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Poor pool capacity could hinder baby swimming boom, says research

Gyms wise up to potential of extreme challenges trend

The infant private swim school sector that has surged in the UK over the past decade is yet to reach its peak, although growth could yet be checked by a lack of pool capacity, a Swimming Teachers Association (STA) survey has found.

The growing popularity of extreme fitness challenges such as Iron Man events and triathlons has led to a raft of new training tie-ups, as health clubs scamper to offer their expertise and facilities to a booming market.

Despite recent Sport England figures showing that overall swimming participation saw an eight per cent drop over the last 12 months, the baby swimming market remains buoyant. Around 82 per cent of the swim schools which took part in the latest survey from awarding body STA said they had seen a “significant” rise over the last five years in the number of babies (youngsters aged two and under) they teach weekly. The survey, which drew 206 responses from schools which teach a combined 50,000 babies each week, was a follow up to research carried out in 2009, designed to measure the industry’s progress over the past five years. Almost 86 per cent of respondents said the baby swim market had not yet reached its peak, although many warned that growth could be capped because of pool time availability. More than half admitted that the increase in demand for lessons compared with pool time availability was a concern; while 58 per cent said the limited number of pools also gave them cause for concern. Just over one third (34 per cent) also cited a lack of adequately qualified teachers as a problem for their business, compared with 24 per cent five years ago. On a positive note, 60 new swim schools are reported to have opened since the last survey, a growth of more than 27 per cent in five years, and almost 70 per cent of all respondents said they had a waiting list for baby swimming classes. “The landscape has changed dramatically since we conducted our first survey five years ago, but this survey shows there is still a growing

Endurance events have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, with extreme fitness identified as a major trend in the Fitness Foresight section of the 2015 Health Club Management Handbook (p.20)

£270m (US$408m, €346m) fouryear transformation centred on the science of group motivation, while The Gym Group recently published research identifying five core personality types that reflect the motivation of gymgoers. As well as motivating its own members to get involved, Xercise4Less will be offering

Since then, the industry has seen Virgin Active announce an exclusive partnership with Tough Mudder, while low cost gym chain Xercise4Less has this week unveiled a new tie-up with Total Warrior. Holding six events in 2015, across Leeds, The Lake District and Edinburgh, each Total Warrior pushes participants to their limits across a brutal obstacle course challenge. The partnership sees Xercise4Less become the “official place to train” for people taking part in a Total Warrior event, and it will also urge its 200,000 strong membership base to take up the challenge. Various studies have shown that goal-specific motivation is key to engagement, so the move to encourage gym members to engage with the challenge appears to be a smart one. It comes at a time when several other high-profile gym chains are forensically examining what motivates members. Fitness First is currently in the middle of a and healthy demand for baby swim teaching and that can only be good news,” said STA head of accounts Zoe Cooper. “Parents clearly recognise that it is important for their babies to gain confidence in the water and by sending them to baby swim lessons, it means their youngsters are being properly prepared for more formal swimming lessons.”

discounted memberships rate to anyone who registers to take part in a Total Warrior event, as well as rolling out tailored “Warrior Training” at each site across the group. “When taking on an exercise regime, facing challenges and overcoming obstacles is all part of the journey, whether that is a physical challenge such as losing weight or a mental obstacle such as improving confidence,” said Xercise4Less COO Stuart Perrin. “Total Warrior understand this and live by the same ethos, making us the perfect match. Xercise4Less is all about bringing fitness and fun to everyone and what better way to do that than with an exciting course like Total Warrior”.

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Town Sports Evaluates Sale Possibility, Switches Up Management Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (TSI), New York, is undergoing a review that could lead to the sale of the company, TSI announced today just prior to its 2014 earnings call. In addition, Robert Giardina, who had been CEO since 2010, has been appointed executive chairman of the board. Replacing him as CEO is Daniel Gallagher, who had been serving as president and COO, positions he has held since January 2014. Prior to that, Gallagher had been chief financial officer. The release noted that TSI’s board of directors is evaluating strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company, and has retained Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. to assist it in the process. Giardina will work with Gallagher in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition and focus on

assisting the company with its strategic review. Thomas J. Galligan III, who has been the chairman of the board since March 2010, will remain on the board as the lead independent director.

our HVLP conversion process, our Board has also engaged Deutsche Bank to assist it in exploring strategic alternatives for TSI. The Board and I feel the time is right for a smooth leadership transition at the company.”

Giardina said: “This is an exciting time for Town Sports as we are transforming our business to align with the changing fitness industry and evolving customer preferences. We have made significant improvements to our operations that better position us for the future. We expect our high value, low price (HVLP) strategy to drive improved productivity of our club base and see many opportunities ahead for Town Sports to leverage the growing consumer interest in health and fitness. We are focused on maximizing shareholder value and, while we continue to implement

Giardina continued: “Dan Gallagher, with whom I have had the pleasure of working alongside for the past five years, has been instrumental in the development as well as the implementation of our HVLP strategy, which we have accelerated and expanded following its initial rollout. Dan is a proven leader, with an extensive financial background, including six years as CFO prior to assuming the role of COO at TSI. The board and I have great confidence in Dan’s ability to lead our business forward and I am delighted to announce his appointment as CEO.”

Massage therapy has many benefits Ancient Western and Eastern civilizations dating back as far as 3000 years discovered that massage and touch therapy have many health benefits. From being rendered a disreputable form of indulgence, massage is now seen as a holistic method of healing, which is practiced all over the world today. Benefits range from relieving migraines and stress relief to improving circulation and having the ability to rehabilitate physical functions. Tense muscles can cause the body to lose its natural balance. This can lead to pain as other muscles in the body tense to try to compensate for those which are causing the initial pain. It soon becomes a chain reaction, which causes the problem to spread, often quite far from the initial problem area. Experienced massage therapists will be able to locate the source of the problem and thus begin the healing process. This in turn may be able to assist a person with eliminating a dependence on pain medication. Massage therapy assists with releasing endorphins into the body,

which can help with pain relief. It is able to lessen depression and anxiety while improving the condition of the skin, which is the largest organ of the body. Those suffering from lower back pain are able to experience relief as well as a greater range of motion after a massage treatment. Massage has also been shown to assist with other conditions such as blood pressure control, immune system boosting, infant growth and sports-related injuries. Research has also shown that massage can be beneficial to autistic children, who seemed to display less erratic behaviour after a massage session. Office workers who make use of massage therapy tend to be more alert and display less stress than those who don`t. Patients who have undergone any form of abdominal surgery tend to heal quicker when making use of massage therapy. It also decreases itching, anxiety, pain, depression and tension in patients suffering from burns. Premature babies also benefit from massage therapy, as research has shown that infants who receive

massage therapy grow and develop faster than those who don`t. Those suffering from cancer were also reported to be less anxious after receiving massage therapy. It also increases lymph flow and stimulates weak muscles. It is also able to reduce cramps and swelling in the body. It is important that massage therapy be done by qualified therapists. It is also not recommended for people who suffer from open wounds, fractures, severe osteoporosis or blood clots. Pregnant women should also exercise caution with regards to massage therapy.

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Make-Up Is In Our Make Up

Reputable West London makeup store, Precious about Makeup (PAM) was established by makeup artists for makeup artists, in 1996.

