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Portuguese gym chain Vivafit makes move into Asian markets

Women-only fitness franchise Vivafit, headquartered in Portugal, recently continued its rapid expansion with three clubs opening simultaneously in three different markets across a single month: in Pune, India; Atyrau in Kazakhstan; and Dubai. The Pune site is a 180sq m club, with a PT studio and group exercise studio. Aimed at high-class Indians, membership costs the equivalent of €450 a year, paid in advance, including a monthly consultation with a dietitian. This is the first club in Pune and the ninth in India. Vivafit co-founder Pedro Ruiz says he wants to open two more clubs in Pune and 500 more in India.

Previously a public swimming pool, the Atyrau club has been refurbished to include two fitness studios (250sq m and 110sq m) and a 100sq m gym. It targets expats, with a membership price of €283, pre-paid for six months. This is the first site in Kazakhstan and there are plans to develop 24 more.

Miralago provided the equipment for all three clubs.

With a gym and two fitness studios, the Dubai club targets both Emirati nationals and expats with its nonintimidating atmosphere and range of Vivafit and Les Mills classes. Situated on the 10th floor of an office building, it has great views over the city. This is the second club in the city; there are plans for 12 more across the UAE, including nine more in Dubai.

Is a workout actually the best way to train your brain? Typically, the festive period sees various brain training games and gizmos come back into vogue as cerebral stocking fillers, but it may well be that a gym membership is the greatest gift for getting smarter this Christmas. According to new research published in the journal Brain Plasticity, exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells in the adult brain ‒ a process called adult neurogenesis ‒ which play an important role in learning and memory. The study has determined that mice that which spent time running on wheels not only developed twice the normal number of new neurons, but also showed an increased ability to distinguish new objects from familiar objects. Our research indicates that exerciseinduced increase in neurogenesis improves pattern separation by supporting unique and detailed long-term representations of similar but nevertheless different memory items, explained lead investigator Josef Bischofberger, PhD, from the University of Basel. Pattern separation is involved in

many memory tasks of everyday life. For example, when learning the game of chess, it is critically important to remember the different shapes of pieces like the pawn and bishop. Similarly, remembering the precise pattern of pieces on the board during a previously successful opening or endgame may decide who will win or lose. In the paper, the scientists conclude that running is perhaps the best form of exercise for boosting brain cells, adding that exercise is a simple, low-cost intervention that promotes cognition and mood, protects against damage associated with neurodegeneration, and may

alleviate drug addiction in humans. The findings serve to further underline the importance of exercise in relation to ageing. They follow findings from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) that raising fitness levels in later life can boost brain function. The research indicated that the intensity of the exercise appeared to matter more than the duration, backing up previous conclusions. Meanwhile, scientists in Japan recently concluded that regular exercise can help the brain hold back the sands of time and perform in the same way as it did in years gone by.

FIBO 2015 breaks all-time records 138,000 visitors descend on Cologne

FIBO 2015 welcomed a total of 138,000 visitors over four event days, recording another attendance increase of 22,000 visitors (19%) over last year. Altogether 725 exhibitors from 40 nations presented the latest fitness and health industry trends and innovations on a floor space of 130,000 m². Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO of organiser Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, says: FIBO is among the leading trade fairs with the strongest growth momentum worldwide. The scale of this development is unparalleled in the international trade fair business In the span of only five years, FIBO managed to almost triple attendance and boost the number of exhibiting companies by nearly 50%. Back in 2010, when FIBO was staged in Essen, 53,000 visitors and 560 exhibitors attended the industry trade fair. Again this year, the altogether 58,000 tickets allocated to private visitors had already sold out before the show even started. The development of the fitness and health market continues with strong momentum and the industry is still on the up and up, as this year s FIBO helped to underscore More than nine million Germans hold gym memberships today, which is more than 11% of the total population and another 6% more than a year ago. More than 50 million people train in fitness and health facilities Europewide. And, as the economic trend index tallied at FIBO by an independent market research company confirms, prospects remain bright. The results showed that nearly 60% of surveyed companies expect business to continue to grow or grow strongly; only 11% forecast a slight business cool-down. The pronounced readiness to invest seen at FIBO matched those findings. Over 40% of trade visitors came to Cologne with concrete plans to invest. A third of them placed orders of 50,000 euros or more while the trade fair was still ongoing. And 6% of them closed deals valued at over half a million euros.

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Fuelband and Jawbone pulled from Apple Store Making way for the Apple Watch

Apple Store has ceased sales of Nike s Fuelband+ SE and Jawbone s UP24 fitness tracker bands. With its new Apple Watch due to launch in April the company will no longer be offering competitor fitness products through its retail stores as well as its website. Currently the MIO Alpha is the only wrist worn fitness device still available, but this will also be removed before the Apple Watch launch. Apple will however continue to sell none wrist worn devices such as Jawbone s UP Move and the Wahoo TICKR. The range of wrist-worn fitness trackers offered at Apple s retail outlets has been scaling back since November 2014 when the company stopped selling Fitbit activity tracking devices. The tactic is thought to be a re-branding effort designed to place Apple at the forefront of fitness accessories by cleaning up and minimising the range offered at its retail stores. The Apple Watch offers much of the functionality offered by most rival fitness trackers combined including the tracking of metrics like steps, calories and sleep as well as rear mounted optical sensors to monitor heart rate, and live iPhone interconnectivity. Although the Jawbone UP24 has already been superseded by the UP3 and Nike have all but retired the Fuelband, despite it finally being implemented on Apple s Health app only last month, the move will no doubt come as a blow to fitness tracker companies as Apple Store has been a key retail channel as well as a proponent of the technology.

Future of health and fitness appears cloudy

Connected health and fitness

Last week saw another International CES show showcase the latest technological developments in health and fitness. Amongst the innovations presented over the past few years one trend that continues to grow ever stronger is connected health technology. Where past generation fitness tracking merely offered a personal record of an exercise in isolation (i.e a basic pedometer), the ability to then sync with opened ended and online platforms such as mobile phone apps opened the door to the possibilities of connected health. Current generation solutions include the smartphone apps and online dashboard connected to popular trackers such as the Nike+ Fuelband SE the Jawbone UP24 and the Fitbit Flex. Where some of these tracking platforms then advanced was to link food diaries to exercise. Here users could get a breakdown of macronutrient inputs and how that compares to calorific expenditure to provide a more holistic picture of our health and fitness.

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England s coasts and lakes as important as leisure centres, say 90 per cent of public Almost 90 per cent of people value outdoor spaces like the coast, lakes and waterways as much as they value leisure centres, pitches and courts for sport.

That s according to a new report from the the Sport and Recreation Alliance and the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA), which has been commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to explore what role outdoor recreation could play in its forthcoming new sport strategy. The new report was informed by a poll of the British public, which also found that eight in ten people believe that ministers should support outdoor recreation in the same way as it supports sport. By extension,

OCL unveils another new facility: £15m Oldham Leisure Centre

Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) has launched its second new leisure facility in a matter of months ‒ the £15m Oldham Leisure Centre. The new site follows swiftly on from the recent opening of Royton Leisure Centre and again saw operator OCL work in partnership Oldham Council, constructor Willmott Dixon and GT Architects to bring the project to fruition. Along with Glodwick Pool, the previous Oldham Sports Centre has now closed for the final time ‒ with the site included in plans for further town centre regeneration. As for the new site, Oldham will now have the capability to hold regional and televised competitions thanks to the enhanced facilities; which include a 25m (82ft), eight-lane swimming pool of county-level standard, an 80-station gym supplied by Technogym, two dance studios and a bespoke indoor cycling studio. There is also an eightcourt sports hall with seating for more than 500 spectators, an indoor bowls

the report calls for the creation of a named minister for the Outdoors,

Last week s government spending review saw a 29 per cent increase in funding for elite body UK Sport, while there was also £350m of funding for public forests, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However, there are fears that some of the cuts announced by chancellor George Osborne as part of the review could have a detrimental impact on outdoor recreation. As reflected in the latest poll, al fresco physical activity enjoys broad support from the public, with 83 per cent agree that schools should give every child the chance to take part in outdoor recreation such as sailing, climbing and orienteering.

Health experts such as Dr William Bird have long extolled the virtues of inhabiting green spaces, while a growing number of gyms and fitness companies are offering expanded outdoor exercise programmes.

