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Health Club Management
2016 issue 9

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3   Editor’s letter: Combatting child obesity
The UK government’s childhood obesity strategy has been widely slammed, but there are some exciting opportunities for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell

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9   Letters: Write to reply
Boutique fitness and exercise motivation are topics up for discussion this month

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12   People profiles - Johnny G:
Johnny G, the creator of Spinning and Kranking, talks about his new mind-body creation: In-Trinity

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14   People profiles – Cliff Chen:
Cliff Chen, creative director of LifeBEAM, talks about the new ‘AI [artificial intelligence] PT’ called Vi

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18   News round-up:
Hard Candy’s German clubs go into administration, GLL and NCL complete their merger, and Technogym donates Olympic equipment to Rio’s slums

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32   Events calendar:
A look ahead to upcoming events for wellness professionals around the world

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34   Promotional feature: Matrix Fitness
Following its success in 2015, the dedicated Matrix Show is back in October

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36   Interview - Tony de Leede:
The Australian entrepreneur on his latest endeavours, including boutique villages, meditation pods and virtual-only clubs

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42   Gamification: Ready, steady, GO!
The Pokémon Go craze got people off the sofa and walking for fun. So what can fitness providers learn from this success?

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44   Promotional feature: Virtuagym
Virtuagym’s software and app can assist health clubs in creating a powerful online community among their members

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46   Boutique fitness: A new adventure
A number of mainstream US operators are venturing into the boutique fitness studio sector. We find out why

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54   Activity tracking: Tracking vs retention
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates the impact that using activity trackers can have on membership retention

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56   Activity tracking: Stay on track
We round up some of the hottest new fitness trackers on the market

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58   Promotional feature: Gladstone
Gladstone’s new access control solution doesn’t just provide security and attendance tracking – it also delivers insights into how customers use your facilities

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60   Outdoor schools: The world’s a playground
Outdoor education, with activity built in to learning, is delivering results for kids and teachers alike. Kate Cracknell reports

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66   Promotional feature: 1Life
Innovation runs right through the core of the new and improved Woughton Leisure Centre, which has been given the 1Life treatment to reinvigorate the site

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68   Talking point: Junk the junk
Is it time for health clubs to stop serving unhealthy food in their facilities?

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72   Nutrition: Shaping up
With so much conflicting diet advice out there, there’s a role for the fitness sector to offer clear guidance

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On the cover: Tony de Leede, the Australian fitness industry veteran, talks about his new virtual-only club concept for older women
 
76   Promotional feature: Les Mills
When the original Les Mills gym opened in Auckland in 1968, it attracted a large following of athletes. Today, thousands of clubs benefit from the brand's approach to fitness
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78   Training & qualifications: Helpful helping
How can PTs help people become more engaged in changing their behaviours?
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80   ukactive update: A new generation of leaders
Fitness sector leaders must be willing to challenge everything that’s gone before
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82   IHRSA update: 2016 European Congress
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to this year’s event in the Spanish city of Seville
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84   Promotional feature: gymbudd-e promotion
oneone fitness, UK developer of premium software based solutions, has launched gym budd-e, an interactive fitness kiosk designed to transform members’ gym floor experience
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86   Service & maintenance: Up and running
We take a look at what’s new in gym servicing and maintenance
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89   Supplier showcase:
The latest fitness installations from Pavigym and Technogym
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92   Promotional feature: Wattbike
The Wattbike makes athletes accountable to themselves, their coaches and teammates, with consistent, reliable data means there’s no hiding behind the numbers
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94   Show preview: LIW 2016
Education and knowledge sharing is the name of the game at this year’s event
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98   Promotional feature: Gantner
With a new £1 coin due in early 2017, there’s never been a better time for UK health clubs to switch their locker, access and vending systems to a cashless Gantner smart card solution
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100   LIW exhibitor news:
Rounding up the new product and service launches you can expect to see at LIW
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102   Promotional feature: eGym
eGym helps clubs create effective feedback loops and boost members' performance in the gym
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122   Research: Window of opportunity
Desk-bound office workers should schedule an hour’s exercise a day, says a study in The Lancet
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