Launched by award winning TV & Film makeup and hair artists Jan Sewell and Kate Benton, PAM is the ultimate go-to location for professional makeup artist and prosumers. Kate and Jan both still work in the makeup industry, which keeps them up-to-date with the latest tips, tricks and products. This expertise is reflected at PAM, keeping product and team knowledge current and often one step ahead of the commercial beauty consumer market. The shop has become the must-go-to location for the TV, film, fashion and special effects industry. The idea of PAM was shaped when Kate and Jan decided they wanted to establish a friendly shop where, whatever your budget, you were always welcomed and valued. PAM

also prides itself on providing an exceptional and reliable delivery service, where sending out orders phoned in from the middle of nowhere by makeup artists stuck on location and in dire need of a makeup product urgently, is the norm. With all the team members being experienced, fully qualified makeup artists, PAM has become a chic hub, where make-up artists can come to learn and exchange ideas in an enjoyable, welcoming environment. This is where the PAM mantra ‘never stop learning’ originated from.

PAM are also the official stockists for Make Up For Ever, MUD, MaqPro, Ben Nye, JOICO, Fudge, and special FX brands Kryolan, Skin Illustrator, WM Creations, Glynn McKay to name but a few. Since opening, PAM has now doubled in size with new lines and new brands being added all the time. PAM also boasts a wide range of free in store tutorials from some of the best names in the makeup artistry.

PAM is the perfect place to learn from make-up experts and exchange ideas. But mostly, it’s a great place to shop. So why wait? Your make-up is waiting! Precious About Makeup, 6-7 Goldhawk Mews, London W12 8PA Tel: 020 8740 0808

PAM Hosts Bloodymarvellous Throat Slashing Workshop Precious About Makeup (PAM) recently hosted a workshop with special effects expert, Claire Williams from Bloodymarvellous.

Providing an up close and personal demonstration, Claire shared with the audience, made up of makeup artists and prosumer, a slit throat effect using a premade sculpted silicone prosthetic piece. Key to the look was demonstrating how the piece was then attached to the models neck using prosaide, whilst a tube was carefully hidden under the silicone piece, so the Bloodymarvellous blood effect could then be realistically released. Bloodymarvellous are renowned in the industry for its ultra-realistic bloods, ideal for close HD shooting. The range has also become a must-have essential for makeup artists because it only uses food grade ingredients – so safe for use in the mouth, and its washable formula ensures it can be washed out from clothes and easily removed from furniture when used for props. “We’re always keen to host workshops that will appeal to our customers – this throat slashing demonstration as it enabled the audience to ask questions, see the effect, touch the product and really grill Claire and the Bloodymarvellous team about their range. It was the perfect workshop for the professional makeup artist looking to expand their SPX skills,” explained Alice Lennon, PAM sales and marketing executive.

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Spa Fined Over Health and Safety Breaches The owner of a Derbyshire beauty salon has been fined £2,500 after six youngsters fell ill after using a bacteria-ridden spa pool.

bacteria alongside it from taking hold.

Matt Holford, the District Council’s environmental health manager, said: “It is crucial in premises such The girls complained of as these that water testing earache and all reported is regularly and properly an itchy, painful rash all carried out. prompt action over their bodies following “Thankfully, in this case a birthday pampering the Council’s prompt party at Kensington Salon action prevented other and Spa in May 2013. They people from falling ill with were later diagnosed with what can be a potentially folliculitis, an infection of very serious condition.” hair follicles that causes At Southern Derbyshire pus-filled pimples, which Magistrates’ Court, Ms is brought on by the Matthews pleaded guilty bacteria pseudomonas to six charges of failing to aeruginosa and is often ensure that her employees related to spa pool and her customers were contamination. safe and not exposed During an investigation by to the infectious agent South Derbyshire District pseudomonas aeruginosa. Council, business owner Magistrates said Matthews Lisa Matthews showed had been negligent and Environmental Health that her duty of care had Officers her spa water fallen well below the testing records, some expected standard. of which had not been Commenting on the story, updated for well over a Gemma Fisher-Sage of year. Servochem UK, which A number of issues specialises in maintenance demonstrated a lack of and cleaning chemicals for maintenance – the tap to water leisure facilities said: the foot spa was broken, “Cases like this are all too there was a build-up of common unfortunately. limescale on shower heads Breakdowns in and more than 100 mosaic communication over tiles were missing from cleaning procedures, in and around the spa, coupled with tight not only leaving a sharp budgets and staff turnover surface but also providing can all have a negative a perfect breeding ground impact on hygiene for bacteria. standards and it’s a slippery slope. Results from water and swab samples showed “Quite often we have the premises were visited centres and significantly contaminated opened a stock cupboard with pseudomonas full of different cleaning aeruginosa, in some products, but it can be areas 24,000 times above very difficult for anyone to the acceptable level. know what to use, where Only the high levels of and when. Sticking to pseudomonas found a regular and thorough prevented legionella cleaning regime is vital.”

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Reducing Hypertension with Massage Therapy Clinicians have known that hypertension is a predictor for an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction. To help reduce the prevalence of hypertension, there is a new recommendation to increase awareness of and treatment for patients with “pre-hypertension.” Pre-hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure readings between 120–140 and diastolic readings between 80–90. Treating pre-hypertension may be one way to prevent hypertension and is the rationale for carrying out this study. This month, we present information about a clinical trial conducted through the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published in May 2013. Changing lifestyle and using nonpharmacological treatments for pre-hypertension is recommended by many clinicians. Within these non-pharmacological treatments, complementary and alternative therapies are commonly used with massage therapy being the most popular. There have been studies that indicate massage is effective in reducing blood pressure, but not necessarily over a long period of time. This study explored the sustainable effects of using massage therapy in the treatment of pre-hypertension. The study was a single-blind clinical trial that used a simple random sampling of pre-hypertensive women. Randomization to either the massage group or the relaxation without massage group was done by having the patients from a cardiovascular center choose a card from a box. On the cards was written either “control” or “test.” Inclusion criteria was two separate blood pressure measurements with the average reading of less than 140/90 and more than 120/80, no disease that affects blood pressure, no skin disorders in the massage area, no medication that affects blood pressure, no specific diet, no obesity and no stress or lack of relaxing techniques use. Demographic information indicated that there was no significant difference between the individuals in the test and control groups. There

were 25 individuals in each group. The control group relaxed without a massage in the same environment as those in the test group who received a massage. They laid on a bed with eyes closed and deep breathing with self-muscle relaxation techniques. Blood pressure was measured before and after each session as well as 72 hours after the test period. Both the test and the control group were asked not to change their life-style and diet, and measurements were done with calibrated equipment. The Swedish massage sessions were scheduled three times a week and lasted 10 to 15 minutes each using non-aromatic lotion on the face, neck, shoulders and upper chest of the individuals. Superficial and deep stroking was used in the massage protocol. There were a total of 10 sessions during which the subject’s blood pressure was checked by one of the researches before and after each intervention. Following the 10 sessions, the results showed that both systolic and diastolic blood pressures were lowered in the massage group immediately after the final session when compared to the control group. Additionally, there continued to be a significant difference between the test and control groups 72 hours after the finishing the study. The researchers acknowledge that their study has limitations that include the fact that the study subjects were only women and there were uncontrollable variables as the subjects dealt with daily incidents and stress. They also recommend that post intervention, different measurement timelines be explored, which would give a better sense of the sustainable effects of the massage on blood pressure. That said, the results of this study led to a shift in patient care practices to include massage as a suitable nonpharmacological intervention to manage pre-hypertension. For more information, visit

U.S. Health Agencies May Officially Deem Coffee a Healthy Drink The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group appointed by the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to update official dietary guidelines every five years, is prepared for the first time to declare coffee as not unhealthy when consumed in moderation. In proposed guidelines submitted last week, the group went so far as to point out certain health benefits related to consuming three to five cups of coffee per day. The proposal will face public review before the guidelines are officially updated this year, but it marks the first time coffee has been addressed since the guidelines were introduced in 1980. The guidelines have no legal influence over the actions of food and beverage purveyors, but they are presented as authoritative advice on how consumers can maintain a nutritious diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. Often cited by marketers and media, they can have farreaching sway over the collective consciousness of consumers, as evidenced by this year’s heavy pushback from lobbyists representing the sweetened soda and meat industries.