Evidence shows that outdoor recreation can benefit the economy and individuals health and wellbeing, said Emma Boggis, CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance. We know that DCMS will consider this report as it develops the new sport strategy. The recommendations set a framework for outdoor recreation and we know the sector is willing and able to work with government on delivering change within this.

arena, café and ample free car parking. We made a commitment following the London Olympics that we would provide facilities that would improve the health and wellbeing of our residents, said Oldham Council deputy leader Jean Stretton. We also pledged that the new facilities would create local jobs and a large number of residents and local firms have been involved in their construction. The new centre also follows Royton in featuring a unique access-control system to monitor pool usage. Specially developed for OCL by Gladstone, the system collects data via a mounted touch-screen at reception turnstiles and is one of several software solutions supplied by Gladstone to the site.

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Slice Live Launch The New Affordable Unlimited Fitness Membership Pass Slice Live is a new, affordable and exciting way to access unlimited bespoke fitness classes at a wide variety of locations across London. This unique fitness brand offers an alternative to getting caught in the same old set gym routine! Slice Live have a wide range of classes for every fitness level. Each class is run by one of Slice Live s team of specialist fitness instructors, which keeps workouts consistent, and enthusiasm and motivation levels up. The long list of classes that are available include Bounce Dance Fit, a choreographed fitness class including hip-hop, waacking, vougeing and twerking to the well-loved classics Zumba, Insanity, Rebound and HITT.

Slice Live offer membership options to suit everyone: monthly, yearly and pay as you go. Monthly memberships start from £25.99, with unlimited access to all of their classes. With classes located around London, including Central YMCA WC1, Sylvia Young s Theatre School W1, and Living Space SE1, it provides an affordable and flexible way to exercise. If this wasn t enough, classes run from Monday to Saturday and can be simply booked through the online booking system. Perfect to fit around any busy schedule. The classes that we offer range from high intensity, to fun and high energy workouts that everyone will enjoy. As all of our classes are located in central London we have a great mix of people that attend. A Slice Live pass is a fitness membership without committing to a specific studio which is perfect for those with a hectic lifestyle. - Slice Live

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Beetroot juice is the word on everybody s lips; top athletes swear by it and science supports it too, after a growing number of research studies show the nitrate contained in beetroot juice can increase endurance, speed reaction times and help with post exercise recovery, making it the perfect companion for training and competing. Research has found that natural dietary nitrate, found in beetroot, increases the Nitric Oxide (NO) supply in the blood system, speeding up the flow of blood and oxygen to the skeletal muscles to boost strength, muscle reaction time and endurance, during high octane activities. It has also been shown to improve sprint performance and cognitive function (decision making) during prolonged

intermittent exercise e.g rugby and football, according to scientists from Exeter University. One 70ml Beet It Sport Pro-Elite shot or Beet It SPORT Pro-Elite bar delivers 400mg of natural dietary nitrate, the equivalent of 400ml beetroot juice. It provides the maximum intake of natural nitrate in the smallest volume of liquid for a quick and easy palatable hit. Only 70ml in size, the BEET IT shot is small enough to store in a gym bag or pocket ‒ a key tool to help beet a personal best. Or for those who want to experiment with their nitrate dosage, Nitrate 3000 allows you to do so. It is a common misconception that all products with beetroot will produce the same results, but the

nitrate content in straight beetroot juice fluctuates widely, making it unreliable. However, Beet It products have a standard controlled dose of 400mg natural nitrate per shot, so you re guaranteed to feel the power of purple every time. This is why researchers, at over 200 universities worldwide, use Beet It concentrated beetroot juice in nitrate studies. BEET IT SPORT Pro-Elite shot is available from Sainsbury s, Holland & Barrett and Amazon, with an RRP of £1.49. BEET IT Organic variety (0.3g nitrate content) can be purchased from Waitrose, RRP £1.49. For more information on BEET IT brand and products, please visit


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Keeping People Moving

For generations pain in the hip has been considered an inevitable part of ageing, but in the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in number of hip operations. A number of factors are fuelling this rise. An ageing population, the active lifestyle revolution, people staying active later in life and improved diagnosis. But don t be fooled into thinking hip problems are the preserve of the elderly. There has been a dramatic rise in the number of hip procedures in the young and active population. Termed hip preservation surgery it involves procedures for correcting hip dysfunction that preserves your hip joint avoiding the more commonly known total hip replacement surgery. It is common for this surgery to be keyhole with the aim of relieving pain, improving function and delaying or preventing the onset of osteoarthritis in the hip. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disorder of the joints caused by progressive loss of cartilage alongside other changes in the joint. OA of the hip occurs between and around the ball and socket of the hip joint and is the most common diagnosis for pain in the hip and unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. The hip joint is truly amazing and doing everything you can to maintain your joint for as long as possible without surgical intervention is advisable. The first line of treatment recommended to any one diagnosed with degenerative changes in the hip is exercise and manual therapy. Studies that have investigated the combination of manual therapy techniques (focusing on increasing capsular mobility of the hip) and therapeutic exercise have shown excellent results. The first and most widely used manual therapy technique to improve general hip joint capsular mobility and decrease pain is termed Long Axis Hip Traction. HipTrac is a device that replicates the manual therapy technique of long axis traction and can be used in the clinic setting or at home. The easy to use and portable design allows for regular therapy beyond the clinic in a place and a time that is convenient to you. HipTrac is also indicated for use with other hip conditions that cause pain at the hip and can be used as part of a rehabilitation process working with a manual therapist (physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath). Combining manual therapy with specific therapeutic exercises shows the greatest promise for conservative treatment of hip osteoarthritis. By increasing mobility and decreasing pain, you are better able to perform long-term exercise routines for decreasing weight, increasing flexibility, and increasing biomechanical strength. These conservative measures can decrease the need for medications, improve morale, improve functionality, and most of all, improve quality of life. The earlier you start conservative management of hip pain the better the long-term outcomes. So if you have any pain or niggle in the hips get it assessed by a manual therapist. Whether a potential patient of manual therapist for further information on HipTrac visit or contact HipTrac UK Limited on 0115 882 0733.

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re you a gym owner, nutrition or health professional looking for new, innovative ways to expand your business? Creating your own sports nutrition range is an easy way to increase your profit margin by building brand equity. HTC Health can help by offering a range of key sports nutrition products and working with you to find the best packaging and branding options. From tried and tested pre-workout BCAA supplements and Fat Burners that deliver powerful results, to great tasting gummies enriched with Protein, our range is sure to enhance your business.

In this section, we talk to HTC s Account Manager James Barton about his experience working with fitness and nutrition professionals to create their own line of supplements and the new products available at HTC. Since starting work at HTC, I have

made many visits to gym owners, trainers and supplement distributors, who have been looking to create their own brand for supplementation and sports nutrition foods. They often appear to me to be very disillusioned with the wide availability of very similar blends from some of the major suppliers to the sector. The prevalence of low quality commodity products with similar ingredient profiles gives them little room for mark-up and results in minimal profit margins. I strongly believe that there is a better way, and have thoroughly enjoyed consulting with ambitious and driven people, to bring them a much higher quality of supplement with better taste and boosted performance levels. I work with them to create their own unique blend and label to further promote their brand and company. The results generate a higher profit margin on every unit they sell. HTC currently have available top selling sports nutrition products in capsule form. We will add a bespoke Fat Burner, All in One, Pre Work and Intra Workout in powder form and BCAA capsules at 2:1:1 and 8:1:1 ratios for the start of 2016. We will also be able to offer you an innovative range of sports nutrition gummies and Chewable Creatine early in the New Year. With the industry understandably obsessed with trying to find the best cheat meals and guilt free treats, the range of gummies is a real niche product to help curb those cravings, while still delivering essential nutrition. Whatever your requirement, we can help you stand out from your competition and will deliver you high quality products, manufactured under the strictest quality control standards. For more information and a free instant quote, email us at or call us on +44 (0) 1923 652529.

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Olympia London welcomes an exciting new expo on January 20th & 21st 2016 - The London Health Show 2016. The event is the only of it s kind as it brings together the six key sectors within the health and wellness sector; Beauty & Anti-Ageing, Sports & Fitness, Complementary Health, Nutrition & Supplements, Organic & Natural Products and Healthcare Equipment & Technology. The show offers the opportunity to network, do business and establish long lasting connections with key stakeholders across the country.

The London Health Show will feature a 150+ booth exhibition, 22+ CPD training workshop sessions, live product demonstrations, networking sessions, as well as 50+ top level speakers presenting over a 2 day conference, bringing together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK s healthy living and wellness marketplace.

