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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Crossing borders
The EU is now focusing on physical activity as a way of addressing obesity, and is looking to our sector for solutions, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Get kids active and they'll grow into active adults, says Jeff Gorse of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust
8. News round-up:
Pure Gym unveils its roll-out plans, Kiss Gyms develops a new nightclub-style site, and work begins on Gosport Sports Club
16. International news:
Fitness First opens two clubs in Dubai, and the port of Baku in Azerbaijan gets a new health club
18. People news:
CIMSPA confirms new chairs to head up its national and regional management boards
20. IHRSA update:
How happy are your staff? Art Curtis, chair of IHRSA, explains the importance of staff satisfaction to the health of your organisation
24. FIA update:
CEO of the FIA, David Stalker, looks at the compelling case for exercise interventions in healthcare delivery
26. Competitive edge:
The Stroke Association hosts its biggest charity bike ride in May
27. Diary dates:
Fitness Professionals are LA-bound for this year's IHRSA convention
28. Everyone's talking about...: Cancer testing
Gyms should offer mouth swabs to check members' risk of developing cancer, according to an expert. But is this really the way forward?
30. Interview: Despina Spanou
The principal advisor on Health & Consumers in the European Commission talks to Kate Cracknell about the EU's commitment to tackling obesity
36. New opening: From Madonna and Russia with love
We pay a visit to the second Hard Candy Fitness club, which opened recently in Moscow, Russia
43. Pilates: Virtual reality
With the arrival of virtual yoga and pilates classes in UK gyms, Kate Cracknell asks whether they could ever be a substitute for live instructor-led sessions
48. Social marketing: Owning your own space
How can health club operators effectively market their businesses in the age of social media? Simon Bolton offers his advice
53. Resistance training: Staying strong
How can operators and suppliers can better champion the benefits of resistance training? We investigate
58. Exercise & cancer: Lease of life
ThriveWell's Erin Ercoline talks to Kate Cracknell about the DIVA exercise and nutrition programme for breast cancer patients
62. Outdoor exercise: Out & about
Could outdoor exercise engage inactive people and even act as a feeder for gyms, asks Kath Hudson
66. Market report: Earthquake update
Fitness operators are still trying to get back to business after last year's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nikitin Sallee reports
71. Middle East market: Middle-Eastern promise
Liam N Fitzgerald gives an overview of the Middle East fitness market
77. Refurbished equipment: Old for new
Operators are increasingly appreciating the value of top quality pre-owned kit. Kath Hudson reports
80. Research round-up: Virtual benefits
Video exercise games can give more of a mental boost to older adults than exercise alone, says a new report
82. Protein drinks: fitness-kit.net special
Including products from Maxitone, Multipower and Nutrichem
86. FIBO 2012: Show preview
This year's event takes place in April
89. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from CYBEX and Concept
98. Lightweights:
Gravy wrestling championships and drag queen workouts
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Interview
Sport Relief’s ultimate objective was to reach the poorest and most disadvantaged... to inspire, encourage and motivate the most marginalised in our society
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When Geoff Whitington started to see his life unravel as a result of diabetes, his sons Anthony and Ian gave up their jobs to help him change his lifestyle. This resulted in a new lease of life for all of them. Anthony Whitington, co-creator of BBC documentary, Fixing Dad, speaks to HCM’s Kath Hudson about the journey the family has been on, their mission to inspire others to engage with their health and the launch of new initiative, Fixing Us
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Research
Stephen Tharrett, co-founder, ClubIntel
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The great debate
Most of the world is dealing with some form of disruption to daily life, work life and finances, as well as navigating an uncertain world. Even those who enjoy robust mental health are finding themselves suffering from stress, anxiety, low mood and insomnia. What can the health and fitness industry do to help? Kath Hudson reports
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Editor's letter
There’s never been a more important time for us all to be focused on lobbying, as the industry fights for its work and potential to be recognised and supported
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Policy
Muir Gray has a vision for a world where exercise professionals help people live longer, better lives into old age
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Sponsored
Offering red light therapy to your members can create a valuable source of secondary spend, while also supporting them with their recovery and delivering improvements to mobility, circulation and muscle soreness, as Karen Maxwell explains
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HCM People

