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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 11
3. Editor's letter: A broader church
How can gyms cater for an increasingly diverse market without alienating certain niche audiences with their messaging?
6. Letters:
The time is right to embrace corporate wellness, says Peter Croft of FitLinxx
8. News round-up:
Leisure Connection gets a cash injection, and RAPs is launched for swimming professionals
16. International news:
Technogym opens its new wellness headquarters in Cesena, Italy, and Trainmore opens its fifth fitness facility in the Netherlands
18. People news:
Geraldine Tuck and John Tucker join the FIA's senior team
20. IHRSA update:
Bill Clinton attends the launch of the Technogym Village, and IHRSA publishes its latest health club consumer report
24. FIA update:
CEO David Stalker outlines the timeline for the production and publication of new standards for exercise referral
26. Competitive edge:
A Reindeer Run for the RNLI and a nationwide swim for Macmillan
27. Diary dates:
The Sports Facilities Expo takes place in Amsterdam in December
28. Everyone's talking about...: The Olympic legacy
How can the fitness industry capitalise on the wave of enthusiasm generated by London 2012?
30. Interview: Anastasia Yusina
The president of Strata Partners talks to Kate Cracknell about a new medical fitness concept, and creating products people will pay for
36. New opening: Getting the bug
Kate Cracknell visits the inaugural site of gymBUG in St Helens – a premium budget operation that's set to exceed expectations
40. Nutrition & health: Sweet truth
A growing body of research points to sugar as the key culprit in the rise of obesity and chronic disease. What part can the fitness industry play in tackling the problem?
48. Free weights: Free – for all
As free weights areas continue to grow in popularity, especially with females, how can operators make the most of the space?
52. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
The elderly represent a large, and growing, segment of the population who need regular exercise. Kath Hudson asks why many operators are largely ignoring this opportunity
57. Retention series: Welcome to my house
Richard Ekstrom shares his thoughts on a very personal approach to customer service
61. Service & maintenance: A stitch in time
Why should health club operators bother with preventative maintenance on their equipment? Kay Glover reports
65. Show review: LIW 2012
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the highlights from this year's event in Birmingham – from the latest product launches to the keynotes and live show floor sessions
70. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
The second annual Health Club Awards took place alongside LIW in September, showcasing the best club operators around the country as voted by their members. We give an overview of this year's winners
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest product launches for your studio space: friction training from Flowin, Torq-King's new roller-based system, SAQ's Aerofloor training platform, and new plyo boxes from Escape Fitness
74. Supplier showcase:
Matrix Fitness equips a luxury country club, while Technogym gets involved in community wellness
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A year after the launch of its first outdoor gym made from melted down, confiscated knives, Steel Warriors has won the support of the Co-op, which has pledged to fund the roll-out of a further 20 calisthenics gyms, as Kath Hudson reports
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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness
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Fitness foresight
We know trends like wearables, HIIT training and functional fitness are hot, but what’s coming down the track? Liz Terry looks further ahead for the latest edition of HCM’s Fitness Foresight
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Precor’s bikes are bringing success to a wide range of different health and fitness operations, from boutiques to trusts. We look at the latest examples
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People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
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As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: A broader church
How can gyms cater for an increasingly diverse market without alienating certain niche audiences with their messaging?
6. Letters:
The time is right to embrace corporate wellness, says Peter Croft of FitLinxx
8. News round-up:
Leisure Connection gets a cash injection, and RAPs is launched for swimming professionals
16. International news:
Technogym opens its new wellness headquarters in Cesena, Italy, and Trainmore opens its fifth fitness facility in the Netherlands
18. People news:
Geraldine Tuck and John Tucker join the FIA's senior team
20. IHRSA update:
Bill Clinton attends the launch of the Technogym Village, and IHRSA publishes its latest health club consumer report
24. FIA update:
CEO David Stalker outlines the timeline for the production and publication of new standards for exercise referral
26. Competitive edge:
A Reindeer Run for the RNLI and a nationwide swim for Macmillan
27. Diary dates:
The Sports Facilities Expo takes place in Amsterdam in December
28. Everyone's talking about...: The Olympic legacy
How can the fitness industry capitalise on the wave of enthusiasm generated by London 2012?
30. Interview: Anastasia Yusina
The president of Strata Partners talks to Kate Cracknell about a new medical fitness concept, and creating products people will pay for
36. New opening: Getting the bug
Kate Cracknell visits the inaugural site of gymBUG in St Helens – a premium budget operation that's set to exceed expectations
40. Nutrition & health: Sweet truth
A growing body of research points to sugar as the key culprit in the rise of obesity and chronic disease. What part can the fitness industry play in tackling the problem?
48. Free weights: Free – for all
As free weights areas continue to grow in popularity, especially with females, how can operators make the most of the space?
52. Exercise & ageing: Active ageing
The elderly represent a large, and growing, segment of the population who need regular exercise. Kath Hudson asks why many operators are largely ignoring this opportunity
57. Retention series: Welcome to my house
Richard Ekstrom shares his thoughts on a very personal approach to customer service
61. Service & maintenance: A stitch in time
Why should health club operators bother with preventative maintenance on their equipment? Kay Glover reports
65. Show review: LIW 2012
Laura Dagg rounds up some of the highlights from this year's event in Birmingham – from the latest product launches to the keynotes and live show floor sessions
70. Health Club Awards: Members' choice
The second annual Health Club Awards took place alongside LIW in September, showcasing the best club operators around the country as voted by their members. We give an overview of this year's winners
72. Studio equipment: Fitness-kit.net special
The latest product launches for your studio space: friction training from Flowin, Torq-King's new roller-based system, SAQ's Aerofloor training platform, and new plyo boxes from Escape Fitness
74. Supplier showcase:
Matrix Fitness equips a luxury country club, while Technogym gets involved in community wellness
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Pavigym: helping gyms and boutique studios fight back against noise
With noise complaints against gyms on the rise, limiting noise isn’t only beneficial to users - it could also be crucial to your business.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce
Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
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: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
21-22 Sep 2019
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
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