The event will be opened by Channel Four s Dr. Christian Jessen, and followed with talks from Head of LA Fitness, Sam Theyers, The Apprentice Winner & Founder of Dr Leah Skincare & Clinics, Dr Leah, CEO of the Gym Group John Treharne amongst many others. Head of Fitness, Sam Theyers recently spoke of the acquisition of LA Fitness and the future industry developments - LA Fitness will continue to trade well whilst supporting Pure Gym in their conversion plans with the LA estate. A real emerging trend is the popularity of obstacle racing, parkour and calisthenics. Operators out there will need to take notice and adapt to the growing demand for performance training. The Pure Gym acquisition poses very exciting times which will foster over the next 12 months. Sam revealed The London Health Show will provide the

opportunity to interact with like minded individuals who share a passion for health, fitness and people . The show will host exclusive Meet the Buyers sessions which will run alongside the conference, exhibition, live demonstrations and training workshops and will be attended by thousands of buyers, purchasers and key decision makers across the UK. If you would like to meet the right people, find cost effective ways to generate contacts within the industry, showcase your latest products and solutions and present yourself as a strong and developing company in the region, register today for free at For further details on the event please contact Marketing Executive, Kate Skinner at







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100% GOODNESS WITH GOOD JUJU BAR Good Juju Bar offers juices, raw food puddings and main dishes to the public that are all entirely vegan and gluten free. Products are completely derived from fruits and vegetables to maximize nutritional intake. In today s day and age, many businesses in the food industry are positioning themselves as health conscious, yet products they sell that are supposedly high in nutrients actually contain artificial ingredients and sugars that mislead customers. Good Juju Bar was founded upon the belief that people should have fresh and healthy food that is truly 100% pure. What started as a popup store on Shoreditch High Street in London turned into a popular Detox Plan Delivery Service as word caught on about Good Juju Bar s quality products and the effectiveness of the brand s popular detox boxes. People are living busy lives and eating healthy can be difficult on the go, so Good Juju Bar is committed

to providing healthy products to consumers that are high in vitamins and nutrients. The brand creates products inspired by nutrition freaks and Reiki master-types that offer jam-packed nutrients on the go in delicious flavours. The puddings are one of the most popular items that The Good Juju Bar offers, as the detoxes replenish the body and flush toxins while boosting energy levels with natural ingredients. By consuming only fruits and vegetables, the body will thrive. Processed foods take a negative effect on health, so detoxing gives people a fresh new start to a healthy diet. Good Juju Bar offers several detox plans depending upon a customer s needs, to help get their health on the right track. Cold pressed juices included in the plan contain high concentrations of nutrients and provide five times more vitamins, minerals, nutrients than normal juices. Good Juju Bar does not add any additives or preservatives to juices to ensure purity and freshness. Due to overwhelming success in London among the healthy lifestyle crowd, Good Juju Bar is looking to expand the brand to larger markets in order reach larger groups of people and spread health and nutrition that can normally be difficult to find. Good Juju Bar is part of the recent


health revolution and works to produce quality products without using any sort of artificial processes or ingredients. Good Juju Bar hopes to soon be on the shelves at grocery stores to connect with the general public and spread nutrition in a delicious, fresh way. The Good Juju Bar is committed to quality and does not make any compromises when it comes to their products. With Good Juju Bar, customers know exactly what they are consuming and can trust the brand to provide delicious, healthy and nutritional products. With a catch-phrase of 100% goodness, Good Juju Bar is certainly making waves in the health revolution. Not only does the brand produce food and drinks, but also, Good Juju Bar is branching out into the wellness industry with retreats. With such a positive reaction from customers in just a matter of months, Good Juju Bar is on track to have a promising future in the healthy lifestyle industry.

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The kettle bell split and snatch 1

Hold your desired weight kettle bell in one hand by the handle.


Squat yourself towards the floor and then reverse the motion pushing out your hips Knees and ankles, and propelling the kettle bell Overhead.


When your body is fully extended, the descend into a forward Power lunge, and hold it ready to receive the kettle bell overhead. With one leg forward and one leg back, with the your opposite forward left leg, drive your hips forward and lock the kettle bell Over your head in one motion.

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Return to your standing position, holding the kettle bell overhead bringing your feet together then lower the Kettle bell and return to your start position.

TURNERS top tip: the split snatch is a hard move so break it down into Smaller components till you perfect it, add this fantastic Olympic move In on you clean and press days for maximum affect...have a great day guys and stay fit love JTPT

My name is Jason Turner or JTPT and I have been a qualified PT for coming on 10 years now. My specialities are body conditioning and fitness coaching, I am 40 years old and I live and breath fitness.

Jason Turner

My journey in fitness started over 12 years ago, I was over weight drinking to much and generally unhappy with myself and my life. Then one day a friend said

you need a hobby, come try the gym with me so I did, and for six months I hated it but kept on going. After a while I started to lose weight, build muscle and a nice frame, and the more results I saw the more I enjoyed it. I would see PTs in my local gym and remember saying to my friend

I could do that job, and

I could do it better I guess after a while she had enough of hearing this and said to me then prove it . This gave me the encouragement I needed to contact my local college and enrol on a CYQ level 2 gym trainer qualification, and subsequently a level 3 PT qualification and have never looked back. For me, fitness and training is not just about the gym floor, we train outside in parks, on beaches and anywhere else we need to. I personally prefer to teach and train on smaller pieces of equipment such as Kettle Bells, TRX, Rings, Circuit Training, and Gymnastic style training, we mix this in with traditional weight training components and modern styles of CV training as well as boxing and fight training. I have a very healthy and growing PT business with two part time members of staff and a fully qualified Nutritionist, on top of this I also teach two Kettle Bell classes a week and boot camps. Myself and my staff are big fans of playing to a clients strengths and working to their goals, it s got to be fun and something the client wants to do, and more importantly, works, or what s the point! In fitness one size does not fit all, it s an individual experience and that what you get when you train with JT PT and the it doesn t matter what you do or what your goals are, get your trainers on, dust off the push bike, get down to your local gym, pool, park, beach, or any other place you can think of and start keeping fit, and your machine that is your body will look after you, I promise. Stay fit guys and work hard. Check out


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Best sources of protein

How much should you have and which foods really pack a protein punch? Find out how to get all you need and when to up your intake... Protein is an essential nutrient, responsible for multiple functions in your body, including building tissue, cells and muscle. Everyone needs protein in their diet, but if you do endurance sports or weight training you ll need to increase your protein intake, and to factor it into your training routine at specific times to reap its muscle-boosting benefits. For sporty individuals a daily dose of around 1g of protein per 1kg of body weight is recommended. After exercise, protein is particularly important since muscles need it to recover and grow. A portion of protein (15-25g) is recommended within 30 minutes of exercise, when your muscles are particularly receptive to protein synthesis. What to eat Proteins are made up of a collection of 20 amino acids. Of these, eight are classed as essential and need to be sourced from food, while the other 12 are classed as non-essential and can be produced inside your body. High-quality proteins such as eggs and meat offer more muscle-building amino acids than other protein foods, so are considered more valuable sources of protein, particularly if you do lots of exercise. Like simple and complex carbohydrates, proteins are absorbed at different rates in the body. Whey protein is digested quickly so is a good option just before and after exercise. Casein, the primary protein in milk, releases its amino acids slowly, so is particularly useful in the morning, between meals and at bedtime. Protein shakes and powders contain these proteins and are helpful before and after sports, but you can get the protein you need from natural sources too. Here are some foods to get your protein fix:

Good protein sources Eggs King of food protein is the humble egg. A medium egg has around 6g of protein of the highest biological value, meaning it comescomplete with all 20 amino acids in the most digestible form. An omelette is a good way to start the day and is a good recovery snack too. Milk Dairy foods are packed with protein and contain bone-buildingcalcium, too. Chocolate milk is the age-old recovery food after exercise, since it contains energyreplenishing carbohydrates and a blend of both slow and fast release whey and casein proteins. You can get the same recovery-boosting effects from a milk-based fruit smoothie Yogurt A combination of casein and whey protein, yogurt is a great protein-rich food. Since most of the lactose is removed, it can work for most people who are lactose intolerant. Fish and seafood Fish and seafood are good sources of protein and are typically

low in fat. While slightly higher in fat than other varieties, salmon packs in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Soya If you re dairy intolerant, eating soya protein foods such as tofu and soya-based drinks will help post-recovery, plus they can help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Pistachio nuts Nuts such as pistachios are a practical protein choice if you re on the move. Around 50 pistachio nuts will provide 6g of protein, plus sodium and potassium, the electrolytes lost in sweat during exercise. Pork High quality proteins also contain branchedchain amino acids(BCAAs), which are key in supporting muscle recovery. Leucine, in particular, makes up one third of muscle protein and helps to stimulate repair after exercise. Pork is one of the richest sources of leucine and therefore a great addition to a post-exercise meal or snack. Eggs, chicken and lean beef also provide good amounts of leucine. Chicken and turkey When it comes to animal protein, opt for lean protein from white meat poultry such as chicken and turkey. It s wise to discard the skin, which is packed with saturated fat. What are your favourite sources of protein post-workout? Are you still unsure whether you're getting enough? Post your questions and comments below...