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New Exhibitors Announced For Natural & Organic Products Europe 2015 A raft of new health and beauty products are set to hit the market at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe, as hundreds of companies from around the world prepare to exhibit at Europe’s leading trade event for the natural and organic sectors. Taking place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 19-20 April, the event, which is now 97% sold out, will feature an unprecedented 600 exhibitors showcasing thousands of natural and organic brands – including supplements, botanicals, superfoods, THR mark herbal medicines, homeopathic remedies, personal care and beauty, and healthy food and drink. “A new generation of advanced food-based nutritional supplements is placing an emphasis on ‘natural’ – echoing consumer preferences in other categories, like beauty and household – and is attracting a new audience of natural health enthusiast.” comments Jim Manson, editor of leading industry publication Natural Products magazine, speaking ahead of his market update session at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe. Health and beauty buyers (from spas, gyms, salons, fitness and personal training ) looking to increase their knowledge and offering in this growing natural

health and nutrition market will find a wealth of innovative new product developments at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April. New exhibitors for 2015 include Martin and Pleasance; The Organic Protein Company; Zoya Organic; Wiley’s Finest (Wild Alaskan Fish Oil); Enterosgel 0+ (a selective absorbent gel that cleanses the gut from toxins, allergens and pathogens); Aleva Naturals (a plant based, certified Vegan skincare line for mothers and babies); and Vividus srl (with its comprehensive Tea Tree Oil range). Supplement specialists Purasana, Nutrabiotics, Valentis, Prime Fifty, KIKI, World Nutrition, Vibrant Health, and International Natural Products GmbH will also be making their first appearances this year. Returning exhibitors include Quest Vitamins, Healthaid, Bio-Kult (Protexin), Keypharm NV, Hadley Wood Healthcare, Nature’s Plus UK, Good Health Naturally Inc, Wisdom of Nature, Lamberts, Leader Foods Oy, lipolife, Global by Nature, G&G Vitamin Centre, Tiana Fairtrade Organics, Hay Fever? HayMax.

Natural & Organic Products Europe is its comprehensive array of new products across all natural and organic categories. Hundreds of new launches are timed specifically to coincide with the event and visitors seeking differentiation will find an eclectic mix in the New Product Showcase and across the show floor. New additions to the Natural Beauty & Spa line-up to date, include Puresun (UK distributors of OrganicSeries cosmetics), It’s Pure Organic (herbal hair colours), Aromata Mirabilia, Bathing Beauty, Natural Spa Factory, Laboratoires Bea, Sóley Organics, North Atlantic Seaweed Products, What Skin Needs, and Pommade Divine. BRYT Skincare, Toulou Organics, and elements natural skincare for men will also be making their debut in the show’s new Venus Pavilion. Returning exhibitors include Ultra Glow Cosmetics, Childs Farm, Pacifica, Antipodes, Urtekram, Natura Siberica, Nature’s Dream, Natracare, Faith in Nature, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, and Jason. The Eco Luxe Pavilion, dedicated to luxury natural beauty brands, is also back on the menu – and 50% bigger – for 2015. Confirmed participants, to date, include Inika Cosmetics, Surya Brasil, Liv Organic Co, Lariese Purely Organic, and Antique Apothecary. Natural & Organic Products Europe, taking place on 19-20 April 2015 at ExCeL London, includes four show sections: Natural Living, Natural Health, Natural Beauty & Spa and The Natural Food Show.

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BEAUTY Getting enough protein is crucial to maintaining a healthy body inside and out. We all know about how protein can help aid weight management/ loss, add muscle definition and help our bodies recover after a tough session at the gym. But did you know that its also vital to maintaining healthy nails, shiny hair and glowing skin? Rhiannon Lambert (first class BSc in Nutrition & Health and registered with the Association for Nutrition) is an Ambassador for Wheyhey protein ice cream. An avid foodie, Rhiannon has worked with Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace and has created recipes for amongst others, The Detox Kitchen and The Recovery Cafe. Rhiannon’s experience at fitness boutique Transition Zone has seen her work with Olympic athletes and witness the dramatic impact healthy eating can have on performance at the highest level. Here she tells us why what we eat is just as – if not more - important for our beauty regime than having the latest anti aging cream. The cells that make up your muscles, the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, nerves, brain and your sex glands are all made of protein. And so is your hair, nails, skin and eyes! Protein is made from amino acids – the building blocks for all cells – and is therefore crucial for tissue repair and for the construction replacement of worn-out or dead cells, with the skin cells being replaced every 24 days. If your body doesn’t have adequate protein, it can’t regenerate cells properly, which is why you might to start to see brittle, lifeless hair, ageing skin and nails that are weak and prone to breaking. But just how much protein do you need? If you have a balanced diet and are eating a lot of chicken, fish or eggs, you might be getting all the protein you need naturally. 46g daily is what the average woman needs, but this will increase if you’re active! If you need to top up your protein, there are loads of innovative ways to do this; vegetables contain protein too so load up your plate with greens and beans. Then for a healthy treat, enjoy your delicious Wheyhey protein ice cream!

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Want to get the low down on the latest healthy eating trends or recipes? Try giving food and fashion lifestyle bloggers Teddy & Alex a follow - Teddy & Alex are passionate foodies who love to create delicious healthy recipes. They’ve been working with Wheyhey, the protein ice cream, on creating incredible sugar free alternatives to some of our favorite dishes. Try these two out for size:

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1. Preheat oven to 175 celsius. 2. Peel apples and chop them up in small pieces. Place the apples in a pot with a tiny squeeze of lemon juice to help keep their color and a dash of cinnamon and the stevia/xylitol. 3. Cook apples until they are almost broken down. 4. Place all ingredients for the crumble in a bowl and rub together with fingertips until a crumb like texture is achieved.

Wheyhey Vanilla Ice­Cream 2 large bramley apples 1­2 tbs xylitol/stevia 1 tbs of water Squeeze of lemon juice Cinamon (optional)


• 2 tbs coconut flour • 1 tbs porridge/oats • 1 tbs of coconut oil (I use it straight from the fridge which gives it the same • consistency as butter)

5. Place apples in a few jam jars or a small tin and cover with the crumble mix. Place them in the oven for about 10 – 15 minutes until the crumble is crisp and a golden colour. 6. Remove from oven and serve with the amazing Wheyhey vanilla ice­cream. *Make sure not to overfill the jars as it bubbles and pushes all the crumb mixture out so leave about an inch space at the top.

Clean Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients: • • • • •


- Yum!

1 280g jar of Natural peanut butter 2 eggs 3 tbs stevia (or more depending on taste) 1 tbs of Vanilla Essence Any flavor WheyHey ice-cream

1. Preheat oven to 175 C. 2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, it might look too runny but if you keep mixing you will get a cookie dough consistency. 3. Get some cookie dough into your hands and roll into a ball. Repeat this until all dough is rolled up. 4. Place the rolled balls on parchment paper or a non stick cookie pan.

5. With a fork press down slightly on the cookie ball horizontally and vertically to create a flatter shape. 6. Place in the oven for 12 - 14 minutes depending on size. 7. When finished take them out and let them cool on a wire rack. 8. Get a spoonful of WheyHey ice-cream and place it on a cookie, sandwich it with another cookie on top. 9. You can also package them in some cling film and store in a freezer if you want them at a later stage.


