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Health Club Management

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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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2009 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
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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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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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Fitness expert, Matt Roberts, has chosen Pavigym’s PRAMA system to create an immersive, personalised workout experience at his new gym at The Langley hotel in Berkshire
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Social responsibility
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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CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
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
People
If you want to work with a PT and do some elite-level training, our facilities allow for that, but if you just want to go in and train on your own, you’ll get a good return for your time and energy
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Andrew Grill

Practical Futurist
Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
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Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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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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Whole body cryotherapy
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Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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

2009 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: Creative solutions
Fitness First has announced the development of a new product line for the Nintendo Wii games console called NewU. It will combine fitness and exercise content with dietary advice
8. Letters
We need to set minimum standards for people who work with children, says James Porter, director of the ZigZag Training Academy
10. News round-up
Funding secured for Holt Park and for Nottingham leisure developments, and a new £14m sports centre opens at the Royal National College for the Blind
18. International news
Holmes Place opens in Hungary, and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park gets a new hotel gym
20. FIA update
Steven Ward provides the second part of a two-part update on the national Physical Activity Alliance
24. REPS update
Details of the test centres planned for qualification accreditation
26. People news
Peter Rigg joins Physique, and Mike McCardle retires from sporta
28. Competitive edge
Race against the sun in the Lake District, or compete in a jungle marathon – all for charity
30. Diary dates
Get ready for SIBEC UK and the FIA FLAME Conference
32. Everyone's talking about: 'Giving' advice
Where does fitness instructing end and personal training begin when it comes to giving members advice?
34. Interview: Charlie Parker
The CEO of the Country Club Group talks about combining fitness and golf, about creating great places to be, and about balancing success with not growing too large
38. Research round-up: Child's play
Research shows that increasing children’s participation in exercise can improve their academic grades as well as their health
39. Teenagers' fitness: Physical therapy
We look at how exercise can help tackle anti-social behaviour in teenagers, and at the various initiatives taking on the challenge
44. Health club spa: Shout it out
We pay a visit to the Chelsea Club, an exclusive health club located at Stamford Bridge in London, to review its new Escape spa
49. Health club spa: All change
Expert advice on the considerations that need to be addressed when designing changing rooms, whether for fitness, spa or swimming
52. Health club spa: Spa news
The Grange spa and personal training centre opens in Lincolnshire, plus new treatments for Spa London
53. Fitness-kit.net special: Vibration training
Gym80 launches its endurance force bike and VibroGym sees the debut of its Swarovski crystal-encrusted plate
54. Fitness apprenticeships: Home grown staff
With government funding being made available for apprenticeship schemes, and with training providers on-hand to develop bespoke programmes, should operators pay more attention to this opportunity?
58. Ihrsa review: Showtime
A round-up of the new products launched at IHRSA in March, plus summaries of the keynotes and a review from the show floor
64. Balance training: Striking a balance
Suggestions on how to incorporate balance training into workouts, and a round-up of balance equipment
70. Club overhaul: Inner space
Central YMCA recently completed a £2.7m refurbishment project. We report on what’s been done, and why
72. New technology: Fitness gadgets
From downloadable workouts to heart rate monitors, we look at some of the latest gadgets making an impact on the fitness market
74. Supplier profile: Tim Colston, Keiser
The MD of Keiser UK talks about equipment that can cater for all markets, from the elderly to the elite
83. Lightweights
The use of gems, and even walking through mud, in spa therapies
1 - 40 of 118
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass tops 2,000 fitness facilities on its platform
Gympass has reinforced its leading position in the corporate fitness market, topping 2,000 fitness facilities available on its platform across the UK.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
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: Keiser UK Ltd
Keiser began its history of visionary sports science leadership over 40 years ago, rejecting the ...
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
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Exercise equipment
Eleiko Sport AB: Exercise equipment
Direct debit solutions
Debit Finance Collections: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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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