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Reflex Nutrition

Sports & Health Products since 1996

Reflex Nutrition has a reputation for producing premium quality products in their factory based in Sussex. This in-house production means that every product comes with a full guarantee and ensures that it meets label claim. It also means that ingredients can be sourced on a global basis and formulations produced without the financial constraints faced by contract packers. Having produced sports and health products since 1996, Reflex has now set up a new plant as the final piece of the picture in order to produce protein bars and flapjacks. Nearly two years in planning and testing, Reflex now launch with a range of 6 protein bars with the name of R-Bar . The challenge with these bars was to produce a protein without nutritional compromise that tastes fantastic. By specifying a very particular bespoke technical solution in terms of the factory production line, a very unique solution can be achieved. Similarly, every ingredient has been carefully selected providing you with the finest protein, whole nut butters, cocoa butter and carefully tailored natural flavours. Crucially it contains no palm oil, soy protein, glucose syrup or GMO ingredients. This means that Reflex now cover off a comprehensive range of products that covers the interests of those seeking healthier lifestyles, whatever their age, whatever their goal. As the Reflex UK Sales Manager Karl Schwick explains the Reflex brand is an ideal brand for any club or PT to stock or represent because it feels accessible. The packaging feels technical but the product range includes simple solutions. The fact that we have an broad range of health products also means that your customers will be able to relate to the product range and build confidence selecting products off the back off some of the more conventional building blocks If you would like to sample the R-Bar product or would like to discuss stocking any of the range, please contact; or call 01273 303817.

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Sport-Tiedje to acquire Powerhouse Fitness •

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Acquisition Creates Europe s leading specialist retailer for home fitness equipment with 30 stores in continental Europe and 9 stores in UK Whilst Powerhouse Fitness is now owned by Sport-Tiedje group, the Powerhouse brand will remain for UK market Sports Tiedje Group will offer the biggest online range of products to the UK market over 6,000 fitness-related products Enhanced brands - Powerhouse s Bodymax will join Sport Tiedje Own brands Taurus and cardiostrong

Sport-Tiedje GmbH today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Sport-Tiedje will acquire Powerhouse Fitness, trading name of Laidir Leisure Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Upon completion of the acquisition, the combined company is estimated to be valued around £63m and will offer the biggest online range of products to the UK market with over 6,000 fitness related products. Christian Grau, CEO of Sport-Tiedje Group commented: We are excited to acquire Powerhouse fitness which is a strong player in the UK fitness market. Sport-Tiedje Group is Europe s number one in home fitness and we have a clear international expansion strategy with the focus to further strengthen our position and we are looking forward to integrating Powerhouse within the Group. The new owner plans to integrate Powerhouse Fitness quickly within the Sport-Tiedje Group and will keep the established brand name Powerhouse Fitness and current staff members. Future focus will be on expanding the demographic

reach to include more women and active older people. As well as to enhance its product offering by adding own brands (Taurus and cardiostrong) to Powerhouse Fitness and ensuring synergy for further expansion of store presence. CEO, Christian Grau added Our company philosophy is to offer our customers the best product for them with the best service and at the best price-performance ratio and we will continue to do this in the UK Founded in 1984 Sport-Tiedje is an established brand in Europe, with 30 stores and one of the most renowned online mail order companies for fitness equipment worldwide. Private customers order on websites in eleven languages or get their desired equipment compiled in store. Sport-Tiedje owns brands Taurus and cardiostrong and had a turnover of €51.4 million Euros in 2014, and this figure is expected to grow. Powerhouse fitness was founded in 1980 and has 9 stores nationwide UK (2x London, 2x Glasgow, Nottingham, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Leeds) it is the owner of successful brand Bodymax and the longest established fitness equipment supplier in the UK market. In their financial year to June 2015 the company had a turnover of £22 million and further strong growth is forecasted.

The importance of consuming water throughout the day and maintaining good hydration, especially during exercise, is well documented. With 60 million disposable plastic bottles ending up in scrap heaps each day (that equals more than 22 billion a year) it can only be a matter of time before the UK government extends its plastic bag tax to include bottles.

BottleSport offers an unprecedented selection of products which can be easily customised. We take great pride in finding affordable solutions to meet every requirement and match any colour scheme. Bespoke printing starts from as little as 50 units, so from the local junior football team to Christmas goody bags to corporate charity bike rides, we have something to cover all events.

Here at BottleSport we think we have the answer. Our reusable, UK manufactured sports bottles are a perfect way to reduce the dependence on disposable bottles, helping the environment and helping you spread brand awareness in a clever and cost effective way.

All of our sports bottles are made from the highest quality food grade polymer, are BPA free and have a pliable texture with a glossy appearance. The lid uses the latest anti spill technology and has four points at which a seal is created. Bottles and lids come in a selection of shapes, colours and sizes to suit. The smallest, a 380cc bottle is perfect for younger hands, while the 500cc is our most popular and has the most colour variations. The 750cc bottles are ideal for cyclists and our 1000cc are a perfect option for team use. We also offer a selection of innovatively shaped runners' bottles which are ergonomically designed for use while running.

Sports bottles receive excellent exposure in front of varying target markets and in many different localities. Sports bottles pop-up in all kinds of locations - from the gym, to children s school backpacks, to bike cages, to drivers on the daily commute and even on the side of sixa-side pitches. Just think, your brand could be receiving unrivalled exposure in all these places. With the bottles being reusable, the potential for exposure is unlimited, unlike with other promotional items which are used once and thrown away. Stocking over 1 million bottles,

Complementary to our wide range of sport bottles is an exclusive range of Protein Shakers which can also be personalised from as little as 50 pieces. Bottle and shaker bundles are the perfect gift for new gym memberships

or supplement stores. The translucent body of the shaker is available in 500cc and 750cc sizes with a choice of top colours. The handy measurement scale on the side of the bottle along with the additional wire mixing ball that we can supply, makes this a must for all serious gym goers. In addition to these, for those interested in unique gym products, our deluxe shaker is perfect. With its extendable screw on section with compartments for extra supplements and powders it is ideal for use throughout the day to track intake. All our products make the perfect promotional items and can help reduce the volume of plastic ending up in a landfill. Do your bit for the environment and for your business and enquire with us today. Bottlesport - the home of custom printed sports bottles.

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How Fitness Business Owners Can Start the New Year Fresh

Can you believe that Halloween has already passed? Before we know it, Thanksgiving too will be over, making way for the exciting and sometimes hectic December holidays. This time of the year always tends to fly by, leaving you wondering where the prior year went when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. While personal and family commitments tend to be at an all-time high in November and December, now is thetime to get all of your ducks in a row at your fitness business so you can start the New Year fresh. According to IHRSA, more than 12% of new gym members join in January. Whether you own a school, gym, box or studio, your busiest season is right around the corner. Here are our top three tips to ensure you ll go into your busy season, and the New Year, feeling organized, prepared and ready to kick ass. Have a Strategic Business Plan in Place Business plans are not just for new businesses. William B. Gartner, Clemson University entrepreneurship professor states, The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be over-emphasized.

Did you create a business plan before opening your gym, studio or school? If not, don t fret; you actually might be in a better place now to create an accurate plan, compared to where you were before opening your doors. According to the Harvard Business Review, Efforts to write the perfect business plan usually lead to being precisely incorrect rather than approximately correct. One problem is that the content that most people focus on in business plans has little to do with the reality that will actually emerge. Many start-up plans emphasize a gigantic potential market and how getting just the smallest sliver of it will make them and investors rich. As a current business owner, you re more experienced and have a much better idea of what is and what is not possible. Take the time in November and December to write a strategic business plan, as well as an in-depth marketing plan, to help guide your business next year. If you need help writing a business plan, get your copy of our free Fitness Business Plan Template, a step-by-step guide on how to create a strategic plan for your gym, school or studio. Set SMART Goals with Your Members It s almost time for people to start making their New Years resolutions. In 2015, two of the top 10 resolutionswere focused around health, with stay fit and healthy coming in at number one and lose weight following in second place. Unfortunately, only about 8% of those who make resolutions successfully achieve them. Losing weight and getting fit also make another top 10 list, the most commonly broken resolutions.