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70,000 Fitness Enthusiasts Set for BodyPower Expo Join 70,000 image conscious fitness enthusiasts at BodyPower Expo, Europe’s largest consumer health and fitness event at Birmingham’s NEC from 15th to 17th May 2015. With so much on offer, including nutrition, femalefocussed fitness, clothing, tanning, teeth whitening and much more, BodyPower attracts a wide range of visitors from over 100 countries worldwide. Offering something for any fitness enthusiast, the show provides a premier visitor experience with countless international stars and industry renowned experts, an extensive exhibition, interactive feature areas and national competitions. Although there is a core bodybuilding element, the show has become more and more diverse over recent years. Celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale will be the face of fitness nutrition at the show, hosting the BodyPower Kitchen feature which last year saw the likes of world leading transformation specialist Kris Gethin take to the stage. Nick Orton, BodyPower CEO, explains: “The continued progression of an exhibition brand like BodyPower requires a long term strategy and a constant desire to push the boundaries. Our aim for BodyPower has always been to grow into the best Expo of its kind in the world, accessible to everyone within the health and fitness industry.”

Currently occupying more than half a million square foot of space, BodyPower encompasses the most comprehensive array of leading fitness brands, hosting over 250 companies. Plans have already been announced to expand the BodyPower offering for 2015 with the show occupying larger halls at the NEC to enhance the experience for both exhibitors and consumers. BodyPower organisers will be returning to India in March 2015 and the UK in May 2015 as the global portfolio continues to develop. Keep up-to-date with all the BodyPower Expo News, announcements and updates on vwww.




NEW IN 2015

CLEANING SHOW 2015 10–12 MARCH 2015


• Training Academy • Innovation Awards • Free seminar programme • London Calling Keynote Presentations • Exclusive VIP Lounge • Guinness World Record Attempt • Series of social gatherings and association meetings


It’s not just the venue that’s changing for the Cleaning Show in 2015 With the move to London, Cleaning Show organisers (the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media) have created a series of great new features for the trade exhibition to make sure that visitors and exhibitors get full value from time out of the office.

PLUS Over 100 companies showcased within the exhibition

7 top reasons to come along 1. Source the latest products and services on the market with over 100 exhibitors 2. View demonstrations and try out equipment first-hand 3. Gain knowledge about the key challenges and legislation affecting the industry though free seminars and workshops 4. Learn from a series of free training academy sessions focusing on business skills and career advice 5. Challenge the fastest window cleaners in the world with our Guinness World Record Attempt 6. Meet with friends new and old at a series of social gatherings and association meetings 7. Find bargains with special show discounts on products

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Action packed and biggest to date opens its doors in March With pre-registered visitors up by a staggering 60%* and news that Kimberly-Clark Professional, TL Killis, SCA Disposables and VAX will be joining Numatic and MITIE to exhibit, The Cleaning Show 2015, is destined to be a winner for both exhibitors and visitors alike. Taking place from 10-12 March at Excel in London for the first time the show will feature all the latest innovative products impacting the cleaning sector, as well as some brand new interactive features for visitors – plus the organisers have just increased the size of the event to accommodate the latest companies who have just signed up. Cleaning and hygiene professionals and facilities managers will be able to try out products, learn from a wide range of free seminar sessions, get free careers advice, take part in small group training sessions on social media and staff management, as well as networking at a number of social gatherings. With the move to London, the Cleaning Show organisers have created a series of compelling new features for the event, ensuring that visitors and exhibitors get full value from time spent out of the office. Some of the new key features that transform the old Cleaning Show into a true industry event are:

Careers Clinic: Meet and discuss career opportunities in the cleaning industry with clinic sponsors FM Network. The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards: The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards have been updated, improved and companies can enter simply by visiting the Cleaning Show website before the entry deadline of 28th February. Categories include: cleaning products; floor cleaning; outdoor cleaning; carpet cleaning; window cleaning; washroom hygiene; sustainable cleaning; and management systems – together with a panel of professional judges who will ensure an awards programme that is better than ever. The Award winners will be announced in the Seminar Theatre at 4.15pm on Tuesday 10 March. Platinum Sponsorship: For the first time in the Cleaning Show’s history, Mitie is sponsoring the event. As well as presenting a number of keynotes in the Seminar Theatre, Mitie is working hard to attract visitors from its existing and potential customer base. This will enhance the profile and number of visitors at this year’s event. The Exclusive VIP Lounge: This private area – constructed at the heart of the main exhibition - offers visitors and exhibitors a venue to hold meetings and one-to-one discussions.

The full Seminar programme can be viewed at seminars and is not to be missed.

The Guinness World Record Attempt: Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows, the world’s fastest window cleaner, is throwing down the gauntlet, challenging window cleaners from across the globe to take him on… and take his crown! The official world record challenge event which is being sponsored by Unger and Principle Window Cleaning and will take place on Wednesday 11 March. Would be record breakers can enter by completing the form on the Cleaning Show website. www. Anyone holding a new world record after the event will receive a cash prize of £1,000.

The Training Academy: An opportunity to learn more about products and techniques, to get professional advice in developing your business, as well as a host of other topics designed to improve the way you work.

A Series of Social and Networking Events: The Cleaning Show represents the largest gathering of cleaning professionals and hygiene experts in the UK and is the ideal place to attend meetings and network with customers and colleagues, old and

A Free Seminar Programme: The seminar programme will consider solutions to challenges currently facing the industry. Keynote topics already confirmed include the Living Wage, immigration and employment issues, training, window cleaning, and hospital hygiene.

new. A programme of social events has been devised, and a number of industry associations will be taking the opportunity to hold meetings and stage presentations during the Cleaning Show. Twitter Sessions: Small businesses who want to find out how to use and engage with social media to their advantage can learn how to set up Twitter tweets effectively by having a free training session with our expert. Over 100 Industry-Leading Companies Showcased Within the Exhibition: The UK cleaning industry’s main producers and suppliers of machines, products and services will demonstrate their latest, cutting edge solutions. Amongst the major brands attending the event are Vax, Numatic, HSS Reintec, SYR, IPC, Vileda, Nilfisk, Prochem, Rubbermaid, Truvox, and Unger, to name but a few. A full list of exhibitors is available at Who should attend? Everyone who has an interest in the commercial cleaning sector should attend The Cleaning Show 2015. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

In a nutshell, visitors will include: Contract cleaning companies. In-house cleaning teams. Specialist cleaning companies. Facility managers from a wide range of industries including: Educational establishments. Finance/insurance establishments. Hospitals and healthcare establishments. Industrial and manufacturing premises, and warehouses. Leisure and hospitality facilities. Local and central government. Public services. Residential and nursing homes. Retail outlets and shopping centres. Offices. Transport providers.

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Is Reebok Men’s Crossfit Nano 4.0 Durable & Comfortable?

Crossfit is a demanding sport that includes several exercises in one workout. This can make it difficult to find the right pair of athletic shoes. The best shoes for Crossfit will be supportive and flexible, along with being lightweight and comfortable. You want to be able to freely move your feet during the lifts and squats, along with being able to successfully complete your timed runs. One of the top rated shoes for Crossfit are the Nano 4.0 training shoes from Reebok.

Reebok Men’s Cross fit Lifter plus 2.0 Training Shoe Review An unusual aspect about Cross fit work out is that it includes plenty of actions and exercises. A Cross fitter who makes various types of diverse movements, including running, bouncing, climbing, pushing, lifting etc. wants extra support and defense for their feet. For this purpose Reebok Men’s Cross fit Lifter plus 2.0 is the best shoe. It’s a best and mid crosstraining boot, designed for those who love to run fast. The first thing that I noticed while purchasing these boots is that they are suitably designed with all necessary configuration components.

