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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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2012 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Mental health
Should the health and fitness industry be doing more to promote the mental health benefits of exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Sport and fitness are moving closer together, says Andy Baker, CEO of Trys Rugby Centres
10. News round-up:
New member pledge for LA Fitness, and investment in Soho Gyms' estate
18. International news:
German operator Just Fit opens its 16th club, and Dubai Ladies Club undergoes a gym refurbishment
20. People news:
Antony Kildare takes over as Aquaterra Leisure CEO
22. IHRSA update:
A new report assesses the benefits of small group personal training
26. FIA update:
A new 2012 partnership between the FIA and Sport England will help to engage more consumers in physical activity, says David Stalker
28. Competitive edge:
The Blenheim Triathlon for Cancer Research takes place in June, and a charity pier to pier swim is scheduled in Bournemouth in July
29. Diary dates:
FIBO takes place in Germany this month, with over 500 health and fitness companies due to attend, while SIBEC UK takes place in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Studio scheduling
How can operators schedule classes to maximise attendance and member satisfaction? Our experts offer best practice advice for operators wanting to strike the perfect balance
32. Interview: Mark Mantell
The head of Spirit Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about a strong service culture, competing with budget clubs and the benefits of being part of a large hotel group
38. New opening: Family matters
Tom Walker talks to the founders of GoGo, the largest family-owned health club operation in Finland
43. Group exercise: Trending now
It seems that plain old working out no longer cuts it with today's members. Our experts talk to Rhianon Williams about the hottest trends in group exercise
46. Exercise and ageing: Brain-body connection
As neuroscientists uncover increasingly valuable information about the brain-body connection, Terry Eckmann, PhD, explores the impact of exercise on the ageing brain
52. Research round-up: Cell-ing point
New research from Sweden suggests that just 20 minutes of exercise can help 'turn on' the genes involved in muscles' adaptation to exercise
54. Medical wellness: Preventative healthcare
A groundbreaking healthcare programme that aims to prevent the onset of diabetes is being rolled out in facilities across the US. Kate Cracknell reports
58. Industry research: Are you being served?
The results from the latest fitness industry Net Promoter Score survey show that the sector still has a long way to go to create a loyal customer base
60. Japan market report: Confronting adversity
David Minton reports on the situation in Japan one year on from the tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit the north-east of the country
63. Retention software: Member engagement
Installing specialist software solutions can help operators greatly improve their retention rates. Kirstyn MacRandal reports
68. Fitness testing: One, two, three testing
Are operators effectively using fitness testing as a means of recruiting and retaining their members? Kath Hudson rounds up some of the latest innovations
73. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
The new SMARTBAR launches at IHRSA 2012, Jordan Fitness introduces its storage cage for studio equipment, and D2F's quotation tool offers operators a new approach to studio purchasing
75. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from Star Trac and Pulse Fitness
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Thought leaders
Equinox and SoulCycle became mired in controversy recently, when the CEO and majority shareholder of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election. What's the way forward for these brands and what can we learn from this furore? Kath Hudson asks the thought leaders
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Active ageing
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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies
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People
HCM people

José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
People often assume that those who pay more stay longer, but we don’t see this. What we see is that if you have PT you stay longer because you use more, not because you pay more
People
you can never sit back and say ‘yeah, we’ve got it now, it’s all sorted’. With each change of government, each change of minister, you have to keep working on those relationships
People
HCM people

Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
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Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 4
3. Editor's letter: Mental health
Should the health and fitness industry be doing more to promote the mental health benefits of exercise, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Sport and fitness are moving closer together, says Andy Baker, CEO of Trys Rugby Centres
10. News round-up:
New member pledge for LA Fitness, and investment in Soho Gyms' estate
18. International news:
German operator Just Fit opens its 16th club, and Dubai Ladies Club undergoes a gym refurbishment
20. People news:
Antony Kildare takes over as Aquaterra Leisure CEO
22. IHRSA update:
A new report assesses the benefits of small group personal training
26. FIA update:
A new 2012 partnership between the FIA and Sport England will help to engage more consumers in physical activity, says David Stalker
28. Competitive edge:
The Blenheim Triathlon for Cancer Research takes place in June, and a charity pier to pier swim is scheduled in Bournemouth in July
29. Diary dates:
FIBO takes place in Germany this month, with over 500 health and fitness companies due to attend, while SIBEC UK takes place in May
30. Everyone's talking about...: Studio scheduling
How can operators schedule classes to maximise attendance and member satisfaction? Our experts offer best practice advice for operators wanting to strike the perfect balance
32. Interview: Mark Mantell
The head of Spirit Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about a strong service culture, competing with budget clubs and the benefits of being part of a large hotel group
38. New opening: Family matters
Tom Walker talks to the founders of GoGo, the largest family-owned health club operation in Finland
43. Group exercise: Trending now
It seems that plain old working out no longer cuts it with today's members. Our experts talk to Rhianon Williams about the hottest trends in group exercise
46. Exercise and ageing: Brain-body connection
As neuroscientists uncover increasingly valuable information about the brain-body connection, Terry Eckmann, PhD, explores the impact of exercise on the ageing brain
52. Research round-up: Cell-ing point
New research from Sweden suggests that just 20 minutes of exercise can help 'turn on' the genes involved in muscles' adaptation to exercise
54. Medical wellness: Preventative healthcare
A groundbreaking healthcare programme that aims to prevent the onset of diabetes is being rolled out in facilities across the US. Kate Cracknell reports
58. Industry research: Are you being served?
The results from the latest fitness industry Net Promoter Score survey show that the sector still has a long way to go to create a loyal customer base
60. Japan market report: Confronting adversity
David Minton reports on the situation in Japan one year on from the tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit the north-east of the country
63. Retention software: Member engagement
Installing specialist software solutions can help operators greatly improve their retention rates. Kirstyn MacRandal reports
68. Fitness testing: One, two, three testing
Are operators effectively using fitness testing as a means of recruiting and retaining their members? Kath Hudson rounds up some of the latest innovations
73. Studio equipment: fitness-kit.net special
The new SMARTBAR launches at IHRSA 2012, Jordan Fitness introduces its storage cage for studio equipment, and D2F's quotation tool offers operators a new approach to studio purchasing
75. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from Star Trac and Pulse Fitness
1 - 40 of 120
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Wattbike Studio makes lasting impact on business at Holme Pierrepont
Since installing its new Wattbike indoor cycling studio last year, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, a Serco Leisure site that’s the home of the National Water Sports Centre, has seen a significant increase in cycle studio usage.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Not all functional training areas are created equal
In the last few years, the rise in popularity of functional training has been significant and operators are providing more space for functional training, both on the gym floor and in group training and studio settings.
Video Gallery
DFC: We do more...
DFC
DFC are a leading direct debit collection company, providing cash flow solutions to happy clients from all over the UK. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
tbc, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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