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Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 9
5. Editor’s letter: The Olympic Effect
Team GB’s performance at the 2012 Olympics has spurred the Great British public into action – but how can gyms tap into this? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
8. Letters:
HIT training is proving a great tool to help clubs exceed customer expectations, and David Lloyd Leisure launches scheme to reward members for their loyalty
10. News round-up:
£26m Inspire: Luton centre opens, a new health plan for Wales, FIA CEO calls for unity over legacy, and London 2012 anti-doping facility set to ‘revolutionise healthcare’
18. International news:
Spanish health clubs are facing a large rise in VAT, and Netherlands-based HealthCity International opens its first clubs in Paris, starting on the prestigious Champs-Elysées
20. People news:
Zoe Cooper of the STA and Britain’s Got Talent’s Aquabatique on creating new crazes to get people active
22. IHRSA update:
Previewing the 2012 IHRSA European Congress, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, at the beginning of November
26. FIA update:
The health and fitness industry has a role to play in the UK’s restructured health service. FIA CEO David Stalker reports
28. Competitive edge:
A chance to abseil down London’s fourth tallest building, or perhaps you fancy a jungle trek in Sumatra?
29. Diary dates:
LIW and the Health Club Awards are this month’s hot tickets
30. Everyone’s talking about…: Taxing sugar
Could placing a tax on sugary foods help stem the rise of obesity and diabetes? We ask the experts
32. Interview: Carl Liebert
The president and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the pleasure of selling people a product they genuinely need
38. Research round-up: Fighting fat
In new research, US scientists have discovered ‘beige fat’ – cells which they believe have the ability to burn body fat when stimulated by a hormone released during exercise
41. Weight management: Worth its weight
Health clubs are responding to the need for more holistic weight-loss programmes and are reporting great results for their members, says Dawn Tuckwell
48. Fitness First Middle East: Head first
Fitness First Middle East has grown from 16 to 32 clubs since April 2011, and business is growing rapidly. Kate Cracknell talks to its management team about its recipe for success
54. Personal training: Personal touch
Few people join health clubs, and even fewer get personal trainers. Does that really sound like a sustainable business model, asks Scott Hopson
60. Fitness franchising: Strength in numbers
Buying a franchise can make the dream of owning a health club a reality. We share the stories of individuals who have taken the plunge
64. Disability fitness: An inclusive future
What does the future hold for disability fitness provision? Kate Cracknell asks a panel of industry experts for their thoughts
70. Lockers: fitness-kit.net special
Champneys installs KitLock digital locks, and Safe Space launches 3D ‘fly-through’ service
72. Supplier showcase:
Recent projects from Technogym UK and Dalesauna
76. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New product launches from Octane Fitness, Power Plate, SportsArt and Rugged Interactive
80. Leisure Industry Week: Show preview
We take a look at what’s coming up at this month’s LIW, from keynotes and conferences to show floor events
86. LIW exhibitor news:
An update from some of the exhibitors attending this year’s LIW
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