Reebok Women’s Crossfit Nano 3.0 Training Shoe Review Pros: Comfortable, affordable, ideal for running and workouts, great balance, lightweight, sturdy Cons: Come half a size too small, so size adjustment is required Best Uses: Crossfit training and running Reebok specializes in providing comfortable and useful shoes at really affordable prices.

Reebok Women’s Crossfit Nano 4.0 Training Shoe Review

Pros: Comfortable, perfect fit, superior level of arch and ankle support, multipurpose Cons: May cause blisters if worn without socks, do not offer arch support Best Uses: Lifting and squats, speed training, gym work, aerobics and spin class, crossfit There are some shoes that fit you like a dream the first time you wear them, and then there’s not looking back.

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Reebok Crossfit Lifter Plus Mens Sneakers Weightlifting Pros: Comfortable, Flexible, Protective, lightweight Cons: Limited model Best Uses: Cross fit training, gym Your sports shoes are not only a part of your required consistency; they are also a vital part of safety tools.

Does ASICS Women’s Rhythmic 2 Cross Training Shoe Perform on Intense WOD? CrossFit not only helps to strengthen your muscles and build endurance, it can also help you burn off those excess calories. With intense workouts that are designed to target your problem areas, you can look healthy and fit in no time at all. Tone and sculpt your abs and upper thighs, or work on strengthening your upper arms, with CrossFit daily workouts you’ll soon be looking your best.

FiveFingers KSO – Men’s by Vibram USA Vibram FiveFingers Mens KSO has become synonymous to barefoot running. But it has more advantages – keeping stuff out (KSO) like twigs, small rocks and other debris which might injure your feet. It’s so light, you might actually forget that it’s there. Its meshed upper is breathable so you can be assured of dry comfort even after a long day on the road. It’s great for running, hiking, doing water sports or just whiling the day away.

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CrossFit was designed to push you to your limits and beyond. Through a series of brutal repetitions muscles become toned and sculpted, while levels of strength and endurance are increased. While this all sounds great, there are also the Hero WODs. Named in honor of fallen military members, these daily workouts are intense, fast paced, and should be performed with honor.

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Become a Hatton ABC Qualified Instructor

Hatton Academy is the number one boxing training provider in the UK. We are the only training course to be officially accredited by REP’s and The British Boxing Board of Control.

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Hatton ABC is a boxing for fitness class designed to assist weight loss, muscle tone, increased fitness and all the fun of training like a boxer but without the physical contact. Hatton ABC teaches you the fundamentals of boxing in a great fun workout. This is real boxing combined with real fitness for anyone of any age and any level of fitness

To become an instructor you must qualify through the Hatton Academy. The courses go from level 1 - 3 covering everything from the basics right up to advanced level teaching.

A Hatton ABC session is no physical contact just a great all over body workout using focus pads. A mixture of 3 minute rounds consisting of boxing combinations, fantastic Abs, lower body routines and mind blowing cardio drills to help you reach your goals. Hatton ABC session can be found as a group session or PT so find an instructor near you today.

The Foundation course is designed to suit all levels of experience and ability. The course will give you the understanding and knowledge to structure safe and effective ‘Hatton ABC’ training sessions for your clients. The Advanced course has been designed to take personal trainers and group exercise instructors to another level of boxing for fitness. You will learn new combinations, routines and advanced techniques for your boxing sessions. The Elite trainer course is our the most advanced boxing course. Learn how to use modern techniques and advanced combination building like a professional boxing coach. This course is designed to give your sessions the wow factor. To find out how you can start your journey today and become a fully qualified Hatton Academy Instructor please visit the Hatton Academy website:

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Barefoot Studio

Learn to teach Pilates and give your business the edge, and your clients the results they want! Pilates is an increasingly popular way of getting into shape and keeping a youthful, strong and flexible body. Clients love it as it gets results in a way that works with the body. Celebrities consistently credit Pilates as the reason for their toned muscles, and professional sports people use Pilates as an integral part of their training. From Lady Gaga to Andy Murray, Pilates is the ‘must do’ workout in 2015. Adding a Pilates’ space to your health club, spa or gym will set you apart from local competition and really give you an edge. Peak Pilates are world leaders in Pilates’ education and equipment. Last year saw the opening of Peak Pilates’ brand new education centre in the UK, Barefoot Studio. Barefoot Studio is home to Master Instructor, Karen Ingram. Karen delivers regular Peak Pilates Comprehensive Instructor training as well as the unique MVe Pilates Chair programme. As well as courses run from Barefoot Studio, we also offer in-house bespoke courses at your business. The Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certification is a classical Pilates education program. At each level you will learn to teach mat, reformer, cadillac, barrel and small equipment, giving you all the tools you need to offer Pilates group classes and one to ones. The PPC level 1 course is ideal for people new to teaching fitness as well as for existing instructors who wish to add Pilates to their portfolio. The course will equip you with everything you need to run great Pilates classes that will get results, whether on the mat or the Pilates reformer. For more information visit or Please ring us on 01446 775772 to chat about the best options for you and your business




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ith Harley Wax you can expect more than just a wax. You can expect a nourishing skin treatment that will remove hairs as short as 1mm. Expect quicker delivery times, better customer service and a more superior wax - So why not raise your expectations with Harley Wax? When it comes to unwanted hair removal Harley Wax comes highly recommended. Unlike other depilatory routines, Harley Wax almost has no sticky residue, it leaves skin soft with no irritation, removes hair from the root to reduce chances of ingrown hairs and leaves skin hair free for much longer. Harley wax was originally established in the UK, the driving force behind this company was to create a high quality professional waxing system that could also be sold at a reasonable price with excellent customer service.

Today Harley Wax is used by many high end Salons and Spas and currently available in over 19 countries across the globe. Harley Wax is always looking to expand its distribution territory, should you be interested in distributing our products please contact our head office. There is a range of excellent products to choose from, perfected over the years to suit different waxing needs. Harley Hot Waxes are designed for small intimate areas and are available in five blends; Aloe, Rose, Chocolate, Lavender and the Summer Fruits Wax which is our best seller. Strip waxes are for larger areas and are available in three flavours; Gold, Rose and the Summer Fruits. Harley has also developed a cartridge system that offers the same great results of strip waxes just in smaller quantities and they also come in the same strip wax flavors.

The Harley Film Wax is a hybrid wax that provides all the comforts and easy application of a traditional hot wax coupled with the thin “spread-ability� of a strip wax. This modern, new generation wax is fantastic for all intimate waxing from facial waxing to Brazilians making it a must have for professional Salon and Spas. For best results, use our before and after care oils to soften and condition the skin during and after each waxing treatment. For more information contact us on: 0845 6121944 Intl +44 1984623209

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Eliminating the problems of jammed locks, members losing their keys or coins, or leaving their gym kit locked up for days, GANTNER’s electronic locking systems for lockers give operators complete control over their changing rooms while offering ease of use for customers. Never before has it been easier to gain control of your locker rooms! With GANTNER RFID locker technology, leisure members no longer need to carry additional locker keys or coins around the club. All GANTNER locks use the latest, cutting-edge contactless RFID technology, and can be opened via a customizable, branded wristband or card, the Technogym Wellness Key, Precor’s Preva Token, or NFC enabled phones. And if a member forgets their locker number, a nearby information terminal can display their locker’s location. GANTNER provides both a networked, online and a battery powered, offline locking system. The online system, controlled centrally from the reception PC, is able to identify in real time which lockers are free and ensure that each visitor

can only use one locker at a time if space is at a premium. It comes with alarm-monitored burglary protection; a time adjustable, automatic opening function for cleaning or overnight security purposes; and other central administration options such as occupancy analysis. The new battery powered, offline lock is the world’s first battery lock to include up to a 10-year battery life, acoustic alarm function , and can be mounted in the locker rather than on the door, making it fully vandalism proof. After more than 30 years of intensive research and development, GANTNER is guaranteed to deliver a secure,

dependable, durable, and longlasting lock, all to make locker management is easy for you. For more details visit the GANTNER Technologies website at or call +44 (0)7841 794580 For more than 30 years, GANTNER Technologies has been the market and technology leader in contactless RFID access control, electronic locking and cashless payment applications for the global leisure industry. In over 50 countries, we provide reliable and secure technology solutions that fit our customer’s individual needs.