The biggest problem with these resolutions is they are not specific enough. If someone s goal is to simply lose weight , at what point will they consider this goal a success? After five pounds? After 25 pounds? And the goal of getting healthy will mean something completely different from person to person. As a fitness professional, you can and you should have a big influence on helping your clients develop SMART resolutions for the New Year. Over the new two months, schedule quick meetings with each and every member to help them create solid and achievable goals for the next year. Making sure that your fitness business will be an integral part of achieving their goals will help with member satisfaction, and more importantly, member retention, next year. Implement the Right Management Solution


Are you still manually collecting checks each month and using tools like Excel to track attendance? Or do you currently have gym management software but feel like it just doesn t do everything you need it to? Right now is the best time to research member management solutions, so that you can select the right solution by early December and have it implemented before the New Year. January will be stressful enough with the influx of New Years Resolutioners at your fitness business. Make sure you re going into your busy season with the right solution that will significantly reduce administrative time for you and your staff, as well as enable your fitness business grow.

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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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Planet Fitness Pays $50,000, Suspends Unlimited Tanning in Settlement with New York Attorney General

Planet Fitness, Newington, New Hampshire, has settled with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to avoid litigation over alleged illegal tanning practices. Planet Fitness paid $50,000 in costs and penalties, and will not offer "unlimited" tanning as part of its premium Black Card membership as part of the agreement, according to a media release from the New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Tuesday. "This agreement is part of a continuing effort to protect consumers from the documented skin cancer risks of indoor tanning," Schneiderman said in a statement. "I am especially concerned with rising cancer rates associated with indoor tanning, particularly for young people, and businesses that offer indoor tanning should market their services truthfully." Planet Fitness agreed not to make health-related claims to promote red lamp devices, agreed to provide adequate training to employees who oversee indoor tanning services and agreed to comply with all New York tanning regulations. While Planet Fitness Inc. neither admits nor denies the findings of the OAG, and does not advertise or

promote any health-related benefits of indoor tanning, we are pleased to have reached an amicable resolution in this matter, Planet Fitness spokeswoman McCall Gosselin said in a statement to Club Industry. We will continue to strive to ensure that our clubs operate in the best interests of our members, which are, and have always been, our number one priority. In April, Schneiderman s office served a notice of intent to sue Planet Fitness as part of the state s crackdown over alleged misleading tanning practices. The notice accused Planet Fitness of four illegal acts and practices in New York. The allegations included failing to provide disclosures and safety requirements, promoting the use of unlimited tanning services, using misbranded LED red lamp devices, misrepresenting the benefits of the unapproved Beauty Angel device, and failing to adequately train Planet Fitness employees who assist members in the use of tanning beds and red lamp devices. The investigation claimed Planet Fitness did not require or provide employee training in any Planet Fitness locations beyond the operation of UV devices and sanitizing procedures for tanning beds.

In the spring of 2013, the New York Office of the Attorney General alleged that seven of the approximately 80 independently owned and operated Planet Fitness franchise locations in New York at the time had violated certain state laws related to tanning advertising, signage, paperwork and eyewear, Gosselin said. Immediately upon being alerted to these alleged violations, Planet Fitness Inc. reemphasized to all franchisees that they are contractually required to operate their businesses in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Since that time, we have also been working closely with the OAG to ensure that the terms unlimited or free are not used in local advertising materials related to tanning services. Under the settlement, Planet Fitness will adopt written training procedures for employees of corporate locations that emphasize the operation of tanning equipment in a manner adequate to protect consumers from potential overexposure and other hazards related to indoor tanning. Planet Fitness will emphasize to franchisees the importance of compliance with employee training procedures, according to the media release.



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Global Wellness awards honour industry icons Winners of the second annual Global Wellness Awards, which honour industry members and students, were announced at the Global Wellness Summit earlier this month.

• The University of Nevada Las Vegas, US, won the Student Challenge Award. • The award for Wellness Innovator went to Mel and Enid Zuckerman, founders of Canyon Ranch, which has locations in Arizona and Massachusetts, US, and is set to open its first international location in Kaplankaya, Turkey. The Zuckermans also helped found the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and the Wellness Council of Arizona, a non-profit organisation fostering worksite wellness. • The Leader in Sustainability award went to the Green Spa Network ‒ the first time the Global Wellness Institute has given the award to an organisation rather than a spa. Members of the Green Spa Network, which is a not-for-profit trade association that explores the connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of the planet, gathered on stage to accept the award. • The Leading Woman in Wellness award went to Geraldine Howard, founder of spa brand Aromatherapy Associates, who accepted the award via a live video link. Howard is battling cancer, so was not able to travel to the event. She also presented delegates with a special essential oil blend. • The Leader in Workplace Wellness ‒ a new award this year ‒ went to Dr Kenneth Pelletier, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health at UCSF and the University of Arizona Schools of Medicine. Dr Pelletier also spoke about workplace wellness at the conference, where he said said today s measure of return on investment will be replaced by value on investment. • And the Building a Well Word Award 2015 went to Michael R Bloomberg, American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist, who served as the 108th Mayor of New York City for three consecutive terms.

Fashion icon Kenzo designing Cambodian private island wellness retreat

Akaryn Hotel Group has plans to open a private island wellness retreat in Cambodia, with interiors by famed Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, best known for his Kenzo brand of clothing, perfume and skincare. Due to open in June 2016, Arovada by Akaryn will be located on the private island of Koh Krabey ‒ a 20-minute boat transfer from Sihanoukville ‒ and will embrace Akaryn s concept of outdoor living in, with 40 private and uniquely appointed villas and a 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) Ayurah Wellness Centre. It has long been a dream of mine to create the ultimate retreat: a place where we can rediscover who we truly are, far from the pressures and gaze of the world, said Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director of Akaryn Hotel Group. I firmly believe Arovada Private Island by Akaryn is this destination. I am privileged to have worked closely for the last three years with the design icon Kenzo, resulting in an unparalleled private island retreat, combined with a worldleading wellness sanctuary. Arovada by Akaryn will become one of the most extraordinary island resorts in the world. The wellness centre is founded on four pillars of wellbeing: weight optimisation, anti-ageing, mind balance and detoxification. It combines Eastern and Western philosophies, creating individualised, bespoke treatment plans. Run by Ayurah Wellness, the centre fuses spiritual and medical care, integrating the cutting-edge technology of a medical clinic with time-honoured holistic therapies. Facilities include water therapy suites, full holistic fitness, medical and spa facilities, alongside mediation boardwalk trails woven into the rocks, caves and the shoreline. Treatments include blood analysis, acupuncture, IV therapy, colonics, scrubs, wraps and massages. Anti-ageing treatments, designed by UK skincare expert Linda Meredith, can be paired with nutritional supplements, stem-cell therapies and more. Daily yoga, qigong and meditation ‒ alongside music therapy ‒ provide emotional wellbeing, while private personal training, bootcamps, muay thai and pilates focus on honing the body and improving alignment. Described as a holistic, luxurious, light-footprint hideaway camouflaged within a canopy of perfectly preserved virgin jungle on an island paradise on the shores of Asia s last frontier, Arovada by Akaryn is designed by Bangkok-based architect Duangrit Bunnag, and features villas designed to blend into their natural surroundings. Built around existing trees and virgin jungle, the villas include private infinity pools, a large terrace with day bed and ocean view gardens. Each villa will also enjoy the services of a private butler, locally recruited and trained to deliver authentic Cambodian hospitality.

Fitness & Beauty Professional Industry News 005 A poll conducted in the UK, by beauty industry association BABTAC, revealed that of 1,763 women questioned, 81% admitted to eyebrow maintenance being a crucial part of their beauty regime. Only 7% of the women surveyed admitted that it wasn t a consideration. Brow maintenance has been a rapidly growing industry for a few years, and shows no signs of waning. Celebrity influence has played a huge part in the increase in attention women are paying towards their brows: women are inspired by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Rhianna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who regularly make the press headlines for their statement brows on the red carpet.