Scott O’Shea

Founder, Station Mill
Coming from a personal training background, my experience has taught me that people hire the trainer before the training
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Kate Little / Paula Harris

Kate Little & Paula Harris; regional retail managers, Everyone Active
All products have been priced competitively, using Amazon as a benchmark, to ensure the shop can thrive in a competitive market
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Our 24/7 work/stay/play atmosphere is unlike anything else in the world and it’s led by the best in the business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Precor launches member-focused Preva Mobile app
Precor has launched a mobile app to accompany its popular networked fitness solution, Preva, which has so far recorded almost a billion workouts in more than 11,000 facilities worldwide.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Crossing borders
The EU is now focusing on physical activity as a way of addressing obesity, and is looking to our sector for solutions, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Get kids active and they'll grow into active adults, says Jeff Gorse of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust
8. News round-up:
Pure Gym unveils its roll-out plans, Kiss Gyms develops a new nightclub-style site, and work begins on Gosport Sports Club
16. International news:
Fitness First opens two clubs in Dubai, and the port of Baku in Azerbaijan gets a new health club
18. People news:
CIMSPA confirms new chairs to head up its national and regional management boards
20. IHRSA update:
How happy are your staff? Art Curtis, chair of IHRSA, explains the importance of staff satisfaction to the health of your organisation
24. FIA update:
CEO of the FIA, David Stalker, looks at the compelling case for exercise interventions in healthcare delivery
26. Competitive edge:
The Stroke Association hosts its biggest charity bike ride in May
27. Diary dates:
Fitness Professionals are LA-bound for this year's IHRSA convention
28. Everyone's talking about...: Cancer testing
Gyms should offer mouth swabs to check members' risk of developing cancer, according to an expert. But is this really the way forward?
30. Interview: Despina Spanou
The principal advisor on Health & Consumers in the European Commission talks to Kate Cracknell about the EU's commitment to tackling obesity
36. New opening: From Madonna and Russia with love
We pay a visit to the second Hard Candy Fitness club, which opened recently in Moscow, Russia
43. Pilates: Virtual reality
With the arrival of virtual yoga and pilates classes in UK gyms, Kate Cracknell asks whether they could ever be a substitute for live instructor-led sessions
48. Social marketing: Owning your own space
How can health club operators effectively market their businesses in the age of social media? Simon Bolton offers his advice
53. Resistance training: Staying strong
How can operators and suppliers can better champion the benefits of resistance training? We investigate
58. Exercise & cancer: Lease of life
ThriveWell's Erin Ercoline talks to Kate Cracknell about the DIVA exercise and nutrition programme for breast cancer patients
62. Outdoor exercise: Out & about
Could outdoor exercise engage inactive people and even act as a feeder for gyms, asks Kath Hudson
66. Market report: Earthquake update
Fitness operators are still trying to get back to business after last year's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nikitin Sallee reports
71. Middle East market: Middle-Eastern promise
Liam N Fitzgerald gives an overview of the Middle East fitness market
77. Refurbished equipment: Old for new
Operators are increasingly appreciating the value of top quality pre-owned kit. Kath Hudson reports
80. Research round-up: Virtual benefits
Video exercise games can give more of a mental boost to older adults than exercise alone, says a new report
82. Protein drinks: fitness-kit.net special
Including products from Maxitone, Multipower and Nutrichem
86. FIBO 2012: Show preview
This year's event takes place in April
89. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent projects from CYBEX and Concept
98. Lightweights:
Gravy wrestling championships and drag queen workouts
1 - 40 of 133
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Precor launches member-focused Preva Mobile app
Precor has launched a mobile app to accompany its popular networked fitness solution, Preva, which has so far recorded almost a billion workouts in more than 11,000 facilities worldwide.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: AskNicely helps empower businesses to improve customer experience and boost NPS
Maintaining a consistent member experience across a growing health and fitness brand can prove challenging.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Safe Space Lockers
Safe Space have over 25 years of experience in the UK leisure and fitness industry, ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
12 Jun 2021
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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