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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 9
3. Editor's letter: Is it working?
Researchers found that nearly two million more people are leading unhealthy lives than six months previously. One in fi ve admitted to living an unhealthy lifestyle – an increase of four per cent
8. Letters: Write to reply
Advice for clubs on how to respond to the ongoing problem of swine flu
12. News update: News round-up
Catterick Leisure Centre opens, and £38m Essex sports facility goes ahead
18. News update: International news
SA Fitness opens its first facility in Durban, and Holmes Place takes on Elixia’s two Vienna clubs
20. News: FIA update
The government has outlined its vision for physical activity. Steven Ward reports
24. News: REPS update
A look at the new logo and stamps for use by REPs members
26. News: People update
KP Doyle is the new Nuffi eld CFO, and the founder of the Cooper Aerobics Center in the US talks about preventative medicine
28. All year round: Competitive edge
Cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, or take part in a 10-day Borneo adventure, all for charity
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW, SIBEC UK & Europe, the BISL Conference and the IHRSA European Congress
30. Everyone's talking about.: Member rewards
How can we incentivise members to attend the gym on a regular basis?
32. Interview: Martin Long
The CEO of LA Fitness talks about refreshing the brand and placing people at the heart of the business
36. New opening: Leading the way
We review the offering at thePoint4, the new £14m fi tness and sports development at the Royal National College for the Blind
40. Member motivation: Improving the fitness of your membership
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be used to help motivate and retain members by using personality, rather than the activity, as the starting point
42. Q&A: Ricky Hatton
The former boxing world champion talks about his new club, which targets the local community with a high-end yet affordable offering
45. Member retention part 2: Get the measure of it
In the second part of his retention series, Melvyn Hillsdon looks at how clubs can measure the effectiveness of their retention interventions
48. Carbon reduction: Changing times
A look at the new Carbon Reduction Commitment and its implications for operators, plus ‘green’ suggestions for health clubs looking to minimise the impact of the legislation
52. Club tours: How to do a tour
Our panel of experts offer their thoughts on what makes for the perfect prospect club tour
56. Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
Get ready for Leisure Industry Week 2009. We provide a round-up of the key events and presentations taking place this year, plus a snapshot of the various areas of the trade floor
68. Show preview: LIW exhibitor profile
An update from some of the exhibitors being showcased at this year’s Leisure Industry Week
98. Product innovation: Novelty factor
Following on from our group cycling round-up in the last issue of HCM, we look at some of the recent product launches in other categories of fitness equipment
101. Show preview: Professional Beauty Manchester
An overview of this, the UK’s biggest beauty show outside of London
102. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Bands and mats, fl ying and jumping, we round up what’s hot in studio kit
104. Supplier profile: Greg Sellar, Gravity
The founding partner of GRAVITY UK talks about the GTS, and creating a new revenue stream for clubs
107. News: Fitness-kit.net
News from Amazon and Alliance, York and Hattrick, Instyle and AB Audio Visual, Jordan and Range3D, Dorgard and Cummins-Allison
115. Lightweights: Fitness First's new game plan
Move over WiiFit. Nintendo has launched an even more advanced fitness video game – and this time it’s been created in collaboration with a health club chain, Fitness First.
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Editor's letter
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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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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
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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
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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: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
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
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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 9
3. Editor's letter: Is it working?
Researchers found that nearly two million more people are leading unhealthy lives than six months previously. One in fi ve admitted to living an unhealthy lifestyle – an increase of four per cent
8. Letters: Write to reply
Advice for clubs on how to respond to the ongoing problem of swine flu
12. News update: News round-up
Catterick Leisure Centre opens, and £38m Essex sports facility goes ahead
18. News update: International news
SA Fitness opens its first facility in Durban, and Holmes Place takes on Elixia’s two Vienna clubs
20. News: FIA update
The government has outlined its vision for physical activity. Steven Ward reports
24. News: REPS update
A look at the new logo and stamps for use by REPs members
26. News: People update
KP Doyle is the new Nuffi eld CFO, and the founder of the Cooper Aerobics Center in the US talks about preventative medicine
28. All year round: Competitive edge
Cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, or take part in a 10-day Borneo adventure, all for charity
29. Diary: Diary dates
Get ready for LIW, SIBEC UK & Europe, the BISL Conference and the IHRSA European Congress
30. Everyone's talking about.: Member rewards
How can we incentivise members to attend the gym on a regular basis?
32. Interview: Martin Long
The CEO of LA Fitness talks about refreshing the brand and placing people at the heart of the business
36. New opening: Leading the way
We review the offering at thePoint4, the new £14m fi tness and sports development at the Royal National College for the Blind
40. Member motivation: Improving the fitness of your membership
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be used to help motivate and retain members by using personality, rather than the activity, as the starting point
42. Q&A: Ricky Hatton
The former boxing world champion talks about his new club, which targets the local community with a high-end yet affordable offering
45. Member retention part 2: Get the measure of it
In the second part of his retention series, Melvyn Hillsdon looks at how clubs can measure the effectiveness of their retention interventions
48. Carbon reduction: Changing times
A look at the new Carbon Reduction Commitment and its implications for operators, plus ‘green’ suggestions for health clubs looking to minimise the impact of the legislation
52. Club tours: How to do a tour
Our panel of experts offer their thoughts on what makes for the perfect prospect club tour
56. Show preview: Leisure Industry Week
Get ready for Leisure Industry Week 2009. We provide a round-up of the key events and presentations taking place this year, plus a snapshot of the various areas of the trade floor
68. Show preview: LIW exhibitor profile
An update from some of the exhibitors being showcased at this year’s Leisure Industry Week
98. Product innovation: Novelty factor
Following on from our group cycling round-up in the last issue of HCM, we look at some of the recent product launches in other categories of fitness equipment
101. Show preview: Professional Beauty Manchester
An overview of this, the UK’s biggest beauty show outside of London
102. Fitness-kit.net special: Studio equipment
Bands and mats, fl ying and jumping, we round up what’s hot in studio kit
104. Supplier profile: Greg Sellar, Gravity
The founding partner of GRAVITY UK talks about the GTS, and creating a new revenue stream for clubs
107. News: Fitness-kit.net
News from Amazon and Alliance, York and Hattrick, Instyle and AB Audio Visual, Jordan and Range3D, Dorgard and Cummins-Allison
115. Lightweights: Fitness First's new game plan
Move over WiiFit. Nintendo has launched an even more advanced fitness video game – and this time it’s been created in collaboration with a health club chain, Fitness First.
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: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
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
Freemotion FUSION Team Training
FreeMotion Fitness
The High-Intensity Cardio-Strength Training. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Volution
Volution uses data to connect the digital with the physical and partners with health and ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Speedflex
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
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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