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2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
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One of the best aspects of Studio Three is our loyal membership community. Our team has really come to know our members and where they are in their wellness journey
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Editor's letter
As health clubs around the world start reopening, controlling COVID-19 – while also delivering a great service to customers – must be an obsession for everyone in the sector
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Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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Management
Katie Lewis and Lindsey Simpson co-founded Workplace Mental Wealth to drive workforce change in the health and fitness industry. Liz Terry talks to Lewis about their first research study – the Fitness and Active Leisure Workforce State of Mind Survey – and the launch of The Good Work Pledge
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Interview
As gyms reopen in the UK a new brand is launching that plans to take the boutique market by storm
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Promotion
Goji’s virus-killing air purification system is the future of air purification for gyms, says Greg Whyte
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Sponsored
The University of Stirling has transformed its fitness offering with world-class performance sport and fitness facilities powered by Technogym
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In spite of having met all government-agreed, COVID-secure operating standards, group exercise has had a rough ride during the pandemic, being closed more than gyms. HCM asks why this is and what can be done about it
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Policing the rules, even if it means losing members, will be crucial to building trust as health clubs reopen, Paul Roberts tells Kath Hudson
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In a creative world where you have to come up with innovative solutions to out-think your competitors, you can’t stay productive for long hours without a break. We encourage our team to step away from their desks and do some exercise
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SpaBooker: Spa software
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04-07 Nov 2021
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Health Club Management magazine

2012 issue 6
3. Editor’s letter: where’s the fun?
Has fitness got too serious? Gaming strategies can help inject some of the fun back, says Kate Cracknell
6. Letters:
London 2012 is a great opportunity to inspire local people to get fitter or take up a sport, says Nuffield Health’s Rick Crawford
8. News round-up:
British Land sells Virgin Active clubs, a new site for DLL, 37,000 vote in Health Club Awards, and a functional club for North Devon
16. International news:
Fitness First Middle East acquires a chain of community health clubs in Dubai, while Nordic fitness chain SATS continues its expansion
18. People news:
John Greenway, REPs president, outlines the organisation’s plans for the future
20. IHRSA update:
Patricia Amend reflects on the legacy of the late US fitness guru Jack LaLanne, and Kristen Walsh reviews the latest IHRSA reports
24. FIA update:
David Stalker assesses the Let’s Get Moving pilot, which placed exercise practitioners in GP practices
26. Competitive edge:
Tough Mudder heads to Scotland
28. Diary dates:
Get ready for this month’s FIA FLAME Conference, and have you registered for LIW yet?
30. Everyone’s talking about...: Investor relations
In these challenging economic times, what can the fitness industry do to ensure it keeps the faith of the investment community?
32. Interview: Hugh Chambers
The chief commercial officer of the British Olympic Association talks to Kate Cracknell about creating a participation legacy from the Games
38. New opening: Lease of life
The £46.5m Plymouth Life Centre opened in April, bringing world-class facilities and the seeds of regeneration to the local area
42. Disability fitness: Change for the better
Legally blind from birth, Caroline Casey heads up social enterprise Kanchi, aiming to transform the way businesses view disability. She talks to Julie Cramer
46. Technology & health: Game changer
Gaming’s addictive features are being used in a host of new technology designed to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle. SpaFinder’s Susie Ellis reports
50. Social responsibility: Confidence for every-body
Inspiring body confidence is a major responsibility, and the fitness industry needs to step up to the mark. Debbie Lawrence reports
55. Secondary spend:
How can gyms motivate staff to drive secondary revenue? Kate Cracknell asks the experts
58. Kids’ fitness: The next generation
Today’s children are a discerning audience, and there’s a science to catering for them in our gym
62. Social media: A few become many
Simon Bolton looks at how operators can use social media to build a loyal community – and with it, business success
67. Technology series: Paying its way
Abigail Harris looks at the case for investing in management software
73. Balance training: A fine balance
Kath Hudson reports on the exciting and expanding area of balance training, which has seen an influx of new products and programming from the US
76. Functional fitness: fitness-kit.net special
The latest products designed to enhance your club’s functional training area, from TRX, Life Fitness and Balanced Body
79. Supplier showcase:
A new laundry installation from Miele at a London City health club, and a pilates studio from Merrithew at the Central YMCA club
82. Research Round-up: Bone builder
Load-bearing exercise in your early 20s can help prevent men from developing osteoporosis later in life, says new research
1 - 40 of 135
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Precor supports Aneurin Leisure Trust in three-site refurbishment
Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure (ALT), has announced it’s forging ahead with a £600,000 (US$821,000, €696,000) gym refurbishment in all three of its leisure centres.
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Fisikal
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Venueserve Fitness
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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
Hillingdon
Hillingdon Borough Council
Property & Tenders
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
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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