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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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2009 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Who's liable?
It seems less operators are prepared to be liable for 'at risk' members at a time when we're telling the government we can help with the health agenda and take on more people with these issues
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must invest in our workforce to win the trust of the public, says REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
8. News: News round-up
GSSG acquires eight Fitness First clubs and Central YMCA re-opens after a £2.6m refurbishment
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th club and Sweden’s Nordic Wellness launches its first site
16. News: FIA update
Dave Stalker reports on a possible replacement for the PAR-Q
20. News: REPS update
Guidance from NICE and SkillsActive on promoting physical activity to young people under the age of 18
22. News: People news
Richard Noble on his plans for pf2, and a restructure for énergie
24. Competitive edge
Charity events at home and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary
It’s a busy time of year, with IHRSA taking place in San Francisco this month and FIBO and the FitPro Convention coming up in April
26. Everyone's talking about: Staff fitness levels
Are our staff setting a good example for members when it comes to their own levels of health and fitness? And does it matter anyway, provided they offer members the right advice?
28. Interview: Peter Stirling Benson
The new CEO of Fitness First Australia talks about a passion for the internet, his first impressions of the fitness industry, and the challenges facing us in a recession
32. Pilates: Beyond the studio
Can health clubs complement their pilates offering with pilates-influenced programming on alternative gym equipment? We investigate
36. Special populations: Competitive advantage
Should health clubs be catering for competitive sportspeople? We take a look at the practicalities of working with this special populations group
40. International report: Asia Pacific overview
A summary of the key findings from this year’s IHRSA Asia Pacific report
44. Refurbished and remanufac: 10 years younger
We ask the questions you want answered about buying remanufactured and refurbished kit
46. New opening: Shared vision
The Berkeley Centre in Bristol offers fitness as part of a truly integrated approach to wellness. We pay a visit
49. Fitness-kit special: Outdoor fitness products
Fitness ‘playgrounds’, trails and walking kit – we round up the options
51. Club entertainment: Going live
Health clubs are using live DJs to encourage members to ditch their iPods and engage with the club
54. Q&A: A global agenda
We talk to Rosi Prescott about the World Economic Forum’s new Global Agenda Council for the Role of Sports in Society
56. Consumer research: Shaping up
An in-depth look at the research behind PruHealth’s highly successful Vitality programme
59. Research round-up: Live to the max
Physical activity, along with other healthy behaviours, can add 14 years to your life, says new research
60. Mystery shopper: Magical mystery tour
Mike Hill, MD of Leisure-net Solutions, mystery shops the best and worst performers in the call - Focus survey to see how the ‘in person’ experience compares to the verdict on their call handling
64. Consumer research: Member profile
The Leisure Database Company’s latest audit profiles existing members and identifies new opportunities
66. Supplier profile: Chris Onslow - Proactive Health
Proactive Health recently split into three – we find out why
69. Show preview: IHRSA
Head to San Francisco for this year’s convention, with conference sessions, networking and a trade show
75. Lighweights
Good sprinting is all in the hands...
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Features
Stats
Confidence in the future of the fitness market is reflected in the number of M&A and financing activities taking place
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We look at how you can unlock hidden value in your operation with a complete end-to-end leisure management solution
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HIIT Without the Hurt. It’s one of the most memorable straplines in the fitness industry and it’s been at the core of every Speedflex session for almost ten years
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Letters
EuropeActive's David Stalker and Jack Shakespeare from ukactive write to HCM
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Research
A new study has found that exercise can reduce the symptoms of depression in young adults by amplifying reward processing, as Tom Walker reports
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As winter draws nearer in the north of the world, it’s time to set your members up for their indoor workouts by taking advantage of the latest developments in indoor cycling
Features
People
As a society, we all need to make a conscious effort to be more active and our industry is in the best position to help people do that
People
The reopening of the industry, encouraging confidence in consumers and maintaining business is a collective responsibility
People
HCM people

Dr Darshan Shah

Next Health: co-founder
Our vision is that health is not the absence of disease but the abundance of vitality
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
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
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: 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.
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: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit 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

Health Club Management magazine

2009 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Who's liable?
It seems less operators are prepared to be liable for 'at risk' members at a time when we're telling the government we can help with the health agenda and take on more people with these issues
6. Letters: Write to reply
We must invest in our workforce to win the trust of the public, says REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
8. News: News round-up
GSSG acquires eight Fitness First clubs and Central YMCA re-opens after a £2.6m refurbishment
14. News: International news
Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th club and Sweden’s Nordic Wellness launches its first site
16. News: FIA update
Dave Stalker reports on a possible replacement for the PAR-Q
20. News: REPS update
Guidance from NICE and SkillsActive on promoting physical activity to young people under the age of 18
22. News: People news
Richard Noble on his plans for pf2, and a restructure for énergie
24. Competitive edge
Charity events at home and abroad to motivate your staff and members
25. Diary
It’s a busy time of year, with IHRSA taking place in San Francisco this month and FIBO and the FitPro Convention coming up in April
26. Everyone's talking about: Staff fitness levels
Are our staff setting a good example for members when it comes to their own levels of health and fitness? And does it matter anyway, provided they offer members the right advice?
28. Interview: Peter Stirling Benson
The new CEO of Fitness First Australia talks about a passion for the internet, his first impressions of the fitness industry, and the challenges facing us in a recession
32. Pilates: Beyond the studio
Can health clubs complement their pilates offering with pilates-influenced programming on alternative gym equipment? We investigate
36. Special populations: Competitive advantage
Should health clubs be catering for competitive sportspeople? We take a look at the practicalities of working with this special populations group
40. International report: Asia Pacific overview
A summary of the key findings from this year’s IHRSA Asia Pacific report
44. Refurbished and remanufac: 10 years younger
We ask the questions you want answered about buying remanufactured and refurbished kit
46. New opening: Shared vision
The Berkeley Centre in Bristol offers fitness as part of a truly integrated approach to wellness. We pay a visit
49. Fitness-kit special: Outdoor fitness products
Fitness ‘playgrounds’, trails and walking kit – we round up the options
51. Club entertainment: Going live
Health clubs are using live DJs to encourage members to ditch their iPods and engage with the club
54. Q&A: A global agenda
We talk to Rosi Prescott about the World Economic Forum’s new Global Agenda Council for the Role of Sports in Society
56. Consumer research: Shaping up
An in-depth look at the research behind PruHealth’s highly successful Vitality programme
59. Research round-up: Live to the max
Physical activity, along with other healthy behaviours, can add 14 years to your life, says new research
60. Mystery shopper: Magical mystery tour
Mike Hill, MD of Leisure-net Solutions, mystery shops the best and worst performers in the call - Focus survey to see how the ‘in person’ experience compares to the verdict on their call handling
64. Consumer research: Member profile
The Leisure Database Company’s latest audit profiles existing members and identifies new opportunities
66. Supplier profile: Chris Onslow - Proactive Health
Proactive Health recently split into three – we find out why
69. Show preview: IHRSA
Head to San Francisco for this year’s convention, with conference sessions, networking and a trade show
75. Lighweights
Good sprinting is all in the hands...
1 - 40 of 130
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
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
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: 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.
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: Incorpore Limited
Incorpore Ltd is a leading fitness and wellness company which has been successfully delivering solutions ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Powering through
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit 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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