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Dreaming of going off on your own? Learn how to open a gym from a top personal trainer and successful gym owner. His advice will help you avoid the pitfalls...

Many personal trainers have a dream to open a gym. Maybe you’re sick of letting your boss or club owner drain your profits? Maybe you are in an unfair partnership with another trainer that isn’t pulling his or her weight? Or maybe something has changed in your life that you need more than what your current position provides. To make your dream come true, use these tips to accumulate a position of strength and then go get it! Tip 1 – Do Your Research and Put a Realistic Plan Together I hear personal trainers bitch about their current situation, saying the classic line, “Wait until I have my own gym, then I’m going to . . .” Further discussions reveal they’re stuck in fantasyland. When I first broke off from the box gym I was working at, one of my personal trainer friends told me he was looking to move on too. I asked him his plans and all he said was that he was going to buy the open lot down the road and start his own gym. The open lot down the road was listed at $650,000. All I could think was, did he just rob a bank or did he get a very large inheritance from a relative? So he’s going to buy a lot, build a gym, buy all the equipment, hire personal trainers, and just sit back and rack in the money? I tried to sell him a bridge in Brooklyn, but he couldn’t afford it. In reality it takes a huge amount of planning just to see if it’s possible to start your own gym. Do your research, get all the numbers together, and then put it down in a fitness center business plan. Make sure you have someone who knows business — and has operated a

business — go through the numbers and your plans with you.

If you’re going to be borrowing money from the bank they’ll insist on a written business plan and projections. You need to have a thick skin during this process and be prepared for some tough questions. Close your eyes and make believe you’re on the show “Shark Tank.” It’s all about money to the bank — they care very little about your dreams! Spend four to six months talking with other gym owners across the country. Most gym owners are very open to helping others and recounting the struggles they met in starting their businesses. Make at least 3 calls a week. Arrange a time to contact the owner and then put it on your schedule. Do not reschedule – they’re giving you their time and some excellent information. This is a listening session, so have a list of questions ready. Fight the urge to tell them all about your plans — just ask good questions and takes notes during these calls. Focus your questions on three areas: 1) Style of gym along with the number of clients and all sources of revenue generated. 2) Expenses and operating costs including employees and the management of those employees. 3) Hurdles in starting your own gym, or unforeseen problems that arose. Over time your questions can be more targeted to specific questions relating to your plans. After the first two months, you should only be talking to gym owners of the same style gym you’re planning to open. Your research and planning should include a complete budget. Your business will need the obvious things of equipment, marketing, and a location, but make sure to include items that most people don’t think about. Things such as insurance, accounting, attorney and cleaning services, and utilities can add up to be major costs. Use professional rates when doing your budget. Don’t fall into a trap that some people looking to start a gym fall into. Because their mother is an accountant and will be doing the books, they think the cost is zero – big

mistake. Budget in a professional to do your services; you’ll want to rely on the advice of a professional when making critical business decisions.

Tip 2 – Accumulate Wealth Before Making the Jump One of the biggest hurdles for most personal trainers who dream of opening their own gym is finances. The best way to save for your dream gym is to live by a budget and spend far less than your current income level. If that means no new clothes or shoes this month, then don’t buy anything. Bring in extra income from a different source if need be. Are you willing to mow lawns on Sunday afternoons to make your dream come true? Save at least 20% of your paycheck every month to accumulate the capital needed to open a gym. I suggest accumulating at least six months at your current salary amount before making a move. That’s besides the initial startup costs of opening your own facility. I personally lived in my parent’s basement for a year to save enough to make the jump. As far as gym start up costs are concerned, that will be determined by what your plans are. What style of training or style of gym you going to open? Starting up a small group fitness training location will be much cheaper than opening a 24-hour equipment based franchised gym. We’re talking tens of thousands versus hundreds of thousands of dollars. The larger the facility, the more equipment needed, and the more you need to accumulate before starting. The better location will cost you more too. And if you’re planning on hiring other trainers, that costs money too. Avoid borrowing large amounts of money. The interest rates might seem cheap now, but could you afford the payments if interest rates doubled? Many businesses fail shortly after an interest rate increase because they’re too heavily in debt. You should always be planning for the unexpected and have a source of cushion cash available to you — money in a separate account that you don’t use for month-to-month operating cash. Hopefully you’ll be successful in opening your own gym and can pay yourself a salary from week one. That savings account can now become your cushion

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cash in case of an unexpected event. And no, using it to buy the latest and greatest piece of equipment does not qualify as an unexpected event.

There are a few ways to accumulate or secure the capital needed in starting your own gym. You could save everything yourself; highly unlikely. You could partner with someone who could bring capital into the business. It might be another trainer or it might just be an investor who believes in you. Keep at least 51% of the ownership — never give away control of your destiny. A 50/50 partnership is a terrible idea — I made this mistake starting out. If you take on an investor make sure everything is documented in a legal contract. The most likely scenario will be a combination of your personal accumulated capital and a loan from a bank. Get ready to sign your life away to the bank and you might as well bend over right now. Although it will be a very scary situation for you, if your research and planning are done correctly, it will be based on accurate numbers and assumptions. Be sure to take the least amount of money as wages each month, and put any extra money toward paying back the bank loan ASAP. One of the greatest feelings in business is when you’re debt free. Tip 3 – Accumulate Clients Before Stepping Out on Your Own This is a huge topic on its own. Accumulating dedicated clients comes down to two things — relationships and branding. These have to be clients that will move with you regardless of the costs. In other words, if the client is locked into a contract at the box gym then they’ll be willing to pay that amount plus follow you and pay you. Timing is a big concern when dealing with your clients locked into contracts. Maybe you have a core group of clients coming up for renewal about the same time of the year. In you’re planning make sure you have considered this in your start up timing. Your entire operating budget (your projected numbers) should be based on the smallest amount of dedicated clients that you feel will follow you out the door. This isn’t the time for dreaming — be very conservative with your estimates and make your plans based on a limited number of clients. Estimate high on the cost side of the

equation and low on the income side. You can always rent a larger space if more clients sign up (find out how to get more clients) than expected, but you’ll be out of business quickly if you end up short of clients and income. It’s much easier to predict what your expenses are going to be then what your client numbers and income will be.

Your client numbers are really the most important aspect of you making a move. A big part of client numbers is going to be location. Very dedicated clients will travel a good distance to train with you, the majority of your clients will want to stay relatively close to where you’re currently training. Not to mention, all your past branding and marketing efforts were focused on a small circle of influence that had to do with your current location. Take advantage of this and find a location that will work for you within a 15-minute driving distance of your current location. Leasing a location will be one of your biggest decisions. Use a professional to negotiate the lease terms. Look for a location that gives you the best value for your money. This decision will be based on the style of gym you plan to open and should be one of the questions you discuss with owners during your research calls. Tip 4 – Accumulate Favors from Friends and Family No one cares more about you and your success than your close family and friends. Ask them beforehand if you were to go out on your own if they’d help you out as far as marketing was concerned. This is the time to call in favors and get other people to do your marketing for you. There’s nothing better than personal word of mouth advertising. Plan on how you’re going to use your social networks to bring in new clients (more on personal trainer marketing). Build in plans of spending a percentage of your time in your local community for “meet and greets.” The fitness industry is basically a location-based industry. You better know how to maximize your local community in building your business. You should be doing this now in your current position and branding yourself. A few of the things that helped us the most when we started was holding free

seminars about different topics that potential clients were interested in. We still hold a free monthly “Weight loss information meeting and combine it with our weight loss challenge” for the local public. We approached all the local youth sports programs and offered a short training session for free to their teams. This was great exposure for our bootcamps because the parents got to meet us. This also works for Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops.

