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Health Club Management

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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 8
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
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
10. News round-up:
FIA is named as ‘key collaborator’ for the medical sector, and GRAVITY opens first standalone studio
18. International news:
The first 168 SPORT STATION opens in Bucharest in Romania, while the historic Tepid Baths re-open in Auckland, New Zealand
20. People news:
Tony Harris is named CEO of Pure Gym, and Peter Rowley is appointed chair of SkillsActive
22. IHRSA update:
Michael Mantell of ACE explains how clubs can harness the power of habit
26. FIA update:
With spogo.co.uk now live, how can it benefit health and fitness clubs?
28. Competitive edge:
Two UK charity swims, a bike event in Jordan and a horse trek in Iceland
29. Diary dates:
Tickets are now available for September’s Health Club Awards
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Contracts
Has the full contract, long-term commitment gym had its day?
32. Interview: Dr Mark Hyman
The leading functional medicine expert explains how clubs can lead in the fight against lifestyle disease
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
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
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
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
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
58. Research round-up: Early start
A new study reveals that physical activity in adolescence can help protect against depression in later life
61. Exercise management: Member motivation
We look at ways in which the latest exercise management systems are helping to motivate members
64. Show preview: Professional Beauty North & Dublin
The UK’s leading beauty show heads to the north of England and Dublin
66. Heat experiences: Spa etiquette
Advice on how to foster an in-club bathing culture in your wet areas
70. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
TAC launches a new Facebook booking app, and signage specialist ADI introduces LED boards for clubs
72. Resistance equipment: The resistance revival
Strength training is rapidly taking centre stage in many gyms as its benefits are more widely appreciated
77. Supplier showcase:
A look at recent projects from gym80 and Technogym
80. Vibration training: fitness-kit.net special
New products from True Vibrations, Power Plate, VibroGym and Powrx
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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