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Health Club Management
2012 issue 8

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Health Club Management 2012 issue 8
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5   Editor’s letter: Incentivising health
We must help GPs understand the medical role of exercise, and push for financial incentives for exercise referral, says Kate Cracknell
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8   Letters:
The industry needs to move away from promoting the ‘perfect body’ and sell the benefits of exercise, says Fergus Ahern of Integrity Fitness
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10   News round-up:
FIA is named as ‘key collaborator’ for the medical sector, and GRAVITY opens first standalone studio
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18   International news:
The first 168 SPORT STATION opens in Bucharest in Romania, while the historic Tepid Baths re-open in Auckland, New Zealand
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20   People news:
Tony Harris is named CEO of Pure Gym, and Peter Rowley is appointed chair of SkillsActive
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22   IHRSA update:
Michael Mantell of ACE explains how clubs can harness the power of habit
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26   FIA update:
With now live, how can it benefit health and fitness clubs?
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28   Competitive edge:
Two UK charity swims, a bike event in Jordan and a horse trek in Iceland
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29   Diary dates:
Tickets are now available for September’s Health Club Awards
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30   Everyone’s talking about…: Contracts
Has the full contract, long-term commitment gym had its day?
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32   Interview: Dr Mark Hyman
The leading functional medicine expert explains how clubs can lead in the fight against lifestyle disease
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38   New Opening: Educating entrepreneurs
The new Fit4less facility at North Hertfordshire College functions as both a commercial gym and a training facility. Abigail Harris reports
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42   Fitness trends: HIT hits the gym
In part two of the series, Kate Cracknell looks at how high-intensity interval training (HIT) is being adapted by health clubs to be accessible to a wider audience
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47   Indoor cycling: Cyclemania
As the indoor cycling boom continues apace, Kath Hudson talks to the fitness clubs reaping the rewards of putting bike programmes at the top of their timetables
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52   Medical wellness: Embracing health
Dr John Searle OBE considers the opportunities that exist for the fitness industry to fully engage with the health agenda
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54   Pilates: Pilates for him
By selling the sports-related benefits of pilates, a significant opportunity exists for health club operators to expand their offering to the male market. We investigate
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58   Research round-up: Early start
A new study reveals that physical activity in adolescence can help protect against depression in later life
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61   Exercise management: Member motivation
We look at ways in which the latest exercise management systems are helping to motivate members
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64   Show preview: Professional Beauty North & Dublin
The UK’s leading beauty show heads to the north of England and Dublin
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66   Heat experiences: Spa etiquette
Advice on how to foster an in-club bathing culture in your wet areas
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70   Product round-up: special
TAC launches a new Facebook booking app, and signage specialist ADI introduces LED boards for clubs
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72   Resistance equipment: The resistance revival
Strength training is rapidly taking centre stage in many gyms as its benefits are more widely appreciated
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77   Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects from gym80 and Technogym
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80   Vibration training: special
New products from True Vibrations, Power Plate, VibroGym and Powrx
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88   Lightweights:
A former garage in County Durham is turned into a high-end spa, and London’s Berkeley Hotel offers synchronised swimming to guests
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