Use your imagination with this one very important rule in mind: use your free promotions for large crowds. You need to get a lot of exposure for every free hour you provide. No free one-hour consultations where you train one person at a time. Referrals are your lifeblood in this business. If your client numbers are growing in your current training position you should have a good feel for what it takes to build using referrals. But referrals won’t be the only thing you do. Your marketing plans should be included in your overall budget with a special amount included for your grand opening event. Include the first 6 months of marketing efforts in your plans. Don’t plan on spending a bunch of money for this — you can get a quick boost for your new gym with targeted marketing that creates the buzz you’ll need to get known within the local community. In conclusion Opening something on your own is a thrilling adventure, but at the same time it’s the scariest move you’ll ever make. Accumulate, accumulate, and then accumulate some more before you think about starting something on your own. If you do these things correctly then you will benefit from your future endeavor. Do them wrong and it will be the death of you.

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Offering a complete service to clients/members is crucial in these competitive times. The links between health and beauty have long been recognised as a symbiotic relationship, choosing the right product range is essential to give lasting, effective results that will complement a healthy lifestyle.

Natural Progression

La Cure have a long standing reputation in the professional beauty industry as creators of supreme quality Dead Sea mineral skin care products for the face and body. They have now used their extensive experience to create Make Me, an innovative range of mud wraps and aromatherapy complexes that harness the natural healing qualities of Dead Sea minerals with effective essential oils and orange flower water essence to indulge the emotional and physical well-being. The mud wraps combine Dead Sea mud with a blend of essential oils that promote healing and increase cell vitality, balance the skin’s moisture levels, whilst strengthening bones and nails. Extensive testing has

also led to the rare, successful integration of Dead Sea salt into aromatherapy complexes, delivering the unique therapeutic and beautifying benefits as nature intended. These can be used in conjunction with the mud wraps or as standalone treatments. The versatility of the products makes them perfect for professional use and also effective additions to the beauty regime at home. The ranges contain no artificial fragrances or colouring agents and use only the best grade of essential and carrier oils. The unique regenerative properties of Dea Sea minerals ensure both the La Cure and Make Me ranges are suitable for all ages and skin types including dehydrated, sensitive, dry and prematurely aged.

Spotlight On... Revitalising Facial Oil The Perfect Hero Product

When looking for seasonal radiance boosters facial oils are a great addition to existing treatment routines. These offer far higher hydration levels than many aqueous based creams, making them the perfect solution for the dehydrating effects of harsh weather and central heating. Oils are lipophilic (they dissolve in lipids/fats) which allows them to penetrate the skin’s lipid barrier easier and faster than many creams. They are also by nature much more stable compounds which results in a higher amount of the active ingredients remaining intact and being absorbed deeper into the skin instead of broken up on the surface. This higher rate of absorption and hydration results in a more youthful, radiant looking skin from the very first application. Perfect for incorporating into a facial treatment, Revitalise Facial Oil contains a unique combination of active natural ingredients such as Dead Sea salt and essential oils (Ylang Ylang, Rosehip and Rose Oil) expertly blended with Orange Flower Water Essence to soothe the skin, invigorate the senses, lessen the signs of ageing and balance the emotions. All La Cure and Make Me products have been specifically formulated to give outstanding results and combining the products in treatments further enhances the effectiveness, giving a truly unique client experience.

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Avalon Couches Proud to Be British Avalon Couches, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of treatment beds to Beauty, Spa, Aesthetic Clinics, Medi Spas and the Complementary Therapy sector, take pride in the fact that all their products are manufactured entirely in Britain. To produce their treatment beds, the Wiltshire based company use only the highest quality components and the most highly skilled manufacturing and assembly crafts and techniques. Steelwork for the frames is produced by specialist fabricators in nearby county Wiltshire. Assembling the frames, the electric motors and the fitting of the cushions is undertaken by experts in Andover where the company is based. Avalon manager, Debbie Pearson said: “We’re committed to the performance and reliability of our products. Customers who buy a bed from us can be assured they’re getting a product of the highest quality and at a great price. Because we’re confident that our prices are the most competitive we promise to match any like for like price. “The fact that all elements of our beds are crafted in the UK means that, in the unlikely event of any problems, we’re able to respond very quickly to supply spare parts, we never attempt to repair a broken part – we will only ever replace with a brand new component. Our customers suffer

less ‘down time’ when waiting for repairs or replacement parts, something other companies who use manufacturers from abroad can’t compete with.” Avalon now produce the new ‘Volupturest’, now widely known as the ‘boob hole’ bed which made its TV debut on a reality TV show. This unique bed has been designed with a removable section for clients with bigger, delicate or sensitive breasts to rest and be supported during treatments. Also included in Avalon’s range of luxury beds is the ‘MultiStyle’. All moving parts are elegantly encased within a sculpted fibreglass base, making the bed much easier to clean and providing extra free space underneath to give the therapist more legroom when seated ensuring both the client and the therapist enjoy maximum comfort. As well as aesthetic clinics, hotels, hospices and hospitals, Avalon supply bespoke couches to spas, beauticians and therapists. Avalon has adapted beds for the Harley Street Cancer Centre by altering the length of the rods that sit between the arm pad and face cradle, making it more comfortable for patients receiving treatment for breast cancer. All Avalon couches are available for immediate delivery from stock and carry a comprehensive three year guarantee. Avalon can supply beds to anywhere in the UK and overseas.

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Ailesbury Hair Loss Clinics

Ailesbury Hair Loss Clinics is one of the leading training organisations for hair-restoration surgery. It was established seven years ago and has 57 franchises and partner clinics throughout the UK, India, Turkey and the UAE. Ailesbury Hair Clinic International Ltd was the only hair restoration clinic to have been asked to participate by The Parliamentary Review which has a foreword by the Rt Hon David Cameron.

Training doctors and safeguarding patients Aesthetic surgery of all kinds is too often taught poorly and lacks adequate follow‑up training or evaluation of surgical expertise and abilities. Too often we hear of cosmetic surgery disasters, and this could be dealt with easily and swiftly by establishing a much needed body of specialists within the field. The aesthetic-surgery field should be treated no differently from any other in terms of best practice, training standards and protocols. At Ailesbury, all our doctors, medical teams, franchises and partner clinics follow a very specific and well‑organised surgical protocol. Dr Patrick Treacy, our Medical Director, monitors live surgical procedures daily at all international clinics via a webcam, and this is extremely helpful in supervising newly trained medical staff. A staggering 52 clinics in India alone carry out our hair‑restoration technique. Richfeel Trichology is our Indian partner, and works closely with us in a highly structured way to monitor and appraise the medical teams carrying out the procedures. Close observation of medical teams performing surgery is vital for both good results and patient safety.

