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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Creating fans
The Net Promoter Score provides the industry with a new weapon in its battle to improve member retention, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
We need to reassess our approach to education in the area of personal training, says Faster's Peter Banbury
10. News: News round-up
New format of Quest assessment scheme revealed and Swedish weight loss programme to launch in UK
16. News: International news
Pelikaan's Medical Health Clinic opens in the Netherlands
18. News: People news
New president for Star Trac and a reshuffle at Millennium Partners
20. News: fia update
David Stalker reports on the new Let's Get Moving initiative
23. Diary: Diary dates
Prepare for FIBO this month, and SIBEC UK and BodyPower in May
25. News: Competitive edge
Cycle the Thames, run the Venice marathon or hike and bike in the French vineyards
26. Everyone's talking about...: Medical wellness
Should we be delivering medical wellness and what will it involve?
28. Interview : Dr Art Curtis
Kate Cracknell talks to Millennium Partners' head of club M&A - and the chair of IHRSA - about the sector's opportunity to evolve
34. New Opening: Building Bridges
Jo Talbot takes a look at Medfit, Dublin's new European-style physiotherapy-clinic-meets-gym, which specialises in back care
38. Group exercise: Best in class
Phillip Mills outlines ways in which clubs can work towards excellence in group exercise, plus a round-up of new group exercise options
44. Q & A: Pay & play
We talk to one of the co-founders of payasUgym about the innovative new 'pay per visit' concept
48. Exercise and ageing: Positive ageing
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, looks at breaking down stereotypes to target the grey market
52. Exercise referral: Terms of reference
We investigate the challenges of exercise referral and look at some existing best practice schemes
56. Show preview: FIBO
Looking ahead to the 26th FIBO, covering fitness, wellness and health
57. Budget clubs: Battle of the budget clubs
Check out our fact-fi lled spreadsheet comparing all the low-cost chains, plus market analysis from Ray Algar
60. Research round-up: Lighten up
A look at new research, which shows that resistance training can also improve cardiovascular fitness
61. Retention series: Making an impact
Jon Nasta looks at ways in which operators can cut through today's 'information overload', creating meaningful member touch points
66. Show preview: BodyPower
We preview the third BodyPower Expo, being held at the NEC in May
67. Club ents: The entertainment experience
From connectivity to consoles to coaching, we take a look at recent innovations in in-club entertainment
70. Q&A: Don Gatherer
The inventor of the new GP Analysis Suite, the first device to measure strength and endurance, looks at how it could be used in health clubs
73. Projest profiles: Project briefings
A 50 per cent growth in fitness income at Hartsdown and a stylish changing room for David Lloyd Leisure in Leeds
76. fitness-kit.net: Studio equipment
We round up the latest innovations in studio equipment, including a new group exercise boxing concept from Tube Boxing and the UK launch of the Freeform board
83. Lightweights: Exercise boost the popeye way
Proof that Popeye was right, competition to throw a toilet seat, Street Snooker, and weight loss related interest rates in Japan
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Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
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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
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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.
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Featured supplier: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
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Featured supplier: Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
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Supplier showcase - Speedflex
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
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Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
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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 4
3. Editor's letter: Creating fans
The Net Promoter Score provides the industry with a new weapon in its battle to improve member retention, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
We need to reassess our approach to education in the area of personal training, says Faster's Peter Banbury
10. News: News round-up
New format of Quest assessment scheme revealed and Swedish weight loss programme to launch in UK
16. News: International news
Pelikaan's Medical Health Clinic opens in the Netherlands
18. News: People news
New president for Star Trac and a reshuffle at Millennium Partners
20. News: fia update
David Stalker reports on the new Let's Get Moving initiative
23. Diary: Diary dates
Prepare for FIBO this month, and SIBEC UK and BodyPower in May
25. News: Competitive edge
Cycle the Thames, run the Venice marathon or hike and bike in the French vineyards
26. Everyone's talking about...: Medical wellness
Should we be delivering medical wellness and what will it involve?
28. Interview : Dr Art Curtis
Kate Cracknell talks to Millennium Partners' head of club M&A - and the chair of IHRSA - about the sector's opportunity to evolve
34. New Opening: Building Bridges
Jo Talbot takes a look at Medfit, Dublin's new European-style physiotherapy-clinic-meets-gym, which specialises in back care
38. Group exercise: Best in class
Phillip Mills outlines ways in which clubs can work towards excellence in group exercise, plus a round-up of new group exercise options
44. Q & A: Pay & play
We talk to one of the co-founders of payasUgym about the innovative new 'pay per visit' concept
48. Exercise and ageing: Positive ageing
Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, looks at breaking down stereotypes to target the grey market
52. Exercise referral: Terms of reference
We investigate the challenges of exercise referral and look at some existing best practice schemes
56. Show preview: FIBO
Looking ahead to the 26th FIBO, covering fitness, wellness and health
57. Budget clubs: Battle of the budget clubs
Check out our fact-fi lled spreadsheet comparing all the low-cost chains, plus market analysis from Ray Algar
60. Research round-up: Lighten up
A look at new research, which shows that resistance training can also improve cardiovascular fitness
61. Retention series: Making an impact
Jon Nasta looks at ways in which operators can cut through today's 'information overload', creating meaningful member touch points
66. Show preview: BodyPower
We preview the third BodyPower Expo, being held at the NEC in May
67. Club ents: The entertainment experience
From connectivity to consoles to coaching, we take a look at recent innovations in in-club entertainment
70. Q&A: Don Gatherer
The inventor of the new GP Analysis Suite, the first device to measure strength and endurance, looks at how it could be used in health clubs
73. Projest profiles: Project briefings
A 50 per cent growth in fitness income at Hartsdown and a stylish changing room for David Lloyd Leisure in Leeds
76. fitness-kit.net: Studio equipment
We round up the latest innovations in studio equipment, including a new group exercise boxing concept from Tube Boxing and the UK launch of the Freeform board
83. Lightweights: Exercise boost the popeye way
Proof that Popeye was right, competition to throw a toilet seat, Street Snooker, and weight loss related interest rates in Japan
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: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
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: Freemotion Fitness
Freemotion Fitness is the global pioneer in fitness equipment and technology, introducing the world to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides specialist fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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
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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