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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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2009 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: Training GPs
GPs' training should be lengthened to include an element of exercise science, so they're equipped to refer patients – as they do with ENT or cardiac specialists, for example
6. Letters: Write to reply
Does e-learning really mean a lack of interaction, asks Michael Betts of Fitness Industry Education
10. News: News round-up
énergie opens the first Fit4less budget club and the Trixter team completes a management buy-out
16. News: International news
Holmes Place Iberia opens its 19th club in Portugal and Anytime Fitness launches in New Zealand
18. News: FIA update
A round-up of the news and discussion from the inaugural FIA FLAME Conference and Summit
22. News: REPS update
A new website, logo and identity pins for REPs and its members
24. News: People news
Florence Orban becomes permanent CEO of the National Skills Academy
26. News: Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Get ready for LIW 2009
28. Everyone's talking about: Over-exercising
Should we intervene if people appear addicted to exercise – and if so, how can we go about it?
30. Interview: Costance and Pedro Ruiz
The husband and wife team, founders and owners of Portuguese women-only franchise Vivafit, talk about successes and challenges to date and outline their expansion plans going forward
34. New opening: Clare Winner
We take a look at the flagship Virgin Active Claremont club in Cape Town
37. Member retention: Problem solving
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the initial steps in the development of a retention strategy, including how to gain an understanding of the problem
40. Q&A: James Balfour and Tony Cowen
The founders of Pure Health & Fitness in Poland talk about their philosophy and plans for the business
42. Q&A: Dr John Ratey
The associate professor of Harvard Medical School talks about research which demonstrates the positive effects of exercise on the brain
47. Rehab: The road to rehabilitation
A summary of the key stages in rehabilitation, plus details of how the equipment already in your gym can be used as part of the rehab process
53. Member payments: On the money
We assess a selection of different membership models and look at how existing member payment software packages can support these
57. Outdoor fitness: Fitness al fresco
A round-up of some innovative outdoor fitness initiatives
60. Exercise management: Member management
With a growing number of exercise management systems on the market, we summarise the key functionalities and USPs of each
64. Product news: Fitness-kit.net
Ice wraps, cooling systems and an exercise video library
65. Research round-up: Chasing pavements
Studies show that people who live in neighbourhoods with pavements are more likely to achieve the minimum recommended levels of physical activity
66. Supplier profile: Holm Hofmann, Milon
Milon’s UK business development manager talks about effective programming and medical fitness
75. Lightweights
Online dating for gym-goers, eating more after reading active words, and walking to reduce chocolate cravings
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Customer experience software provider, AskNicely, has announced it will host a new virtual event called ...
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In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from ...
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Globally, gyms have, on average, seen nearly 70 per cent of their pre-lockdown members return ...
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A UK government U-turn – just announced – will see gyms and leisure centres staying open ...
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"Dozens" of gyms in Liverpool, UK, have defied the government and stayed open for business ...
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The UK government is likely to face legal challenges from gym operators following the revelation ...
Features
Supplier showcase
SIX3NINE opened its second London studio in August, and will continue to partner with Physical Company as it aims to open up to five studios across the city
Features
Supplier showcase
Prestigious estate, Stoke Park, has invested in a new fitness technology upgrade by Matrix
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
Features
Write to reply
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – email: [email protected]
Features
Insight
As the physical activity and sports sector unites to fight its corner in making a case for government investment, Sport England has commissioned a research study to prove the economic value of activity, giving weight to the argument. Tom Walker reports
Features
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
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
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
People
People in Club V trust me and I want to do the best for them and help them progress
People
HCM people

Luca Maggiora

Co-founder, House of Wisdom
People think making a change is easy and fast, but that isn’t true. It’s hard and it takes time
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: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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

2009 issue 7
3. Editor's letter: Training GPs
GPs' training should be lengthened to include an element of exercise science, so they're equipped to refer patients – as they do with ENT or cardiac specialists, for example
6. Letters: Write to reply
Does e-learning really mean a lack of interaction, asks Michael Betts of Fitness Industry Education
10. News: News round-up
énergie opens the first Fit4less budget club and the Trixter team completes a management buy-out
16. News: International news
Holmes Place Iberia opens its 19th club in Portugal and Anytime Fitness launches in New Zealand
18. News: FIA update
A round-up of the news and discussion from the inaugural FIA FLAME Conference and Summit
22. News: REPS update
A new website, logo and identity pins for REPs and its members
24. News: People news
Florence Orban becomes permanent CEO of the National Skills Academy
26. News: Competitive edge
Charity events to motivate your staff and members
27. Diary dates
Get ready for LIW 2009
28. Everyone's talking about: Over-exercising
Should we intervene if people appear addicted to exercise – and if so, how can we go about it?
30. Interview: Costance and Pedro Ruiz
The husband and wife team, founders and owners of Portuguese women-only franchise Vivafit, talk about successes and challenges to date and outline their expansion plans going forward
34. New opening: Clare Winner
We take a look at the flagship Virgin Active Claremont club in Cape Town
37. Member retention: Problem solving
Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the initial steps in the development of a retention strategy, including how to gain an understanding of the problem
40. Q&A: James Balfour and Tony Cowen
The founders of Pure Health & Fitness in Poland talk about their philosophy and plans for the business
42. Q&A: Dr John Ratey
The associate professor of Harvard Medical School talks about research which demonstrates the positive effects of exercise on the brain
47. Rehab: The road to rehabilitation
A summary of the key stages in rehabilitation, plus details of how the equipment already in your gym can be used as part of the rehab process
53. Member payments: On the money
We assess a selection of different membership models and look at how existing member payment software packages can support these
57. Outdoor fitness: Fitness al fresco
A round-up of some innovative outdoor fitness initiatives
60. Exercise management: Member management
With a growing number of exercise management systems on the market, we summarise the key functionalities and USPs of each
64. Product news: Fitness-kit.net
Ice wraps, cooling systems and an exercise video library
65. Research round-up: Chasing pavements
Studies show that people who live in neighbourhoods with pavements are more likely to achieve the minimum recommended levels of physical activity
66. Supplier profile: Holm Hofmann, Milon
Milon’s UK business development manager talks about effective programming and medical fitness
75. Lightweights
Online dating for gym-goers, eating more after reading active words, and walking to reduce chocolate cravings
1 - 40 of 129
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: Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear
Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Cryotherapy specialists, L&R Kältetechnik, launch new artofcryo.com division
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110 °C electrical solutions.
Video Gallery
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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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