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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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2013 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: Engaging the public
Is the sector doing everything it needs to do to engage with today's consumer, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Research from Us Girls shows body image is still a barrier to exercise for young girls, says programme manager Karen Keohane
8. News round-up:
Mytime Active acquires MEND, local authorities' public health budgets are announced, and DW Fitness unveils new club in Lincoln
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East opens its 32nd club, and DiR in Barcelona launches a triathlon ‘club in club'
18. People news:
ukactive announces new board members, and Beattie leaves énergie
20. IHRSA update:
Bill McBride considers how clubs can best communicate their USPs, plus a preview of next month's IHRSA Annual Convention
24. ukactive update:
David Stalker outlines the music usage agreement reached between ukactive and PPL
26. Competitive edge:
Ski the World event for Make-a-Wish, and a trek to Machu Picchu
27. Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health events over the next few months
28. Everyone's talking about...: Group exercise gyms
Will the current influx of standalone group exercise studios be a lasting trend or just a passing fad? We ask the experts
30. Interview: Billy Garrett
The sports Operations Manager for Glasgow Life talks to Kate Cracknell about driving a culture of physical activity, and making positive changes at a population level
36. New opening: Bastille bijou
Kate Cracknell visits the new Pure Club Med Gym, a high-end fitness offering in central Paris
41. Spa experiences: Going public
Across the UK, the momentum is growing behind the public sector spa. David Thompson looks at the facilities leading the way
46. Interview: Mike Kelly
The director of public health at NICE tells Julie Cramer why the organisation is determined to get GPs prescribing exercise
50. Sales & Marketing: The online customer
payasUgym.com's Neil Harmsworth offers his thoughts on delivering an effective online sales strategy
54. Technology Series: Technology trends
What do operators consider to be the future of technology in health clubs? Jon Nasta reports
58. Sports science: Exercise non-responders
What happens if some members' genetic make-up means they won't get results from their workouts? Kristoph Thompson reports
62. CV series: The great indoors
Advice for capitalising on the rapidly increasing popularity of running
70. Research round-up: Rise above it
Testing a person's ability to rise from a seated position on the floor is an indication of longevity, according to the latest research from Brazil
71. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
The latest supplements and items that can help generate additional revenue for your club
77. Club refurbishment: That's what gets results
Abigail Harris looks at a number of recent participation-boosting club refurbishment projects
82. Professional Beauty: Show preview
A look ahead to the event at London's ExCeL this month
84. The Cleaning Show: Show preview
With cleanliness a retention issue, clubs should check out this event
91. Lightweights:
A pop-up spa, elephant poo coffee, and a face-slapping 'facelift' treatment from Thailand
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Features
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We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
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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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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
Features
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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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
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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
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Research
Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net did a survey to gauge how public sector operators and industry suppliers are faring
Features
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
It felt as though we were building a new business
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
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: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Video Gallery
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Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
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Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology 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
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

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 2
3. Editor's letter: Engaging the public
Is the sector doing everything it needs to do to engage with today's consumer, asks Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Research from Us Girls shows body image is still a barrier to exercise for young girls, says programme manager Karen Keohane
8. News round-up:
Mytime Active acquires MEND, local authorities' public health budgets are announced, and DW Fitness unveils new club in Lincoln
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East opens its 32nd club, and DiR in Barcelona launches a triathlon ‘club in club'
18. People news:
ukactive announces new board members, and Beattie leaves énergie
20. IHRSA update:
Bill McBride considers how clubs can best communicate their USPs, plus a preview of next month's IHRSA Annual Convention
24. ukactive update:
David Stalker outlines the music usage agreement reached between ukactive and PPL
26. Competitive edge:
Ski the World event for Make-a-Wish, and a trek to Machu Picchu
27. Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health events over the next few months
28. Everyone's talking about...: Group exercise gyms
Will the current influx of standalone group exercise studios be a lasting trend or just a passing fad? We ask the experts
30. Interview: Billy Garrett
The sports Operations Manager for Glasgow Life talks to Kate Cracknell about driving a culture of physical activity, and making positive changes at a population level
36. New opening: Bastille bijou
Kate Cracknell visits the new Pure Club Med Gym, a high-end fitness offering in central Paris
41. Spa experiences: Going public
Across the UK, the momentum is growing behind the public sector spa. David Thompson looks at the facilities leading the way
46. Interview: Mike Kelly
The director of public health at NICE tells Julie Cramer why the organisation is determined to get GPs prescribing exercise
50. Sales & Marketing: The online customer
payasUgym.com's Neil Harmsworth offers his thoughts on delivering an effective online sales strategy
54. Technology Series: Technology trends
What do operators consider to be the future of technology in health clubs? Jon Nasta reports
58. Sports science: Exercise non-responders
What happens if some members' genetic make-up means they won't get results from their workouts? Kristoph Thompson reports
62. CV series: The great indoors
Advice for capitalising on the rapidly increasing popularity of running
70. Research round-up: Rise above it
Testing a person's ability to rise from a seated position on the floor is an indication of longevity, according to the latest research from Brazil
71. Secondary spend: fitness-kit.net special
The latest supplements and items that can help generate additional revenue for your club
77. Club refurbishment: That's what gets results
Abigail Harris looks at a number of recent participation-boosting club refurbishment projects
82. Professional Beauty: Show preview
A look ahead to the event at London's ExCeL this month
84. The Cleaning Show: Show preview
With cleanliness a retention issue, clubs should check out this event
91. Lightweights:
A pop-up spa, elephant poo coffee, and a face-slapping 'facelift' treatment from Thailand
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: CAWS unveils new programme designed to help trainers work with guests recovering from COVID-19
Educational company, CAWS, has launched a new programme to help educate trainers on how to support members recovering from COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Frame launches new, streamlined digital offering, powered by Fisikal
When facing lockdown restrictions, Frame successfully adapted its in-club experience to an online offering for members.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
Company profiles
Company profile: BLK BOX
The BLK BOX product range is built for athletes by athletes, includes modular storage systems, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Software
Volution.fit: Software
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology 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
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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