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19 Oct 2017 Exercise professionals: News, jobs and training
 
 
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Health Club Management
2017 issue 4

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5   Editor’s letter: Restoring the personal touch
New research shows many members are disenchanted with their clubs. It’s time to start talking, says Kate Cracknell
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17   Letters: Write to reply
Contributors discuss putting mental health evidence into practice, how the media is exaggerating trampoline park risks and the disappointing new ‘T Levels’
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22   People profile: Matthew Ward
AXA PPP’s Matthew Ward discusses the insurance giant’s new strategy that involves encouraging its customers to exercise
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24   People profile: Bangs and a Bun
BOOM Cycle’s Bangs and a Bun talks about motivating people and putting the focus on mindfulness
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26   People profile: Joanne Mathews
We talk to Joanne Mathews of Ten Health and Fitness about her journey from startup to successful boutique brand
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28   News round-up:
Retro Fitness plans 100 openings, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for planning law changes, and Technogym joins with IBM
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41   Events calendar:
A round-up of the key events in the health and fitness calendar worldwide, including FIBO 2017 and Elevate 2017
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42   Interview: The McFIT Global Group
McFIT’s management team talks about its new premium chain, a corporate fitness offering and a new virtual club model
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50   Activity Tracking: Stay on track
Tom Walker reports on the latest innovations in wearable fitness tech, as seen at the recent Consumer Electronics Show
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58   Investment: The case for investment
Kath Hudson speaks to investors about the appeal of the fitness sector, and why they chose to support certain businesses
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62   Architecture & Design: Design spotlight
We showcase a selection of eye-catching gyms and fitness spaces from around the world, with projects in Taiwan, Russia, the UK and the US
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72   Talking point: Generation inactive
Today’s kids are the fattest, least active generation ever. How can we intervene?
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76   Active kids: Schools on the move
Tom Walker reports on a city in western Finland that’s developed a revolutionary approach to getting kids moving
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82   Retention: Kiwis vs Poms
New Zealand consistently beats the UK in Net Promotor Scores – a measure of customer satisfaction. Mike Hill reports
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On the cover: The German fi tness giant unveils two new health club brands
 
86   Mental Health: Mind & body in concert
Are you aware of the mental health issues that can affect your members?
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92   ukactive update: ActiveLab – The movement revolution
We profile all the ActiveLab finalists and take a look at the innovative products they’ve designed to boost activity levels
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98   IHRSA update: The IHRSA Foundation
IHRSA’s vice president of health promotion and health policy provides an insight into this charitable venture
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100   Strength Training: The fast train
We delve into the science behind EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training
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105   Supplier showcase:
Life Fitness kits out Scotland’s new Oriam centre, and New Body Fitness chooses Spirit Fitness equipment for new site
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108   Show Preview: Elevate 2017
A look ahead to the highlights of this cross-sector event, which focuses on the huge challenge of tackling inactivity
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110   Fitness-kit.net: More to offer
A look at the latest secondary spend product innovations and news
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116   Research: Adrenalin boost
A new study shows that adrenalin is at the heart of exercise’s ability to prevent cancer growth in mice and humans
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Promotional Features
 
68   Promotional Feature: Miha bodytec
After a decade of establishing its EMS system as a strong global leader, German innovator miha bodytec has opened a London office to expand its UK presence
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80   Promotional Feature: Technogym
Technogym’s new Skillrow is changing the indoor rowing workout and creating a new type of group class
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90   Promotional Feature: Wattbike
Measuring over 40 different performance parameters with a high degree of accuracy, Wattbike has proved to be a powerful testing and fitness tool for top athletes and regular gym-goers alike
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96   Promotional Feature: TVS Group
Flooring solutions specialist TVS Group pulled out all the stops to transform the free weights area at Huddersfield Leisure Centre and leave the gym in great shape for the new year rush and beyond
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102   Promotional Feature: Gerflor
From group training to HIIT sessions on the gym floor, Taraflex flooring from Gerflor has been able to meet the exercise demands of Virgin Active clubs in the City of London with ease
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