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CONTENTS September 2016

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As trackers rise in popularity, we showcase the latest products

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03 Editor’s letter

The UK government’s childhood obesity strategy has been widely slammed, but there are some exciting opportunities for the fitness sector, says Kate Cracknell

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Letters

Boutique fitness and exercise motivation are topics up for discussion this month

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12 People profiles

We interview Johnny G, creator of Spinning, Kranking and In-Trinity, while Cliff Chen, creative director of LifeBEAM, talks about the new ‘AI PT’ called Vi

18 News round-up

Hard Candy’s German clubs go into administration, GLL and NCL complete their merger, and Technogym donates Olympic equipment to Rio’s slums

32 Events calendar

A look ahead to upcoming events for wellness professionals around the world 4

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Serial entrepreneur Tony de Leede talks about his latest wellness concepts

36 Interview Tony de Leede

The Australian entrepreneur on his latest endeavours, including boutique villages, meditation pods and virtual-only clubs

42 Ready, steady, GO!

The Pokémon Go craze got people off the sofa and walking for fun. So what can fitness providers learn from this success?

56 Stay on track

We round up some of the hottest new fitness trackers on the market

60 The world’s a playground

Outdoor education, with activity built in to learning, is delivering results for kids and teachers alike. Kate Cracknell reports

68 Talking point Junk the junk

Is it time for health clubs to stop serving unhealthy food in their facilities?

46 A new adventure

A number of mainstream US operators are venturing into the boutique fitness studio sector. We find out why

54 Tracking vs retention

Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates the impact that using activity trackers can have on membership retention

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Could counselling skills make good PTs great?

Profile for Leisure Media

HealthClubManagement September 2016  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.

HealthClubManagement September 2016  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.