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Health Club Management
2014 issue 4

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3   Editor's letter: We must stay ambitious
The fitness sector needs to ensure it's maintaining ambitious targets when it comes to getting more people more active, says Liz Terry
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6   Letters: Write to reply
The public sector won't survive unless it becomes more community and commercially focused, believes Dr Paul Bedford
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8   News round-up:
LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
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16   International news:
World Class International opens its eighth club in Bucharest, Romania, and Just Fit opens a new flagship facility in Cologne, Germany
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19   People news:
FitPro recruits Fergus Ahern and Mel Spooner, and Jenny Patrickson joins Active IQ
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22   IHRSA update: News
Eric Vandenbeele presents an overview of the Belgian market, while Kristen Walsh highlights IHRSA's new Trends Report
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26   ukactive update: Passing on the fitness bug
ukactive teams up with Judy Murray to put family exercise on the agenda
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29   Diary dates:
The inaugural Active-net event takes place at the end of this month, with SIBEC UK in May
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30   Everyone's talking about...: Exercise and the QOF
What does it mean now that physical activity has been taken off the QOF, and can it be reinstated?
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32   Interview – Matt Roberts:
Kate Cracknell talks to the fitness entrepreneur and celebrity PT about data-based training, personalisation and driving a health-focused message
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38   Group exercise: GX vs gym
Group exercisers versus gym-only exercisers. Who does what, and does this predict retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon reports
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44   Public health: A nudge in the right direction
ukactive's 'Turning the Tide on Obesity' campaign is the latest to rely on nudging. But what is nudging, and does it work? Tom Walker looks at what's involved
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48   Retention software: Rewarding activity
With today's activity tracking devices, reward schemes can acknowledge actual activity, not just attendance
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54   Gymtopia series: Take a shower, build a well
Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda
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56   Vibration training: Science speaks
From falls prevention to improving explosive power, studies show vibration technology is effective in a wide range of applications
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On the cover…: Matt Roberts unveils plans for a new small group training concept (p32)
 
60   Management series: Need, not want
In the second part of our management series, Carl Bennett looks at the importance of understanding a community's needs
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64   Health Club Awards:
Now in its fourth year, the deadline is looming for entry to the awards
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66   Physical inactivity: Turning the tide
Is ukactive's campaign to tackle inactivity on track to achieve its goals?
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68   New opening: Mix 'n' match
Lauren Applegarth looks at a council scheme to open multiple sites, each with their own specialism
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72   Research round-up: There's an idea
New research suggests that exercise can boost creative thinking
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75   Changing rooms: Changing places
We look at some recent, brand-enhancing changing room projects
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78   European market review: Going Deutsch
Dirk Kemmerling gives an overview of Germany's fitness market
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80   Studio special: fitness-kit.net special
The latest news and products for group exercise studios
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82   Supplier showcase:
Recent projects by Matrix Fitness, Technogym and Escape Fitness
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Promotional Features
 
20   Promotional feature: Escape fitness
Functional training is generating a real buzz both for members and for the balance sheet
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27   Promotional feature: Gladstone
Getting active online
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52   Promotional feature: Ordering phase
Part seven of a nine-part Alliance Leisure brings strong supply chain benefits to clients – not just in terms of price, but range, quality and aftercare
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