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Eyebrow maintenance is arguably now a stand-alone trade within the beauty industry. This growing trend is the reason why High Definition Brows ‒ formerly known as HD Brows ‒ has taken the world by storm since its launch in 2008, and why it s now recognised as the UK s number-one market leading brow treatment. A unique treatment suitable for the most well-groomed man/ woman who only aspires for perfection, or the lowest of maintenance individual who has a minimalistic beauty regime, High Definition Brows will transform the way they look and feel, regardless of their daily beauty pattern, simply by using an approach bespoke to each individual. Unlike other brow treatments, which use a one shape fits all technique, High Definition Brows Stylists assess face shape and colouring before creating a bespoke brow, tailored exclusively to a client s needs. Nilam Holmes-Patel, Co-founder and CEO of High Definition, isn t surprised to read that brow treatments are becoming a non-negotiable part of a woman s beauty regime: When I started High Definition I was hoping to educate the public and beauty therapists on how to create beautiful brows that flatter their face shape with a branded, intricate treatment. Before 2008 and the launch of High Definition (formally known as HD Brows) there was nothing else like us on the market. From the very beginning brows were a hit and the awareness grew in to a cult-like following of eyebrow enthusiasts from around the world. Gone are the days when women neglected their brows, or when a professional brow treatment was confined to a quick tint or wax. Women are now taking their brow maintenance seriously because they recognise the power brows have to transform their entire face. The demand and interest for great brows shows no sign of tiring and I am so proud to be a part of it.

HIGH DEFINITION RESPONDS TO BABTAC SURVEY THAT REVEALS BROW MAINTENANCE IS NOW A VITAL PART OF THE AVERAGE WOMAN S BEAUTY REGIME The average British woman spends £200 a year on grooming her eyebrows, according to a recent survey.

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Neuroscientist and skin expert Claudia Aguirre reveals brain:skin connection at GWS

Neuroscientist and skin expert Dr. Claudia Aguirre talked about the skin:brain connection during a keynote session at GWS, highlighting that we are only beginning to understand the science of how the state of the skin affects and reflects our health.

Using imagery by photographer Claire Felicie to illustrate her point, Aguirre showed how traditional medicine ‒ topical creams ‒ didn t treat the skin conditions caused by different types of psychological trauma. For example, a high school ballerina with a wart on the sole of her foot who was struggling to identify whether she wanted to continue dancing after graduation needed a combination of hypnosis and skincare ‒ something Aguirre calls derma-psychology. A boy who developed chronic eczema after a car crash, in which his mother died, was struggling with loss. An army pilot whose forehead developed blisters every time he flew over a particular canyon was suffering from guilt, because his friend flew the plane one day when the pilot was sick ‒ the replacement pilot crashed in the canyon and died. To treat the skin, we have to treat the mind first, said Aguirre, who is working in cooperation with Comfort Zone. The skin is being seen now as a self-organising entity and a social organ, according to Aguirre. Aguirre quoted a study that shows that there is a neural basis of sensitive skin. Lactic acid was dabbed into the nasal labial fold of a set of people who say they have sensitive skin and those who say they don t. An MRI scan of both sets of people showed a clear neurobiological difference between someone who says they have sensitive skin and someone who says they don t in terms of their brain response. Now we can treat skin with a more holistic point of view, due to discoverable connections found by scientists in the last 10 years or so, said Aguirre. For example, the skin ‒ as an organ ‒ has a stress axis all of its own, independent of the central nervous system. It produces hormones all of its own. It has its own machinery. This shifts the paradigm of how we think about the skin. According to Aguirre, the skin can also tell time. Every cell has a clock. At night, it knows that it is night time so it does something different, which therefore means a person s skincare regimen could be different. Aguirre believes the skin is a social organ. The first sense humans develop is touch, she said. If a baby doesn t receive touch from its mother, this changes the way a child grows up: they may not be resilient to disease or stress.

Health Performance Indicators (HPIs) should replace KPIs, says Harvard professor

Dr Josef Allen, assistant professor of Harvard s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed Harvard s Healthy Buildings Programme during the recent Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City, focusing on a new vocabulary to describe indicators of healthy environments.

Allen highlighted the link between material selection for buildings and the impact on human health. Humans spend 90 per cent of their time indoors, said Allen, and these interior environments are the areas most people are ignoring when it comes to improving workplace wellness for employees. We all know that going outside is healthier than being indoors, but many of us don t know that even our carpets and chairs exude chemicals that affect our health, such as obesogens, said Allen. The average room gets one air change per hour, according to Allen, but in the 1980s this was reduced when air conditioning energy costs were reduced making the system more readily available ‒ dropping down to 0.2 air changes per hour. In 1985, this stale air led to the Sick Building Syndrome, the name given to the concentration of indoor pollutants. It is no longer acceptable to be in a building that makes us not sick, said Allen. We need buildings that make us healthy. Allen conducted a review earlier this year on the effect green buildings and their indoor environment quality have on human health ‒ specifically cognitive function. To eradicate subjective results, he measured the cognitive function of 24 workers in optimised green buildings versus standard spaces. The working participants were taken into simulated environment and, from below, Allen controlled a number of variables, modifying one at a time each day. At the end of the day he administered a cognitive function test to the test subjects. The three variables tested included the amount of outdoor air ventilation pumped indoors, the level of carbon dioxide, and the number of volatile toxic compounds in the atmosphere, which includes common chemicals found in personal care products, carpets and furniture. The results showed a doubling of cognitive function scores for people experiencing increased outdoor ventilation. For decades we thought carbon dioxide percentages of these normal levels (1,400 parts per million) didn t have a huge negative impact, but they do, said Allen. Normal business key performance indicators (KPIs) of every company need to become health performance indicators (HPIs), as these are the metrics that matter the most.

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The greatest ideas are often born out of a simple discussion. A chat with friends about how much children receive on Christmas Day and how often presents get ignored or disregarded despite the thought which goes in to them. We all understand why a dressing gown may not be as exciting as a current toy, after all we were kids once too!

Twilight Fairy Company was born out of the idea that Christmas Eve is a major time for children. As we have friends in high places, we can guarantee that the Twilight Fairy delivers a box with appropriate gifts to prepare for sleep and Santa s arrival in time for the night before Christmas. However, Christmas does come just once a year and we have built an amazing concept to deliver gift boxes for any occasion. You don t have to worry about anything, we are very happy to shop for you. Our web site is updated regularly, not only with new gift box ideas, but also single items which can be posted to you anywhere in the UK. The boxes can be bespoke, and we are happy to add or remove any item you choose and design the perfect gift for you. We are constantly looking for suppliers who offer high quality

goods at great prices. You can rest assured only the best quality goods leave Twilight Fairy Headquarters. Our gift box range includes: Birthday, Christmas Eve, Easter, Halloween, Wedding Gift Box, Bride to be Pamper Box, Bridesmaid Box, Mother s Day, Father s Day, Valentine s Day, Cat/Dog Gift Box, Baby Shower Gift Box, Mum to Be Pamper box, The Wedding Day Children s Entertainment Box and the list goes on. If there is something you would like to discuss with us that you do not see here, we have a highly competent team ready to take your call. Our boxes with an array of gifts start from £19.99 + P+P. Single items from £5. Visit our website: Contact us for more information: Or call our order hotline 01843 847803

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Luxury Natural Skincare Brand Christopher Courtney London

Induldge into the new range of luxury high performance, Professional Spa Skincare products, treatments and rituals from Christopher Courtney London. Using exotic natural and organic butters, vitamins and mineral-rich oils, botanical extracts and anti-oxidants, this luxury skincare brand provides the ultimate in natural skincare. The range includes face, body and bath products for both professional spa and salon treatments and for use at home, plus a choice of Spa Massage treatments, pampering rituals, facials and luxury candles. Innovation is presented throughout the brands different ranges - Anti-Oxidant Chocolate, BioRadiance Collection & BioLifting Collection which have all been specifically formulated to achieve the best results. Irresistible aromas with all the skin-boosting properties of luxury ingredients to help protect the skin and leave it looking radiant and feeling silky smooth. In addition to its comprehensive spa-at-home collection, Christopher Courtney also offer a versatile range of professional spa and salon treatments. The Spa Body Rituals which include, Polynesian, Balinese, Thalassotherapy and much more, combine the finest ingredients nature offers with cutting edge technology to create high performance and result driven treatments to promote natural wellbeing. For further information visit