The successes of Ailesbury Hair Loss Clinics Having taken forward the traditional methods of hair-restoration surgery by using new technology, we established a hair-restoration surgical training programme for doctors and nurses. We believe that indepth, hands-on and well-monitored surgical training is necessary for any doctor to be able to learn and carry out a hair‑restoration surgical procedure to a high standard. At present it is not obligatory for a doctor to undergo any kind of hands‑on surgical training before performing procedures on the general public. We feel that this is a serious oversight on the part of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is responsible for granting practising rights. Unfortunately, the field of hair‑restoration surgery is notorious for unacceptable outcomes resulting from procedures being carried out by poorly‑trained, underachieving doctors.

The way forward from poor standards across the industry For standards within the field of hair‑restoration surgery to be raised it is necessary that the following occur: » Practitioners should work with the CQC to set up a body of specialists who will certify, monitor and accredit doctors and nurses. » Accreditation should be renewed annually and practitioners’ results monitored closely. » All accredited members should attend not less than two industry meetings annually. » Training institutions should also be accredited and monitored.

How we got there The success of Ailesbury Hair Loss Clinics has been based on best practice, tight protocols, surgical innovation and highlevel training of medical staff in a field, where training is, in general, of a very low standard and innovation is close to zero.

Stepping ahead – the Ailesbury hair loss product line We have developed our own line of specially-designed hair loss products for both men and women, which are now being sold on Amazon globally. These products will be rolled out internationally in 2015.

The future On a commercial level, we will continue to train doctors and nurses from all over the world at our training academy and establish new Ailesbury Hair Loss Clinics, franchises and partner clinics. On an industry level, we would like to push hard to monitor the hair‑restoration field by working with the CQC to train and closely monitor medical staff carrying out these procedures.

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INCREDIBLE NEW LiteFLO – PUTS LASER AND IPL INTO THE DARK AGES Since launching the LiteFLO+, the only system on the market to use quadcapacitor technology, innovators High Profile Technologies Ltd haven’t looked back – literally.

Jake Hoyle, Technical Director of High Profile Technologies Ltd explains: “The Company has succeed because it’s always offered more powerful, focused equipment that gets the job done better than the competition - the new LiteFLO technology on these new IPL machines is no different to that formula.

Technologies Ltd are looking forward, less than an hour. Everyone is better off now – the business owners and the not backwards: clients.” Ryan Smith, Commercial Director at High Profile Technologies Ltd said: The Company is providing the “Obviously we still produce the full LiteFLO based machines with its range of InteliBrite devices, but the usual exemplary package of training, level of demand for this new FLO service contract, warranty support, technology has actually taken us by legal documentation and marketing assistance all included. surprise.

“Just about all orders for machines over the last two quarters have been for this new technology. I mean, the original machines still outclass most devices in the marketplace – but the LiteFLO “We’ve taken a concept that makes revolutionises it. delivery over 5 times faster, treatment absolutely pain-free and at the same “Everyone - clients, operators, business time increased both safety and results. owners, want a machine that’s painAll of that in the single package of free, faster than anything else out the InteliBrite LiteFLO + has seen there, and better results and safety us inundated with orders for the than ever. The salons, medi-spa’s and machines. No one wants traditional clinics queuing up to buy these LiteFLO IPL or laser hair removal treatments, or machines have proven this. anything else, now.” “It’s great to know that in Britain we’re A conventional IPL or laser works with the operator aiming it at a single spot on the client’s skin and firing what’s known as a ‘shot’, before moving on to do the next patch. This stop-start delivery is repeated until the whole of the area being treated has been covered.

The huge majority of the machines supplied by other companies in the UK using this technique have been traditionally, and remain, both underpowered and unreliable. This has always left clients with very hitand-miss results and a slow, painful treatment experience – it’s not uncommon to hear about some clients having had fifteen or more treatments without satisfactory results with these machines.

still pioneers of innovation and that business owners, and consumers, continue to demand the best, as well as embracing these kind of leaps forward.”

The key to the LiteFLO’s success is, as ever, in the advanced technology that the Company focuses on developing. These LiteFLO systems use four capacitors and a clever software system to ‘balance’ energy for a nonstop delivery. In treatment terms this means no stopping and starting – instead the handset is swiped across the client in a stripe, then moved to the next position and swiped again.

The Company explained that it’s possible for a salon to have the equipment installed, with this full package, for as little as £95 per week on a typical lease scheme, although further information can be obtained by contacting High Profile Technologies Ltd themselves directly. Ryan Smith added: “For business owners who not only want to generate solid profit, but also to offer clients something much more than the average treatment - the InteliBrite LiteFLO is the perfect thing for them. “Comprehensive packages and technology like this, and it’s not going to break the bank either – that’s before you’ve even considered that these new machines are now even cheaper than ever to run! “It’s easy to see where the demand is coming from.” It seems that High Profile Technologies Ltd is sticking to what it’s proven itself to be good at – introducing new technology that changes the industry for the better, at the same time it’s still making sure that it’s producing machines that are affordable to the many.

If you’re not one of the many businesses Jake Hoyle commented: “What we did already using this new technology, with the original InteliBrite by making then now might be the right time to it faster and more comfortable created jump on the bandwagon. High Profile Technologies Ltd came up a marketplace across a wide-range of with the answer to this problem many hair and skin types for treatment of years ago when they introduced the large zones on the client. dual-capacitor InteliBrite IPL range. Increased capability, power and “All of a sudden, the InteliBrite’s made stability produced a machine that was it practical to have something like full safer, faster and more effective. body hair removal – since treatments took a lot less time and were a lot less The marketplace responded by painful. As a result of this, the demand adopting these machines in place of for treatments such as full-body [hair the poor performing single-capacitor removal] treatment rocketed. machines available, some of which had given light-based aesthetics a “With this new LiteFLO technology bad reputation in the marketplace. we’ve raised the bar again – this fullBut as ever the team at High Profile body treatment can now be done in

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I am fortunate enough to have enjoyed a trip to Chewton Glen on a couple of occasions and each time I have had a wonderful experience. When a girl dreams of being transported to a place of luxury, pampering and indulgence this is the sort of destination to which her mind wanders. It really is the ultimate spa experience. Chewton Glen Hotel has incredible facilities, the food is second to none and the grounds splendid – all you would expect from a hotel with awards and accolades that place it as one of the best in the world.

The setting and, importantly, the staff are brilliant and treat you like a celebrity (probably because the helipad and price tag means that they are accustomed to the celebrities who grace the hotel!) The spa itself is very good value for money. My friend and I tried the Twilight Spa Evening experience for just £80 each. This allowed us unlimited access to the fabulous pool (pictured), the hydrotherapy pools (also pictured), the gym, the relaxation room, the steam room and sauna, as well as one treatment.

I opted for a manicure, while my friend had a haute couture facial. While the manicure was lovely I opted not to have a polish (included in the price) as I would have had to resist the pools for an hour – a sacrifice I wasn’t prepared to make! I was told the facial was “divine” and Wendy certainly was glowing and serene afterwards. The pools were quiet and calming, the main pool as you can see is simply stunning. The hydrotherapy pools have something for everyone subtle bubbly ones, to jets and pumps that massage muscles you didn’t even know existed! Wendy and I decided to be adventurous and, even though it was midwinter and snow lay on the ground, we ventured into the outdoor jacuzzi! It was exilarating to say the least!

One thing I noticed, which impressed me no end (I am germ enemy number one!) is that the spa is so clean. The steam room and sauna were enjoyable, but quite standard in comparison to the ‘wow’ factor of the other facilities. The relaxation room is a must; the twinkling LED lights recreating the night sky as your personal headset plays the music you choose... a perfect end to a perfect evening at the spa. Spa experiences start at £80 for a Twighlight Spa Evening like ours and go up to £220 for a Classic Chewton Glen Spa experience (£250 for a bridal programme) – but the experience is priceless

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Fitness & Beauty Profession - March 2015  
Fitness & Beauty Profession - March 2015