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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 5
3. Editor's letter: 'Premium value'
Non-budget operators must find ways to justify charging a premium, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Mental health has always tended to be the poor relation of physical health but, says Debbie Lawrence, it's time to change that perspective
8. News round-up:
The Plymouth Life Centre opens its doors to the public, SportHouse opens in east London, and Icon Training receives 'outstanding' rating
16. International news:
The Conrad hotel chain opens a new resort in Macao, while Orangetheory Fitness looks set for international expansion into Canada
18. People news:
Former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms on fitness as part of life, and the Olympic opportunity for gyms
20. IHRSA update:
Kristen A Walsh reports on the highlights from this year's Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles
24. FIA update:
A new partnership between the FIA and Asda aims to bring sport and physical activity into the heart of hard-to-reach communities
26. Competitive edge:
A world swim against malaria, and a 15-peaks challenge in Wales
27. Diary dates:
The inaugural FASTER Convention takes place in Southampton
28. Everyone's talking about...: Premium pricing
In a market that appears to be sliding towards low-cost models, how are some operators managing to buck the trend and charge top prices?
30. Interview: Dave Courteen
The MD of Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the norms, and the company's latest venture into standalone, owned sites
36. New opening: Hip to be square
Birmingham's stylish new multi-use development, The Cube, features a top-end health club and spa. Kirstyn MacRandal takes a look inside
40. Pricing strategy: Price un-fixing
Offering flexible pricing need not undermine a club's bottom line - it may actually enhance it. Kate Cracknell reports
44. Combat sports: Fight club
Boxing and martial arts programming is enjoying growing popularity in mainstream gyms. Kate Cracknell looks at ways operators can extend the appeal of these disciplines
53. Olympic legacy: Olympic conditioning
With London 2012 just a few months away, are operators doing enough to latch onto the event? David Thompson reports
58. Spa software:
Specialist spa management software can help optimise yield, offer online booking and even integrate with club management systems, says Liz Terry
66. Future trends:
Experts from The Futures Company share their thoughts on the hottest new trends impacting the sector
70. Suspension training: Suspend disbelief
Steve Harrison takes a look at new developments and future opportunities in suspension training
77. In-club AV: That's entertainment
We review a selection of recent in-club audiovisual installations
81. Changing rooms: Changing places
Quality changing rooms are key to creating a good first impression and maintaining member satisfaction. Kath Hudson reports
84. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products from Jordan, The Physical Company, EXF and Altro
86. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New treadmill technology from Precor, and Spirit Fitness' e-Glide trainer is showcased at IHRSA
87. Research round-up: Happy talk
Being happy is the key to older people living longer, a study shows
98. Lightweights:
Yoga with dolphins, Honesty Scales that tell it like it is, and a boom in waxing services for men
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Editor's letter
In addition to championing the health benefits of activity, the sector must now start to emphasise its power to drive the economy if we are to gain the policy support we need
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Interview
Norwegian gym chain EVO Fitness has created a strong set of operating policies for dealing with the business challenges of the pandemic, as its CEO explains to Tom Walker
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Ask An Expert
Although extensions to the UK government’s rent moratorium have continued so far, when the end comes, it will represent a cliff edge. Unless agreements can be struck with landlords, or the government intervenes, some operators could be liable for a year or more of back rent, which could be catastrophic, as Kath Hudson reports
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Promotion
Creating spaces where exercisers feel both safe and inspired to return to the gym is vital, says James Anderson
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Connected and continuous infrastructure ensure journeys via active modes no longer have to suffer the usual delay and inconvenience
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COVID-19
The health and fitness sector knows the vital role it plays in boosting immunity in the face of COVID-19. Now there’s another opportunity to be an essential service: helping people recover from the virus. Kate Cracknell reports
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Craig Blain outlines the challenges and opportunities facing operators who are aiming to appeal to a diverse membership
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
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Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
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 5
3. Editor's letter: 'Premium value'
Non-budget operators must find ways to justify charging a premium, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
Mental health has always tended to be the poor relation of physical health but, says Debbie Lawrence, it's time to change that perspective
8. News round-up:
The Plymouth Life Centre opens its doors to the public, SportHouse opens in east London, and Icon Training receives 'outstanding' rating
16. International news:
The Conrad hotel chain opens a new resort in Macao, while Orangetheory Fitness looks set for international expansion into Canada
18. People news:
Former Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms on fitness as part of life, and the Olympic opportunity for gyms
20. IHRSA update:
Kristen A Walsh reports on the highlights from this year's Convention and Trade Show in Los Angeles
24. FIA update:
A new partnership between the FIA and Asda aims to bring sport and physical activity into the heart of hard-to-reach communities
26. Competitive edge:
A world swim against malaria, and a 15-peaks challenge in Wales
27. Diary dates:
The inaugural FASTER Convention takes place in Southampton
28. Everyone's talking about...: Premium pricing
In a market that appears to be sliding towards low-cost models, how are some operators managing to buck the trend and charge top prices?
30. Interview: Dave Courteen
The MD of Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the norms, and the company's latest venture into standalone, owned sites
36. New opening: Hip to be square
Birmingham's stylish new multi-use development, The Cube, features a top-end health club and spa. Kirstyn MacRandal takes a look inside
40. Pricing strategy: Price un-fixing
Offering flexible pricing need not undermine a club's bottom line - it may actually enhance it. Kate Cracknell reports
44. Combat sports: Fight club
Boxing and martial arts programming is enjoying growing popularity in mainstream gyms. Kate Cracknell looks at ways operators can extend the appeal of these disciplines
53. Olympic legacy: Olympic conditioning
With London 2012 just a few months away, are operators doing enough to latch onto the event? David Thompson reports
58. Spa software:
Specialist spa management software can help optimise yield, offer online booking and even integrate with club management systems, says Liz Terry
66. Future trends:
Experts from The Futures Company share their thoughts on the hottest new trends impacting the sector
70. Suspension training: Suspend disbelief
Steve Harrison takes a look at new developments and future opportunities in suspension training
77. In-club AV: That's entertainment
We review a selection of recent in-club audiovisual installations
81. Changing rooms: Changing places
Quality changing rooms are key to creating a good first impression and maintaining member satisfaction. Kath Hudson reports
84. Flooring: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products from Jordan, The Physical Company, EXF and Altro
86. Product round-up: fitness-kit.net special
New treadmill technology from Precor, and Spirit Fitness' e-Glide trainer is showcased at IHRSA
87. Research round-up: Happy talk
Being happy is the key to older people living longer, a study shows
98. Lightweights:
Yoga with dolphins, Honesty Scales that tell it like it is, and a boom in waxing services for men
1 - 40 of 134
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Core Health & Fitness announces partnership with Énergie Fitness Iberia
Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll- out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next seven years.
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Company profiles
Company profile: FunXtion International BV
Unlock your club’s digital potential with the FunXtion Platform. Deliver engaging and immersive digital fitness ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Egym: Game changer
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Property & Tenders
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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