time in Budapest
Head to Budapest's spas for a party, and indulge in a new cocoa-based drink that fights wrinkles
1 - 40 of 129
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Features
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Anytime Fitness in the Philippines has seen a 14.2% increase in PT revenue and a $1m increase in overall revenue through data analytics and digitisation
Features
Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
Features
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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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
Features
Editor's letter
The hard work is paying off and we’re earning a reputation for safe operations. Now it’s time to tackle the next set of challenges – increasing capacity, yield and memberships, deepening engagement and rebuilding profits says liz Terry
Features
Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
Talking point
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
Features
People
Our success in moving the date for reopening happened because there was a shift in how the fitness sector is perceived
People
We have a very mixed demographic, which is something people said would never happen. Someone who earns a minimum wage can be training and socialising alongside a billionaire
People
Member confidence is the single most important factor, and I say – without doing so lightly – that our cleanliness standards, protocols and marketing are the best I’ve seen in the industry
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: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
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.
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Pinggu, Beijing, China
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03-06 Nov 2020
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12 Nov 2020
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03-03 Dec 2020
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08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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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
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Health Club Management magazine

2011 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: Will 'nudging' work?
Will the government's 'nudging' techniques encourage more people into our gyms, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters: Write to reply
We mustn't give the healthcare sector a reason not to partner with us, says Xpect Leisure's Andy Bourne
8. News: News round-up
Topnotch expands into the budget sector and DLL opens Exeter club
16. News: International news
DiR opens its 18th and 19th clubs in Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi's "largest club" opens
18. News: People news
A new CEO for Barnsley Premier Leisure, and Fitness First Australia's MD steps down
20. News: fia update
A look ahead at the opportunities for the fitness sector in 2011
22. Diary: Diary dates
Looking ahead to IHRSA next month, and FIBO in April
23. News: Competitive edge
Take part in this year's Swimathon or Trailwalker, or maybe cycle through the Atlas mountains?
24. Everyone's talking about... : Gym programmes
Does our approach to personalised programming need to evolve?
26. Interview: Rene Moos
The CEO of HealthCity International talks to Kate Cracknell about market segmentation and expansion plans
32. New opening: Living well at lifehouse
Shoshana Kazab pays a visit to the new Lifehouse 'day and stay' spa, which offers a tailor-made approach to spa and wellbeing
36. Spa experiences: Spa scene
Industry leaders offer their thoughts on the trends shaping health club spas
38. Health club spa: Spa news
Inside Spa, at Pendle Wavelengths, extends its offering to meet demand
40. Market research: Defying the slowdown
Themis Kokolokakis outlines the growth forecasts and future opportunities for the health and fitness sector
42. CV equipment: Shaping up for the future
What are the factors influencing research and development in the area of CV equipment?
46. Local leisure: What's the future for local authority leisure?
Our expert panel shares its thoughts following the spending review
50. Social media: What's in it for you?
A look at the opportunities presented by social media, and ways in which it can be integrated with club management systems
55. Kids' fitness: Child healthcare or just childcare?
How can operators get better at delivering kids' fitness?
59. Project round-up: Project profiles
A round-up of some of the exciting projects from the past year
64. Vibration training: Movers & shakers
Is vibration technology really as powerful as it claims? Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest research
68. Event review: Protecting your assets
David Minton reports from the recent Health and Productivity Forum
70. Special populations: Exercise in pregnancy - the facts
We round up some of the latest scientific thinking concerning exercise for mums-to-be
74. Event preview: Turning 30
IHRSA celebrates its 30th birthday in 2011. We look ahead to the Annual International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place next month
76. fitness-kit.net special: Promotional products
News from Life Fitness, D2F, First Editions and Innovations 4 Leisure
77. Research round-up: Dream diet
Dieters can lose more fat by getting a good night's sleep. We report
83. Lightweights: Its's party time in Budapest
Head to Budapest's spas for a party, and indulge in a new cocoa-based drink that fights wrinkles
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: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
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.
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: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
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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