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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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Pierre René is a 30 year old cosmetic brand with over 300 cruelty free products to choose from. Pierre René eyeshadows are created using the highest quality mineral formula which guarantees lasting effect without irritation. Pierre René is a family run business and was started by the father of the family, the business is now run by the Second Generation. Mr Henryk De Lubicz Szeliska created Pierre René after the fall of the Soviet Union because there was an obvious opportunity in the marketplace to supply high quality luxury cosmetics. Henryk designed Pierre René to give all women access to affordable professional cosmetics but packaged in a highly aspirational manner. Pierre René set out to become very innovative in their delivery of cosmetic solutions for the modern woman. The range includes makeup that is: paraben free; silicon free, sensitive and nourishing. Pierre René have eye products suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lenses wearers. The range also includes face care products such as treatment ampoules, face masks and serums known as Pierre René Medic . Pierre René take enormous pride in the fact that their products are cosmeceutical in nature. Pierre René are now the No.1 cosmetic brand in most Eastern European Countries, and are now expanding the business into Western Europe. As a way of raising brand awareness in the UK we are working with the ADcreativ hair and makeup team. We recently worked on the Miss England event 2015. Miss England is a Beauty contest searching for a talented, sporty, photogenic, charitable female who has modelling potential to represent the nation on

a world stage, this is something that Pierre René identifies with. ADcreativ are providing all the styling for the Miss World competition being held in China exclusively using Pierre Rene. Another recent event exclusively using Pierre René was London Fashion week, the team worked in conjunction with designers Kolchagov Barba for their SS16 catwalk show BLOSSOM Pierre Rene offers a new concept for Fitness & Beauty readers. A complete makeup solution for their customers. We supply a complete Beauty Bar which covers every aspect of makeup for a therapist. This covers every makeover possibility and allows the therapist to apply makeovers at an example price of £25 per makeover, only 10 makeovers a week will net you £250. The display holds over 200 professional work products which enables you to carry out every look desired from your client. This is backed up with a full retail offering when required. Free training is given with every Beauty Bar purchased. Call 0151 421 1234 for more information.

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Design Essentials for Creating a Successful Spa Business in Your Health Club

When people visit one of your spas, their worries should be forgotten and relaxation should set in. Places like the Qua Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Spa Vital in Cherry Creek, CO, have captured this concept and delivered it to spa enthusiasts. These spas create a lasting memory through design and superior service, just as your spa should do. The following are some design essentials for creating a successful spa business in your health club:

to the soft plush robe and moving into the relaxation room, which is a critical part of the spa program. This room could have running Location. Has anyone ever water, a tea bar, light, healthy told you that location is key? snacks and more. This space Well in this case, it is vitally provides a quiet waiting area important to have the spa where clients officially get entry easily accessible from into the spa mood. The Spa the club entry. Whether you Vital has two wading pools are trying to attract members at different temperatures, from outside of the club or along with steam and sauna entice existing members to rooms to relax before or use your spa services, the after your treatment. These spa must be one of the first features enhance the spa things seen from the front experience and create an entrance of the club. ideal environment in which to escape. Atmosphere. Upon entering through the spa doors, your Materials. The materials in clients should instantly the room must withstand feel a transition in mood the activities and services and ambiance. This can be being performed within. For achieved with soft lighting, example, a wet treatment water walls and a soothing room typically should be greeting from the staff. all tile to become like one Changing the lighting to soft large shower space, so that and indirect will help create water can get anywhere a more relaxing atmosphere. and maintenance is easy. The sound of water or nature Massage rooms that do sounds in the background not include water can be are design elements that can designed with materials enhance the atmosphere and that help with sound and help your clients transition ambiance. Because clients into a tranquil environment. will be on their backs for some treatments, ceiling Also part of the transition is materials must also be going from street clothing considered in the design.

Lighting. In treatment rooms, lighting is critical for setting the tone. During treatments, soft, glowing light that does not shine in the client s eyes makes for a more relaxing and soothing experience. Indirect lighting in ceiling soffits and behind special materials can help create a unique space. A second level of lighting should include task lighting for cleaning.

spaces that look outdoorsy ‒ from the snow in Switzerland to the beach in Mexico ‒ can play an important role in tying the spa in with its environment.

Circulation. When planning a spa, you must ensure that the circulation and flow work well for the staff and clients. Arterial hallways form the main travel route and branches lead to the more private spaces. When possible, place hair salons at Room themes. You can the front of the spa where create a theme to your rooms it is more public and locate to create experiences from the most private treatment across the globe. Be careful rooms toward the back. not to get too carried away with this concept, though, Visiting a spa is an escape or the rooms will not be from reality. Whether your cohesive. Cohesion in design facility is located in the theme throughout the spa city where people want to sets the tone and character. escape from work or on an Theme are often based on island vacation spot, the the location of the spa and experience you create in available resources and your spa can take your users materials. Similar materials to another place. Spas are and colors should be carried universal and can be found throughout the spa to create across the globe. an overall vision and feel. Themes are sometimes From New York to California associated with nature. and from Russia to South Bringing the outdoors into America, they have the spa or the spa into the something to offer for outdoors is common practice everyone. What vision do you across the world. Designing have for your spa?

Prepare Your Spa or Salo Dare I sing It s beginning to look a lot like Christmas !? I LOVE Christmas, getting all dolled up for the parties and family gatherings! I rely on my favourite salon and spa to keep me looking my best throughout this busy season, and I do a fair bit of Christmas shopping there too (who doesn t love the gift of me-time or finding a little stocking filler from their favourite beauty brand), so having your salon prepped for this busy time of year is important to keep things running smoothly for clients and maximising profits. Take a peek at my three top tips to prepare your spa or salon for the Christmas rush: 1. Make Sure You Have Gift Options This could include retail options, as many beauty brands bring out special money-saving Christmas gift sets which are often in adorable festive packaging! Great for clients wanting to give somebody a taster of a new brand, a secret Santa presents for the beauty fans out there, or a stocking filler of extras for an already loyal fan. It s good to keep your retail offering seasonal, and Christmas gift sets are a great way to do this (especially if you make your display areas look extra festive to grab attention!) Gift vouchers for treatments are a must-have at Christmas time, even if you don t normally offer them year round. They will bring new customers coming through the doors during the Jan/Feb lull, and even if some don t get redeemed, you have been paid upfront so you re not missing out! 2. Agree Time off Well in Advance Of course everyone has a busy social calendar around Christmas, and naturally this will mean you have a harder time working days off and extra holidays into an already stretched schedule. So set deadlines, and let everyone know they need to request important days in advance. Ideally have your November and December schedule agreed by mid October. No-one will have all of the days they want, but do your best to accommodate things which can t move (school nativity plays, booked holidays away) then if any further switching needs to be made it s easier to do before everyone has finalised their plans. This way you won t be short staffed, and nobody will be in a bad mood because they re missing out on an important event. We all know happy staff means happy customers! 3. Get Into the Festive Spirit I know you re going to be run off your feet over the next couple of months, and you might feel more like Scrooge, but showing your clients some festive spirit will go a long way! Try putting some cheesy Christmas tunes on, decorating the place, and even offering some mulled wine and mince pies out on busier days. It will help clients get into the mood for their own celebrations, and they will remember the cosy Christmassy atmosphere (nobody expects a minimalist white space at Christmas!) and not feeling like they were being rushed out, and will want to return. Until next time! X

on for the Christmas Rush

020 London Health Show Fitness & Beauty Professional

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022 Events & Shows Fitness & Beauty Professional

The London Health Show 2016 The Leading Health Show for the UK s Booming Health and Wellness Industry

Olympia London welcomes an exciting new expo on January 20th & 21st 2016 - The London Health Show 2016. The event is the only of it s kind as it brings together the six key sectors within the health and wellness sector; Beauty & Anti-Ageing, Sports & Fitness, Complementary Health, Nutrition & Supplements, Organic & Natural Products and Healthcare Equipment & Technology. The show offers the opportunity to network, do business and establish long lasting connections with key stakeholders across the country.

The London Health Show will feature a 150+ booth exhibition, 22+ CPD training workshop sessions, live product demonstrations, networking sessions, as well as 50+ top level speakers presenting over a 2 day conference, bringing together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK s healthy living and wellness marketplace.

