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HEALTH CLUB MANAGEMENT


Exercise for breast cancer patients p58 contents


03 editor’s letter The EU is now focusing on physical activity as a way of addressing obesity, and is looking to our sector for solutions, says Kate Cracknell


06 letters Get kids active and they’ll grow into active adults, says Jeff Gorse of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust


08 news round-up Pure Gym unveils its roll-out plans, Kiss Gyms develops a new nightclub- style site, and work begins on Gosport Sports Club


16 international n ews Fitness First opens two clubs in Dubai, and the port of Baku in Azerbaijan gets a new health club


18 people n ews CIMSPA confirms new chairs to head up its national and regional management boards


The great draw of the outdoors p62


20 IHRSA update How happy are your staff? Art Curtis, chair of IHRSA, explains the importance of staff satisfaction to the health of your organisation


24 FIA update CEO of the FIA, David Stalker, looks at the compelling case for exercise interventions in healthcare delivery


26 competitive edge The Stroke Association hosts its biggest charity bike ride in May


27 diary dates Fitness Professionals are LA-bound for this year’s IHRSA convention


Take part in a charity event p26 4


28 everyone’s talking about... cancer testing Gyms should offer mouth swabs to check members’ risk of developing cancer, according to an expert. But is this really the way forward?


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30 interview despina spanou The principal advisor on Health & Consumers in the European Commission talks to Kate Cracknell about the EU’s commitment to tackling obesity


36 from madonna and russia with love We pay a visit to the second Hard Candy Fitness club, which opened recently in Moscow, Russia


43 virtual reality With the arrival of virtual yoga and pilates classes in UK gyms, Kate Cracknell asks whether they could ever be a substitute for live instructor-led sessions


48 owning your own space How can health club operators effectively market their businesses in the age of social media? Simon Bolton offers his advice


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New opportunities in the Middle East p71


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