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Health Club Management
2014 issue 6

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3   Editor's letter: On-track with tracking?
Clubs that ignore the tech trend will increasingly lose out. It's time to reinvent ourselves to ensure we remain relevant, says Kate Cracknell

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8   Letters: Write to reply
Clubs must strive to become welcoming, community-focused ‘health hubs', says Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure

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10   News round-up:
Sports Direct set to enter the health club market, Virgin Active poised for £1bn IPO, Technogym named official Commonwealth Games supplier, and independent site theclub at Cadbury House launches a sugar sin bin

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18   International news:
A second SHF heart wellness centre opens in Singapore, and Fitness First announces a US$140m expansion across Asia over the next five years

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21   People news:
Professor Greg Whyte joins the ukactive Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board

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22   IHRSA Europe update: A World View
Senior research manager Melissa Rodriguez outlines the findings of the 2014 IHRSA Global Report

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26   ukactive update: Real World Research
Steven Mann explains why exercise research needs to be conducted in real-world community locations

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28   Diary dates:
The ukactive FLAME conference takes place in July, and the Color Run comes to Birmingham in August

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29   Promotional feature: Miele
Miele Professional's new SPEED Plus freshwater dishwasher combines speed, efficiency, performance and cost-effectiveness

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30   Everyone's talking about...: Mental wellbeing
Mental health is often treated as the poor relation to physical health. How can health clubs address this?

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32   Interview – Sean Thornton:
The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs talks to Julie Cramer about creating an exclusive family of X-Force ‘negative training' facilities in the UK

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38   New opening: Small is beautiful
Microgyms are taking London by storm. Kate Cracknell tries out a class at three recent new openings: The Beat, Psycle and Fitness Mosaic

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44   Inclusive fitness: Fit for the job
A scheme to get more disabled people into fitness careers, created by the charity behind the Aspire National Training Centre, is gathering pace. Rhianon Howells reports

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48   The leaving process: This is not goodbye
Why are gyms making such a mess of the leaving process, and how can they do better? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their advice

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54   Gymtopia series: On the ball
Gymtopia, Hukka, Finland, squash balls, therapeutic blankets, autistic, autism

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On the cover…: The joint MD of 3-1-5 Health Clubs on an exclusive new licence programme
 
56   Mental health: The feelgood factor
Sam Murphy reports on the impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing, and looks at how health and fitness clubs can assist members with mental health issues
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62   Research round-up: Cash back
As little as £3 is enough incentive for 50 per cent of people to change their behaviour, says a team from Newcastle University in the UK
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63   Promotional feature: Gladstone
The launch of Gladstone's mobile booking app at Edinburgh Leisure sites has brought great benefits to both customers and staff
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64   Management series: Buying in a selling world
Dave Wright offers his advice to health club managers wanting to improve their understanding of, and performance in, the area of sales
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69   Tech series: Mobile CRM
Sean James reports on the growing functionality and popularity of apps among gym members and health club operators alike
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74   Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
Part nine of a nine-part series Leisure centres have a way to increase their sales, income and reach without any financial Outlay, thanks to Alliance Leisure's ‘No Risk' package
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76   FIBO launches: fitness-kit.net special
We round up some of the exciting new launches showcased at this year's FIBO trade show in Germany
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80   EuropeActive strategy: 80 million members
EuropeActive plans to grow usage of fitness centres to 80 million members across Europe by 2025. But how?
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82   Nutrition: Food for thought
Top tips from operators on how to create a healthy revenue stream from nutritional supplements
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91   Lightweights:
Animal behaviour fitness classes and designer LED running vests
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