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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 11
3. Editor's letter: Tapping into wellness tourism
Tapping into wellness tourism could help health clubs drive revenue, build communities and bring in new markets, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters : Write to reply
If clubs look after their PTs, it could positively impact member churn, says Jack Malin of Your Lifestyle
10. News round-up:
LA Leisure launches new LAX health club brand, and Finnish operator Livia opens ladies-only club in Essex
18. International news:
Hard Candy Fitness continues its global rollout, and female-only chain Vivafit signs a deal for Oman
20. People news:
Nathalie Smeeman joins EHFA as its new executive director
22. IHRSA update: News
Anna Rounaja of Hukka Oy considers success in the Finnish fitness market, and IHRSA publishes its latest European report
26. ukactive update: The Health 'Mega-Trend'
David Stalker explains how investors are being attracted back to the fitness sector
28. Competitive edge:
Cross the Arctic with huskies, or undertake a snow-shoe trek through the Pyrenees this winter
29. Diary dates:
Spa Life UK takes place in November, followed by SIBEC Europe in Marbella, Spain
30. Health Club Awards:: Members' choice
A report on the third annual Health Club Awards, which took place during LIW in September
32. Everyone's talking about...: Obesity as a disease
Will the classification of obesity as a disease in the US bring better treatment, or will it take the onus to lose weight away from the individual?
34. Interview – Ian Kearney:
The UK GM of low-cost operator Fit for Free talks to Kate Cracknell about how it can charge a membership fee and still be 'free'
41. Retention series: Perceived value
As part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at how UK facilities currently rate in terms of perceived value for money
46. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part three of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - How do you assess whether your desired leisure scheme is viable, and where do you go from there?
49. Functional training: Does it pay to be functional?
How are operators justifying the investment in functional training, and are they reaping the rewards?
54. Research round-up: Healthy obesity?
Research into twins shows some obese people can still be healthy
56. Global health trends: The wellness opportunity
The latest Global MONITOR report from The Futures Company presents the trends and opportunities in wellness
61. Show review: LIW 2013
New products and trends from this year's Leisure Industry Week
68. Service & maintenance: Up & running
How badly is broken equipment affecting your club? Kath Hudson reports on the cloud-based solutions that can cut downtime
72. Olympic legacy: Sir Keith Mills & Adam Parr
The pair behind the Sported Foundation talk about fulfilling the legacy promise of the 2012 Games
78. sporta series: Removing barriers
Abigail Harris looks at three life-changing sporta community projects in the London boroughs
82. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
The latest locker solutions from Gantner, Safe Space, FitInteriors and Craftsman Quality Lockers
84. Global markets: A land of opportunity
Trent Brown analyses a new report on the Australian and New Zealand health and fitness markets
88. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from WTS International, Total Gym and Precor
98. Lightweights:
Skipping could stave off hunger, and over half of gym-goers admit to infrequent washing of workout kit
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Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
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ResortSuite: Spa software
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Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
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Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
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Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
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Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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30-31 Oct 2019
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05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2013 issue 11
3. Editor's letter: Tapping into wellness tourism
Tapping into wellness tourism could help health clubs drive revenue, build communities and bring in new markets, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters : Write to reply
If clubs look after their PTs, it could positively impact member churn, says Jack Malin of Your Lifestyle
10. News round-up:
LA Leisure launches new LAX health club brand, and Finnish operator Livia opens ladies-only club in Essex
18. International news:
Hard Candy Fitness continues its global rollout, and female-only chain Vivafit signs a deal for Oman
20. People news:
Nathalie Smeeman joins EHFA as its new executive director
22. IHRSA update: News
Anna Rounaja of Hukka Oy considers success in the Finnish fitness market, and IHRSA publishes its latest European report
26. ukactive update: The Health 'Mega-Trend'
David Stalker explains how investors are being attracted back to the fitness sector
28. Competitive edge:
Cross the Arctic with huskies, or undertake a snow-shoe trek through the Pyrenees this winter
29. Diary dates:
Spa Life UK takes place in November, followed by SIBEC Europe in Marbella, Spain
30. Health Club Awards:: Members' choice
A report on the third annual Health Club Awards, which took place during LIW in September
32. Everyone's talking about...: Obesity as a disease
Will the classification of obesity as a disease in the US bring better treatment, or will it take the onus to lose weight away from the individual?
34. Interview – Ian Kearney:
The UK GM of low-cost operator Fit for Free talks to Kate Cracknell about how it can charge a membership fee and still be 'free'
41. Retention series: Perceived value
As part of his retention series, Dr Paul Bedford takes a look at how UK facilities currently rate in terms of perceived value for money
46. Promotional Feature: Alliance Leisure
Part three of a nine-part series detailing Alliance Leisure's process for creating successful public leisure facilities - How do you assess whether your desired leisure scheme is viable, and where do you go from there?
49. Functional training: Does it pay to be functional?
How are operators justifying the investment in functional training, and are they reaping the rewards?
54. Research round-up: Healthy obesity?
Research into twins shows some obese people can still be healthy
56. Global health trends: The wellness opportunity
The latest Global MONITOR report from The Futures Company presents the trends and opportunities in wellness
61. Show review: LIW 2013
New products and trends from this year's Leisure Industry Week
68. Service & maintenance: Up & running
How badly is broken equipment affecting your club? Kath Hudson reports on the cloud-based solutions that can cut downtime
72. Olympic legacy: Sir Keith Mills & Adam Parr
The pair behind the Sported Foundation talk about fulfilling the legacy promise of the 2012 Games
78. sporta series: Removing barriers
Abigail Harris looks at three life-changing sporta community projects in the London boroughs
82. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
The latest locker solutions from Gantner, Safe Space, FitInteriors and Craftsman Quality Lockers
84. Global markets: A land of opportunity
Trent Brown analyses a new report on the Australian and New Zealand health and fitness markets
88. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from WTS International, Total Gym and Precor
98. Lightweights:
Skipping could stave off hunger, and over half of gym-goers admit to infrequent washing of workout kit
1 - 40 of 119
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
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?
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Stocked in the UK for fast, costeffective delivery, Balanced Body® delivers versatile and space-saving mind-body ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Ecore
Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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
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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