The event will be opened by Channel Four s Dr. Christian Jessen, and followed with talks from Head of LA Fitness, Sam Theyers, The Apprentice Winner & Founder of Dr Leah Skincare & Clinics, Dr Leah, CEO of the Gym Group John Treharne amongst many others. Head of Fitness, Sam Theyers recently spoke of the acquisition of LA Fitness and the future industry developments - LA Fitness will continue to trade well whilst supporting Pure Gym in their conversion plans with the LA estate. A real emerging trend is the popularity of obstacle racing, parkour and calisthenics. Operators out there will need to take notice and adapt to the growing demand for performance training. The Pure Gym acquisition poses very exciting times which will foster over the next 12 months. Sam revealed The London Health Show will provide the

opportunity to interact with like minded individuals who share a passion for health, fitness and people . The show will host exclusive Meet the Buyers sessions which will run alongside the conference, exhibition, live demonstrations and training workshops and will be attended by thousands of buyers, purchasers and key decision makers across the UK. If you would like to meet the right people, find cost effective ways to generate contacts within the industry, showcase your latest products and solutions and present yourself as a strong and developing company in the region, register today for free at For further details on the event please contact Marketing Executive, Kate Skinner at


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Specialist hair smoothing brand, Kebelo, has been celebrating after being awarded a prestigious 2015 Pure Beauty Award. The brand took home the Silver award in the Best New Hair Colouring Product category for its recently launched Kebelo BONDAGE ‒ a unique, professional hair strengthening treatment that strengthens hair bonds with every colour treatment. A professional treatment, Kebelo BONDAGE is a revolutionary dual-step system, whereby a strengthening shot, formulated with Carbocysteine technology, murumuru seed butter and carob, is added to hair colour, as part of the colouring process. This shot works to strengthen hair bonds, improving the texture, elasticity and condition of hair, as it is colour-treated. The treatment includes an at-home aftercare product, BONDAGE Colour Masque, which can be used to extend the results of the BONDAGE treatment, or can be used as a stand-alone product, as part of a haircare regime for coloured hair. The winners of the Pure Beauty Awards 2015 were announced at an exclusive ceremony held in The Ballroom at London s iconic Savoy Hotel. A prominent night in the beauty industry calendar, the glamorous awards ceremony was hosted by TV presenter, Gethin Jones, and attended by celebrities, key beauty industry professionals and major UK beauty retailers. Benjamin Shipman, Marketing Director of Kebelo, was in attendance to collect the award. The Pure Beauty Awards are leading industry awards, so it is always an honour to be nominated. Winning silver ‒ particularly in this exciting category ‒ is for us, an acknowledgement of the pioneering nature and unique quality of Kebelo BONDAGE.

026 Winter Tan Fitness & Beauty Professional

Skinny Tan took the Dragons Den by storm in 2013 with their self-tanning creams. Now in 2015 Skinny Tan launch their salon professional spray solution. The same amazing combo of tanning and toning ingredients in one solution with the same delicious smell and the very best natural colours! Let your tanning clients discover the Skinny Tan difference... they will be back for more! Salons who register with us in June can benefit from our June trial offer. First, register your business at Then, add two of our miniskinny 250ml bronzing spray bottles to your cart. Enter the code 2FOR25 in the promo box at the checkout and get both for just £25 (Usual price £33.98) plus FREE POSTAGE! Skinny Tan solution is suitable to use in your HVLP spray machine as you would any other solution. However, we have teamed up with Australian brand TAN_EASY and we can supply their excellent light weight air brush gun with a 0.5 needle not widely available in the UK. Call Cathy on 07786246502 to find out more about this or any of our Skinny Tan products.

Salon profits set to soar with NEW Tanning launch!

AS SEEN ON DRAGONS DEN. Skinny Tan, the natural tanner with cellulite actives, is now available as a professional treatment.

If you witnessed Skinny Tan take the BBC s Dragons Den by storm you already have a taste of just how successful this new beauty treatment could be within your business. All five Dragons battled to invest resulting in a record nine funding offers. These shrewd millionaires knew that this natural tan and tone breakthrough product would have women rushing to stores to sample it. Skinny Tan fever is in full swing. It is now the time for Skinny Tan to release their new professional spray tan, allowing salons and tanning artist to share the wonder that is Skinny Tan with lots of new clients. For the first time ever - a tan made from natural seeds that provides a more natural colour, that doesn't dry or flake, and with no awful smell. Skinny Tan also uniquely contains high potency Guarana, the caffeine firming extra that helps instantly smooth skin and dissimulate cellulite.

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"It s the fact that we can offer the clients a 2-in-1 treatment that saw my bookings increase when I started offering Skinny Tan" commented Liverpool salon owner Joanne Dwyer (Intuition Spa) "But it is the colour, and the fact it isn t drying their skin, that keeps them coming back". Skinny Tan is backed by Celebrity Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen which creates marketing hype and column inches. The brand has already attracted celebrities such as Lucy Watson, Casey Batchelor, Sam Bailey, Leah Wright, Charlie King and many more. This summer Caroline Flack will host Love Island where all contestant will be Skinny Tan-ed. This will create great brand recognition and predictions that Skinny Tan will be the feel-good hit of the summer with all leading Salons.

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Get tip top tanned for the festive party season It may be chilly outside but, as Christmas is the biggest party season of the year, don't neglect to keep skin looking healthy, glowing and tanned.

The office party, family shindig or turkey curry buffet at a friend's are all great reasons to get legs, arms and décolletage back on show over the cooler festive months, and having a naturally radiant tan will enhance any party attire. Noelle O'Connor, beauty expert and founder of TanOrganic, the world's first and only Eco-Certified self-tanning brand, gives her top tips on ensuring the skin on show is healthy, glowing and twinklingly gorgeous: Exfoliation is key: As we tend to cover our bodies more in the colder months, it's likely that we will exfoliate less regularly than in the summer. However, central heating and layers of clothes can attribute to dull skin. Although it can be unpleasant stripping off for a dry brush, try to give your whole body a once over with TanOrganic Tan Erase (£14.99) at least twice a week. Gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion with this glove will help to slough off dead cells and help skin looking healthy. Eat fresh: It's all too easy to be overindulgent when it comes to Christmas food, but eating lots of empty' carbs, such as white pasta and fast food, can make your skin look puffy and lacklustre. By all means enjoy the festive food, but try to eat some fresh fruit and vegetables as well. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Central heating can lead to dry and flaky skin. By regularly hydrating it with TanOrganic Oil Arganic (£24.99) twice a day if possible, and especially after dry exfoliation, you will give your skin the moisture it needs to be radiant. Remember to drink plenty of water too (and avoid too many Christmas cocktails if you can!). Oil Arganic is the ultimate in hydration, containing Argan oil, coconut oil and macadamia nut oil. Don't forget hair and nails: Your hair and nails will also need extra attention over winter, and Oil Arganic is the perfect solution.

Once you've massaged the oil into your body, rub any excess through your hair and into your nails and cuticles to help them shine. Get the perfect make-up base: For a radiant complexion, add a drop of Oil Arganic to your foundation, mix well and apply as normal. This will help the foundation to blend into your skin, leaving you with a hydrated and beautiful base to apply your party look to. Get a glowing boost: If you feel pasty and pale but don't want a day glo' orange tan in the dull winter light, try a minimal application of TanOrganic Self-Tanning Oil (£24.99), which gives skin a natural radiance and glow to set off any party frock perfectly. Use this super-easy oil like any other body oil or moisturiser (no gloves needed just wash hands afterwards). And lastly, it sounds boring, and when you come home late from a party, the only thing on your mind is bed, but always remove make-up before you sleep and have a glass of water - trust me, it makes the world of difference!

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Brand leaders in professional beauty, Salon System, has just launched two new styles to its Naturalash Intense Double Light strip lash range. Exuding glamour, the new Intense strip lashes create a 3D effect for a dramatic, feathered layered look. Ideal for those clients that like to wear more than one lash at a time, the new Intense Double Light strip lashes transform eyes in an instant and have the added benefit of being ultra-light. The Blue/Black colour adds depth for super-enhancing, head turning lashes. Naturalash strip lashes offer professionals an ultra-fast application and quick removal. Suitable for at-home application, they also provide a great retail opportunity for salons and mobile therapists. The new Naturalash Intense Double Light strip lashes include: • •

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accompaniment to the new Naturalash Intense Double Light strip lashes and is Ideal for both beginners and professionals to learn the latest lash techniques, creative trends and tricks of the trade. This one day course includes three specific lash procedures; strip lashes, individual/cluster lashes and Marvel-Lash Express as well as Salon System s five new signature lash techniques. SALON SYSTEM LASH PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE FROM WHOLESALERS NATIONWIDE FOR DETAILS ON THE SALON SYSTEM CREATIVE LASH TECHNICIAN COURSE (£115 +VAT) CONTACT TRAINING SOLUTIONS ON 0208 8454115

Fitness & Beauty Professional - Annual Review 2015  
Fitness & Beauty Professional - Annual Review 2015