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Health Club Management
2013 issue 1

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3   Editor’s letter: Medical breakthrough
NICE is now recommending that physical activity be included in the QOF, which financially incentivises GPs for prescribing specific treatments. This is, says Liz Terry, a major breakthrough for the fitness industry

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8   Letters:
PT qualifications must teach people real world skills, says Jonathan Davies, CEO of The Training Room

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12   News round-up:
DLL opens new club in Worcester, and The Gym Group and Travelodge sign a deal for joint sites in London

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20   International news:
Fitness Hut opens its fourth club in Lisbon, Portugal, while Fitness First Middle East introduces its XFit functional training model

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22   People news:
Charles Eugster on how clubs still aren't catering for the elderly

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24   IHRSA update:
Can your fitness business pass the five-word test, asks Jay Ablondi, plus a congress report from Vienna

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28   ukactive update:
CEO Dave Stalker explains why the FIA has rebranded to ukactive, and what it means for the industry

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30   Diary dates:
A round-up of the leading health, fitness and sports events for 2013

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36   Everyone's talking about...: Gyms for all?
Is the health and fitness sector responding to the ever-more diverse needs of its potential customer base?

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38   Interview: René Kalt
Kate Cracknell talks to the head of recreation at Migros Zurich about expanding into the German market

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44   New opening : Living wellness
Technogym has opened its brand new headquarters: the Wellness Village in Cesena, Italy. Kate Cracknell pays a visit and finds an exemplary corporate wellness model

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48   Kids' fitness: Invest in the future
Is the health and fitness industry approaching children's fitness in the right way? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their views

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52   Investor perspective: Never say never
Nick Batram asks whether the investment climate is now right for some health and fitness companies to re-enter the UK stock market

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55   Research round-up: Brief encounter
Short bursts of exercise can have an instant impact on memory in older adults - and especially those with Alzheimer's - according to a new study from the US

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56   Outreach programmes: Community matters
Football clubs are developing community outreach programmes that are addressing social issues and linking local people together. Neena Dhillon reports
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60   Vitamin D: Rise and shine
Oliver Gillie reports on the benefits of the 'sunshine vitamin' - vitamin D - and how it is helping top athletes to improve their performance and be more competitive
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62   Functional training: Multi-functional
Good programming and well-trained staff can unlock the potential of functional training zones for special population groups. Kath Hudson finds out more
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66   Industry research: Challenging the norms
Fitness operators must investigate new revenue channels to grow in 2013, says Mintel's Michael Oliver
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69   Changing rooms: Changing places
Members will no longer put up with tatty changing rooms. Abigail Harris looks at how premium installations are helping to sell the health club experience to new clients
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72   Fitness testing: fitness-kit.net special
Polar announces its new BEAT training iPhone app, while Tanita introduces a new segmental body composition monitor for clubs
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74   SIBEC review: Question Time
Can events like the Olympics really increase participation? Katie Lewis reports on the discussions at this year's SIBEC Europe
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83   Lightweights:
An app that stores heart rate data and automatically selects music tracks to optimise the user's workouts
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