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HEALTH CLUB MANAGEMENT

In-depth look at the Curves business p26

contents

06 letters

The industry needs a radical change in its approach to working with older people, says Norman Smith of HUR UK

08 news round-up

£31m Hillingdon Centre opens, DLL starts work on £11m Exeter club, plus the latest independent operator, supplier and training news

14 international news

FITLane to open fourth club, and the Ben Dunne Group introduces a new ‘high value’ health club concept

16 fi a update

An in-depth look at the TwentyTen Commission, plus feedback from last month’s Let’s Dance with Change4Life weekend

20 people news

YMCAfi t appoints a new executive director, plus we talk to the UK’s fi rst blind fi tness instructor

Nutritional products to boost revenue p64

22 competitive edge

Charity events including the Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon and the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

23 diary dates

SIBEC UK takes place next month

24 everyone’s talking about...

the grey market

What’s the key to tapping into the older people’s fi tness market?

26 interview

niki keene

Curves’ international wellness director talks to Kate Cracknell about teaching the fi tness and healthcare sectors to speak the same language

Exercise and ageing p42

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30 the fi tness future

Research by Mintel and Les Mills signals a transformation of the fi tness industry as we know it. We report

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35 money makers

We ask the experts for their suggestions on using group exercise to drive secondary revenue

38 village life

Rhianon Howells pays a visit to the new Richmond Village Letcombe Regis retirement home, where a gym and spa facilities are central to enhancing people’s physical and mental health

42 gym’ll fi x it

With better health in later years now seen as a key priority for the government, we look at the role of the health and fi tness industry in driving this agenda

46 the strictly effect

The success of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing has led to a boom in dance-based exercise. Kate Cracknell reports

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