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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 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
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Features
Research
The findings of this research could help explain the link between exercise and relieving stress –which, apart from there being a plethora of anecdotal evidence – has not been well understood by scientists
Features
feature
Wattbike’s lead sport scientist Eddie Fletcher discusses the importance of health assessments, changes in consumer behaviour post-lockdown and the latest UK government strategy
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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]
Features
feature
As the fitness industry grapples with the challenge of optimising digital, Volution’s Adam Norton shares his vision for a customised data-centric approach that will lead operators into a new era of success
Features
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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
We’re getting high usage: typically 2,000 visits a day. We’ve already celebrated our millionth member visit
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
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
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: 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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
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Company profiles
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Company profile: Harlands Group
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
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: 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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Research Ltd
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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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