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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 1
3. Editor's letter: Tax breaks
The VAT reduction could be viewed as a live trial – an opportunity for us to show we mean business when we ask for support and to prove that we will pass on reductions to the customer
6. Letters: Write to reply
Don’t cut staff training in a recession, says Lifetime’s Mike Beeney.
8. News round-up
Will JJB sell its fitness clubs? Plusgood news on VAT for trusts, and a new gym concept from Life Fitness.
14. International news
Virgin Active South Africa opens its flagship facility in Cape Town, and Fitness First launches its Berlin club.
18. FIA update
A summary of the recent FIA Industry Summit, plus details of the new FIA FLAME Conference.
22. REPS update
The Register’s bid to improve CPD options in Scotland.
24. People news
Independent operator Paul Marshallsea talks about his community youth project.
26. Competitive edge
Parachute, trek or horse ride – UK and international charity events to motivate staff and members.
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead with this overview of all the key events for the health and fitness industry throughout 2009.
32. Everyone's talking about: Tax cuts
The Lib Dems are recommending tax breaks for those who take steps to remain healthy and active. We talk to our experts to find out whether this is workable for the UK.
34. Interview: David Mobbs and KP Doyle
The group chief executive of Nuffield Health and the chief executive of Nuffield Health Wellbeing talk about the launch of a new, joined-up approach to healthcare.
38. New opening: Living in harmony
We talk to Theo Hendricks about Live and Leisure – a health and fitness facility, built in a residential complex, that he’s developed to his own community-focused brief.
42. Retention series: Inductions for retention
Dr Paul Bedford outlines the findings of his PhD, which looked into the benefits of incorporating behaviour change elements into a gym induction process.
45. Research round-up: Plan of action
Research proves what we might logically guess: stick to a structured exercise plan for the best results.
46. Free weights: Making room for weight training
A growing number of clubs are incorporating more weight training options into their facilities. We look at how this can be done.
50. Wellness centres: Thumbing a lift
Our wellness centres series continues with a look at St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, Lancashire.
54. Ihrsa europe review: Back to basics
Leadership, member service, staff retention and a new European market report. We review the 2008 IHRSA European Congress.
58. Sibec review: The trade talks
Are those of us in the industry walking the walk when it comes to fitness? We round up the topics of discussion at SIBEC 2008.
62. Consumer research: Consumer perspective
Key findings and implications of the latest HAFOS survey.
64. Market research: Workforce dynamics
The results of Working in Fitness ’08.
66. Nutritional products: Food for thought
We ‘ask an expert’ to find out whether the brief for nutritional products is changing as the public becomes more health-conscious.
68. Product news: Fitness testing
Including the FT80 from Polar and Suunto’s Fitness Solution.
72. Club Cleaning: A greener clean
A look at what we can do to make cleaning processes more sustainable.
74. Supplier profile: Chris Johnson, pulse
From a start-up in 1980 to a company operating in 33 countries and offering a full leisure solution, we hear the story of Pulse.
83. Lightweights
Yoga that keeps you hanging around, and hairdryers mean happy members.
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Research
Perhaps a ‘federal’ approach that sees local trusts retained, but with shared back of house services is the way forward?
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
Sponsored briefing
Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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Research
A new study suggests that exercise leads to elevated galanin levels – which in turn helps the brain’s stress response, giving more resilience. Tom Walker reports
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
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
Supplier showcase
Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience
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People
Overall, it’s about creating something a little less efficient, a little more fun. Somewhere you can lose yourself for a couple of hours
People
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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
People
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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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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 1
3. Editor's letter: Tax breaks
The VAT reduction could be viewed as a live trial – an opportunity for us to show we mean business when we ask for support and to prove that we will pass on reductions to the customer
6. Letters: Write to reply
Don’t cut staff training in a recession, says Lifetime’s Mike Beeney.
8. News round-up
Will JJB sell its fitness clubs? Plusgood news on VAT for trusts, and a new gym concept from Life Fitness.
14. International news
Virgin Active South Africa opens its flagship facility in Cape Town, and Fitness First launches its Berlin club.
18. FIA update
A summary of the recent FIA Industry Summit, plus details of the new FIA FLAME Conference.
22. REPS update
The Register’s bid to improve CPD options in Scotland.
24. People news
Independent operator Paul Marshallsea talks about his community youth project.
26. Competitive edge
Parachute, trek or horse ride – UK and international charity events to motivate staff and members.
27. Diary dates
Plan ahead with this overview of all the key events for the health and fitness industry throughout 2009.
32. Everyone's talking about: Tax cuts
The Lib Dems are recommending tax breaks for those who take steps to remain healthy and active. We talk to our experts to find out whether this is workable for the UK.
34. Interview: David Mobbs and KP Doyle
The group chief executive of Nuffield Health and the chief executive of Nuffield Health Wellbeing talk about the launch of a new, joined-up approach to healthcare.
38. New opening: Living in harmony
We talk to Theo Hendricks about Live and Leisure – a health and fitness facility, built in a residential complex, that he’s developed to his own community-focused brief.
42. Retention series: Inductions for retention
Dr Paul Bedford outlines the findings of his PhD, which looked into the benefits of incorporating behaviour change elements into a gym induction process.
45. Research round-up: Plan of action
Research proves what we might logically guess: stick to a structured exercise plan for the best results.
46. Free weights: Making room for weight training
A growing number of clubs are incorporating more weight training options into their facilities. We look at how this can be done.
50. Wellness centres: Thumbing a lift
Our wellness centres series continues with a look at St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, Lancashire.
54. Ihrsa europe review: Back to basics
Leadership, member service, staff retention and a new European market report. We review the 2008 IHRSA European Congress.
58. Sibec review: The trade talks
Are those of us in the industry walking the walk when it comes to fitness? We round up the topics of discussion at SIBEC 2008.
62. Consumer research: Consumer perspective
Key findings and implications of the latest HAFOS survey.
64. Market research: Workforce dynamics
The results of Working in Fitness ’08.
66. Nutritional products: Food for thought
We ‘ask an expert’ to find out whether the brief for nutritional products is changing as the public becomes more health-conscious.
68. Product news: Fitness testing
Including the FT80 from Polar and Suunto’s Fitness Solution.
72. Club Cleaning: A greener clean
A look at what we can do to make cleaning processes more sustainable.
74. Supplier profile: Chris Johnson, pulse
From a start-up in 1980 to a company operating in 33 countries and offering a full leisure solution, we hear the story of Pulse.
83. Lightweights
Yoga that keeps you hanging around, and hairdryers mean happy members.
1 - 40 of 129
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
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
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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