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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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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
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2014 issue 11
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Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
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2014 issue 10
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Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
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Research
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Interview
The fitness sector has an unprecedented opportunity to become a credible partner in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the nation, says Mosaic Group MD and new chair of the UK Active Membership Council. He talks to Kate Cracknell
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Choose consistent over perfect. That’s the long game. It’s never too late to pivot to that mindset
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The pandemic brought about our sector’s biggest ever collaboration on COVID safety data. Lizzie Broughton tells the story
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In April, Deloitte and Europe Active published the ninth edition of their yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report, as Karsten Hollasch explains
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Social media influencers cause harm by raising unrealistic expectations of physical perfection, as Andrea Dearden explains
Featured supplier news
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More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
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Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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SpaBooker: Spa software
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Property & Tenders
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15-16 Jun 2022
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30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
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12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
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25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
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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
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2014 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2013 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2012 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2011 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2010 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 11
Health Club Management magazine
Health Club Management magazine 2009 issue 10
Health Club Management magazine
2009 issue 10
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: active-net 2022 tackles mental health awareness
More than 100 industry delegates met in person at the annual active-net event at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 23-24 March.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New £42m Moorways Sports Village to open on 21 May
Everyone Active will open Moorways Sports Village to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Serco Leisure wins 10-year Mansfield contract
Following a competitive tendering process, Serco Leisure and its partner More Leisure Community Trust Limited (MLCT) have been awarded a 10-year contract by Mansfield District Council to operate three centres in the town, starting 1 May 2022.
Company profiles
Company profile: Panatta Srl
Panatta is an historical fitness brand displaying one of the widest range of products in ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™
Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Pulse Fitness: trusted partner
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
30-30 Jun 2022
The ICC, Birmingham, Birmingham , United Kingdom
Diary dates
12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
17-18 Mar 2023
Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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