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Leisure Management
2012 issue 2

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3   Editor's letter: The Future of the DCMS
The DCMS was assessed by speakers at the Institute for Economic Affairs as having ‘second rate civil servants’, ‘by far the smallest budget in Whitehall’ and being too marginal a department for ambitious politicians who want to build a career

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6   News:
Atkins designs Oman’s new ‘Medical City’

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22   Design news:
MGM's hotel in China, the £4m Jerwood Gallery and Bristol's new leisure centre

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24   Hotseat: Ben Midgley
The president of Crunch Franchise speaks to Kate Cracknell about the brand's expansion plans and shares his ideas on the budget gym model

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28   Architect's focus: Fletcher priest
Mareike Langkitsch tells Julie Cramer about the challenges of turning a failing local authority music venue into the Hackney Picturehouse

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32   Interview: Phillip Mills
The founder of BODYPUMP(tm) shares his thoughts on group exercise, green issues and why so many health club operators are getting it wrong

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37   Technology: Customer care
From Queens Park Rangers liaising with fans to One Leisure installing kiosks in its gyms, we take a look at operators using the latest CRM technology to provide a better customer experience

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40   Big ambitions: Fuelling growth
As the world's largest oil producer, Azerbaijan has both wealth and ambition. Professor Terry Stevens looks at the country's tourism potential and its 2020 Olympic Bid

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44   Restaurants: Mixed Flavours
From pop up eateries in railway arches to the vegetarian restaurant chain making the headlines, Julie Cramer looks at the latest innovations in the restaurant sector

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48   Sport: Sporting chance
Almost two years on from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Professor Terry Stevens looks at how South Africa is capitalising on the event's success and creating a lasting legacy

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52   Play: Sense of achievement
Magali Robathan finds out how one mother's determination saw the creation of a cutting edge sensory play centre in Liverpool

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54   Research: Studying health
Improving men's health and tackling childhood obesity are among the aims of Leeds' Metropolitan University's new Health & Wellbeing Institute. Julie Cramer finds out more

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58   Health & Fitness: From madonna and russia with love...
We check out the Hard Candy health club in Moscow, Russia
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62   Energy-related issues: Credit where credit's due
Ian Edwards gives advice on getting credit to pay for energy use
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66   Low cost fitness: The growth of the low cost gym
The health and fitness market is seeing a boost, with the rise of low cost gyms and smaller, neighbourhood clubs. Themis Kokolakakis reports
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68   CLOA: Creating that sporting habit
Does the new Youth and Community Sport Strategy go far enough, asks CLOA's Mark Allman
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70   Senior's solutions: How to make time
Finding ways to operate more effectively frees up time to focus on your customers, says Grahame Senior
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72   Leisure directory:
Be seen by over 26,000 active buyers each issue
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74   No better time:
Why now could be a good time to build new leisure facilities
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