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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 7
3. Editor’s letter: Getting results
Kate Cracknell looks at the emergence of HIT as a way of gaining all-important results for members
6. Letters:
Dave Wright and Jonathan Lomax offer their views on the ‘premium value’ health club model
8. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell 67 clubs, The énergie Group cancels its flotation plans, debates over the value of exercise in treating depression, and new independent club openings
16. International news:
Club Med Gym launches inaugural Pure Club Med Gym site, and Migros unveils its ELEMENTS fitness and spa brand for Germany
18. People news:
Les Mills appoints Keith Burnet as UK CEO, and Alex Khan named new CEO of Lifetime
20. IHRSA update:
Key findings from the newly published IHRSA 2012 Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry
24. FIA update:
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new After Work Club initiative for male retirees
27. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week is only a couple of months away!
28. Everyone’s talking about…: GP referrals
What can the fitness sector do to encourage GPs to better embrace exercise referrals?
30. Interview: David Long
The CEO of Orangetheory Fitness on international rollout plans, and on delivering personal training-type results for a quarter of the price
36. Kuwait report: Home from home
Kate Cracknell pays a visit to Al Corniche Club Resort and Spa in Kuwait City and investigates the local mindset towards exercise
40. Fitness trends: Ramping it up
HIT (high-intensity interval training) is the current buzz-term of the fitness sector. Kate Cracknell reports on the background and benefits of this training philosophy
45. Retention series: Reaping rewards
Reward schemes are well established in the fitness industry as a means of securing new members, but how about using them as part of your retention strategy?
48. Rehab: Peak performance
Athletes’ Performance’s Dan Zieky talks to Kate Cracknell about the company’s seamless approach to rehab, prehab and training
52. Research round-up: All in the mind
Swiss scientists believe they have found a hormone that could encourage people to push themselves more while exercising
54. Social media: Social skills
How well is the fitness industry currently using social media? Jon Nasta takes a look at some best practice examples
59. Member payments: World of opportunity
SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area) is on its way. Is your business ready? Kevin Scott reports
64. Energy series: Credit where credit’s due
Advice for operators looking to secure credit to pay for energy use
68. Health Club Awards 2012:
We look forward to the second annual Health Club Awards, with the unveiling of this year’s shortlist
70. SIBEC review: Any questions
A summary of the discussions from this year’s SIBEC UK event
72. Energy products: fitness-kit.net special
A fuel gel from Kinetica, Inkospor protein crisps, plus new drinks from Lucozade and For Goodness Shakes
74. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from 1&1 Internet and from CYBEX International UK
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New bikes, strength equipment, mats and club management software to keep your gym at the forefront
83. Lightweights:
Make sure your fridge is stocked up with watercress, and ladies, you might like to work your abs at the gym!
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Features
feature
Active IQ optimised lockdown to create new opportunities for students and stakeholders
Features
Talking Point
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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Gympass added personal training to its platform during the lockdown and has now delivered 30,000 sessions globally
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Stats
Deloitte has produced a report in partnership with EuropeActive, analysing the impact of COVID-19 on the European health and fitness market, as Karsten Hollasch reports
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Editor's letter
Our sector is still misunderstood by those in power. It’s time to accelerate the fight to change this by creating a new vocabulary to define what we do, why it matters and how we can contribute
Features
COVID-19
Your worst nightmare happens – a member with COVID-19 attends three group exercise classes in a period of 18 hours. Sarah Shortt explains how one operator dealt with this crisis while staying open throughout and avoiding community transmission
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Volution worked with Anytime Fitness Asia to enable the company to minimise the impact of the pandemic
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People
HCM people

Keith Burnet

CEO global markets, Les Mills
I wanted to do something to inspire others and encourage them to believe that no matter what age you are, anything is possible
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
People
Our facility isn’t for everyone. In daring to be different, we’re attracting people willing to commit to a fresh way of approaching health and fitness
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: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
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Company profile: Harlands Group
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Company profile: fibodo Limited
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Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
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
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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
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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

2012 issue 7
3. Editor’s letter: Getting results
Kate Cracknell looks at the emergence of HIT as a way of gaining all-important results for members
6. Letters:
Dave Wright and Jonathan Lomax offer their views on the ‘premium value’ health club model
8. News round-up:
Fitness First to sell 67 clubs, The énergie Group cancels its flotation plans, debates over the value of exercise in treating depression, and new independent club openings
16. International news:
Club Med Gym launches inaugural Pure Club Med Gym site, and Migros unveils its ELEMENTS fitness and spa brand for Germany
18. People news:
Les Mills appoints Keith Burnet as UK CEO, and Alex Khan named new CEO of Lifetime
20. IHRSA update:
Key findings from the newly published IHRSA 2012 Global Report: The State of the Health Club Industry
24. FIA update:
FIA CEO David Stalker reports on the new After Work Club initiative for male retirees
27. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week is only a couple of months away!
28. Everyone’s talking about…: GP referrals
What can the fitness sector do to encourage GPs to better embrace exercise referrals?
30. Interview: David Long
The CEO of Orangetheory Fitness on international rollout plans, and on delivering personal training-type results for a quarter of the price
36. Kuwait report: Home from home
Kate Cracknell pays a visit to Al Corniche Club Resort and Spa in Kuwait City and investigates the local mindset towards exercise
40. Fitness trends: Ramping it up
HIT (high-intensity interval training) is the current buzz-term of the fitness sector. Kate Cracknell reports on the background and benefits of this training philosophy
45. Retention series: Reaping rewards
Reward schemes are well established in the fitness industry as a means of securing new members, but how about using them as part of your retention strategy?
48. Rehab: Peak performance
Athletes’ Performance’s Dan Zieky talks to Kate Cracknell about the company’s seamless approach to rehab, prehab and training
52. Research round-up: All in the mind
Swiss scientists believe they have found a hormone that could encourage people to push themselves more while exercising
54. Social media: Social skills
How well is the fitness industry currently using social media? Jon Nasta takes a look at some best practice examples
59. Member payments: World of opportunity
SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area) is on its way. Is your business ready? Kevin Scott reports
64. Energy series: Credit where credit’s due
Advice for operators looking to secure credit to pay for energy use
68. Health Club Awards 2012:
We look forward to the second annual Health Club Awards, with the unveiling of this year’s shortlist
70. SIBEC review: Any questions
A summary of the discussions from this year’s SIBEC UK event
72. Energy products: fitness-kit.net special
A fuel gel from Kinetica, Inkospor protein crisps, plus new drinks from Lucozade and For Goodness Shakes
74. Supplier showcase:
We profile recent projects from 1&1 Internet and from CYBEX International UK
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New bikes, strength equipment, mats and club management software to keep your gym at the forefront
83. Lightweights:
Make sure your fridge is stocked up with watercress, and ladies, you might like to work your abs at the gym!
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: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Premier Software Solutions offers scalable software for single or multi-site businesses
Premier Software Solutions' flagship business management system, Core by Premier Software, is the leading single and multi-site solution designed specifically for the spa, wellness and leisure industries.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Ultimate locker install
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
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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